Hankook Hungary’s ‘factory village’ opened
Work on stage two of Hankook Tire Hungary’s Rácalmás factory is close to completion and the 1,900 employees at the plant now produce more than 30,000 tyres per day. Alongside the plant expansion, Hankook has also worked on, and recently completed, a project to benefit its workforce. On June 10, Hankook Tire Hungary opened a new 100 per cent company-financed hostel equipped to house 500 employees; the tyre maker says the facility, located in nearby Dunaújváros, offers “modern accommodation at the highest standard.”
“Hankook Tire, as a responsible investor in Hungary, has committed itself not only to improving business performance but also to handle social investment as a key priority,” said Sang II Lee, managing director of Hankook Tire Hungary Ltd at the inauguration ceremony. “It is a great pleasure to announce that our HUF 2 billion (£6.6 million) investment has been completed within only one year and that we can now hand over the hostel to its residents. The quality and standard of living of our employees is as important to us as their performance in the factory.”
Hankook decided to build the 11,439 square metre Dunaújváros hostel in 2010. The facility is located around 800 metres from the factory and contains 254 flats, each of which are designed to house two people. In addition to the usual amenities, residents have access to a range of gym and sporting facilities plus on-site parks.
“The completion of the Hankook House is yet again a milestone in our history in Hungary: we started manufacturing here only four years ago, and already by the end of 2010 were able to extend our operations,” said Jin-Wook Choi, executive vice-president and European head of Hankook Tire. “We sincerely hope that the Hankook House will be a home for its residents. Every effort was made to make it comfortable and equipped with all kinds of necessities and amenities.”