Well at least that’s the way the UK sees it
Kia Motors has been named “Global Automotive Manufacturer of the Year 2007” by the UK’s Institute of Transport Management (ITM) in its recent report into global manufacturing processes and companies operating within the industry.
The award recognizes the considerable progress Kia Motors has made in promoting sustainable development within the industry. Amongst both product and next generation initiatives, the report recognizes the advanced technological solutions Kia has implemented to minimize energy and water consumption, emissions and waste at its manufacturing plants.
It anticipates a year of continued expansion for the Kia brand in which its first European production facility and its second Chinese production facility will become fully operational, increasing sales from overseas production to almost half a million units per year by 2008.