Hyundai Mobis has today (Oct 7) unveiled plans for two new fuel cell plants in South Korea which will boost its annual capacity of systems by 100,000 units once fully operational in the second half of 2023.
An investment worth $1.1bn, it is hoped the two plants, located just west of Seoul and Ulsan, will secure Hyundai Mobis’ broader global market dominance and accelerate the global hydrogen economy.
Once operational, Hyundai Mobis will boast three fuel cell plants. Already, the company is believed to have the largest fuel cell production capacity in the world.
Commenting on the news, Sung Hwan Cho, President and CEO of Hyundai Mobis, said, “Despite uncertainties including Covid-19, we have decided to make this large-scale investment to secure the market-leading competitiveness in the global fuel cell industry.
“We will continue to invest more in facilities and strengthen our R&D capability for the development of the hydrogen industry and expand the ecosystem.”
Upon completion of the new plants, Hyundai Mobis also hopes to expand its production line-ups that applies fuel cell systems and diversify hydrogen business.
A ground-breaking ceremony was today held at the Industrial Complex in Cheongna International City, Incheon for the developments.
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