On May 17, Hyundai MOBIS produced its one millionth complete chassis module for Chrysler, which it started doing in 2006. Chrysler is one of the Big Three automobile production companies in the US.
On May 28, Hyundai MOBIS and Chrysler announced that they had held a celebration of the one millionth Chrysler complete chassis module at the Hyundai MOBIS module manufacturing factory in Ohio, US (MNA-OH) the previous day.
At the event, Hyundai MOBIS’ Head of the Foreign Operations Division Lee Joon-hyung, Head of Chrysler Toledo manufacturer Zachary Leroux, Regional Representative of United Automobile Workers Bruce Baumhower, and other major associates came to watch the Hyundai MOBIS Ohio factory introduction video and share congratulatory messages.
The complete chassis module is the skeletal body of the automobile with the engine, transmission, brakes, and steering, added. This module makes up about 50% of the complete vehicle. Chrysler receives these modules from Hyundai MOBIS and thereby reduces the assembly process and production cost while improving overall quality.
The fact that Hyundai MOBIS produced one million modules for Chrysler Jeep Wrangler is proof that these modules are globally competitive. Additional positive impacts are expected, since the entire module, rather than singular parts, has been proven qualified for international complete vehicle brands.
Hyundai MOBIS North American Division Director Park Jin-woo said, “The North American corporate body has exclusive expertise on module production and an Americanized management system to meet the high standards of Chrysler,” and added, “Since 2006, Hyundai MOBIS has been in a strong partnership with Chrysler, and this is what led to the successful production of one million modules.”
Hyundai MOBIS provides complete chassis modules for vehicles like the Chrysler Jeep Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, and the Dodge Durango through its manufacturing factories in Ohio (MNA-OH) and Michigan (MNA-MI). Annual production reaches 520 thousand.
The Ohio factory, built in 2006 to provide modules to Chrysler, is actually the first global brand supply module manufacturing facility other than for Hyundai Kia Automobiles. Here, complete chassis modules for Chrysler’s main vehicle model, the Jeep Wrangler, are produced.
In addition, a Michigan factory was built in 2010 to produce front and rear chassis modules for the Chrysler Grand Cherokee and the Dodge Durango. This factory is the second Chrysler module production factory built, based on the high quality module production ability and technical skills shown at the Hyundai MOBIS Toledo module factory.
Hyundai MOBIS has recently begun concentrating on gaining competition in the new growth power sector by enforcing the global competitiveness of its original high tech module and core parts production, as well as developing new technology applicable to eco-friendly vehicles and intelligent future safety vehicles. Hyundai MOBIS plans on increasing its foreign complete vehicle maker export proportion in the total sales from the current 10% to 20% by 2020.