New Delhi — Global automotive parts manufacturer Hyundai Transys is building its second automotive seat site in India. The new facility is in the southern Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
Car maker Kia is also investing nearby, with a $.1.1bn in a car factory close to Penugonda in Andhra Pradesh. An annual total of 300,000 cars will start to come off the production line in the first quarter of 2019.
‘The Andhra Pradesh site will have 300,000 seats/year capacity and it will be dedicated solely to the nearby upcoming Kia Motors car plant,’ said a company spokesman. They were talking at the recent ACMA Automechanika 2019.
Hyundai Transys is investing about INR 2.5 bn in the seat assembly unit based at Penugonda district. It will be on the same site as the company’s engine plant, and both will cover a total of 900,000 sq ft. Seat production will commence in August of this year.
Penugonda is Hyundai Transys’ second production site in India. It opened the first five years ago in Chennai, Tamil Nadu. That site also produces seating systems for Hyundai’s range in India.
Founded in 1994, the systems supplier operates 21 production facilities and two R&D centres, spread over China, India, Mexico, Brazil, Slovakia, the Czech Republic and the US It produces about 4.3m seat systems/year.