Hyundai Motorsport GmbH has officially inaugurated its new headquarters in Alzenau, Germany. Representatives of Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Motorsport GmbH participated in the ceremony, welcoming guests for a first glimpse of the new facility and gave a comprehensive tour of the new building. Visitors from Hyundai Motor Headquarters in Korea and from subsidiaries around the world along with local authorities, stakeholders and partners were given a comprehensive tour of the building where the company is currently preparing for its return to the FIA World Rally Championship in 2014 and has employed around 50 WRC specialists from 11 nations since the start of this year.
"This is a historic day for Hyundai Motor Company. Not only are we celebrating the opening of the new home of Hyundai Motorsport, but also demonstrating our commitment to improving the performance of all of our cars.” said Executive Vice President & COO of Hyundai Motor Company Tak Uk Im
The Hyundai Motorsport facility, which underlines Hyundai Motor’s commitment to Europe, is ideally located in Alzenau which benefits from the transportation links of the Frankfurt Rhine Main region.
The 8,200 square meter building is also located within a 50km radius of the Hyundai European Technical and Design Center at Russelsheim and Hyundai Motor Europe in Offenbach. Later this year the Hyundai Motor vehicle test center at the Nürburgring will also be opening soon.
“I’m very proud to officially open Hyundai’s new home of motorsport. Hyundai Motorsport acts as a performance engineering platform for the global business as well as a brand platform, helping to raise expectations and perceptions of the brand in a relevant and exciting way.”commented Hyundai Motorsport President Gyoo-Heon Choi