Key Events and Milestones

  • Success Story of Solite:

Learn about the history of Solite Battery and explore our company milestones over the years.

Milestones

Incorporation of 'GyeongwonIndustry Co., Ltd.'
1979 Feb
Designation as the original component of and supply to 'Hyundai Motors Co., Ltd.'
1981 Feb
Acquisition of KS Mark Certification for automobile lead-acid battery
1982 Jun
Awarded for $10 million export (Iron-tower industry medal)
1987 Nov
Completion of the construction of Osan battery plant
1988 Dec
Establishment of a Central Technology Research Center
1992 Aug
Joint development of battery for electric car (technology alliance with OVONICS)
1993 Nov
Expansion of the manufacturing facility to the annual capacity of 5 million units
1993 Dec
Acquisition of ISO 9001 Certification
1994 Nov
Acquisition of UL Mark Certification for the maintenance-free fixed type lead-acid battery
1994 Dec
Completion of the construction of the technology research center
1995 Oct
KS Mark Certification for the maintenance-free fixed type lead-acid battery
1996 May
Completion or the construction of Gyeongju Manufacturing Plant
1997 Nov
Acquisition of HQS9002 Certification (Hyundai Motors)
1999 Jan
Changed the company name into 'Hyundai Enercell Co. Ltd.'
2000 Jan
Acquisition of QS 9000 Certification
2000 Oct
Assembly and mass production of lead-acid battery for forklift (traction)
2001 May
Acquisition of ISO 14001 Environmental System Certification Acquisition of ISO/TS 16949 Quality System Certification
2003 Nov
Completion of the development of NI-MH battery for the defense industry
2005 Mar
Acquisition of TUV Certification for the NATO quality system
2007 Oct
Acquisition of 4.5STAR in the evaluation of the qualities of the primary cooperative companies of Hyundai / Kia – Ranked the 1st in the battery division
2008 Jul
Merge with 'Sungwoo Automotive Co. Ltd.'
2009 Jan
Acquisition of the environmental mark certification for the Gyeongju Manufacturing Plant
2010 Jan
Expansion of the manufacturing facility to the annual capacity of 6.6 million units
2012 Apr
Changed the name of the company to 'Hyundai Sungwoo Automotive Korea Co. Ltd.'
2013 May
Grand prize in creative management that brought honors to Korea in 2014 (Won in the sustainable management division)
2014 Mar
Solite battery was selected as Korea’s Most Admired Companies "The Proud, Most outstanding product in value evaluation by the customers" by Korea’s Most Admired Companies
2014 Jun
Changed the company name into 'Hyundai Sungwoo Solite Co. Ltd.'
2015 May
Solite battery was selected as Korea’s Most Admired Companies "The Proud, Most outstanding product in value evaluation by the customers" by Korea’s Most Admired Companies, 2 years in a row
2015 Jul

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