This report describes the automotive lighting industry in (South) Korea and how it is coming to affect the global automotive lighting market. The information herein has been gathered and checked via our industry connections and DVN community members. Moreover, we’ve visited, talked, and listened with the main Korean lighting participants to get firsthand knowledge and perspective.
After a brief overview presenting the main data on car production and its allocation for the Korean domestic and export markets, this report presents the history of the Korean automotive industry. Then the second section focuses on the five Korean OEMs—Hyundai, Kia, GM, Ssangyong, and Renault-Samsung—with information on their history, business, strategy, and facilities.
The third part of the report is dedicated to tier-1 set makers—SL, Hyundai IHL, Hyundai Mobis, and AMS—elucidating their strategy and innovations. Interviews illustrate their visions of the automotive lighting future. Then part four covers tier-2 light source providers. Seoul Semiconductor, Samsung, and LG Innotek are presented in detail with their vision, their global network, their intellectual property, and their R&D followed by an interview on their vision of lighting in 2020-’25.
Illustrated with tables, graphics, and photos, this report about the Korean automotive lighting Industry will allow you to become familiar with this increasingly important part of the global automotive lighting market. Similar reports about India, Brazil, and Russia will follow.