Saudi media delegation visits Hyundai research center in Seoul

Updated 19 August 2019

Saudi media delegation visits Hyundai research center in Seoul

At the invitation of Saudi automotive company Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors — Hyundai, a Saudi media and press delegation visited Hyundai Motor Company’s headquarters in the Korean capital, Seoul. The delegation was received by the company’s senior officials, who briefed the journalists on the latest production and design technologies of Hyundai. The group participated in a press conference held by the company for launching the Hyundai Sonata 2020 and the new family SUV Palisade, both of which will be launched eventually in Saudi Arabia by Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company — Hyundai.

The press event was held in the world’s largest integrated technical center of Hyundai Motor Company. The Saudi media delegation witnessed the different stages of car production at the center. The company’s officials spoke about Hyundai Motor’s plans and future strategy to cope with the enormous advances in the automotive industry.

The delegation then moved to the company’s Research and Development Center, which is located in Seoul and built on an area of 3 million square meters, and employs more than 13,000 engineers.

Members of the delegation were briefed about the safety driving procedures and safety systems available in Hyundai cars. They were also given the opportunity to test drive some of the new cars on the center’s track.

Khalid Alharthy, national marketing operations and PR manager at Mohamed Yousuf Naghi Motors Company — Hyundai, said: “The fruitful cooperation between us and Hyundai and the strategic partnership that combines us is confirmed through this important visit of the Saudi media delegation, which aimed to introduce them to the latest technologies used in the manufacture of cars, and the precision tests that run on all Hyundai products, as well as Hyundai’s keenness to manufacture high-quality products at competitive prices.”

He added: “The Research and Development Center visit was an opportunity for the media delegation to see the future of automotive technology. It also symbolizes the optimal process for the development of the automotive world. There is no doubt that this will be reflected in our clients and help us to develop our business.”


Signify expands UV-C disinfection portfolio to meet demand

Updated 12 July 2020

Signify expands UV-C disinfection portfolio to meet demand

Signify, a global professional and consumer lighting brand, is increasing its UV-C lighting production capacity and expanding its UV-C product portfolio. The company is leveraging more than 35 years of expertise in UV-C lighting to address the growing global need for the disinfection of air, surfaces and objects. 

“By increasing capacity and broadening the UV-C portfolio, Signify is helping keep people safe in a world that’s adjusting to a new normal,” the company said.

Its UV-C lighting is well-proven and trusted as an effective disinfectant. This was recently validated in a laboratory test by Boston University, showing that Signify’s UV-C light sources inactivate the virus that causes COVID-19 in a matter of seconds. This is crucial as it comes at a time when organizations are seeking ways to continue operations and provide service in a safe environment.

Signify’s new UV-C product range includes luminaires and chambers for a wide variety of professional applications. “We have introduced 12 families of UV-C lighting fixtures specifically designed to disinfect air, surfaces and objects. These products target different customer segments ranging from offices, schools, gyms, retail stores, warehouses, as well as on public transport,” said Harsh Chitale, leader of Signify’s Digital Solutions division. 

Part of the range are UV-C fixtures that are ideal for the deep disinfection of surfaces in offices, schools and restrooms. They are equipped with sensors and controls to ensure that they only operate when people and animals are not present. Other products include mobile, freestanding UV-C luminaires that can be wheeled into a hotel room or used to disinfect surfaces on public transport such as buses and trains. 

For the disinfection of objects, Signify launched a range of safe and quick-to-use UV-C disinfection chambers. These chambers are used in offices and municipal buildings to disinfect visitor tags, phones, bags, laptops and wallets in a matter of seconds. In stores they are ideal for disinfecting returned items, glasses or clothes tried on in a changing room. 

UV-C fixtures can also be used inside surface disinfection tunnels. In North America, a large retailer is piloting a UV-C tunnel for disinfecting shopping trolleys. In India, a hotel plans to use a Signify UV-C tunnel for disinfecting guests’ bags at check-in. 

To complement its portfolio, Signify recently acquired the assets of Germicidal Lamps & Applications (GLA), a small, Netherlands-based company with extensive expertise in UV-C disinfection solutions. The deal includes GLA’s upper-room UV-C air disinfection portfolio as well as deep application knowledge. 

“The assets and know-how acquired from GLA will help us to accelerate the development of our roadmap of UV-C based upper-room air disinfection systems. We plan to make these products available across the world soon,” said Paul Peeters, leader of Signify’s Digital Solutions Europe.

The upper-room air disinfection luminaires can be used with people in the room, as they are installed at a height which, in combination with shielding and optics, prevents exposure to the UV-C light source. Air in the upper part of the room is constantly disinfected using UV-C irradiation and natural convection of airflow in the room. This makes these perfect for use in schools, offices, gyms, retail outlets and other high-contact areas.