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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LG Energy Solution expands battery production in Korea and China

Korean battery maker LG Energy Solution is expanding its production of cylindrical cells in Korea and China. That’s according to a securities report LG Energy Solution released for its planned IPO. According to the report, the company will invest the equivalent of $533 million in its Ochang plant in South Korea by 2023 to build a new production line for cylindrical batteries. This will expand the plant’s production capacity to a total of 22 GWh by 2025. In addition, LG Energy Solution will invest the equivalent of 922 million US dollars in the Chinese production facility in Nanjing by 2024. There, the production capacity for cylindrical batteries is expected to exceed 60 GWh in 2025. Batteries and related products often require KCs Ex certification of explosion-proof electrical components for access to the Korean market.



Based on the fact that it normally costs about US$57.8 million to expand battery production capacity by 1 GWh, LG Enery Solution’s investments in Ochang and Nanjing could increase production capacity to about 9 and 17 GWh, respectively. The company’s intention to produce more cylindrical batteries is based on the assumption of higher demand in the coming years. Cylindrical batteries are standardized and look like standard household batteries. As a result, they have the advantage of low production costs and high energy density for their size. Therefore, Tesla and other startups are interested in this type of battery.

LG Energy Solution is considered a supplier of cylindrical batteries for the Chinese Tesla Model 3 and Model Y. With increasing sales of Tesla’s EVs, LG Energy Solution also had to expand its capacity. Some time ago, the battery manufacturer corrected its planned production from 100 to 120 GWh, as an additional 20 GWh of cylindrical batteries were added. In addition to Tesla, other EV startups and manufacturers such as Rivian and Lucid are also using cylindrical batteries. According to a forecast by Bloomberg, EV sales will reach about 25.8 million units in 2030, 15 times the number in 2020. Accordingly, cylindrical batteries are also expected to increase in demand.

We provide certification services for all product areas, including KC certification for consumer products and especially electronics, KC-EMV certification for electronic products, and KCs certification for machinery, as well as KCs for explosion-proof products. We are available to answer any questions you may have about Korea certifications.

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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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