ASAN, South Korea – Now in its 10th year of operation, Hyundai Motor Co. Ltd.’s Asan plant still is the most-efficient, most-automated facility among the Korean auto maker’s global manufacturing base, although officials hope the new U.S. plant in Montgomery, AL, soon will catch up. “The Montgomery plant is based on (Asan) and is very similar in processes and layout, but it’s still not up to the efficiency level of our Asan plant,” a company spokesman tells Ward’s during a private tour of ...

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