Milestones

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2020

2020

October

    • October 23, 2020. Official public launch of the Hyundai Venue via Zoom.

September

    • September 11, 2020. HARI received from the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the Certificate of Compliance (COC) for its HD50S Class 3 Modern Jeepney, marking another milestone in the company's staunch support for public transport modernization. With COC’s already given to Hyundai H-100 Class 1 and Hyundai HD50S Class 2 in 2019, this latest certification gives HARI the distinction of being the first and only brand with a full lineup of modern jeepneys that meet Philippine National Standards (PNS).
    • September 11, 2020 – The Hyundai HD50S Class 3 Modern Jeepney was granted the Department of Transportation (DOTr) the Certificate of Compliance (COC) making Hyundai the first and only player in the Philippines’ Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program (PUVMP) with a full lineup of Modern Jeepneys that not only meet Philippine National Standards (PNS) but are also configured to be COVID-ready.

August

    • August 25, 2020, Seoul, Korea. For the third straight year, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) Commercial Vehicles (CV) was recognized by Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) as the Best in Aftersales Operations 2020, besting over 50 distributors of Hyundai Trucks and Buses worldwide.
    • August 25, 2020 - For the third straight year, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) Commercial Vehicles (CV) was recognized by Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) as the Best in Aftersales Operations 2020, besting over 50 distributors of Hyundai Trucks and Buses worldwide.

July

    • July 19, 2020. Christine Joy Reloza, a scholar of H.A.R.I. Foundation Inc.’s (HFI) Hyundai New Thinkers Circuit (HNTC) program is slated to graduate by end-July with a Bachelor’s degree in BS Applied Physics Major in Instrumentation from the University of the Philippines-Diliman. HNTC now counts four scholars who successfully made it through their chosen science courses.

June

    • June 8, 2020. Hyundai-Petron Partnership to Drive DOTr’s Libreng Sakay Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), the official Philippine distributor of the leading Korean auto brand in the country, and Petron Corporation, the country’s largest oil company, forged a new partnership to support the Department of Transportation’s (DOTr) Libreng Sakay program.
    • June 20, 2020. HARI donates rice to Gawad Kalinga Village in Caloocan benefiting 30 families.
    • June 1, 2020. Bret Michaels de Leon, a scholar of H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc.’s (HFI) Hyundai New Thinkers Circuit (HNTC) program, prepares to graduate from Ateneo de Manila University with a degree in BS Environmental Science, Cum Laude. Commencement exercises are scheduled for October 2020 or May 2021.

May


    • May 25 2020. The Hyundai Handog Ligtas Biyahe program deploys first COVID-ready Vehicles, H100 shutle, HD36 Shuttle and HD50 S Class 2, to support the Transport Department’s “Free Ride for Health Workers” serving 20 defined routes for the drop off and pick up of medical front liners.
    • May 23, 2020. Hyundai Motor Company (HMC), through H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc.’s Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response program, donates 2,200 brand new personal protective equipment to the Lung Center of the Philippines.
    • May 7, 2020. HARI launches its twin “New Normal” Sales and After Sales flagship programs: the Hyundai Online Market Experience (H.O.M.E.), the local auto industry's first web-based platform that integrates the car-buying experience; and the 6 step Hyundai ARMOR (Active Response, Management, Operations, and Resumption).
    • May 1 2020 Biyahe ng Bayani joins forces with newly-minted Hyundai dealership, Hyundai Baguio, to shore up efforts of medical front liners in the city located north of the Philippine islands, popularly known as the Summer Capital of the Philippines and The City of Pines.

