Hyundai Rotem Company

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Yangjae-Dong 231



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Yangjae-Dong 231

Seoul , 137-938

South Korea


Tel +82 2 346 411 14

Fax +82 2 346 475 80

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Company information

Challenges for the Future

Hyundai Rotem - Challenges for the Future


Hyundai Rotem is equipped with manufacturing facilities in Changwon, Kyung-nam and a R&D center in Uiwang, Kyonggi-do with the capability to develop and produce 700 EMU's of railway vehicles and battle tanks a year.

Hyundai Rotem is staffed with 3,800 excellent individuals including 700 researchers that proudly carry on the company name by producing all kinds of railway vehicles, such as electric multiple units, high-speed trains, light rail vehicles, locomotives and passenger coaches; ground weapon systems such as the K1A1 Main Battle Tank (MBT), the K1 Armored Recovery Vehicle (ARV) and the Armored Vehicle Launched Bridge (AVLB); as well as Plant & Machinery such as presses, steel making plants, car manufacturing systems and environmental plants.

Hyundai Rotem has continuously conducted R&D activities to develop new products such as magnetically levitated vehicles, applying new technology to all kinds of railway vehicles. We are now expanding into the business of signaling, propulsion systems, and system engineering. We are also actively participating in various national R&D projects in the defense industry.

Hyundai Rotem is striving to cultivate new corporate philosophies to play a key role in the nation's key industry. Hyundai Rotem is making efforts to become a socially responsible corporation by seeking ethical management. We are also building a cooperative labor management relationship and enhancing our productivity. Through these endeavors we are aiming to become responsible corporation of high status.

Hyundai Rotem is also expanding its business activities to the global market and is developing technologies that prioritize quality, environment and the people. Our products and services which are a result of such technology provide high satisfaction for our customers.

Hyundai Rotem will grow into a responsible and ethical leader that continues to reach for higher horizons.

Company information

Headquarters location Yangjae-Dong 231
137-938 Seoul
South Korea
Office locations
Yangjae-Dong 231
137-938 Seoul
South Korea
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Founded in
Founded by
  • Hanjin Heavy Industries
  • Daewoo Heavy Industries
  • Hyundai Precision & Industries
Company Size


  • Railbound Vehicles for Public Transport

Product information

Hyundai Rotem Railway Division has supplied various types of railway vehicles, including EMUs, high speed trains, LRVs, DMUs, locomotives, and passenger coaches and freight wagons, to 35 countries across the world. It has localized the core electrical equipment of railway vehicles including train control management systems(TCMS), traction motors, propulsion systems, and auxiliary power units. Hyundai Rotem has expanded its business to integrated railway systems business, which include signaling, communications, electricity, PSD system and aftermarket Rail Services such as rolling stock Maintenance, Modernization and Parts & Repairs.

Electric Multiple Units (EMU)

Hyundai Rotem - Electric Multiple Units (EMU)Electric multiple units are widely used in inter-city and metropolitan transportation. Hyundai Rotem's EMUs have adopted various carbody materials, including mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.
Hyundai Rotem concentrates its efforts on safe and comfortable transportation by applying special interior materials with excellent fire-resistant performance, which are equivalent to the materials used on aircrafts.
Hyundai Rotem produces EMUs through the design verification procedures, including the updated technology for the analysis of carbody and bogie strength, and digital mock-up verification steps before mass production.

  • ITX-Saelmaeul Intercity EMU
  • Seoul Line 2 EMU
  • Seoul Line 3 EMU
  • Seoul Line 9 EMU
  • KORAIL Gyeongbu Line EMU
  • Incheon Int'l Airport Line EMU(General type)
  • Incheon Int'l Airport Line EMU(Express type)
  • Incheon Line 1 EMU
  • Shinbundang Line Driverless EMU
  • KORAIL Gyeongchun Line EMU
  • Daegu Metro Line 2 EMU
  • Busan Metro Line 3 EMU
  • Gwangju Metro Line 1 EMU
  • Philippines Manila Line 2 EMU
  • India Delhi RS3 EMU
  • India Hyderabad EMU
  • Hong Kong TC Line EMU
  • Kazakhstan Almaty EMU
  • Malaysia Express EMU
  • New Zealand Wellington Matangi EMU
  • Turkey TCDD EMU
  • Turkey Marmaray EMU
  • Greece Athens Metro Series 3 EMU
  • Ukraine Intercity Express EMU
  • Brazil Rio de Janeiro Central EMU
  • Brazil Sao Paulo Line 4 EMU
  • USA Philadelphia SEPTA EMU
  • Tunisia SNCFT EMU
  • KORAIL Gyeongchun Line Double-deck EMU

High Speed Trains

Hyundai Rotem - High Speed TrainsWith population density increasing due to urbanization, the demand and necessity for high speed vehicle services are also on the rise.

Based on its success in development of the 350km/h Korean high speed train, Hyundai Rotem manufactured KTX-Sancheon, the world's fourth commercial high speed train. In 2012, it also succeeded in developing the 430km/h next-generation high speed train(HEMU-430x) with distributed traction system.

