※Many people doesn’t know about SECO. Most of buyers think that only PHC Valeo is a manufacturer for Hyundai/Kia car.
As I know, about 40% of clutched are supplied from SECO Seojin Automotive to Hyundai/Kia.

  • Company Name : Seco Seojin Automotive Co., Ltd.
  • CEO : Choi, Kangshik
  • Type of business : Manufacturing the new automotive power transfer unit
  • Business contents : Manufacturing and selling automotive parts(power transfer unit, automotive clutch, clutch disk, auto transmission)
  • Form of company : Middle sized company, external audit corporation, authorized company special cases on Military Service, export/import company
  • Established dated : 1990. Oct. 5th
  • Number of Employee : 299 (2018)
  • Sales turnover : KRW 142,497,580,000 (2018)
  • Capital : KRW 11,272,000,000 (2018)
  • Business Profit : KRW 9,013,390,000(2018)
  • Representative Tel. +82-31-496-1500
  • Web site : http://www.secoautomotive.com
  • Address : #609, 313, Gongdan 1-daero, Siheung-si, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea

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

Company History
According to the website :

http://www.secoautomotive.com/eng/company/history.php
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1960~70

서울강업사 창립
  • 1966. 10 Founded as SEOUL GANGEOPSA
  • 1968. Designated as a specialized plant for automotive parts by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • 1975. Designated as a specialized company for automotive parts by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
  • 1976. Acquired KS mark for Clutch Cover

1980

기술연구소 설립
  • 1980. Acquired KS mark for Clutch Cover
  • 1980. Awarded as Excellence at 7th National Quality Management Contest.
  • 1980. Received Ministry of Commerce and Industry Citation at National Quality Management Competition.
  • 1985. Certified as first-class plant for quality management
  • 1989. 06 Established R&D center

1990

천만불 수출의 탑 수상
  • 1990. 10. 05 SEOJIN DAEGEUM established – EXEDY Japan Co., Ltd. 51% invested
  • 1990. 12. 01 Began business operation
  • 1990. 12. 10 Acquired C/C, C/D “Poom” mark
  • 1991. 01. 22 Acquired C/C, C/D “KS” mark
  • 1991. 04. 04 Registered to Ministry of Commerce and Industry for technology sourcing
  • 1992. 06. 09 Acquired Class A trading license
  • 1994. 01. 24 Acquired R&D center certification
  • 1994. 07. 04 Transfer headquarter from Gunpo to Siwa Industrial Complex
  • 1994. 08.~12. New plant construction
  • 1995. 01. 28 Siwa plant construction completed
  • 1995. 12. 28 Acquired ISO 9001 certification (Korea Standards Association)
  • 1996. 11. 30 Received “$10 Million Export Tower” award on 33rd of Trade Day
  • 1996. 12. 23 Acquired Quality 100 PPM certification
  • 1997. 10 SEOJIN INDUSTRY acquired the all share which the Japanese company had.
  • 1997. 11. 13 Comany name changed to SEOJIN CLUTCH
  • 1998. 09. 17 Received 100 PPM Presidential Award
  • 1999. 01. 21 Designated as an outstanding tech company (SMBA)
  • 1999. 05. 26 Selected as a small enterprise for promising export
  • 1999. 10. 20 Acquired QS-9000 certification (Korea Quality Certification Center)

2000

국가품질경영대회 품질경영상 대통령상 수상
  • 2002. 09. SEOJIN CLUTCH China was established.
  • 2003. 02. 04 Acquired ISO/TS-16949 certification (Korea Quality Certification Center)
  • 2006. 03. 01 Acquired ISO-14001 Environmental Management System certification (SGS United Kingdom Ltd)
  • 2006. 05. 10 Registered as a technologically innovative SME (INNO-BIZ) (SMBA)
  • 2008. 06. 10 Registered as a tech-venture company (Korea Technology Finance Corporation)
  • 2009. 02. 24 Renewed environmental system IS014001 certification (Korea Standards Association)
  • 2009. 04. 16 Renewed quality system TS16949 certification (Korea Standards Association)
  • 2009. 07. 09 Certified for outstanding labor culture in 2009
  • 2009. 08. 11 Certified as an outstanding company for labor relation (Ministry of Labor)
  • 2009. 11. 25 Received Presidential Award (First place) at National Quality duty allocation competition 2009
  • 2009. 11. 25 Received Presidential Award for Quality Management at The 35th National Quality Management Competition

2010

GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award 수상
  • 2010. 11. 02 Received First place for labor relation in 2010 (Ministry of Labor)
  • 2011. 06. 03 Changed the company name to SEOJIN AUTOMOTIVE from SEOJIN CLUTCH
  • 2012. 04. 19Listed on KOSDAQ
  • 2013. 07. 15Selected as a Korean Hidden Champion Company by EXIM
  • 2013. 08. 05Selected as an outstanding company for labor relation
  • 2013. 08. 27Acquired OHSAS 18001 certification (British Standards Institution)
  • 2013. 10. 10Won GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
  • 2015. 10. 18Selected as a participant in Tech-day of HYUNDAI MOTOR and KIA MOTOROS

*The old version of package SECO clutch

*The new version of package SECO clutch