Construction has begun on a reliability assessment centre for Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) in Yongin, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea.
The 40,000 sq m, $64m project will expand HCE’s research into everything from parts to finished products. A specialist laboratory will check the performance of equipment in extreme environments ranging from 80°C to -40°C. It will also contain simulators and state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.
HCE said the centre would use eco-friendly technology and noise reduction technology to meet restrictive gas regulations.
Kim Gwang-min, HCE’s vice president of the reliability assessment centre, added: "When the reliability assessment centre is completed, the preliminary verification from hydraulic and mechanical parts to finished products will be strengthened, and the quality competitiveness of finished equipment will be greatly improved.
"As trust and loyalty to our brand increases, it is expected that global market penetration will be accelerated further."
The project is due to be completed in August 2020.
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