Korean auto major Kia, installed the
framework of its new manufacturing facility in Anantapur, Andhra Pradesh. The
facility will be constructed over a sprawling 214 hectares and will cater to
jobs for nearly 3,000 local residents. The company aims to begin mass production by the
second half of 2019 and will be working in tandem with the local government to
run a training program for local residents. Once fully operational the plant
will be capable of producing 300,000 cars annually.
At present the operation is running a month ahead
of schedule and mass production is slated to being in the second half of 2019.
The construction of the new facility is scheduled for completion as early as
the end of the first quarter next year.
Han-Woo Park, President & CEO, Kia Motors
Corporation, said during the special ceremony “I believe
Kia will bring amazing change and hope to both of the State
of Andhra Pradesh and the entire India. We are
here to build more than just great cars. We aim to set a new standard of
automotive lifestyle experience by providing Indian consumers with world-class
products and service, but also deeply engaging with the Indian people and
giving back to the community whenever possible.”
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