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03 Research & development

Development of environment-friendly materials for the product

Hyundai Sungwoo Casting

Reduction in the weight of automobile begins with the development of the basic materials for automobiles. Our company is playing a role in the development of environment-friendly automobile of the future by applying new materials such as aluminum and magnesium, etc. to the automobile components which had been manufactured in casting format. In particular, we succeeded in the development of Lower-Arm by utilizing magnesium, thereby firming up our status as the developer of next-generation automobile components.

Hyundai Sungwoo Solite

The excellence of Solite Battery is being acknowledged by the main completed vehicle manufacturers in Korea. Our company, in manufacturing of the Solite Battery, has continuously researched the technology for the utilization of recycled zinc and has applied the technology in actual mass production. Use of the recycled zinc prevents environmental pollution and reduces social costs by promoting the recycling of waste battery and other products that contain lead. Our company is putting in efforts to develop long lifespan battery through the development of new technologies. Currently, the diverse hybrid technologies introduced as technologies for the stage of transition into 100% electric vehicles are continuing to demand the traditional lead battery to play major role. Our company is maximizing the customer value by developing and manufacturing long lifespan batteries that can cope with a diverse range of hybrid technologies.

Hyundai Sungwoo Metal

Hyundai Sungwoo Holdings, while putting in efforts to reduce the direct emission of greenhouse gas through environment-friendly processes aimed at reducing the emission of greenhouse gas, is focusing on reduction of energy consumption through the employment of environment-friendly facilities, thereby enhancing the effect of reducing the indirect generation of greenhouse gas every year. Hyundai Sungwoo Metal reduced the electric power consumption for lighting by 80% by replacing all the lighting facilities with LED lamps in the entire factory building in 2012, and reduced annual natural gas consumption by123,510㎥ in 2013 through the installation of thermal exchanger as a part of the works for the improvement of increase in the temperature of the water supplied to boiler and thermal processing. After having been selected as a company subjected to target management system for greenhouse gas since 2011, the entire company is sincerely executing the verification by the verification institutions, and we received the assessment of being appropriate in all the items of detailed verification during the inspection in 2012.

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