April

    • April 29, 2020. HARI rolls outs its Guidelines for Protection and Safety (GPS) to help its employees, dealership front liners, business partners, and customers navigate the next normal upon resumption of operations.
    • April 25 2020. HARI is among the first automotive companies to sign up for Project ARK (Antibody Rapid Test Kits). HARI has committed to purchase 3,000 rapid test kits, 1,500 of which will be for company use, and 1,500 will be donated to chosen beneficiaries.
    • April 20, 2020. H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc.’s Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response program starts serving the mobility needs of Dr. JP Rizal Memorial Hospital in Calamba, Laguna.
    • April 13, 2020. H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc.’s Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response program starts serving the mobility needs of St. Frances Cabrini Medical Center in Santo Tomas, Batangas.
    • April 10, 2020. HARI, through H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc.’s Biyahe ng Bayani COVID response program, donates 2500 PPEs to partner in health, UP Philippine General Hospital.

March

    • March 3, 2020. HARI turns over 22 units of the Hyundai County bus make to serve as the official vehicle fleet of the Cebu City government.

January

    • January 30, 2020. HARI showcases its full lineup of Hyundai Modern Jeepneys—the H-100 Class 1, the HD50S Class 2, and the debuting HD50S Class 3 at the Negoshow Oro Mobility Expo held at Hyundai Trucks and Buses Calamba dealership. The event saw 16 transport cooperatives signing MOUs for the purchase of Modern Jeepney units. The power trio makes HARI the first player of the national PUV Modernization Program (PUVMP) to complete its lineup of Modern Jeepney offerings.
    • January 25, 2020. Inauguration of the first-ever Hyundai PC dealership in the Cordilleras Hyundai Baguio City, managed by Grit Motors Corporation.
    • January 23, 2020. Inauguration of Hyundai Angeles, the second Hyundai PC dealership in Pampanga and the third in Central Luzon operated by the Hizon group.
    • January 21, 2020. HARI officially turned over the initial batch of Hyundai HD50S Class 2 Modern Jeepneys to the Public Transport Alliance of Gensan (PTAG).
    • January 8, 2020. H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc. turns over the combined HARI and HARI dealership cash donation to the Sisters of Mary School (SMS), sealing their partnership to further the voc-tech training of chosen SMS graduates at Hyundai Dream Centre-Philippines.
2019

2019

November

    • November 26, 2019. Inauguration of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Caint
    • November 21, 2019. (HARI) strengthened the auto industry’s role in pursuing solutions to climate change by joining the Philippine business community at the 2nd Annual National Business Climate Action Summit at One Esplanade, Pasay City. On display were the Hyundai IONIQ Electric and KONA Electric Vehicles.

October

    • October 30, 2019. HARI and assembly partner Del Monte Motor Works, Inc. rolled off the first five Hyundai HD50S Class 2 Modern Jeepneys to HARI dealerships in support of the government’s PUV Modernization Program.
    • October 30, 2019. Launch of the Hyundai Store on LazMall, featuring the Accent, Kona, and Reina. It has since garnered at least 25,000 followers and 150,000 store visits. Private First Class Officer Jaylord Chavez was the lucky winner of a Hyundai Reina at the Hyundai 11.11 Grand Raffle on Lazada PH.
    • October 28, 2019. Hyundai forges partnership with local manufacturer for Class 2 PUJ Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) has announced a partnership with Philippine bus body manufacturer and assembler Del Monte Motor Works, Inc. (DMMWI) for the production of Hyundai’s Class 2 PUJ.
    • October 23, 2019. H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc., Better World Korea, Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), H.A.R.I. Foundation, Inc. (HFI) and the Tanay local government enter the second phase of the Rainwater Project with Better World Korea’s donation of a Hyundai HD36 light truck customized into a potable water delivery truck.
    • October 10, 2019. The government of Lanao del Sur along with Plan International recognized Hyundai for accepting five young men who were internally displaced by the Marawi siege as scholars to the automotive maintenance and servicing training at Hyundai Dream Centre-Philippines.
    • October 1-2, 2019. The Hyundai Modern Jeepney Class 1 is exhibited at the 2019 Roads & Traffic Expo Philippines held at the SMX Convention Center. HARI President and CEO Maria Fe Perez-Agudo was a resource speaker on Hyundai’s mobility solutions to congestion issues in the country’s urban hubs.
    • October 1, 2019. Hyundai’s Modern Jeepney Class 1 and 2 receive their Certificates of Compliance (COC) from the Department of Transportation (DOTr), officially signaling that they are ready to serve the public.

