Hyundai mobis has been through ‘thick and thin’ with chrysler for 10 years…about to supply the 4 millionth module
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- August 18, 2016
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Hyundai Mobis said that this year its annual module production quantity increased 14 times over the first year of the relationship.
Mobis North America (MNA), located in the Northeastern part of the US, is producing modules in its Ohio and Michigan plants. The Ohio plant generates an annual capacity of 246,000 modules and produces the complete chassis module for Chrysler’s Jeep Wrangler. When it started mass-production in July 2006, the module supply quantity was merely 40,000, but it jumped to 156,000 the following year, and exceeded 220,000 in 2013. Last year, the figure topped 245,000. The cumulative production quantity as of the first half of this year is 1,745,000. The Ohio plant has been rapidly increasing its production volume since its cumulative production quantity reached 1 million in the first half of 2013.
The Michigan plant supplies the front and rear chassis, which correspond to the spine of the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Dodge Durango. This plant, with an annual production capacity of 360,000, produced only 105,000 in 2010, the first year of production, but the figure eventually rose to 365,000 last year. Its cumulative production quantity was 1.88 million in the first half of this year.
The estimated annual production of the Ohio and Michigan plants is 584,000. Its annual production quantity increased an astounding 14 times more than the 40,000 in 2006, the year MNA began production, a feat that was attained in just 10 years. Looking at the 10-year cumulative production quantity of the two plants, it exceeded 3.6 million in the first half of this year, and if things go as planned, the number will approach 4 million near the end of this year.
The complete chassis module includes the engine, transmission, steering system and suspensions on the chassis frame, i.e. the undercarriage of the car. It is a core module which accounts for 50% of all parts in an automobile.
MNA has been able to drastically increase module supply thanks to Hyundai Mobis’s continued efforts to improve quality and productivity, and Chrysler’s trust in such efforts.