Headlines for July 2017
1. [Hanwha Group] Held an alliance dinner for Korea Defense Veterans Association & Korea-US Alliance Foundation
On June 12th, the alliance dinner for the Korea Defense Veterans Association and Korea-US Alliance Foundation was held at the Plaza Hotel. From Hanwha, Lee Tae-jong, CEO of Hanwha Corporation Defense Division, Shin Hyun-woo, CEO of Hanwha Techwin, Chang Si-kwon, CEO of Hanwha Systems, and Kim Dong-kwan, Chief Commercial Officer of Hanwha Q CELLS, attended the event. Kwon Oh-sung, the vice chairman of the Korea Defense Veterans Association, Yoo Myung-hwan, the chairman of the Korea-US Alliance Foundation, government officials, and the commander of US Forces, Korea Vincent Brooks also attended the event. Hanwha Group signed an MOU for a million-dollar sponsorship and promised continuous support.
In the congratulatory speech, Shin Hyun-woo, CEO of Hanwha Techwin said that Hanwha Group has been connected very closely to the national defense industry for long time and has been growing based on their business philosophy, “serve the country through the business,”. He also said that he is pleased to have an opportunity to contribute to strengthening the Korea-US alliance, which is important to Korea’s national defense, through this event.
The money sponsored by the Group will be used to provide scholarships, welfare programs, seminars on strengthening the alliance between Korea and the US, and activities that promote friendship between the two countries and for the members of the Korea Defense Veterans Foundation.
2. [Hanwha Group] Hosted 2017 Hanwha Chairman’s Cup National Shooting Competition
The 2017 Hanwha Chairman’s Cup National Shooting Competition, which was co-hosted by Hanwha and the Korea Shooting Federation, was held at the Chungjoo Shooting Range for eight days, and about 2,700 players participated throughout Korea.
The slogan of the 10th annual Hanwha Chairman’s Cup National Shooting Competition was, ‘Load for a dream, Challenge for Tomorrow’. Hanwha Chairman’s Cup National Shooting Competition was founded in 2008. Since then, it has become one of Korea’s five major shooting competitions.
The event received a lot of attention because the world’s top class players such as Jin Jong-oh, Kim Jang-mi, and Kim Cheong-yong of Hanwha Galleria Shooting Team competed this year. At this year’s competition, Kim Cheong-yong of Hanwha Galleria Shooting Team, who is considered to be the player of the next generation, set the national record and won the men’s 50m pistol final. He made it to the final round, maintaining the highest scores and recording a total score of 235.3 to win the gold medal.
Hanwha Group has served as the main sponsor of the Korea Shooting Federation since June 2002, providing over 13.5 billion won in funding and taking the lead in boosting interest in shooting sports in Korea.
Specifically, this year’s game was also a selection match for the 2017 Asian Air Gun Championship and the 2018 National Team selection. So this competition is expected to play a role in finding prospective players who are going to lead Korea’s shooting team in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
3. [Hanwha Q CELLS] Participated in the largest solar exhibition in Europe, Intersolar
Hanwha Q CELLS, which became the number one solar producer in the world last year attended Intersolar, the largest solar exhibition in Europe which was held in Munich over three days, from May 31st to June 2nd. Hanwha Q CELLS set up the largest booth this year and concentrated on introducing products and solutions that use Hanwha Q CELL’s core technologies. Quantum Cell technology is a core technology which can increase the stability and reliability of a product. Hanwha Q CELLS grafts PERC technology, which enables it to bring high efficiency in Hanwha Q CELL’s other technologies.
Hanwha Q CELLS is going to reach over a 3GW annual quantum cell production capacity during the first half of this year. As of May of this year, the company supplied an accumulated 5GW, which is equivalent to 1 billion quantum cells, to the major markets in the US, Japan, and Europe.
Hanwha Q CELLS has been the only foreign company to receive Top Brand Awards from EuPD Research as for three consecutive years, as well as the Terawatt Awards at SNEC, which are only given to the top 10 companies. In addition, the company also had the honor of receiving all three global awards, including the Intersolar Innovation Award for their steel frame module, which was introduced for the first time through this year’s exhibition.
We hope to see Hanwha Q CELLS achieve remarkable growth and maintain the position of the number one solar cell producer in the world.
4. [Hanwha Techwin] Received 2017 Customer Loving Brand Awards
Hanhwa Techwin received two awards. At the 2017 Customer Loving Brand Awards, hosted by JoongAng Daily Economist, Hanwha Techwin Security Business Group’s brand Wisenet has received the grand prize in the CCTV category at Customer Loving Brand Awards for two consecutive years.
Hanwha Techwin Security Business Group continues to develop CCTV products with outstanding performance so that they can be effectively used for preventing crimes, managing disasters, and maintaining public security. We hope to see Hanwha Techwin Security Business Group have a stronger presence in the global market in the near future.
Meanwhile, at the 2017 Green Company Awards, which marked their 7th year this year, Hanwha Techwin Plant #3 received the excellent award, which is equivalent to the minister of the environment award. Hanwha Techwin Plant #3 have been recognized for their excellence in the creation of environmental safety programs for each production line, an emergency response system, an environmental accident prevention program, programs for reduction of environmental pollution and greenhouse gases, and eco-mileage activities with Beautiful Store.
After the award ceremony, a workshop was held for the members of the green companies. Recipients of the awards sought a response plan for changing environmental policies and shared stories of their success. We hope to see Hanwha Techwin leading environmental management in Korea as a green company.
5. [Hanwha Group] Held an orientation session for the Hanwha Science Challenge 2017 Final Round
“Now it’s the final round!” Every year, the Group hosts the Hanwha Science Challenge science fair for high school students in order to foster future scientific talent. After fiercely competitive qualifying rounds in May, a total of 20 teams began their journey to the final round. An orientation session was held prior to the final round. Let’s take a look at the scene full of passionate people.
The students who passed the second qualifying round of the Hanwha Science Challenge 2017 showed strong determination. On June 10th, an orientation session for the 20 teams that passed the second qualifying round was held at the main auditorium, located on the 3rd floor of the Hanwha Group headquarters building.
At the orientation, the 20 teams, previous award recipients, and judges got together and discussed preparation, the evaluation guidelines, and listened to the lectures.
After watching such a passion-filled orientation session, we are eager to see the ideas of those talented future leaders at the final round in August.