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DONGHEE, established in 1972 as DONGSEUNG Co., Ltd. to produce and supply bumper and pedal, has constantly concentrated its energy on development of mass production technology and quality improvement. As the result, we were able to build a trusted relationship with our customer, Hyundai Motors Co., Ltd. In 1986, DONGHEE Industrial Co., Ltd. was established, which received the production line and technology transfer from Hyundai and secured the production system comprising press, welding, painting and assembly lines.

Since 1987, DONGHEE established a joint venture called Webasto DONGHEE with Webasto Group in Germany to localize the sunroof product. At its early stage, we faced a difficulty since the demand for sunroof product was low. However, we were able to improve both of its functionality and design as the gradually increasing trend of premium interior culture.

Beginning with Sonata of Hyundai Motors in 1995, we successfully developed the module compliant with the regulations against vehicle evaporative gas of many countries in the world, which provided the momentum to launch our products to the global market. In recent, we are applying polymer plastic as well as steel to production as a part of material diversification efforts.

DONGHEE has established the global production bases to secure the shortest supply distance from the customer location in active response to the environmental changes of our customers. We established a production plant in Zhangjiagang, Jiangsu, China in 2004 to secure a bridgehead for China market. This plant produces and supplies front cross member, fuel tank, arm and pedal products. And also we established Beijing Sunroof Plant to supply high-quality sunroof products.

In addition, we established the suspension and fuel tank plants in Strecno, Slovakia in 2005, Cesky Tesin, the Czech Republic in 2007 and Saint-Petersburg, Russia in 2009 to supply our products for our customers in entire Europe and other emerging markets. DONGHEE will provide the optimal supply distance and ‘just-in-time’ environment for our customers through continuous overseas localization strategy.

DONGHEE was acknowledge for its quality and technology by our customer Kia Motors Co, which led to the opportunity to assembly and product Kia’s small car ‘Morning’ and ‘Picanto’ through establishing DONGHEE Auto Co., Ltd. in 2002.

Only new technology can lead the future. Only new technology can create new values. DONGHEE is developing the functional parts that can be applied to the future car environment.We have completed to develop contactless sensor, switch without contact point, BLDC motor for sunroof, ETB system and power supply system (SMPS) to secure the original technologies in electro-magnetic parts. We have also already began R&D in transforming a small car into an electric car to develop the technologies for power and power control as well as the infrastructures for special motor, battery, battery pack modules, BMS charger and inverter.

In addition, we are currently focusing on developing the lightweight compound materials and parts using the so-called‘New dream material of 21st century’ Carbon nanotube as well as the high-pressure hydrogen tank and modules for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. DONGHEE will keep active R&D efforts in power system, electronic system and lightweight new material fields for diversified future energies.