• Company Name : Unick
  • CEO : Ahn, Jeonggu / Ahn, Younggu
  • Type of business : Production of new automotive other parts
  • Business contents : Manufacturing, whole/retail sales of automotive parts(oil pressure solenoid valve)
  • Form of company : KOSDAQ, 1000 Fortune company,  medium enterprise, enterprise of middle standing, corporation
  • Established dated : 21th Apr. 1976
  • Number of Employee : 554(2018)
  • Sales turnover : 223,767,760,000KRW (2017)
  • Capital : 9,660,350,000 KRW (2017)
  • Business Profit : 1,818,270,000 KRW (2017)
  • Representative Tel. +82-55-340-2000
  • Web site: http://www.unick.co.kr/
  • Address :90, Seobu-ro 179beon-gil, Jinyeong-eup, Gimhae-si, Gyeongsangnam-do, Republic of Korea

( Information from : http://www.saramin.co.kr )

History (from  http://www.unick.co.kr/eng/company/company04.asp)

Period of foundation (1971~1985)

1970 Jul. 1971. Founded.
Nov. 1973. Developed South Korea‘s first car clock.
Apr. 1976. Converted into an corporation named JEOKGO Precision Corporation.
1980 Jul. 1983. Changed the company name to Jeco Corporation.

Period of growth (1986~2006)

1980 Jan. 1986. Developed a cigarette lighter for automobiles. 
Developed valves for exhaust gas, engine, brake, and transmission
May 1987. Established a research lab affiliated with the Company under the direction of the Ministry of Science and Technology.
Dec. 1987. Awarded the Order of Industrial Service Merit (Bronze Tower) at the 1st Korea Science Awards.
May 1988. Developed an electronic sensor for automobiles
Dec. 1988. Awarded the Busan Industrial Grand Prize (technology section).
Mar. 1989. Entered into a technical partnership with the US BEEDE for combination meters.
May 1989. Developed a valve for exhaust gas recirculation.
Nov. 1989 Awarded $10 Million Export Tower on the Day of Export.
1990 Feb. 1991. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s Tosok for solenoid valve for automatic transmission.
Aug. 1991. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s Jeco for 3-Meter for Jeeps.
Jul. 1992. Completed the construction of Gimhae Division 1.
Sep. 1992. Selected as Company of Outstanding 100 PPM Quality Performance 1992 by Hyundai Motor Company.
Oct. 1992. Developed a solenoid valve for automatic transmission.
Feb. 1993. Developed an ABS wheel sensor.
Dec. 1993. Registered with KOSDAQ.
Jan. 1995. Developed a suspension solenoid valve (ECS).
Dec. 1995. Achieved ISO 9001 certification.
Feb. 1996. Completed the construction of Gimhae Division 2.
Oct. 1996. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s TNJ for carbon canister.
Nov. 1996. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s Aisan for mechanical fuel pump.
Dec. 1996. Entered into a technical partnership with Germany’s Simens for electronic-type electric wiring system. Received the Excellence Award at the Labor-Management Harmony Awards (Minister of Labor).
Jul. 1997. Developed parts of automobile evaporation gas control system.
Sep. 1997. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s Jeco for automobile multimeter.
Feb. 1998. Developed an electronically controlled EGR valve.
Mar. 1999. Developed a digital multimeter.
Jul. 1999. Developed an electronic EGR valve.
Dec. 1999. Achieved QS-9000 certification (Korea Quality Assurance).
2000 Apr. 2000. Changed the company name to Unick Corporation.
Jul. 2000. Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Quality Competitiveness (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy).
Jun. 2001. Developed a solenoid valve for next-generation automatic transmission.
Mar. 2002. Developed a coil-type sensor for measuring the degradation of automobile engine oil
Jul. 2002. Developed the control valve of evaporative emissions control system.
Aug. 2002. Established Qingdao Unick Parts Co., Ltd. in China.
Dec. 2002. Developed a next-generation fuel system control module.
Jan. 2003. Developed an electro-hydraulic control module for next-generation automatic transmission.
May 2003. Awarded the Presidential Medal of Industrial Service on the Day of Invention.
Mar. 2005. Achieved ISO 14000 certification (DEKRA).
Apr. 2005. Achieved ISO/TS 16949 certification (DEKRA).
Aug. 2005. Completed the construction of Asan Plant.
Jan. 2006. Awarded the Grand Prize at the 4th 100 Best Patented Products Awards (KIPO Commissioner).
Mar. 2006. Obtained Inno-Biz certification (Small and Medium Business Administration)
Dec. 2006. Obtained Single PPM Quality certification (SMBA)

Period of take off (2007~)

2000 Jan. 2007. Developed a solenoid valve for 6-gear automatic transmission
Sep. 2007. Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Productivity Improvement (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy). 

Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Labor-Management Culture (Ministry of Labor).
Dec. 2007. Designated as Advanced Technology Center (Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy).
Jun. 2008. Entered into a technical partnership with Japan’s Tosok for VFS valve for 6-gear automatic transmission.
Jan. 2009. Developed a solenoid valve for 8-gear automatic transmission.
Mar. 2009. Developed a valve for controlling lock & brake. 
Developed a bypass valve for emission reduction.
Jun. 2009. Developed a solenoid valve for HCV hybrid CVT.
Sep. 2009. Won the Minister of Knowledge Economy Award at the 33rd National Productivity Innovation Competition.
Received the Labor Minister’s Award at the Labor-Management Culture Grand Prize Awards.
Oct. 2009. Won the SMBA Administrator’s Award at the Venture Business Grand Prize Awards.
2010 Feb. 2010. Developed a bypass valve for emission reduction.
Sep. 2010. Selected as a candidate company for Korean Hidden Champion Initiative (The Export-Import Bank of Korea).
Oct. 2010. Developed analog clocks (Chrysler).
Received Presidential Citation at the Venture Business Grand Prize Awards.
Dec. 2010. Completed Gimhae Division 3.
Mar. 2011. Developed a solenoid valve for DCT.
Sep. 2011. Developed a solenoid valve for automatic transmission (Continental).
Nov. 2011. Developed a steering heated system.
Mar. 2012. Developed a gear lever indicator (with LIN).
Apr. 2012. Developed an analog clock (with CAN).
May 2012. Developed a solenoid valve for automatic transmission (Continental).
Selected as a company to be supported by the World Class 300 Project (Ministry of Knowledge Economy).
Awarded the Order of Industrial Service Merit (Silver Tower) as person of distinguished service to SMB
Jun. 2012. Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Labor-Management Culture (Ministry of Employment and Labor).
Jul. 2012. Developed a solenoid valve for CVT.
Sep. 2012. Developed a gas proportional control valve (KyungDong Navien).
Dec. 2012. Developed a hydrogen control valve for hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
Awarded the Bronze Prize at the Korea Technology Awards (Ministry of Knowledge Economy).
Awarded $70 Million Export Tower on the Day of Trade.
Aug. 2013. Developed a pneumatic solenoid valve. Developed a solenoid valve for engine oil pump.
Sep. 2013. Achieved OHSAS 18001 certification (DEKRA).
Oct. 2013. Developed a USB car charger.
Nov. 2013. Developed a steering vibration system (with CAN).
Dec. 2013. Developed a steering heated system.
Jan. 2014. Attained the level of Technology 5 Star (Hyundai Motor Company).
Selected as This Year’s Partner Company in Labor-Management Cooperation (Hyundai Motor Company).
May 2014. Opened the Pangyo R&B Center.
Oct. 2014. Awarded the Grand Prize at the 23rd Industrial Peace Awards (Gyeongsangnam-do).
Dec. 2014. Awarded $100 Million Export Tower on the Day of Trade. Achieved CMMI Level 3 international certification (CMMI Institute).
Mar. 2015. Received a Presidential citation on the Day of Commerce and Industry.
Sep. 2015. Completed the construction of Gimhae Division 5.
Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Labor-Management Culture (Ministry of Employment and Labor).
Received a Presidential citation as an organization of the best practice for local industry promotion.
Nov. 2015. Selected as a first-tier supplier with outstanding fair trade and win-win growth activities (GM Korea).
Jan. 2016. Selected as This Year’s Partner Company in the Area of Technology (Hyundai Motor Company).
Mar. 2017. Selected as Enterprise with Outstanding Quality Improvement (Hyundai Powertech).
Dec. 2017. Selected as Youth-Friendly Small Giant (Ministry of Employment and Labor).