Autonomous Driving Platforms & Services[INQ. NO. 1807M31] SpringCloud was founded in 2017 as a developer of autonomous driving platforms and services. With more than 10 years of experiences, know-hows, and technology in the field of automobile, SpringCloud is about to face a new challenge of autonomous driving platforms and services. In cooperation with the Infobank, a listed company in KOSDAQ, a SpringCloud is developing infrastructure for autonomous driving services and working with BlackBerry in Canada for security in autonomous driving. Recently, a SpringCloud entered into an exclusive national sales agreement with NAVYA, a French specialist in autonomous and electric shuttle buses and taxis, as the 1st step of autonomous driving services.
Based on their progress, SpringCloud is planning to select a section of motorway to operate autonomous driving shuttles in universities, hospitals, resorts, and theme parks for the general public, and will apply the services to numerous sectors, in cooperation with other companies, universities, and local governments via SpringGo Alliance.
Moreover, SpringCloud will provide a wide range of autonomous driving services from training and technical development to service operations by providing experience & demonstration services for autonomous driving shuttles, and will promote the autonomous driving for public services like rent-a-car and deliveries. In the 2nd phase of the plan, SpringCloud will establish a consortium for development of autonomous driving shuttle buses in South Korea, localizing the manufacture of the autonomous driving shuttle buses. SpringCloud will face the challenges of autonomous driving, construction of a smart city, public shuttle bus services for the vulnerable in public transportation, unmanned deliveries, and rent-a-car services, creating value via innovation and cooperation.
SpringGo C is a mobility platform for autonomous driving vehicles. The platform enables not only the conversion of production vehicles, but also the autonomous driving of variety of mobility, including the autonomous driving shuttle buses, carts, trucks, ships, special vehicles, and drones. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Emerging as the New Leader in Korea’s Electric Car Market[INQ. NO. 1805M25] Semisysco is a semiconductor and display equipment manufacturer that was established in 2000 with three founders. It produces related equipment such as plasma diagnostic equipment, glass substrate inspection equipment, and flexible organic light emitting diode (OLED) inspection equipment. This equipment is supplied to major Korean IT companies such as Samsung Electronics, LG Display, and SK Hynix as well as exported to countries including the UK, the USA, and France.
Semisysco started its electric car business last year and established an electric car factory in Sejong City for the first time in Korea in May last year. The city has been selected for being the multifunctional administrative city accommodating the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport (MoLIT), the Ministry of Environment (ME), and the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). Sejong City also has the highest population inflow of all cities in the country, and is close to many areas, while being an emerging city.
Semisysco’s lineup includes D2, a two-passenger compact car, U4, a four-wheeled micro freight car, and R3, a three-wheeled vehicle. The D2 travels up to 150km, the highest mileage on a single charge among the micro compact EVs available in Korea. It is equipped with an air conditioner and heater to suit the climate of Korea and has acquired L7, the European safety certification for microcompact cars. The R3 and U4 have the same vehicle structure and dynamics as a regular automobile and have an advantage of 25 to 30% uphill gradability.
Although it is not possible to disclose specific figures for pre-orders for the D2 received last year, the number of orders and the actual purchase rate are positive. The R3 and U4 are also aiming to launch in May and June this year, respectively.
Semisysco focuses on micro-compact models. The reason is that the micro car is a suitable model for the Korean environment and can also avoid competition with other big auto manufacturers. The advantages of a micro car include smallness in size, affordability, and free from the shortage of EV-charging infrastructure.
Since releasing the D2 in February, Semisysco started to yield profits in the electric car business. Currently, the model is manufactured by Zhi Dou (ZD), an electric car manufacturer in China. However, Semisysco plans to shift it to “Made in Korea” in the near future. The company has had this vision since it entered the electric car business. Semisysco expects its break-even point at about 200 units per year as of now. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

