Hyundai & IVECO officially take up ACEA membership January 2012

Brussels, 4 January 2012 – The European automobile manufacturers’ association ACEA welcomes two new members to the organisation: Hyundai Motor Europe and IVECO S.p.A. In line with the decision taken by the association’s General Assembly in June last year, membership of Hyundai and IVECO has taken effect on the 1st of January 2012.

The membership of Hyundai follows a period of already intensified cooperation between ACEA and the company, during which experts from Hyundai began to participate in numerous ACEA working groups. The formal membership decision was taken and communicated on 9 June 2011. The membership of IVECO mirrors the demerger of the companies Fiat S.p.A. and Fiat Industrial S.p.A. in early 2011. IVECO already played a distinct role within ACEA as a member of the association’s Commercial Vehicle Board.


About ACEA

  • The European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA) represents the 15 major Europe-based car, van, truck and bus makers: BMW Group, DAF Trucks, Daimler Truck, Ferrari, Ford of Europe, Honda Motor Europe, Hyundai Motor Europe, Iveco Group, JLR, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Renault Group, Toyota Motor Europe, Volkswagen Group, and Volvo Group
  • Visit www.acea.auto for more information about ACEA, and follow us on www.twitter.com/ACEA_auto or www.linkedin.com/company/ACEA/

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  • Cara McLaughlin, Communications Director, cm@acea.auto, +32 485 88 66 47
  • Ben Kennard, Content Editor and Press Manager, bk@acea.auto, +32 495 61 84 42

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About the EU automobile industry

  • 12.9 million Europeans work in the automotive sector
  • 8.3% of all manufacturing jobs in the EU
  • €392.2 billion in tax revenue for European governments
  • €101.9 billion trade surplus for the European Union
  • Over 7% of EU GDP generated by the auto industry
  • €59.1 billion in R&D spending annually, 31% of EU total
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