Kia Motors Corporation was founded in 1944 and is Korea’s oldest manufacturer of motor vehicles. From humble origins making bicycles and motorcycles, Kia now produces more than three million vehicles a year from 14 manufacturing and assembly operations in five countries. These vehicles are sold and serviced through a network of distributors and dealers covering around 180 countries worldwide. Globally, Kia has over 50,000 employees and annual revenues of nearly US$44 billion.