HVAC Modules[INQ. NO. 1803M14] The automobile is a highlysophisticated machine and the rate of change in today’s vehicles is accelerating as more electrical and electronic componentry is introduced.
As an expert in the field of automotive thermal management, Hanon Systems plays an important role in the supply of solutions that not only deliver cabin comfort and enhance powertrain efficiency, but also can maintain optimal operating temperatures for these devices.
The HVAC module is the central air distribution component in an automobile’s air conditioning system. It takes filtered outside air and controls the airflow rate, air temperature and humidity. By delivering this conditioned air to outlets, the module is able to rapidly cool, heat and dehumidify the vehicle’s cabin environment. To address the demands of today’s marketplace, Hanon Systems applies its long history of HVAC design and manufacturing to offer a suite of solutions that satisfies an increasing range of requirements by global automakers to optimize performance, improve fuel efficiency and ensure the occupant’s sense of comfort and cleanliness.
Hanon Systems’ award-winning triple-zone HVAC is a single module that enables vehicle occupants to independently control the temperature, direction and strength of airflow in their immediate proximity in order to create an individualized cabin comfort experience for the driver, front seat and rear passengers.
Its unique and compact design reduces overall weight and material cost by up to 18 percent compared to other multi-zone solutions, and improves packaging in the engine compartment to enable more available space in the vehicle cabin.
Hanon Systems’ flat HVAC is designed to make the best use of space in the engine compartment, and this revolutionary design can be placed in the floor panel, under seats or at the side of the vehicle. By completely redesigning the HVAC form, vehicle designers can now explore new ways to create additional space in the vehicle cabin to create a more comfortable experience for passengers.
The company’s sliding door HVAC is also competitive, which is designed to reduce the overall size and weight of the HVAC by integrating multiple revolving doors that control the temperature and direction. By reducing the HVAC installation space, a larger buffer space can be created to enhance the frontal crush zone, thereby improving safety in the event of vehicle impact. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Emerging as a Global Leader in Air Compressor Energy-saving Controllers

Maekyung Buyers Guide conducted a personal interview with Dotech’s CEO Duk-Nam Choi who outlined the ongoing active expansion of the company in global markets.


Please tell us about your company and its driving force of growth

Dotech Inc. specializes in manufacturing refrigeration and airconditioning equipment, controllers and sensors for environment measurement equipment including refrigerators, thermo-hygrostats, air conditioners, air compressors, heat pumps and clean rooms. Dotech exports to more than 40 countries across the world as well as the domestic market while supplying around 200 kinds of products to related companies at home and abroad.


Please explain your main products

Dotech seeks to provide a fine-grained product lineup based on its built-up specialty areas. Dotech’s exceptional advantages include specialized product groups such as HUVAC & R equipment, air compressors, clean room facilities, and differential pressure sensors with temperature and humidity. In particular, the customization service of Dotech developing and providing tailor-made products to reflect consumers’ requests further enhances the our competitiveness.
Dotech’s products comprise a number of series, as it aims to produce exclusive products optimized for the equipment to be applied rather than products for general purposes with run-of-the-mill performance. The increase in the number of its products reflects the increased manpower and costs in all areas including development, production, and management. Still, Dotech sticks to small quantity batch production for the benefit of its customers through segmentation of the product lineup to address the customers’ various requirements as a strategy to react to market conditions to provide efficient and stable products for various business environments.
In addition, Dotech is currently dedicating itself to developing products by focusing not only on performances but on other factors such as designs in consideration of consumers’ preferences. As a result, Dotech has successfully launched products differentiated from existing domestic counterparts, such as HTX500, a high-performance explosion-proof transmitter, and HPX1000, and flush-type differential pressure transmitter with temperature, humidity, and dew point. Concentrating also on the development of energy-saving product lines that emerged as a part of government policy, Dotech has developed VSD +, an energy-saving control device for air compressors, receiving positive response from the manufacturing industry as well as gaining international acknowledgment for its technological contribution.


What are your major export markets and emerging markets?

As the manufacturing industry becomes more sophisticated, the demand from global markets for highperformance control- and measuring-equipment is exploding. In line with this trend, Dotech has invested heavily in expansion into overseas markets based on its technology accumulated in the domestic market and has been supplying products to more than 40 countries around the world. As a result, around 20% of annual sales amounting to KRW4 billion are achieved in overseas markets. Dotech plans to increase its global sales by 50% in the future by strengthening its international marketing. To this end, the company is engaged in various marketing activities such as participating in major international exhibitions and utilizing online marketplaces around the globe.


Do you have any future plan and one last message for your foreign buyers and customers?

