Hyundai American Technical Centre joins Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)

Hyundai America Technical Center, Inc. (HATCI) has joined the Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) as its newest OEM member. HATCI located in Superior Township, Mich., serves as a major research base for Hyundai and Kia’s production and sales support in North America

“Hyundai Kia is always looking for ways to create solutions which resolve manufacturing and supply chain issues,” says Jake Welland, materials development manager for HATCI. “Joining AIAG is a logical step to having all of the right tools to accomplish this.”

Automotive Industry Action Group“In the short term, we plan to work with AIAG’s Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) Group, which deals with chemical safety as well as some of their quality initiatives,” says Welland. “AIAG’s product catalog of publications and training is another thing we plan to benefit from.”

“Longer term, we will be pulling in other affiliates who can benefit from AIAG’s supply base quality support systems,” Welland continues. “Collaboration, whether internal or external, is part of Hyundai Motor Group’s corporate philosophy. Working together with AIAG will help us in fostering this core competency.”

“We are very excited to welcome Hyundai to the AIAG family,” says Tanya Bolden, AIAG’s development manager for the Corporate Responsibility Program. “We look forward to engaging their technical expertise in our collaborative efforts to help the industry manage our growing list of chemical and environmental compliance challenges, our sustainability reporting initiatives, and our ongoing efforts to understand, map, and remedy potential supply chain disruptions.”