In a bid to strengthen its quality competitiveness Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) has begun construction on a large-scale reliability assessment centre at the Mabuk-ri Research Institute in Yongin, South-Korea. Within the bounds of the 40,000 m² site, a performance evaluation laboratory is also being built for finished equipment. A ceremony was held to mark the occasion.
The project, with a total investment of KRW 77 billion (€ 58,735,552.666 Euros), is intended to expand the operation of the evaluation laboratory previously operated in Ulsan to the reliability assessment centre, which will allow the integrated research from parts to finished products and will be completed in August of next year.
In particular, the centre will be equipped with a large laboratory that can check the performance of equipment in extreme environments from -40° C to 80° C Various researches and experiments will also be conducted such as eco-friendly technology, high efficiency, and noise reduction technology, to cope with stringent exhaust gas regulations.
“When the 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,” said Kim Gwang-min, Vice President of the reliability assessment centre at HCE. “As trust and loyalty to our brand increases, it is expected that global market penetration will be further accelerated.”
HCE is focusing its efforts on quality improvement by allocating 35% of its employees to the R&D department in August next year.