September

    • September 2019. HARI and Lalamove, the premier on-demand delivery service in Asia, announce a partnership that allows business owners to get the most out of their Hyundai H-100 trucks.

August

    • August 24, 2019. #AlagangBFF does its first Metro Manila medical mission at the Holy Family Parish of Bgy. Gulod in Novaliches, Quezon City.

July

    • July 20, 2019. #AlagangBFF goes on its first out-of-town medical mission in Ternate, Cavite, offering free breast cancer screening and breast cancer awareness forums to close to 100 women.
    • July 4, 2019. HARI expressed support for the government’s PUV Modernization Program by taking the Class 1 Hyundai Modern Jeepney on the first Modern PUV Caravan Motorcade from Quezon Memorial Circle to Clark, Pampanga.

June

    • June 13, 2019. Hyundai Dream Centre-Philippines held its second graduation ceremony for automotive technology scholars at the Hyundai Logistics Center in Calamba, Laguna.

May

    • May 29, 2019. The Association of Vehicle Importers and Distributors (AVID), led by founding member Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI), recently conducted the first Landscape forum for 2019, a semi-annual political and economic briefing for the auto industry, at the Manila Club in Fort Bonifacio.
    • May 21-24, 2019. HARI participated in the Land Transportation Office’s 2019 Motor Show held to celebrate the agency’s 107th anniversary. The event’s theme, e-DRIVE na @ 107, was chosen to emphasize the agency’s push to modernize public transport in the Philippines. HARI showcased two vehicles at the Motor Show held at LTO’s East Avenue compound in Quezon City, Hyundai's Class-1 Modern Jeepney and the all-new Hyundai Reina.
    • May 6, 2019. HE Ambassador Han Dong-Man visited and toured the facilities of Hyundai Dream Centre-Philippines.

April

    • April 24, 2019. HARI wins the Service Excellence Award for Best Service Operations at the 2019 Hyundai CV Global Service Conference held in Seoul, South Korea.
    • April 4, 2019. HE Ambassador Han Dong-Man of the Republic of Korea graced the opening of the Hyundai booth at MIAS 2019.

March

    • March 20, 2019. Inauguration of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Alabang
    • March 15, 2019. Inauguration of Hyundai Trucks and Buses Commonwealth

January

    • January 18, 2019. Launch of the Richard L. Lee Engineering and Technology Block at the De La Salle University Laguna Campus. 
2018

2018

November

    • November 26, 2018. St. Scholastica’s College, Manila. Launch of the Maria Fe Perez-Agudo (MFPA) Center for Leadership Excellence with the MFPA Thought Leadership Forum, “The Future of Everything: Shaping Young Leaders in the Age of Digital Disruption.”

October

    • October 24, 2018. UP Philippine General Hospital. In support of Breast Cancer Awareness month, HARI Foundation, Inc. formalized its partnership with UP-PGH and UP-PGH Cancer Institute through the deed of donation signing and ceremonial turnover of the Hyundai H350 luxury van, customized into the Alagang Breastfriend Cancer Diagnostic Clinic that will be manned by UP-PGH medical missions to reach out to inform, empower and care for more and more women in the under-served sectors of the country.
    • October 16-19, 2018. Hyundai Philippines’ Commercial Vehicle After-Sales Service team, Gary Junio of Hyundai Commonwealth and Mark Eric Rellosa of Hyundai Cainta, was crowned champion of the first Hyundai Trucks and Bus World Skills Olympics (WSO) held at at Hyundai’s Global Learning Center in Cheonan, South Korea.

