Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Provides automotive products
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    • Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, Walton Green, Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, KT12 1FJ

About Kia Motors (UK) Ltd

Kia are a forward-thinking car manufacturer producing a range of compact, mid-sized, SUV and MPV cars. The firm has a fixation with quality and a state-of-the-art European factory.

There’s an ever-expanding range and a team that provides fleet services to satisfy companies of all sizes. The fleet offering is strong thanks to quality, rapidly strengthening residual values and class-competitive fuel economy and emissions figures.

Kia were founded in 1944 as Kyungsung Precision Industry, a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts that produced Korea's first domestic bicycle.

Headquartered in Seoul, Kia today are South Korea’s largest car manufacturer behind Hyundai, which owns a 33.88% stake. In turn, Kia are a minority owner of more than 20 Hyundai subsidiaries.

Kia’s 44,000 global staff produce two million cars a year, sold through dealers in 172 countries. Kia Motors UK are headquartered in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. President and Chief Executive Officer of Kia Motors (UK) Ltd is Paul Philpott.

What is it like to work for Kia Motors (UK) Ltd

Kia consistently update all employees on the company position and hold an in-depth town-hall meeting every quarter. Company values are very much integrated into everyday life and all the messages from senior management are aligned with them and built into the business strategy.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Kia works with Walton Charity. Employees can choose their activities, such as allotment clearing, decorating homes or using some of their business skills. There are also regular food and toy drives for underprivileged families, with items collected in the boots of showroom cars.
My Company
My Company
The firm aims to become a top-five volume car company with a reputation for fun, dynamism and value for money. Kia aim to be recognised for showing the highest respect to customers and suppliers and create a customer-driven culture founded on impeccable service.

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  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    50% of employees with more than 5 years' service

Company Statistics

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  • Male : Female:

    64% / 36%

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