We meet even the most demanding standards. Together.
Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center in Rüsselsheim, Germany is a young, dynamic company with its roots in South Korea. The Asian vibe can be felt throughout the whole company, making it a one-of-a-kind place to work.
In order to build on the success story in Korea, Hyundai Motor Company started to open R&D Centers for all main markets worldwide. The purpose of Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center is to make sure that every Hyundai, KIA and Genesis which comes to Europe meets the demanding standards of the European customer and is adapted to the needs of that specific market.
To ensure this, we take on a wide range of research and development tasks at HMETC with a motivated team from many countries and cultures.. These tasks cover the areas of Powertrain, Vehicle Development, Planning & Project Management, Electronic Systems, Commercial Vehicles, Design and a wide range of tasks in Corporate Functions for all three of the Group’s strong brands.
Today Hyundai Motor Europe Technical Center is the only R&D Center in Europe with more than 400 employees from over 30 countries.
Driven by a pioneering spirit.
HMETC is part of the Hyundai Motor Group founded by Chung Ju-yung, who opened a car service garage in 1940, where car repairs were done five times faster compared to the local competitors. Today Hyundai Motor Company has grown into a leader in Korea’s automobile industry and is among the biggest vehicle manufacturers worldwide.
Hyundai Motor Company is striving to provide freedom of movement to everyone by investing in mobility services, by building close relationships with leading mobility service providers and expanding our role beyond the automotive transportation sector. The company will play a pivotal role in global society’s transition to clean energy by helping make hydrogen an economically viable energy source.
Global Philosophy & Vision.
It is one of our tasks to fulfill the needs and expectations of the European customer and to provide them with the best quality and most excellent service. Therefore, we support a customer-driven corporate culture by increasing their trust and satisfaction.
Our philosophy is to make the impossible become true. Along with passion and drive we want to do our part to become the future leader in the European market and are confident in achieving our goals with unwavering passion and ingenious thinking.
Our company has grown continuously in the previous years by sharing ideas and synergies. Therefore we actively support the collaboration between our employees and the departments and value a mutual communication and cooperation within the company and with our business partners.
Our people are of high priority to us as we believe that the future of our company lies in the hearts and capabilities of individual members. That is why we value a relationship consisting of respect and fairness.
HMETC employs people from all over the world, which leads to an intercultural company spirit. The diversity of cultures and customs is highly valued, which is necessary to become a respected global leader.
HMETC Vision and Mission.
What we do.
At the heart of our work at HMETC are, of course, engineering achievements in research. So we don’t just take care of efficient drives, easy-to-use charging solutions or optimal aerodynamics – we also develop innovative surfaces or comfortable chassis. And we test our ideas on real prototypes.
Sometimes even on the Nürburgring. That’s how we ensure precisely the performance for which our three strong brands stand for.
Dr. Jae Woon Lee
Our Managing Director Dr. Jae Woon Lee, leads, coaches and guides HMETC’s management and employees to further expand the competencies, synergies and strengths of the Research and Development Center. Before joining HMETC, Dr. Lee held several positions. Starting as an engineer, he was most recently group lead for the NVH (noise, vibration, harshness) team in Korea with a focus on technical engineering and operational tasks. Now his roles and responsibilities have extended in a strategical direction.
Leading our way to success.
Our management team does not only implement our business strategies in the best possible way, but also creates an optimal environment for all employees and future talents to turn our ambitious goals into reality. Through flat hierarchies and successful networking of cultures, the top management ensures that
every action and every strategic decision is in line with the long-term goal of HMETC and Hyundai Motor Company: “Together for a Better Future”.