History and Awards

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Seoyon E-Hwa R&D Center has been growing together with Seoyon E-Hwa since it was recognized
as a company-affiliated lab in 1988. In line with the establishment of overseas corporations,
we have established and operated overseas labs, and we are making achievements and receiving recognition in various fields in line with the growth of our labs.

  • History
  • Awards

2022.01

Beijing Hainachuan Lab relocated in China
(Shunyi → Caiyu)

2016.02

Seoyon E-Hwa R&D Center relocation
(Asan, Chunggnam – Pyeongchon, Anyang, Gyeongi)

2013.01

Jiangsu Hanil Lab established in China
(currently Jiangsu Seoyon E-Hwa Lab)

2010.08

Hanil E-Hwa India Lab established in India
(currently Seoyon Summit India Lab)

2010.04

German Office established in Germany​

2007.07

Beijing Hanil Lab established in China
(currently Beijing Hainachuan Seoyon Lab)

1999.03

Company-affiliated lab relocation
(Buk-gu, Ulsan – Asan, Chunggnam)

2021 to 2022

Taking Another Leap

2022.01
Lab reorganization (5-groups, 12-teams, 4-divisions, safety & health support added under the management of the head of R&D Center)
2021.07
Lab reorganization (5-groups, 12-teams, 4-divisions, future innovation technology group added under the management of the head of R&D Center)
2021.01
Lab reorganization (four groups, 12 teams, four divisions, team reorganization)
2016 to 2020

Steady and Stable

2020.12
Lab reorganization (four groups, nine teams, four divisions, team reorganization)
2020.01
Lab reorganization (four groups, 11 teams, four divisions, Development Division incorporated)
2017.11
Ranked No. 1 in overall HKMC 5 Star rating evaluation
2016.02
Lab reorganization (four groups, 10 teams, and three divisions)
2016.02
Seoyon E-Hwa R&D Center relocation (Asan, Chunggnam – Pyeongchon, Anyang, Gyeongi)
2004 to 2015

Period of Growth

2013.05
New technology export and mass production for the first time by an overseas OEM
2013.01
Jiangsu Hanil Lab established in China (currently Jiangsu Seoyon E-Hwa Lab)
2012.07
Product Design Division newly established (currently Commercialization Strategy Division)
2011.01
Research Planning Team newly established (currently transferred to Commercialization Strategy Division)
2010.08
Hanil E-Hwa India Lab established in India (currently Seoyon Summit India Lab)
2010.04
German Office established in Germany
2008.12
Company-affiliated lab expanded (Design/Research Building)
2007.07
Beijing Hanil Lab established in China (currently Beijing Hainachuan Seoyon Lab)
2004.05
HKMC 5 Star certification for the first time
1986 to 2003

Start of Everything

2002.03
Company-affiliated lab expanded (Test/Startup Building)
2001.11
Product Development Lab in Ulsan accredited
1999.03
Company-affiliated lab relocation (Buk-gu, Ulsan – Asan, Chunggnam)
1999.03
First approved drawing designed (Hyundai Avante Door Panels)
1988.08
Introduction of CAD SYSTEM (CATIA)
1988.02
Company-affiliated lab established

2022.05

Received the IR52 Jang Young Sil Award (22nd week of 2022)

2022.02

Awarded with the “Supplier Of The Year” Award at the Hyundai Motor and Kia 『Partnership Day』

2020.12

Received the Commissioner Award of the Korean Intellectual Property Office at Korea Invention Patent Competition

2020.11

Received the Excellent Paper Award at the BSR Improvement Research Contest

2020.11

Received the Gold Award of the Presidential Award at the 46th National Quality Circle Contest

2019.11

Received the 2019 Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Performance Sharing Award Grand Prize

2019.11

Received the Grand Prize for R&D Excellent Partner Award

2019.11

Received the Grand Prize in Glass Wool Composite Resin Material Field
(SPE USA)

2019.07

Received the Jang Young Sil Award 2019 27th Week (non-painted composite materials for interior parts)
((non-painted composite materials for interior parts)

2022
05
Received the IR52 Jang Young Sil Award (22nd week of 2022 Ministry of Science and ICT
02
Awarded with the “Supplier Of The Year” Award at the Hyundai Motor and Kia 『Partnership Day』 HMG
2020
12
Received the Commissioner Award of the Korean Intellectual Property Office at Korea Invention Patent Competition Korean Intellectual Property Office
11
Received the Excellent Paper Award at the BSR Improvement Research Contest H/KMC
Received the Gold Award of the Presidential Award at the 46th National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
2019
11
Received the 2019 Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Performance Sharing Award Grand Prize H/KMC
Received the Grand Prize for R&D Excellent Partner Award H/KMC
Received the Grand Prize in Glass Wool Composite Resin Material Field SPE USA
07
Received the Jang Young Sil Award 2019 27th Week (non-painted composite materials for interior parts) Ministry of Science and ICT
06
Acquired 2019 HKMC 5 Star (Technology and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2018
06
Acquired 2018 HKMC 5 Star (Technology Sector) H/KMC
2017
12
Received the Natural Cork Film 2017 Finalist Award SPE USA
11
Received the Silver Award of the Presidential Award at the 43th National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
06
Acquired 2017 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2016
06
Acquired 2016 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2015
11
Received the IMX Technology Innovation Award Grand Prize SPE USA
09
Received the Gold Award of the Presidential Award at the 41st National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
07
Received the Excellence Award at 2015 Digital Automobile Development Contest H/KMC
06
Acquired 2015 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
04
New Technology (NET) certification acquired (non-painting injection foaming technology of door panel parts using gas back pressure control method) Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
2014
08
Received the Gold Award of the Presidential Award at the 40th National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
06
Acquired 2014 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
04
New Technology (NET) certification acquired (IMX soft C/PAD manufacturing technology Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
2013
10
Received the Silver Award of the Presidential Award at the 39th National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
06
Acquired 2013 HKMC 5 Star (Technology and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2012
06
Acquired 2012 HKMC 5 Star (Technology and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2011
06
Acquired 2011 HKMC 5 Star (Technology and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2010
12
New Technology (NET) certification acquired (low-pressure injection integral molding technology using Steel IMG vacuum molding) Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
11
Received the Gold Award of the Presidential Award at the 36th National Quality Circle Contest Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy
06
Acquired 2010 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2009
06
Acquired 2009 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2008
06
Acquired 2008 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2007
11
Received the Gold Award of Design for Six Sigma (DFSS) Promotion Excellent Partner H/KMC
06
Acquired 2007 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2006
06
Acquired 2006 HKMC 5 Star (Technology, Payment, and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2005
06
Acquired 2005 HKMC 5 Star (Technology and Quality Sector) H/KMC
2004
10
Received the Minister of Science and Technology Award as Excellent Corporate Lab Ministry of Science and Technology
06
Acquired 2004 HKMC 5 Star (Technology Sector) H/KMC
02
Received the Partner of the Year Award (HKMC) H/KMC