hyundai motor co ltd-2nd prf (HYMOF) Key Developments
Hyundai Hyundai Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended March 2015
Apr 23 15
Hyundai Hyundai announced earnings results for the first quarter ended March 2015. For the quarter, the company’s net profit was KRW 1.98 trillion, down from KRW 2.03 trillion a year earlier.
Hyundai Motor Co. Announces Earnings Results for the First Quarter of 2015
Apr 23 15
Hyundai Motor Co. announced earnings results for the first quarter of 2015. For the quarter, the company reported that it’s net profit was down 2% over a year earlier to KRW 1.98 trillion while operating income sank 18% to KRW 1.59 trillion. Sales dipped 3% to KRW 20.9 trillion. The first-quarter profit dropped due to lower vehicle sales at home and abroad and the strong local currency. The company reported that the global launch of the upgraded Tucson sport utility vehicle would improve its earnings during the current quarter.
Hyundai Motor Company Launches its ix25 SUV at the 2015 Auto Shanghai
Apr 22 15
Hyundai Motor Company has launched its ix25 SUV at the 2015 Auto Shanghai. On release in India, the model is to be priced from INR 1,196,000 to INR 1,795,000. The vehicle design draws inspiration from Hyundai's Fluidic Sculpture 2.0 design language. Top end versions feature LED DRLs with projector headlamps, panoramic sunroof, large five-spoke alloy wheels, electrically folding wing mirrors, touchscreen multimedia infotainment system, cruise control, automatic climate control, keyless start, reverse parking camera and ESP.
Hyundai Motor Company Announces Executive Changes
Apr 20 15
Hyundai Motor Company has appointed Jin (James) Kim as its new vice president and head of operations in Africa and the Middle East. Kim is succeeding Tom Lee, who is assuming a new leading role in the company's headquarters in Korea. In his new role, Kim will work collaboratively with the local team and distributors in market to promote the company's core values. Since 2013, Kim has been in charge of sales for Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and Middle East in Seoul and under his leadership Hyundai has reported three consecutive years of sales growth in the region.
Unionized Workers at 14 Affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group Pushes to Organize a Group-Wide Solidarity Strike
Apr 20 15
Unionized workers at 14 affiliates of Hyundai Motor Group are pushing to organize a group-wide solidarity strike as part of efforts to press the management to accept their demands regarding the scope of 'ordinary wages.' The union has been demanding that the company include all types of bonuses paid to workers as ordinary wages, but the management has refused, opting to have the court decide the extent of ordinary wages. The definition of ordinary wages is crucial for the union and management because it is the basis for the calculation of overtime pay, severance payments and other forms of remuneration. The unions of its 14 subsidiaries, including Hyundai Motor, Kia Motors and Hyundai Steel, have decided to ask the National Labor Relations Commission to mediate talks between labor and management. The unions plan to do so by April 30. Unionized workers here normally take labor-management disputes to the commission, a prerequisite for organizing a full-blown strike. If the mediation fails, unions can take collective actions. On April 17, the 14 labor unions held a rally in front of the group headquarters in southern Seoul, calling on the management to sit down with union leaders for talks and include all kinds of bonuses as ordinary wages. The unions established a solidarity council to more effectively pressure the company to accept their demands. Over the past few months, Hyundai labor and management have failed to narrow their differences over by how much salaries be raised and other pending issues. Union leaders have asked the management about how it will expand the scope of ordinary wages. While refusing to deal with the thorny matter, however, the company only proposed changes to the current wage system, saying that it wants to introduce a performance-based wage system to reduce labor costs. Hyundai now uses a seniority-based system, which increases wages automatically each year, regardless of hourly production. The management has said the extent of ordinary wages should be decided by the court, not by the labor union or by management.