KC for Electronic Products

We support world leading manufacturers in the rapid certification of electronic products for the Korean market.

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KC-EMC Certification

We clarify the requirements for your product and ensure that your product is certified quickly and reliably.

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KCs - Korea Certification Mark for machines

Korea Certification is an excellent partner for KCs certification for machines. We ensure that you get your product approved quickly and reliably.

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KEMCO Certification

Korea Certification ist der ideale, strategische Partner für die KEMCO Zertifizierung. Wir unterstützen Sie bei allen Schritten zum koreanischen Energieeffizienz-Label.

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Korea Certification offers customized certification training to fit your company needs. Our trainer will come to your location and provide the training, up to date information and pass on valuable tips from our many years of experience. Call us today to learn more!

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MPR International

Since 2005, MPR International GmbH has been supporting companies around the world in obtaining the required product certifications for the Asian markets. With a strong team located worldwide, we can offer you the best solution for your enquiries.

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Kia plans to build new plant in South Korea for purpose-built vehicles

After 25 years, South Korea’s second-largest automaker Kia plans to build a new plant to produce purpose-built vehicles, or PBVs. In doing so, the company aims to become the market leader in this emerging vehicle category by 2030. A PBV is an autonomous driving platform that can be equipped with different bodies and coachwork depending on customer preferences, according to Hyundai Motor Group, which owns Kia. Recently, Kia presented union members with plans to build a new plant where future models of PBVs and pickup trucks, among others, will roll off the assembly line. The last time Kia built a new production facility was in 1997, which was 25 years ago. It was an addition to the production line at the Hwaseong plant, about 80 kilometers south of Seoul. Production equipment and components for projects like these usually require KC certification, or specifically KC certification for electronic products, in order to be approved and distributed in Korea.



Kia and its larger parent company Hyundai Motor Group have not expanded their production capacity in South Korea since 2000 because the domestic market is already saturated. Instead, they have focused on exporting vehicles. Kia’s decision to build a new plant for PBVs in South Korea was made because of the existing research and development center there. It is assumed that the company will invest several billion US dollars for the plant. However, an exact figure has not yet been given. Construction of the plant is scheduled to be completed in December 2024. Series production of the first Kia PBV is then scheduled for July 2025. This PBV has Level 4 self-driving features, an interior height of 1.8 meters, a mileage of 600,000 kilometers and automatic OTA updates. Initially, the PBV will be used to deliver goods. At a later date, there will also be a version as a robo-taxi as well as a larger vehicle for use in bus transport. Kia expects the global PBV market to grow to 20 million vehicles by 2030. That would correspond to around one third of all new vehicles sold.

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Verena Numssen

About the author: Verena Numssen is managing director of MPR International GmbH

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