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.

HMETC Vision and Mission.

We believe that employees who are engaged are key for the greatest levels of innovation. Our vision „Key to perfect R&D“ is supported by our mission „Break boundaries. Bring emotions to the road“. Together they lead our R&D activities and encourage us to deliver exceptional results. Our core values at HMETC are our guiding principles which steer our daily behavior. These three values sustain our culture which we aspire to embody in everything we do.

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.

Our Management.

Managing Director

Tyrone Johnson

Tyrone Johnson joined HMETC in August 2018 as Head of Department Vehicle Test & Development Department and was promoted to Director of Vehicle Development in February 2021.  He comes with extensive experience in the automotive industry, having excelled in various leadership roles over the past years. In his new role, Johnson will lead the company to further strengthen its position in Europe and support the Group in becoming a smart mobility solutions provider by driving forward zero-emission mobility.

I am deeply honored and humbled by the trust and confidence bestowed upon me by the company. I joined Hyundai, drawn to its pioneering spirit in shaping the future of transportation. Throughout my career, I have been captivated by the immense opportunities and challenges presented by our industry. With Hyundai, these possibilities are not mere aspirations but tangible realities. My unwavering commitment is to contribute to shaping this future and driving Hyundai's continued success in Europe.

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”.