Sonata Forums banner
1 - 3 of 3 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
52 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Hyundai has decided to continue to produce cars in South Korea despite the disadvantages that this poses to the company. Disadvantages include longer production time; it takes almost twice as long to build a car in South korea than it does in the US. And this is despite the fact that Hyundai employs more workers per production line in South Korea than in the US.

Other problems include high wages, frequent work stoppages and outdated facilities. Workers make on average $22.26, 16 percent higher than at its US plants.

So plenty of issues here for Hyundai to consider especially since its factories have been making vehicles that are getting recalled in the millions. Seems like something has got to give.

Full article here --> Hyundai production to stay in South Korea despite disadvantages
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
374 Posts
I guess it's a good thing, I see this partially as a way to support their home market, they can easily stop production in Korea and move it to the U.S. or some other nation.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
99 Posts
strong local union in Korea. Its also a strategic move. If the UAW was to see that Hyundai now has nowhere else to produce cars other than its NA plants they would really turn the screws on wages and make that $22 in SK look like a STEAL. If they leave Korea it would be like GM abandoning AMerican production.

Who likes Riots?
 
1 - 3 of 3 Posts
Top