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Former Hyundai R&D chief makes a comeback


Kwon Moon-sik, which three months ago resigned from his position of R&D president because of “personal” reasons – although it was speculated he did it over the mounting quality problems – has been called back by the Korean automaker. The surprise move is also doubled by the fact that another top executive departs the company for the usual “personal” reasons – ...
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The Nikkei business daily reported today that Nissan and Renault will combine their manufacturing and research functions in a move that will save the alliance more than 400 billion yen ...
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The German company, parent of luxury carmaker Mercedes-Benz, has recently announced it has plans to build a research and development centre in South Korea. Company chief executive Dieter Zetsche said in ...
Hyundai R&D president resigns over quality issues
Hyundai Motor Group announced yesterday that its research and development president, Kwon Moon-sik, and two other executives resigned over a string of quality problems. The abrupt resignations came as Hyundaihas suffered ...
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