Hyundai Construction Equipment (HCE) has commenced construction on a large reliability assessment centre in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do (South-Korea) to strengthen its quality competitiveness.
HCE announced that on Wednesday 18th September it held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of reliability assessment centre and a performance evaluation laboratory for finished equipment on a total land area of 40,000 m² at Mabuk-ri Research Institute in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.
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, in addition to simulators and state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment. 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.
Kim Gwang-min, Vice President of the reliability assessment centre at HCE said, “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. 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 upgrading the quality division to the quality headquarters in January and allocating 35% of the total employees to the R&D department in August