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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Training

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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Korean battery manufacturers showed mixed reactions to Tesla’s new product

The three largest Korean battery manufacturers, which have a global market share of 30 percent in automotive batteries, are uncertain about Tesla’s new product launch, but at the same time have particular expectations of the new technology. The core of Tesla’s new technology is the “Roadrunner Project”, a blueprint for battery manufacturing. At Battery Day, industry experts saw a presentation of the current status of the project, which aims to reduce manufacturing costs and increase energy density and durability. Tesla also gave an outlook on future production processes for automotive batteries. The greatest strength of Tesla, the world’s number 1 in electric vehicles, is the vertical integration of semiconductors, electronic control systems and vehicle components used in electric vehicles.

 

 

Despite all the euphoria, Tesla is currently dependent on external suppliers for vehicle batteries. The possibility of an in-house production of solid state batteries at Tesla gained substance after taking over Maxwell, a battery manufacturer. However, analysts do not yet see Tesla’s own batteries ready for series production due to technical challenges. Experts therefore speculate that Tesla is working on a new technology for lithium ion phosphate (LFP) batteries in cooperation with the Chinese battery manufacturer CATL.

Although the three largest Korean battery manufacturers are concerned about Tesla’s entry into the automotive battery market, it is also hoped that this will have positive effects in terms of a growing market and increasing acceptance of electric vehicles. A spokesman for Korean industry said: “Tesla has triggered a boom for electric vehicles and their entry into the battery business will also bring benefits to Korean companies. Competition will boost the market and bring new technologies to market faster”. An industry insider also urged prudence: “Even though Tesla will introduce innovative technologies, it will still be difficult to compete with the decades of development work and experience of specialized battery manufacturers.” The South Korean companies LG Chem, SK Innovation and Samsung SDI are among the leading battery manufacturers and have a global market share of 30 percent.

Components of electric vehicles, which include batteries, must undergo certification in Korea. The KC mark or KC certificate is roughly equivalent to the European CE mark and applies to 730 different products, such as cars, elevators and many electronic products. MPR International GmbH – Korea Certification is represented by its own subsidiaries at five locations and thus completely covers the demand for certification services for the South Korean market. We offer certification services for all product areas. We have developed special expertise in the automotive, electrical, mechanical engineering, telecommunications and IT sectors. Our experts are always available to answer your questions without obligation.

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Julian Busch

About the author: Julian Busch is the founder and managing director of MPR International GmbH

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