KARACHI: Mass production of Hyundai Porter H-100 pickup has begun at Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited’s (HNMPL) assembly plant in Faisalabad.
A statement issued by the company the other day said, “With an annual production capacity of up to 15,000 units per annum in its initial phase, Hyundai’s manufacturing plant is now fully operational.”
The company said the start of production takes place just two years after the groundbreaking in December 2017. “The HNMPL plant is the new production home for Hyundai’s first ‘Make in Pakistan’ product, the Porter H-100 Pickup, with other exciting range of models to follow in near future.”
Hyundai partner Nishat Mills is a subsidiary of Nishat Group, a giant in the Pakistani banking, textiles, energy and cement sectors.
Tatsuya Sato, chief operating officer of HNMPL said the company is “proud to open (a) new production facility in Pakistan”.
“Now fully in operation, our new plant allows us to serve the transportation requirements of Pakistan’s market, with world-class Hyundai’s product line that enjoys a strong legacy in the local market,” he added.
“In the longer run, we aim to make it a vital part of our global production network.”
It is pertinent to mention here that Hyundai Nishat Motor (Private) Limited started production at the time when the local automobile industry is passing through the worst crisis and sale of vehicles has dropped by 40 to 60 since April 2019.