A legacy
of quality

Accept the challenge actively. Lead change without fear of failure. Build creative tomorrows. These tenets behind “The Hyundai Spirit” help explain how Hyundai was built, and why it will continually grow and thrive in the future.

1947
Chung Ju-yung creates Hyundai Contruction.
1965
Hyundai Construction secures its first overseas project, a roadway in Thailand.
1967
Chung Ju-yung establishes Hyundai Motor Company.
1972
Chung Ju-yung launches Hyundai Heavy Industries as a shipbuilding business.
1975
Car Manufacturing


The company begins construction of a car factory and introduces a new vehicle to Koreans.

1983
Hyundai Electronics

Hyundai enters the semiconductor industry, establishing Hyundai Electronics.

1985
Kia Introduced to the U.S.
1986
Personal Computers


Hyundai introduces an IBM-compatible personal computer. Called the Blue Chip PC.

1991
Hyundai Construction Equipment Americas (HCEA) is formed in Chicago.
2000
HCEA introduces Hyundai Forklifts to the North American market.
2011
HCEA moves headquarters to Atlanta

HCEA moves their headquarters out of Chicago and establishes offices in Atlanta.

2017
Forklift Specialization

HHCEA separates the sales and service of construction equipment from Materials Handling equipment (forklifts).