Dotech’s products attract affl uent foreign buyers at various international exhibitions. Therefore, Dotech is actively engaged in overseas marketing, while developing exclusive products for global markets that are equipped with only core functions at reduced prices. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Brake Pads, Fine Blanking Products[INQ. NO. 1801M12] Finetro, a leading brake pad-specialized company that takes the lead in the prevention of car accidents and aims for a safe driving culture was established in Euiyeong-gun, Gyeongsangnam-do in 2006 and has grown into a representative company that produces safe and excellent parts for brakes with a focus on fine blanking products, breaking pads and lining products.
Finetro, which has been steadily investing in research and development since its inception, acquired a SQ certificate in 2008, ISO and TS certificates in 2010 and received a venture business certificate in 2010. The company was named an INNOBIZ technological innovation-type small enterprise in the same year. The registration of a patent on a brake pad in 2012 allowed Finetro to grow into a company that seeks innovative brake pads, which are the center of automobile parts.
Brake products are automotive parts that play an important role in ensuring the safety of consumers only when they can exhibit perfect braking force under any operating conditions. Finetro’s brake pads boast a significant improvement in dust and noise and superior quality that increases braking power and wear resistance at reasonable prices.
Moreover, Finetro’s fine blanking products has cleaner sheared surfaces than power press products and no obliquity. They also have the excellent flatness of adhesive surfaces. So, the company offered products devoid of quality defects compared to existing products. Especially, by maximizing antirust effects and adopting the excellent oxy-nitriding method which is not the previous zinc galvanizing method which is toxic, Finetro taking the lead as an eco-friendly company as the company is applying antirust effects which prevent pollution and enable the products to withstand external environmental conditions which are much more severe conditions than those of salt spray tests for 500 hours.
“We are making efforts to publicize our products in the A/S market on our own and getting closer to consumers by expanding our nationwide distribution network,” said Ha Dae-ho, managing director of Finetro, which is expected to grow into a leading company that can ensure the safety of consumers. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

A Professional Maker Of Local Ventilation Systems[INQ. NO. 1711M07] The following article is a personal interview with Cheongwoo C&T’s CEO.


Please tell us about your company and the reason for your strong growth

Cheongwoo C&T is an expert manufacturing local ventilation system that purifies harmful substances emitted from laboratories, soldering worksites, hospitals. Currently, our company operates state-of-the-art production facilities in Ansan, a suburb near Seoul.
We are manufacturing and offering seven types of products: arm hood, flexible hose, local ventilation system for desk, movable local ventilation system, small-sized dust collector, and movable dust collector.
Our company’s major clients are Samsung, LG, Kolon Pharmaceutical, National and Public Universities, hospitals and others. We are planning to cooperate with more overseas companies to introduce the local ventilation system that is formulated for the customer’s convenience, safety- oriented design and properly priced to target the global market.


What are your key products?

The local ventilation system has been recognized for its high performance in quickly emitting or purifying the polluted air generated in specific locations such as laboratories and worksites. The compact-sized local ventilation system for desks is sold solely in South Korea.
The flexible hose has two types-desk and mobile type, and can be moved to a specific location with flexible mobility. It minimizes the consumption power by using BLDC motor and consumers can easily replace the filter ─reminded by the alarm that informs the specific time to replace the filter.
The products that our company manufacturers are under strict quality management, SO9001 and ISO14001, and are delivered to customers after passing a rigorous quality test. Additionally, our products are KC patented, and proven by advanced technology and excellent quality. The CE & RoHS certifications are required for expanding into the European market. Lately, our company is exporting the products to Vietnam, China and Thailand actively conducting overseas marketing by participating in global exhibitions and expanding its market frontiers in order to promote our products. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Automobile Repair Equipment

The Leading Runner in the Domestic Market


[INQ. NO. 1710M13]

Starting the development of wheel alignment systems

Samhong Engineering started out as a company that distributed and sold electronic equipment for automobile repair in 1992. The beginning of its business was marginal, but after having realized that domestic automobile repair devices were lagging behind so much that Korea had to depend on importation, the company started to develop wheel alignment systems domestically for any Korean to use.
Initially, Samhong Engineering went through a lot of trial and error, but it vigorously pursued quality improvement and product stabilization despite criticism from the domestic automobile repair equipment market, all the while developing wheel alignment systems for comfortable and stable driving, which also eventually prolongs the lifespan of tires.


Bringing the importance of wheel alignment systems for heavy duty trucks and buses into focus in the domestic market

Also, by starting to develop wheel alignment systems for heavy duty trucks and buses in 1999, for the first time in Korea, Samhong Engineering was able to bring the importance of wheel alignment systems for heavy duty trucks and buses into focus, even in the domestic market. With this, domestic automobile manufacturers began to replace imported wheel alignment systems with the company’s products, of which it is especially proud, because the company was able to prevent the outflow of foreign currency through localization and importation replacement effects.


Eventually developing 3D camera type wheel alignment system purely by Samhong Engineering’s technology

The company eventually developed 3D Camera type-wheel alignment system-SMART CARPER brand 825, 818, 810 models with her own technology for precise measurement and the maintenance cost down by applying High-quality Camera( 5M Pixel, GigE type, made in Germany) & High-quality camera lens(5M Pixel, made in Japan) for maximized & optimized performance.
The customers can apply its CCD-725 & CCD525 for passenger car & light commercial car, CCD-325 for heavy commercial car(heavy duty truck), as well.


