Hyundai opens Rs 1,000 crore new HQ in Gurgaon, likely to set up in-house design studio
Other than R&D operations, the carmaker has shifted key functions including sales, marketing, after-sales, finance and HR among others to this brand-new HQ.
Hyundai’s new 28,000 square-metre, high-rise corporate HQ in Gurgaon is adjacent to main Delhi-Jaipur highway.
State-of-the art building houses 10 floors with four underground levels, six main levels and is Zone-5 earthquake compliant.
Modern workstations with motion desks to allow for seating or standing working style as per employee’s convenience.
Open and flexible seating for employees with general desks, motion desks and rhombus desks for enhanced comfort.
Ultraviolet ray-sanitised stowage lockers for added safety, cleanliness and germ protection inside main working area.
Spaced-out seating layout, plentiful natural lighting and green patches with indoor plants to ensure sustainability.
Open and closed lounge areas for meetings and inter-personal discussions for better ideation and creativity flow.
Island meeting hubs with modern furniture give a sense of minimalism to entire interior office theme.
Dedicated VIP lounge with plush furniture and high-standard amenities to allow high-level business meetings.
Parking lot future-ready with 14 EV charging points – 3 DC fast chargers and 11 high-voltage AC chargers – for Hyundai Motor India employees.
Hyundai Motor India (HMI), which is celebrating its silver jubilee in India, inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurgaon today.
The new 10-storey headquarters in Gurgaon, which is Delhi-NCR's IT belt, is a greenfield project spread across 28,000 square metres. Work on this project had first commenced in February 2018 and has seen Hyundai invest over 1,000 crore in the new infrastructure.
Hyundai moved to this bigger and swankier new office earlier in April this year, which was a delayed start due to the intermittent construction inactivity due to Covid last year. It had its erstwhile corporate headquarters located in Jasola, New Delhi, which is now likely to be retained as the central regional office.
The new building stands tall alongside the Gurgaon-Jaipur highway (NH-8), adjacent to DLF's World Tech Park.
Hyundai Motor India says that the mega office is a green complex with open spaces with a massive vertical garden at the atrium and 14 EV chargers installed in the parking lot. The building is earthquake five-zone compliant too. It also harmonises various aspects of nature, technology, innovation and collaboration.
It is understood that the new corporate HQ will also house an in-house design studio sometime in the future.
According to S S Kim, managing director, HMI, "We have developed this building as the 'Centre of transformation' with an aim to empower its workforce with a sense of limitless capabilities, so as to push them to achieve beyond boundaries."
"From the acquisition of the land to the overall construction, it has been a huge investment into this new headquarters," Kim added.
The company has acquired two plots in the area, with the office built up on 3 acre land, while another adjacent building is expected to come up by 2023 and also house a brand experience centre. HMI has envisaged a total capex of around Rs 2,000 crore including both buildings.
Other than R&D operations, for which it has an R&D centre in Hyderabad, the company has shifted its entire key functions including sales, marketing, aftersales, finance and HR among others to this new location.
Resonating its commitment to the Indian market, Kim further stated, "Hyundai Motor India will work hand in hand with the government to ensure prosperity of the Indian people."
Hyundai's new headquarters takes care of environmental sustainability in the form of solar rooftops, natural lighting, and wide open spaces.
Modern amenities such as high-end video conferencing systems are also in place to make coordination with the plant in Chennai, R&D centre in Hyderabad and with parent organisation back in South Korea.
Moreover, there are height-adjustable workstations to allow for both sitting or standing workstyle, conference rooms that can be reserved with an internal app, sound-proof concentration rooms, conversation rooms and special relaxation rooms for women employees.
According to Tarun Garg, director, Sales, Marketing and Service, HMI, "This office is giving a new rush of positivity among employees. There are no more cabins and it's a transformation from the earlier way of working and we are certain this will enable more innovative thinking and ideas."
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