General Motors has just announced a plan to strengthen the global design capabilities of the GM Technical Center Korea (GMTCK), also known as GM Korea Design Center, which currently is the company’s second largest design and engineering operation worldwide after the Warren Tech Center. The facility will enhance its competencies to develop next-generation global products for all GM brands.
The automaker is expanding the GMTCK design staff by hiring new vehicle designers, digital designers, clay sculptors and commercial design operators. GM’s goal is to recruit fresh talent to support the development of the next generation of vehicles at that technical center, which will play a key role in driving the company’s vision of zero accidents, zero emissions and zero congestion.
“GMTCK is GM’s second-largest vehicle design and engineering organization after GM’s headquarter based technical centers in the U.S., with more than 3,200 employees supporting 24 vehicle development programs for GM worldwide,” said GMTCK President Roberto Rempel, in a statement. “We look forward to increasing our number of talented designers with excellent capabilities to collaborate on next-generation global vehicle design tasks for GM. We will foster their development as key professionals in the global market through cooperation with GM’s other global technical centers,” he added.
The hiring of new design personnel at GMTCK is part of GM’s global plan to enhance its world-class vehicle design capabilities in South Korea. Currently, some 150 designers from the technical center are working on various design projects for the company’s next-generation products, with programs spanning across all brands. With the additional talent, the design capacity at GMTCK will increase by 20 percent.
Notably, GM announced that GMTCK will have a special position in the development of upcoming electric vehicles thanks to its extensive experience in advanced design. “GMTCK is playing an important role in the journey to drive GM’s triple-zero vision. It has been recognized for its excellent capabilities in vehicle technology design and development demonstrated by designers and engineers, and positioned as one of GM’s major technical centers,” Rempel concluded.
GM also stated that recruitment for the GMTCK design division is open this week for people with experience in vehicle design, including creative design and color and trim design. Those who meet the profile and are interested can get more information on the GM Technical Center Korea hiring website, where applications will be accepted online until March 12.