Occupying 50% of the domestic market share

Now the company has 50% or more of market share in Korea ; Hyundai Motors, KIA Motors and TATA-Daewoo, HANKOOK Tire, KUMHO Tire, NEXEN Tire, SK Speedmate, GS Oasis, etc. Especially, wheel alignment system for heavy duty trucks have been used in all of Hyundai Car Service Centers for commercial vehicles in Korea.
Also, Samhong Engineering is making continuous eff orts to promote excellence of Korean products in Southeast Asia and 20 other countries around the world to secure its exportation network.
Samhong Engineering was determined to develop and manufacture easy-to-use automobile repair devices with its company spirit that customers are the owners of the company. The company promised it will consistently move forward with the mindset that customers are fi rst and foremost, and it will believe their growth equals the growth of Samhong Engineering. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Automotive Batteries[INQ. NO. 1709M09] YAK is a calcium MF battery, made by Elpis Corporation, designed to keep a proper level of electrolyte in the upper parts of the plates by accommodating an acid volume of 10mm or so higher than competitors’ to sustain an acid volume in case of water consumption caused by an evaporation at a high temperature. It has an application of cold-forged bushing and is leakage-proof, and has a longer lifespan due to the utilization of spunbonded paper.
The battery’s major features include a hydrometer, a double lid with labyrinth structure, a flame arrester, centered cast-on plate straps, a polypropylene case, low resistance envelope separators and wrought lead-calcium grids.
Elpis’s TOP, Top Of Power, is a highly reliable automotive battery that satisfies car lovers all over the world under all conditions. The internal rust-free calcium metal gives users excellent heat resistance and strong protection against any drastic temperature changes. It is a maintenance free product that needs no refilling of the electrolytic solutions.
Now, a new era of automotive batteries begins with Solite. TOP features a heat-sealed cover and integrated handle. Gas and liquid separation by dual structure prevents leakage. A hydrometer (indicator) is available so the battery condition can be easily checked. A frame arrester minimizes acid leakage and ensures protection against explosion.
Strong composition of positive and negative plates, separators and strap reduce level action movement resulting from road shock. It also features low-resistance envelope separators and lead-calcium grids.
Elpis was founded in 2000 as an automotive battery exporter, and has been supplying its MF (Maintenance Free) Battery and excellent Korean automotive parts to overseas customers. Currently, it exports its MF Battery and automotive parts to the Middle East, Russia and Asia.

Since achieving its one million dollars goal in sales in 2001, Elpis has been growing rapidly every year. In 2010, it established a branch office in Dubai to respond to increasing demand and to meet customers’ requests in a timely manner. Based on these efforts, it achieved 20 million dollars in sales in the year 2013.
Opening a branch office in Iran last year, Elpis secured a bridgehead to advance into the country’s huge market. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Growing as an Innovative Leader in Global Parking Systems[INQ. NO. 1707M30] KOREA M.P.E. has been leading the trends in the global parking system market with “5SP,” a parking system utilizing innovative technology. Despite the Chinese challenges, it has been actively striving to advance into the Chinese market using a strategic approach. The following article, based on a oneon-one interview with the CEO of KOREA M.P.E., Park Hyun-gun, will provide interesting insights for related professionals in this field.

Please introduce our readers to your company and the driving force for its amazing growth

KOREA M.P.E. was started in 1994 with Japanese technology for mechanical parking facilities through technical cooperation. KOREA M.P.E. stands for Motor Parking Engineering. And I have been emphasizing that people using the 5P management concept can only succeed. These concepts are: positive attitude, passion, pride, patience and promise.
Successful people are usually good-natured, faithful to the basics, and helpful with 5P. Our company, KOREA M.P.E. has been growing as a strong enterprise and establishing itself in the domestic market, supported by the loyal interest and support of its clients. Therefore, we promise to meet their expectations with better productquality and service to repay their trust and interest. Also, we plan to make continuous efforts to grow as a trustworthy company by actively participating in social contribution activities, beyond merely seeking profits for the company.

Please tell us more about your major products

Under our slogan, “Dignity beyond quality,” we aim to become one of the top 2% of the companies of Korea. We are also growing steadily in the global market with differentiation for price, quality and reliability.
We have major parking systems such as elevator-type, plane to-and-fro-type and elevator-slide-type − designed, produced and maintained for mid- to large-markets. The characteristics of our innovative product, the 5SP parking system, are space-less, saving, simple & auto, safety and speedy & silent. Our cutting-edge parking facility, the 5SP parking system, will maintain the dignity and appearance of your building.
We are fully committed to becoming a company that can promote our clients with thorough craftsmanship and challenge spirit to pioneer the future. Our final objective is to be a global professional company that improves quality of life for all clients.

