The result is a 2.8 million square foot facility that represents the newest generation of car manufacturing techniques. The site master plan hinges on a compact final assembly area containing two assembly lines. The two lines are designed using a finger concept, allowing both the building and production capacity to expand with with minimal capital investment and little disruption to the manufacturing process. With a heavy emphasis on the outsourcing of subassemblies, Context Design Group reduced the line-side storage to just two hours, allowing for a smaller building footprint. An on-site supplier sequencing center provides space to kit and sequence subassemblies for Just-in-Time delivery to the line.
The site is master planned to accommodate a 300% increase in the Body Shop square footage, doubling of the Paint Shop capacity and a 50% increase in the assembly line’s production volume, all with minimal disruptions to daily operations. Throughout the design process, Context Design Group worked closely with HMC’s project team as well as with key material and equipment suppliers to ensure a highly efficient process flow, materials handling concept, building design and site layout that would allow Hyundai to expand quickly and easily to meet increased market demand.
* Completed as an OA-FMP Project