Korean auto parts supplier recognized by GM
Hanon Systems, Korea’s top-tier automotive supplier, recently announced that the outfit opened Chongqing Hanon Jianshe Automotive Thermal Systems in China.
The Daejoen-based company said that the establishment of the joint venture involves a partnership with two subsidiaries of China South Industries Group Corporation.
“We are proud to stand alongside our partners to witness the official opening of our latest operation in Chongquing,” Hanon’s senior executive Min Sung said in his remarks during an inauguration ceremony.
“This event underscores the start of a bright future and demonstrates the company’s commitment to supporting Chinese automakers and global vehicle manufacturers operating in China with locally supplied solutions.”
Situated in the Banan district, the facility is set to roll out variable swash-plate compressors and heat pump systems. In the future, it plans to churn out heating ventilation and air conditioning modules and powertrain cooling components.
Hanon runs a total of 15 plants across the world’s most populous country.
2018 supplier of the year
Earlier last month, General Motors recognized Hanon as a 2018 supplier of the year.
In an event held in Detroit, GM recognized 133 of its best suppliers from 15 countries, which have created outstanding value for the U.S. automaker.
It marked the second award for Hanon since it became a standalone enterprise in late 2015.
“We hold our suppliers to a high bar,” GM Senior Vice President Steve Kiefer said. “They went above and beyond to deliver the innovations and quality that will help us earn customers for life.”
Hanon President Nurdal Kucukkaya promised to keep producing innovative products.
“It is an honor for Hanon Systems to again receive this recognition,” he said. “We value the collaborative partnership we share with General Motors, and this award is a testament to our focus and commitment to deliver innovative thermal solutions and customer-focused attention.”