Prince Carl Philip visits South Korea — day 2
During the visit to Autoliv Korea, The Prince was given a guided tour of the production facility by CEO Mike Hague. Photo: royalcourt.se
On Tuesday 8 October, Prince Carl Philip continued his visit to South Korea. During the day, The Prince visited Hyundai, Autoliv Korea and Volvo Korea.
The day began with a visit to Hyundai's R&D centre near Seoul. There, The Prince was welcomed by Vice Chairman Euisun Chung and the management team. The Prince learnt about Hyundai's operations. He visited the lab, where crash tests were being carried out, and test drove some of Hyundai's latest eco cars.
Prince Carl Philip at Hyundai's R&D centre near Seoul. Photo: royalcourt.se
After lunch, The Prince visited Autoliv Korea where he was welcomed by Jan Carlson, President & CEO of Autoliv Inc, and Mike Hague, President & CEO of Autoliv Korea. Mr Hague then gave a presentation of Autoliv's operations, after which The Prince was given a tour of the production facility where seat belts and airbags are manufactured. Autoliv's products save around 25,000 lives each year. The Prince then visited Volvo Trucks in Dongtan. Volvo Korea has 1,520 employees, selling Volvo lorries and parts, and servicing lorries in South Korea.
Managing Director of Volvo Trucks Young-Jae Kim shows Prince Carl Philip the parts department. Photo: royalcourt.se
The day concluded with dinner at the Hyatt hotel for Swedish companies in South Korea.