Hyundai Celebrates 25 Years In India With New Corporate Headquarters
Published On Jul 27, 2021 07:21 PM By Sonny
The new office building has a lot of modern touches including 14 EV charging stations
Hyundai has been operating in India for 25 years and celebrating its success, it has inaugurated its new corporate headquarters in Gurugram. The structure is pleasantly simple and understated but it's the modern details that make it truly stand out.
The new building is dubbed the ‘Centre for Transformation of a Better Tomorrow’ by Hyundai. Its design and workspace layouts are meant to invoke three elements of a living entity: body (collaborative efforts), mind (collective intelligence) and soul (progress for mankind).
The new corporate headquarter is equipped with 50kW solar rooftop panels to utilise the renewable energy offered by the hot summers of this region. It is divided into five floors, with the ground level split into a massive hallway that can host events and a multi-purpose hall with a seating capacity of 144 people. The highlight of the entry hall is the 400 square metre green wall which is a treat for the eyes and has an environmentally positive impact as well.
For employee safety in light of the pandemic, Hyundai’s newest office is fitted with thermal scanners to monitor body temperatures of all who enter. It also has employee lockers equipped with UV light for sanitisation. The cafeteria tables are fitted with perspex dividers that define individual spaces and offer protection while face masks are taken off to eat. The atrium lounge on the second floor has an open space in the middle all the way to the top floor.
Electric mobility is slowly but surely picking pace in India and Hyundai is already part of it with the Kona Electric. By fitting its new headquarters with 14 charging units, Hyundai has reaffirmed its commitment to EVs in India. Three of these units will offer 50kW DC fast charging and for the inauguration, Hyundai even brought along two units of the Ioniq 5, its latest EV, for display. It’s based on their e-GMP platform with the latest EV tech but is not due to arrive in India anytime soon.
Hyundai is also one of the few carmakers who is looking beyond EVs for alternatives to petrol/diesel powered cars. The hydrogen-powered Nexo was also on display alongside the Ioniq 5. Other stars of the new Hyundai Corporate Headquarters’ car park were two cars from its luxury brand Genesis: the GV80 SUV and G80 sedan.
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