Hyundai CE Europe opens new European HQ in Tessenderlo, Belgium
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
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.”