Headlines for July 2018
1. [Hanwha Group] Held Hanwha Classic 2018
Hanwha Classic, which celebrated its 6th year, delivered another successful and beautiful performance of baroque music. Let’s take a look.
The Hanwha Classic 2018 was hosted by the Group on a beautifully decorated summer evening. Three performances were presented over three days at the Cheonan Arts Center and Seoul Arts Center respectively, starting on June 14th.
This year’s Hanwha Classic invited the English Concert, the best baroque orchestra group in England. They seek to remind the audience of the beauty of baroque music. Moreover, one of the world’s top three countertenors, Andreas Scholl, who shined during the performance of the English Concert, also took center stage
The Group will continue to raise the bar for classical music performances so that more people can enjoy culture& art and create unforgettable experiences as a part of the Hanwha’s social contribution activities.
2. [Hanwha Defense Affiliates] Participated in the world’s largest defense exhibition “Eurosatory”
Hanwha Corporation, Hanwha Systems, Hanwha Land Defense, and Hanwha Defense participated in the 2018 Eurosatory, the world’s largest defense exhibition, held in Paris from June 11th through 15th. They set up a booth to target the European market on a large scale.
The Group’s defense affiliates set up a combined booth that covered 444㎡ floor space, the largest booth in the exhibition. Each company’s main weapon systems and 40 models, including Chunmoo, an Electro-Optical Tracking System for vehicles, self-propelled artillery, and the Hybrid Biho were displayed and received a lot of attention from audiences.
The current display trend is using videos. The affiliates used seven 115 to 200-inch large screens to present Hanwha’s various defense competencies and actual footage of weapon systems in use, showcasing features such as mobility, firepower, guided weapons systems, and defense electronics.
We cheer for the Hanwha affiliates targeting the global market by providing competitive products and solutions.
3. [Hanwha Q CELLS] Signed an MOU for building solar farms at gas stations in Korea
On May 24th, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea signed an MOU with Korea Oil Station Association (KOSA), Dasstech, Jeonbuk Bank Ltd, Dongwon EnC Corp. for building solar farms at gas stations across Korea.
The MOU signing ceremony for a gas station solar farm project was held at Laon Convention Hotel in Daejeon. About 150 people including Cho Hyun-soo, CEO of Hanwha Q CELLS Korea, and the president of KOSA attended the ceremony.
The purpose of the MOU was to strengthen the cooperative relationship between Hanwha Q CELLS Korea and related parties for building solar farms on idle sites at gas stations throughout Korea. Based on the MOU, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea is going to supply solar modules and technological support, Dasstech for inverters, Jeonbuk Bank is going to be responsible for financing, and Dongwon EnC is going to build the facilities and provide maintenance.
By using idle sites in Korea, Hanwha Q CELLS Korea will continue to expand their business models in the market and contribute to supplying new, renewable energy.
4. [Hanwha Life] Was recognized as an outstanding call center by KSQI for seven consecutive years
Providing differentiated services is becoming more important in the life insurance industry. The call center in particular is a vital point among many other service points is the core of Hanwha Life Insurance. The company has also been focusing on improving the quality of the call center to achieve the highest level of customer service. Their efforts have been recognized by Korean Service Quality Index (KSQI) in 2018 and the call center has been selected as an outstanding call center for seven consecutive years. The 2018 KSQI Outstanding Call Center Certification ceremony was conducted by Korea Management Association Consulting (KMAC), and around 70 people including Jung Joo-sung, director of Customer Service Division at HLI, an executive of KMAC, and people from the call center of other companies attended the ceremony.
The company has continued to put their efforts toward the improvement of call center service quality by adopting an ARS, priority service for senior customers, and connecting to Telecommunication Relay Call Center for the deaf.
Looking to the future, Hanwha Life Insurance is going to secure their competitiveness through a customer-centered, differentiated call service quality. The company will continue improving personalized consulting services using the call center for customers.
5. [Hanwha Chemical & Hanwha Advanced Materials] Conducted 2018 research project reporting session
To become a creative and competent company, Hanwha Chemical R&D Center conducts a research project reporting session every year. Moreover, Hanwha Advanced Materials held a reporting session for the outcome of research projects for the first half of the year.
At this year’s progress reporting session, Kim Chang-bum, CEO of Hanwha Chemical, chief managers of each plant, and researchers involved in the projects attended in order to report results of research projects.
CEO Kim emphasized roles of the research center as a game changer through its development of differentiated and competitive technologies and through understanding market trends and competitors.
During the main session, participants had an opportunity to discuss the directions of research projects for the second half of the year and share each project’s performance report from the Lightweight Composite Materials Development Center, Electron Materials Development Center, and Solar Materials Development Center.
We look forward to seeing Hanwha Chemical and Hanwha Advanced Materials strengthen their R&D competitiveness and lead the market and the technology sector through high-level research.