Also, Hyundai Rotem has secured the 250km/h high speed train technology, completing the full line-up of 250km/h, 330km/h and 430km/h high speed train models.

  • Next Generation High Speed Train (HEMU-430X)
  • Gyeongbu Line High Speed Train (KTX)
  • KTX-Sancheon
  • Honam Line High Speed Train

Light Rail Vehicles (LRV)

Hyundai Rotem - Light Rail Vehicles (LRV)The Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) is a new type of urban transportation systems with the capacity between the subway and the bus. It is an economically efficient transit system with reduced operating costs through fully automated operations with a driverless system.
Furthermore, it is a future-oriented transportation system that can be affordably applied to downtown areas thanks to the excellent curving performance realized by the articulation system.

  • Busan-Gimhae Line Driverless LRV
  • Canada RAV Driverless LRV
  • Turkey Otogar LRV
  • Incheon Line 2 Driverless LRV
  • Ui-Sinseol Line LRV


Hyundai Rotem - MaglevThe Magnetically levitated vehicle is a train that levitates above a rail with power of electromagnets. Since it does not make any physical contact with the track, it has excellent acceleration/deceleration performance, lower curve radius requirement, and less noise and vibration.

The track for a Maglev is much slimmer and less costly to build compared to conventional rail tracks. Also, maintenance costs are significantly lower because the components of Maglev are hardly worn out.

As part of a national R&D project (2006-2013), Hyundai Rotem developed an urban MAGLEV, which has operated since September 2014 on the 6.1km long section on the Incheon International Airport line. The vehicle with 100% domestic technologies is the world's second commercialized urban MAGLEV.

  • Incheon International Airport MAGLEV
  • Daejeon National Science Museum MAGLEV


Hyundai Rotem - TramsThe tram offers an appealing alternative to existing forms of transport and can reduce CO2 emissions and traffic congestion.

Hyundai Rotem succeeded in developing a tram system that can be operated both with and without catenary thanks to batteries fitted into the vehicle. Also, its catenary-free operation let them not defile the appearance of the streets.

Furthermore, Hyundai Rotem has improved the platform accessibility of pedestrians and ensured that people using wheelchairs or strollers can easily get into and out of trams by developing 100% low-floor technology, that differentiates trams from subways or high-level LRVs.

  • Catenary-free Low-floor Tram

Diesel Multiple Units (DMU)

Hyundai Rotem - Diesel Multiple Units (DMU)Hyundai Rotem has developed and supplied diesel multiple units suitable to mid- and long-distance trips.

With the accumulated technologies over the years, Hyundai Rotem assures clients of safe commercial use with comfortable ride quality. Hyundai Rotem designs and manufactures customized DMUs, giving flexibility to the basic formation.

  • Ireland IE DMU
  • Turkey TCDD DMU
  • Syria CFS DMU


Hyundai Rotem - LocomotivesWith accumulated technical experetise and improved manufacturing methods, Hyundai Rotem's disel-electric locomotive has proven its reliability and quality excellence.

Hyundai Rotem's new electric locomotive model can run at a maximum running speed of 150km/h on electrification section of AC 25 kV 60 Hz, coupled with 700-ton passenger coaches. It has also been designed to run under the climate condition of -35 ~ 45℃. Beginning with Turkey, Hyundai Rotem made inroads into overseas electric locomotive market and the company is meeting various customer needs with customized locomotive design which suited to each region.

  • Turkey TCDD Electric Locomotive
  • KORAIL Disel-electric Locomotive
  • KORAIL Electric Locomotive
  • KORAIL Freight Electric Locomotive
  • Bangladesh Diesel Locomotive

Passenger Coaches

Hyundai Rotem - Passenger CoachesSafety, high speed, and ride comfort with low operating and maintenance costs are the most important factors for passenger coaches.
Hyundai Rotem has made efforts to develop high quaility passenger coaches over the years. For example, Hyundai Rotem's bi-level passenger coaches, which run in Southern California and its suburban neighborhood, applied the CEM (Crush Energy Management) technology that minimizes the loss of life by absorbing frontal impact energy.
Hyundai Rotem has supplied passenger coaches of various classes to many countries throughout the world.

  • US Boston Double-deck coach
  • US SCRRA Double-deck coach
  • US SFRTA Double-deck coach
  • Saudi Arabia Coach/Generator Car

Electrical Equipment

Hyundai Rotem - Electrical EquipmentHyundai Rotem's commitment to R&D has brought tremendous advances in the application of electrical equipment.

Based on its technical expertise, Hyundai Rotem is able to offer various customer-oriented solutions, by supplying lightweight, low-noise electrical equipment suited to customer demands for energy cost efficiency and eco-friendliness.

Hyundai Rotem guarantees total quality and reliability in various types of products such as traction motors, train control & monitoring systems, signalling systems, main inverter and static inverters for use on electric cars and locomotives.

  • Propulsion System
  • Auxiliary Power Unit
  • Traction Motor
  • Train Control & Management System
  • On-board Signalling System



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