• Company Name : KUMHO HT Inc.
  • CEO : Cho, Kyeongsuk
  • Type of business : Manufacturing the new automotive electrical equipment
  • Business contents : Manufacturing and whole sales of automotive lamp, electrical equipment, LED(light emitting diode)
  • Form of company : KOSPI, Middle sized company, foreign-invested company, external audit corporation, export/import company
  • Established dated : 1988. Jul. 15th
  • Number of Employee : 512 (2018)
  • Sales turnover : KRW 189,250,380,000 (2018)
  • Capital : KRW 7,915,510,000 (2018)
  • Business Profit : KRW 7,513,990,000 (2018)
  • Representative Tel. +82-62-958-2700
  • Web site : http://www.kumhoht.co.kr
  • Address : 717, Yonga-ro, Gwangsan-gu, Gwangju, Republic of Korea

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Company History
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2018

12 : Cho Kyoung-Sook, the CEO inauguration
03 : Acquired for LRQA United Kingdom Quality Certification
System, IATF 16949:2016
03 : Acquired for LRQA United Kingdom Quality Certification
System, ISO 9001:2015
01 : Achieved a Certification of LG-BIQs by LG Electronics

2017

12 : Achieved a Certification of SES-Tier2 by Renault Samsung Motors
11 : Achieved a Certification of SQ by Hyundai/Kia Motors in
FPCB(Flexible PCB) Division
02 : Awarded the Supplier Quality Excellence Award by SL Group
01 : Awarded as a Excellence Techology by the Hyundai/Kia Motors

2016

09 : Achieved a Certification of SQ by Hyundai/Kia Motors in
Changshu plant
05 : Set up the FPCB line
03 : Purchased HQ’s factory & estate in Gwangju
01 : Supplied all goods ab out SED Module to Shanghai-GM Motors in
Changshu plant

2015

11 : Listed on KOSPI
09 : Passed preliminary examination to be listed on KOSPI

2014

12 : Cho Seog-lae, the CEO awarded Steel Tower Industrial Medal
12 : Achieved the export 30Million USD Tower
11 : Received the GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
04 : Completed Tianjin Factory in China
03 : Received the Gwangju Regional National Tax Service award

2013

12 : Got a proposal award for publication of parts by Hyundai Mobis
12 : FTA Success Stories Competition Excellence Award by Customs
11 : Established ‘Tianjin Kumho HT Co., Ltd.’ in China
03 : Cho Seog-lae, the CEO inauguration
02 : Completed Gwangju factory

2012

12 : Awarded as a job creating company by the Ministry of
Employment and Labor
07 : Selected Hyundai Mobis outstanding partnership company in
2012
06 : Selected 2012 the best company to work, hosted by the
Minister of Knowledge Economy and Jeollanam-do
05 : Selected ‘Hidden Champion’ company hosted by
the Export-Import Bank

2011

12 : Achieved the export 10Million USD Tower
07 : Introduction of product facility and production for T20
03 : Qualified a Korean manufacturer for FTA Certification of Origin

2010

08 : Contract cooperation between industry and Jangseong comerce
high-school
08 : Selected global hidden champion hosted by the Small and Medium
Business Administration
05 : Selected the 2010 Jeollanam-do patent star company
03 : Starting to supply S8 bayonet and T10 wedge bulb to VALEO
India and MINDA

2009

12 : Achieved the export 5Million USD Tower
08 : Selected development company for Audi A6 Room Lamp supplying
via Il-heung
07 : Selected Hyundai Mobis outstanding partnership company in 2009
06 : Selected export promising small business
04 : E-mark qualified for W16W
04 : Approval from global GM
04 : Starting production for RCL PCBA module

2008

12 : Awarded silver prize for the Small-Medium Business in
Jeollanam-do
12 : Achieved the export 3Million USD Tower
12 : Selected Hyundai Mobis outstanding partnership company in 2008
09 : Changed company name to Kumho HT, Inc. and CI
07 : Selected the Promising Small Business
06 : Set up one more production line for S-8 bayonet bulb
01 : Open the office in China

2007

12 : Completed construction for the Green Tea Farm Lighting Festival
in Boseong
11 : Selected the beautiful donation company
11 : Conclusion of agreement for small-medium environmental
mangement support business
04 : Participation in SAE World Congress in Detroit
01 : SQ certification qualified for an injection