August

    • August 24, 2018. Hyundai supports the “Mentor Me on Wheels” program of Go Negosyo and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI). HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo joined other established entrepreneurs to engage in 20-30 minute one-on-one mentoring with participating micro and small business owners on the seventh leg of Go Negosyo’s mobile mentorship program.
    • August 9, 2018. Incheon, Korea. HARI President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez Agudo joined an international panel of experts at the 6th Asian Youth Forum to discuss emerging challenges and opportunities that confront the youth workforce in the wake of the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

July

    • July 19, 2018. HARI hosted the very first World Skill Olympics for commercial vehicle distributors in the Asia and Pacific region. Held at the Hyundai Logistics Center (HLC) in Calamba, Laguna, 12 of the Region’s top service technicians from the Philippines, Vietnam, and Myanmar competed for the privilege to represent Asia Pacific at the First Technical Truck and Bus World Skills Olympics in Korea in October 2018.

May

    • May 20, 2018, Camp Karingal, Quezon City Hyundai, in partnership with the Korean National Police Agency (KNPA) and the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), delivered 130 brand new Elantra and Starex units to the serve as patrol vehicles of the Philippine National Police (PNP). HARI pledged Hyundai’s award-winning Service package to maintain these new patrol vehicles in peak fighting form.
    • May 15-18, 2018 The First CV Dealership Conference and Recognition Night was held at Hotel Niccolo in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

April

    • April 24-25, 2018. HARI for the first-time hosts the Hyundai Global Commercial Vehicle (CV) Service Conference with the theme “Weaving New Frontiers for Growth in the Commercial Vehicle Business.”
    • April 10, 2018 - Inauguration of the Hyundai Dream Centre Philippines (HDCP), a world-class training and education hub for underprivileged Filipino youth. The HDCP is the fruit of the partnership between HARI, Hyundai Motor Group (HMG), and global humanitarian organization Plan International.

March

    • HARI Commercial Vehicles Division ran away with the 2017 Regional Excellence Award for Asia & Pacific, besting 15 others in the region, at the 2018 Hyundai Trucks and Bus Global Distributors Convention held March 21-24, 2018 in Sydney, Australia. HARI was cited for its outstanding performance in 2017, marked by rapid growth in sales, bold marketing campaigns, and unparalleled brand loyalty.
    • HARI bagged the 2017 Best Sales Award in the Passenger Car category. Presented at the Regional Partners Convention 2018 in Hanoi, Vietnam, HARI was recognized for hitting the highest sales volume in the region, besting the 27 other distributorships in Asia-Pacific.
    • March 14, 2018, TESDA, Taguig City--Hyundai Asia Resources, Inc. (HARI) President and CEO Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo was the guest of honor at the inauguration of the Ariel #AhonPinay Electrical and Installation Maintenance training room at the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) Complex in Taguig City, and Keynote Speaker at the graduation of the first batch of TESDA graduates under the Ariel #AhonPinay program.
    • March 5-6, 2018- Hyundai was the official mobility partner of the first ASEAN Mentorship for Entrepreneurs Network (AMEN).

February

    • February 26, 2018 HARI garnered top honors for Customer Satisfaction in After-Sales Service in the entire Hyundai Asia-Pacific distributorship network. The awarding was held during the Asia-Pacific, Africa & Middle East Service Conference at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Singapore.

January

    • January 20, 2018, HARI Foundation, Inc. (HFI) President, Ma. Fe Perez-Agudo, joined peers and fellow Gawad Kalinga (GK) supporters at the 5th Global Social Business Summit, with the theme “Scaling Towards Social Progress” at the Hyundai Center for Green Innovation in GK Enchanted Farm in Angat, Bulacan. Capping the day’s session was the turnover of five new vehicles that HARI through HFI donated to drive GK’s spirit of innovation and enterprise to more parts of the country. Three vehicles will be used to transport the products and produce of GK communities from farm to market, while two will support Kusina ng Kalinga (KNK), GK’s platform to address hunger and malnutrition among underprivileged children, especially those living in conflict areas.