Hyundai CE Europe opens new European HQ in Tessenderlo, Belgium
New HQ doubles spare parts warehousing
Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe, the Korean manufacturer’s newly independent business unit, has opened a €30 million European headquarters in Tessenderlo, Belgium.
The official opening was attended by senior management from the Korean headquarters, government officials and European dealers. Tessenderlo, a town of around 19,000, lies about 70km east of the capital Brussels and in the Belgian province of Limburg.
Alain Worp, managing director of Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe: “We are here to stay.”
Hyundai said the creation of a separate company within the group and opening the European HQ is part of a long-term strategy to be among the top five in the global construction equipment market by 2023.
The HQ complex comprises a new three-story 5,400m² office building, a 13,000m² parts warehouse, a Hyundai Academy, an event hall and a showroom. The HQ sits on 81,000m² of land allowing Hyundai to double the warehousing of spare parts.
“It is a clear signal to the market that we are here,” said Alain Worp, managing director, Hyundai Construction Equipment Europe. “And we are here to stay in a remarkable way. For me this is only the beginning of our successful path to the future.”