LG화학, 장쑤성 우시시와 ‘화동 테크센터’ 설립 투자협약 체결
2021년 상반기 착공을 시작해 2022년 5월경 본격 운영할 계획
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LG Chem signed an investment agreement with Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province to establish “Hwadong Tech Center”
Construction begins in the first half of 2021 and plans to operate in full scale around May 2022
[Introduction of the case / Reporter Park Yeon-pa] = LG Chem is expanding a specialized customer support organization that solves customer paypoints. This is to closely support the customized technology desired by global local customers.
LG Chem recently signed an investment agreement (MOU) with Wuxi City in Jiangsu Province, China to establish a Tech Center.
With this agreement, LG Chem invested about 30 billion won to build the'Hwadong Tech Center' in Kao New District, Wuxi City, dedicated to technical support and development work for local customers, and the construction and operation of Wuxi City. We actively support the site and infrastructure necessary for the project. Construction begins in the first half of 2021 and plans to operate in earnest around May 2022.
Hwadong Tech Center has three floors above the ground and a total floor area of about 10,000m2 (approximately 3,000 pyeong, based on Chinese Building Law), and is characterized by constructing a pilot facility equivalent to the mass production facility owned by actual customers for customized support. to be. About 9 billion won is invested only in these processing and advanced analysis facilities, and it is expected that half of the affiliated research personnel, including local recruitment, consist of master's or higher, so that they will have facilities and specialists that are more than most medium-sized research institutes.
In addition, about 60 R&D personnel including an application technology team such as extrusion processing and injection technology and a dedicated organization for each major product such as PO (polyolefin), ABS (high functional synthetic resin), SAP (super absorbent polymer), and HPM (high functional resin). Resides and is responsible for customer technical support.
Wuxi City has an excellent business environment that has been selected as one of the top 10 economic vital cities in China. It is the best place to set up a tech center for customer support, as there are many LG Chem's customers, including production bases of 80 of the global 500 companies. LG Chem's cathode material production subsidiary is also located in Kao New District, Wuxi City.
“Hwadong Tech Center will play a key role in leading the Chinese market with LG Chem’s technologically differentiated products through customized support that is optimized for local markets.” Starting with Pain Point, we will expand our investment in TechCenter, a technical support organization that provides differentiated insights to customers.”
Establishment of support system for three Asian customers, review of global bases in the future
When the Hwadong Tech Center is completed, LG Chem will establish a support system for three Asian customers. In addition, it will be able to cover all of China along with the existing South Korean Tech Center.
Based on customer technical support know-how accumulated for more than 25 years since establishing the Tech Center at Daejeon Institute of Technology in 1995 for the first time in Korea, LG Chem is currently working at the Osan Tech Center in Gyeonggi Province (built in 2019) and Guangzhou, Guangdong Province, China (??省). It operates the Huanan Tech Center (established in 2015) in the city.
The Hwadong Tech Center has a number of LG Chem's main customers, including automobile materials and food packaging materials, and the Hwadong region's share of the petrochemical division's sales in China accounts for about 60%, so technical cooperation and support activities with local customers are also possible. It is strategically necessary.
Hwanam Tech Center is focusing on customer support for IT and electronic materials, and it is analyzed that the number of cases (cases) for new development and on-site technical support requested by local customers since its establishment in 2015 has increased by up to 20 times.
The Osan Tech Center is in charge of technical support centered on domestic and global customers, focusing on the development of future processing technologies, while the Hwanam/Hwadong Tech Center plans to contribute to improving the technology of Chinese customers, revitalizing the local economy, hiring excellent talents, and promoting local win-win effects. to be.
LG Chem plans to consider expanding its global tech center to the Americas and Europe to respond to global customers in the future as its petrochemical and related business areas expand.
Meanwhile, the Tech Center is a differentiated TS&D (Technical Service & Development) specialized organization that provides technical solutions from product development to quality improvement, productivity improvement, and facility renovation for customers and partners who purchase petrochemical products. to be. It listens to the voices of customers (VOC) and plays a role of'good' suggestion of products with improved problems and performance based on the payin points raised by customers.
For example, in the case of customers who use ABS metallic materials to realize metal texture, they could effectively replace the existing painting process by applying the injection method developed by the LG Chem Tech Center and improving materials, resulting in cost savings of up to 60. % Improved.
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