Our vision is to become a "Global Leader" in the heavy industries sector. Four decades ago that vision was only a dream, but after transforming an empty stretch of beach into the world's largest shipyard, that dream has become a reality. Our vision is a vast bridge connecting "reality" and "future" and has ultimately allowed us to lead in our field. This vision is a part of the "Hyundai Spirit": Creative Wisdom, Positive Thinking, and Unwavering Drive.
Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), founded by the late Chung Ju-yung on March 23, 1972 wrote the first chapter of its shipbuilding history in June, 1974 by completing construction of the world's largest shipyard and two 260,000-DWT VLCCs all at the same time. A decade after its first delivery, the Hyundai Shipyard topped 10 million deadweight tons in aggregate ship production, and has maintained the leading position in the world shipbuilding market ever since. Hyundai Shipyard's drive has mirrored the growth of modern Korean heavy industry, and our success has allowed us to expand into other heavy industry areas, ultimately leading to the formation of Hyundai Heavy Industries, an integrated heavy industry company.
The latest chapter of HHI's history began with the separation from the Hyundai Group in February, 2002. The independent establishment of the Hyundai Heavy Industries Group included mergers with Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.