Seoul/New Delhi, Jun 18 (PTI) Hyundai Motor today announced making India and the US as regional headquarters, a move that would provide more functional autonomy for its business activities in these regions.Also Read - BTS' Permission To Dance Banned In Seoul Gyms, Here's Why

As part of the organisational changes, the company has also elevated Europe as regional headquarters as it plans to grant greater autonomy to each region in an effort to spur sustainable growth and enhance innovation, the South Korean company said in a statement. Also Read - Mumbai Rains: Death Toll Rises to 31 in Landslide, House-collapse Incidents; NDRF Ends Search & Rescue Ops

The changes, which are in line with last October’s restructuring at Hyundai’s headquarters in Seoul, would be effective from July 2. Also Read - Banned 20 Lakh Indian Accounts From May 15 to June 15: WhatsApp in Its Compliance Report to Centre 

“The regional groups, in close collaboration with corporate headquarters, will play a hub role to lead continuous innovation within each market and advance Hyundai’s global business operations to the next level,” the company said.

Hyundai Motor India headquarters will support the company to further enhance operations in the market, under the leadership of executive vice president YK Koo, the current managing director of Hyundai Motor India, it added.

Similarly, Hyundai Motor North America headquarters will encompass Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama, the company’s production hub for the Americas, and three sales units Hyundai Motor America, Hyundai Motor Canada and Hyundai Motor Mexico.

Besides, Hyundai Motor Europe headquarters will expand Hyundai Motor Europe (HME)’s current role beyond sales operations, bringing under its wing Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Czech (HMMC) and Hyundai Assan Otomotiv Sanayi Ve Ticaret (HAOS: Turkey manufacturing joint venture).

Hyundai aims to complete global reorganisation by 2019.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.