PHOENIX—Elio Motors, Inc. recently announced Hyundai Dymos as its seating manufacturing partner. Hyundai Dymos will set up production capability onsite at Elio Motors’ Shreveport, Louisiana, manufacturing facility.
The Hyundai Dymos investment in this production capability will help create additional jobs in Shreveport and will provide just-in-time seating inventory to Elio Motors, which is expected to help control costs.
“This is another step in the right direction for our company, our future customers, and the Shreveport community,” said Paul Elio, founder and CEO of Elio Motors, in a press release. “We are thankful for Hyundai Dymos’s manufacturing support, its commitment to our long-term success, and its commitment to Shreveport.”
The move further supports Elio Motors’ plan to bring many of its core suppliers into its manufacturing facility in Shreveport. The onsite supplier team helps control costs by reducing inventory and simplifying logistics. Bringing its supplier partners to Shreveport is also “good for the community’s economy,” the company said in the release.
Hyundai Dymos was launched by Hyundai Motor Group in 1994. In addition to Shreveport, the company has North American operations in West Point, Georgia, San Luis Potosi, Mexico, Monterrey, Mexico, and Farmington Hills, Michigan.
“Elio Motors is a unique and innovative company, both in their vehicle design and how they interact with their supplier partners,” said Randy Baker, general manager of sales, marketing, and quality, assigned to Elio Motors. “We are proud to be part of this revolutionary vehicle launch and look forward to bringing onboard new teammates in Shreveport.”