Please tell us about your major export and emerging markets

As for Asia, we export to Mongolia, Vietnam, Bangladesh, and Iran, and we design, produce and construct in accordance with ISO 9001 − even in Russia, Mexico and Ethiopia. We strive for the world’s best technology and service.
Currently, we pay our most attention to the potential of China among the Asian markets. Recently, we went to Jinan, Shandong province, on a business trip. The city is experiencing an increase of cars by 400,000 annually, and with population of 10 million, one household used to average 0.8 cars, but now one household has an average of 1.2 cars with the rapid increase of vehicle ownerships.
Even though China has approximately 300 parking-lot facility companies and more than 5,000 steel structure companies, there are very few top-class companies with competence, and with China’s huge size and its potential, it is still considered as a land of opportunity for development.
When setting up a business for a parking lot facility within China, one has to understand the domestic market of China, and there is a need for a strategy that maximizes final profits by creating the maximum number of orders despite small margins in consideration of the huge size of the Chinese market. The most important thing at this point is that the Chinese clients are satisfied and moved by the cutting-edge technology and service of KOREA M.P.E. To meet the rising expectations of Chinese clients, the facilities should be basically safe with low failure rate and be convenient for parking.

What is your management philosophy?

Even though people usually wait for opportunities, it is said that opportunities do not wait for people! Before we wait for opportunities, we have to build up our capabilities to tackle them. Therefore, this is why we need to focus on our work ever more.

Please tell us about your future vision and comments for overseas buyers and clients

After proclaiming Vision 2012 for construction of the parking business, the construction manager, CM for Free, gets in charge of construction management as an agent of the contractor. Therefore, the contractor, designer and construction manager form one team.
This method merely supplements the management capability of the contractor as a staff of the contractor. Not only have we registered patent No. 10-1365165, construction management method on Feb. 13, 2014, but we will also transferred six patented technologies related to our mechanical parking facility. To this end, we will continue with our flexible management to adapt to the ever-changing business environment through endless R&D and radical management innovation, with plans to kick off our overseas business advancement. We welcome the loyal support of our clients as we progress toward becoming a 21st -century global company. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods

Making Remanufactured Automobile Products More Reliable[INQ. NO. 1705M18] Taeil Precision Industry Co., Ltd. is a leading company in the development of the Korean auto industry. The company started its business in the 1980s when remanufactured automobile products were not recognized among many people. Despite a prevailing prejudice against remanufactured automobile products, Taeil has expanded its foundation for producing remanufactured automobile products based on the opinions and satisfaction of real users.
It has thus developed into a representative company that defines the quality management system for remanufactured automobile products. Greenhouse gas emissions and the global warming triggered by them drew TAEIL into the spotlight. The company is being reborn as a social enterprise that loves nature and people together with its value as an eco-friendly carbon-free enterprise. TAEIL is securing quality equivalent to the quality of new products by way of innovative manufacturing processes.
The ALT-98, a representative alternator model is the first automated inspection system that can perform multiple tests on all models. This product automatically scans the specification of a product to be inspected and can input more than 4,000 kinds of data. This model does not have a limit in the quantity of products that can be inspected.
The all new ALT-198 was developed base on 16 years of testing the ALT-98. Available with 11 kW (15 HP), 15 kW (20 HP) or 22 kW (30 HP) variable speed motor options and 300, 450 or 600 Amp Regenerative Load Banks, this tester is great for a variety of alternator testing applications for OEMs and remanufacturers, including end-of-the-line production testing, performance studies, endurance testing, and warranty evaluation.
The ST-16 Start Motor Tester is designed to provide remanufacturers and OEM manufacturers with fast accurate and detailed tests of starters. This model is designed for precise testing for high-volume applications at the touch of a button. Solenoid timing is measured on the unit allowing the machine to detect problems related to specification components or faulty assembling.


Mutual Growth with Society

Everything from disassembly to manufacturing products with recyclables involves human labor at TAEIL. The training of skilled workers provides more long-term jobs than other companies. As a company that coexists with society, its value is expanding.
TAEIL is exporting its products as brand Taeil Korea products that have undergone a carefully selected remanufacturing process rather than a simple recycling process. In addition to expanding the domestic market, the company has established itself as a global brand through the exploration of overseas markets by actively advancing into offshore businesses and contributing to the growth of the nation by having its product quality, economic feasibility and environmental efficiency recognized. | Blog Magazine of korean-machinery, brands and Goods