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  • Dec 23, 2014
  • Updated: 6:13am
South Korea Country Report

Nabakem sprays support for mainland business

Kim Jong-hyouk, president and CEO

It is not every day that an executive talks about chemical products as his children. But for Kim Jong-hyouk, president and CEO of Nabakem, business is all about family.

Friday, 24 May, 2013, 6:08pm

Limoh's business acumen is built on giving back

Lim Ohsik, CEO and chairman

For Lim Ohsik, the true testament of a company's success is measured not by its size but by how much it gives back to society. More than being the CEO and chairman of South Korean conglomerate Limoh Group, Lim values his role as a philanthropist. He has devoted more than a decade to supporting charities such as the Myeong Hwi Won centre for the disabled and ChildFund Korea.

24 May 2013 - 6:10pm

Sejong City rises as the country's next capital

Yu Han-sik, mayor

Building a capital from the ground up is a challenge for any nation. Moving the capital to a leaner, greener city and making it the centre of research, education and hi-tech industry - that is an achievement only South Korea can claim as it gives rise to Sejong City.

24 May 2013 - 6:07pm

Global kitchen brand leads in slow juicer innovation

Kim Young-ki, chairman and founder

Hurom LS chairman and founder Kim Young-ki spent more than 30 years perfecting the Hurom juicer and extractor. Hurom's patented Slow Squeezing system gently extracts juice from fruits and vegetables while maintaining their colour, flavour and nutritional value.

24 May 2013 - 6:06pm

RF Window transcends boundaries with technology

Lee Seong-jae, CEO

"South Korea is the kingdom of the repeater," says Lee Seong-jae, CEO of RF Window. The executive is referring to an electronic device that passes wireless signals over physical obstructions such as walls, improving wireless communication networks.

24 May 2013 - 6:05pm

Mungyo goes global with quality gypsum

Alex Nam, CEO and president

From the mine to the market, Mungyo takes giant strides in a variety of industries by offering top-quality gypsum products bearing the company's trademark. "We are very competitive because we are involved in the production process from the natural stone to the end product," says CEO and president Alex Nam.

24 May 2013 - 6:03pm

Daegu-Gyeongbuk economic zone converges major industries

Choi Byung-rok, commissioner

Prime location, end-to-end supply chain and customised facilities are only a few of the many advantages that South Korea's free economic zone provides its growing community of global powerhouse industries.

24 May 2013 - 6:01pm

Sapphire Technology brings down LED lighting costs

Lee Hui-choon, president and CEO

Sapphire Technology made waves as the first South Korean company to introduce the single crystal sapphire ingot as a light-emitting diode (LED) substrate.

With new methods for growing single crystal sapphire ingots, Sapphire Technology continues to revolutionise the industry as it leads the way in expanding the application of these precious substrates.

24 May 2013 - 6:02pm

Yuhan College fosters practical education

Lee Kwon-hyun, president

Yuhan College, one of South Korea's premiere educational institutions, is to open an innovative campus in Seoul's industrial park next March. The campus will focus on practical education to bridge the gap between what students learn in school and relevant skills required by companies.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

LTS brings expertise to China's AMOLED industry

Park Hong-jin, CEO

Chinese companies are looking to mass produce active-matrix organic light-emitting diode (AMOLED) displays to cash in on its rapidly growing usage in television and mobile phone screens.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

JW Pharmaceutical therapies target cancer stem cells

JW Pharmaceutical's innovative approach is making waves.

Cancer represents a major health challenge. Governed by a complex interplay of molecular signals, it often resists chemotherapy and metastasises extensively.

As persistent as the disease, however, is the quest for better treatment - embodied by JW Pharmaceutical, whose innovative approach is making waves in the field of oncology.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

Dongsung develops powder slush moulding technology

Thermoplastic polyurethane has many useful properties.

Innovations can help companies break new markets. In the vehicle sector, precision chemical company Dongsung Highchem has developed patented powder slush moulding technology with Hyundai-Kia. It is a less expensive way to produce thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU), the material used by select European and American luxury carmakers for their dashboards and door trim parts.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

Chemirex marks 10 years of success on the mainland

Park Jin-seok, president

One of South Korea's hidden success stories, Chemirex is a medium-sized trading company that has been entrusted as a partner of major firms such as Sinopec and Samsung. Supplying raw materials for coating and semiconductor manufacturing, Chemirex distinguishes itself through its local knowledge and solid presence on the mainland.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

Rest and relaxation define new bathroom culture

Joung In-hwan, CEO

Increased housing demand on the mainland translates to opportunities for Saturn Bath to introduce a new bathroom culture anchored on relaxation and reinvigoration.

Recognised in South Korea as the pioneer in creating innovative bathroom spaces, Saturn Bath aims to cultivate a bathroom-focused living culture in the region.

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm

Korea Wheel on track as leading wheel maker

Choe Hun, chairman

Backed by a 45-year tradition of creativity, innovation and excellence, Korea Wheel is on track to become one of the world's leading manufacturers of steel and alloy wheels. The company produces all of Kia's steel wheels and has a market share in South Korea of almost

23 May 2013 - 5:51pm