Hyundai achieved a leaner operation at its plant in Piracicaba, São Paulo, thanks to the high level of automation reached after $700 million in investments. The Korean company faces fewer problems of excess labor than most competitors because of the pandemic and is the only car manufacturer in Brazil to have resumed its three shifts — the Piracicaba plant, which was built eight years ago, is using 90% of capacity. Last year, each automotive industry employee produced, on average, 27.6 vehicles. Hyundai managed to produce 72.8 vehicles per employee, one of the best rates in the sector in Brazil.
Source: Valor International