2006

11 : Acquired for SQ certification of the electric & electronic
07 : Qualified for environmental management system as ISO 14001
06 : Install SMT(Surface Mount Technology) Line and MI
(Manual Insertion) Line
06 : Participation in KOAA Show(Korea Automobile Parts & Accessories
Show)
05 : Participation in Dubai Automechanika Gulf Exhibition
01 : The institute of technology move to KPTI(Korea Photonic
Technology Institute)

2005

11 : Participating in 2005 China International Auto Part Expo
11 : Acquired certification for quality competitiveness company hosted
by Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy
11 : Acquired occupation ablity development excellent company hosted
by the Minister of Labor
09 : Starting ceremony for zero PPM challenge promotion
08 : Participation in 2005 Moscow Motor Show
03 : Oh Hong-sik, the CEO inauguration

2004

10 : Participation in the first KOAA Show(Korea Automobile Parts &
Accessories Show) 2004
10 : Acquired certification of E-mark for W2.3W
08 : Initial supply of T5 Wedge Double Contact Plate Ass’y to Denso
Korea electronics
03 : Install T5 Wedge Double Contact Plate Ass’y Machine
03 : Selected as top 100 core export small-medium business in
Jeollanam-do
02 : The introduction of T5 wedge lead-free line
02 : Awarded the 40th Trade Day prize

2003

12 : Participated in India-Korea Product Exhibition
10 : Participated in the 2nd Busan International Auto Show

2002

12 : Acquired for LRQA United Kingdom Quality Certification System,
ISO/TS16949
09 : Introduced for measuring equipment SEM and EDX
09 : Introduced for additional for exclusive festoon bulb 31mm and
36mm 1 line
09 : Development for methods of festoon bulb dual lead wire,
equipment modification
08 : Changed company name to Kumho HT Autonix.
08 : Introduced Vision System for S8 bayonet bulb and reliability
improvement
08 : Installed for additional T10 wedge bulb gas line (total 2 lines)
07 : Introduced for LED optical equipment and Source Meter as LED measuring equipment
06 : Open the Kumdong Bulb Seoul office
05 : Initial export supply to Mitsubishi
02 : Established the annex research institute
01 : Lee Yong-gyoon, the CEO inauguration

2001

07 : Automated Lumenmeter
06 : Introduced for lighting starter equipment for S8 bayonet

2000

09 : Approved and initial supply micro-wave oven bulb to Samsung
Electronic
07 : Remodeled S8 bayonet bulb automated equipment
07 : Developed to T-10 wedge gas lamp
06 : Introduced for T-10 wedge DP equipments
04 : Hwang Dal-yeon, the CEO inauguration
03 : Completed the entire process line for micro-wave oven bulb

1999

09 : Completed new Daegu, sales office
05 : Acquired for ISO 9002

1998

07 : Purchased for entire factory equipment of Festoon bulbs
06 : Manufactured for coating equipment for S8 bayonet
06 : Produced for Festoon bulb pinching type
05 : Produced for T-5 Wedge bulbs C-2F type
01 : Produced for T-6.5 Wedge bulbs

1997

12 : Introduced for gas mixing equipment
11 : Introduced for lighting starter equipment of T-10, T-6.5 Wedge
Ass’y
11 : Introduced for T-5 Wedge Ass’y unit 4
10 : Introduced additionally, automated stop-capping 1 line for S8
bayonet
07 : Introduced for T-5 Wedge DP unit 2
04 :Introduced for computing system
03 : Purchased for lighting starter equipment of T-5 Wedge Ass’y
01 : Purchased for 2 factory soil and building
01 : Introduced for equipment of T-10 Wedge Ass’y
01 : Introduced for equipment of T-6.5 Wedge Ass’y

1996

11 : Introduced auto capping equipments 1 line for S8 bayonet
08 : Introduced SP equipments 2 lines for T-10 Wedge
04 : Introduced for T-5 Wedge Ass’y unit 3

1995

10 : Introduced for T-5 Wedge DP equipments
09 : Completed for expand the factory
08 : Introduced for S-8 bayonet bulb equipment 1 line the unit 3

1994

01 : Achieved less than 20 ppm defective rate level

1992

09 : Achieved less than 84 ppm defective rate level

1991

08 : Promotion started for less than 20 ppm defective rate level

1990

12 : Achieved the Prime Minister’s Award

1989

09 : Completed for Head office and Factory

1988

09 : Achieved the autorized foreign investment
07 : Contract joint venture investment with Toshiba Lighting and
Technology
07 : Established the company