On Wednesday, HCE announced that it had a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of reliability assessment center and a performance evaluation laboratory for finished equipment on a total land area of 40,000㎡ (12,100 pyeong) at Mabuk-ri Research Institute in Yongin, Gyeonggi-do.
The project, with a total investment of KRW 77 billion, is intended to expand the operation of the evaluation laboratory previously operated in Ulsan to the reliability assessment center, which will allow the integrated research from parts to finished products and will be completed in August next year.
In particular, the reliability assessment center is equipped with a large laboratory that can check the performance of equipment in extreme environments from -40 ° C to 80 ° C, as well as simulators and state-of-the-art test and measurement equipment.
In addition, various researches and experiments will be conducted such as eco-friendly technology, high efficiency, and noise reduction technology, to cope with tightening exhaust gas regulations.
Kim Gwang-min, Vice President of the reliability assessment center at HCE said, “When the reliability assessment center is completed, the preliminary verification from hydraulic and mechanical parts to finished products will be strengthened, and the quality competitiveness of finished equipment will be greatly improved. As trust and loyalty to our brand increases, it is expected that global market penetration will be accelerated further.”
HCE is focusing its efforts on quality improvement by upgrading the quality division to the quality headquarters in January and allocating 35% of the total employees to the R&D department in August.