HYUNDAI TRANS KAZAKHSTAN
Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan (a subsidiary of Astana Motors) is a strategic facility for the development of the domestic auto industry that allows to saturate the Kazakhstani market with new cars and ensure their export to the CIS countries.
The project is carried out with the support of the Ministry of Industry and Infrastructure Development of RK and Akimat of Almaty.
The area of the plant is 34 thousand square meters on 25 hectares in the Industrial Zone of Almaty. The capacity of the plant is 30 thousand vehicles per year during the first stage and up to 45 thousand vehicles per year during the second stage. The total volume of investments was more than 28 billion tenge, 30 % of which are own funds of Astana Motors and 70 % are loans from Development Bank of Kazakhstan JSC and DBK-Leasing JSC.
The auto assembly plants make a significant contribution to the growth of the economy and its diversification, increase the level of innovative development of the country and ensure the advancement of the professional staff. Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan will create approximately 700 workplaces and stimulate development of related sectors. The cost of one workplace is 40.1 million tenge. As the global experience shows, the vehicle manufacturing industry gives a multiplier effect for the development of related sectors, increases the employment of the population and thereby ensures the country’s competitiveness in general. It is estimated that one workplace in the plant provides up to 15 workplaces in the related sectors (service, sales, logistics, insurance, bank sector, marketing and production of auto components).
The first car produced by the method of SKD assembly got off the line in April, 2020. In the fall of 2020, the CKD assembly has already launched, including welding and painting.
Astana Motors is planning to build a plant for the production of auto components in the future. Thus, the company will achieve the set goals related to the development the domestic auto industry, namely localization of more than 51 %.
Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan includes the workshops for welding, painting, assembly, painting of plastic parts and a warehouse for the components. The plant is equipped with the latest equipment produced in South Korea: Hyundai Motor Company, Obara, Korea Hoist, Durr Korea, Korea Tech, Hyundai Rotem and others. Hyundai Trans Kazakhstan meets the requirements of Hyundai Motor Company and has certification documents from such famous companies as VCA (Great Britain), RDW (the Netherlands) and TÜV Rheinland Korea, which certify the world-class plants in Europe, USA and Asia. The plant has been built in accordance with all requirements of environmental standards. The painting workshop is equipped with the air and water filtration systems.
It should be reminded that on April 21, 2019, the ceremony of laying the capsule in the foundation of the future plant was held in Almaty with the participation of Mr. Song Yong-Mo (Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy of South Korea), Mr. Kong Yang Woon (President of Hyundai Motor Company for Strategy) and Mr. Roman Sklyar (Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of the Republic of Kazakhstan, presently the Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan).