Korea is certainly worth a visit
Korea has been divided since 1948. Even now, the two states of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) and the Republic of Korea (South Korea) are still linked by a shared language, history and cultural traditions.
SEW-EURODRIVE operates two assembly plants and six Technical Offices in South Korea. The main sectors are the automotive, logistics and tire industries, and automatic parking garages. SEW-EURODRIVE Korea was founded in Ansan in 1990. In fall 2015, Jürgen Blickle congratulated the company on its 25th anniversary.
Yongsung began his career at SEW-EURODRIVE shortly after graduating from university in 1997. His first job was in materials management. Today he heads up order processing in Ansan, a city with around 800 000 inhabitants.
In March this year, a Drive Technology Center (DTC) opened in Ulsan to provide enhanced support for the automotive industry. In a further move to meet its ambitious targets, last year saw SEW Korea exhibit at a trade fair – the Korea Industry Fair – for the first time in ten years.
Sports are a great opportunity to get rid of stress and develop relationships
“We need to emphasize the benefits of our global service network,” says Yongsung. And talking about networks – after lunch, he plays table tennis with his colleagues, and once a month they play soccer after work. There is also a baseball team and cycling club. “These sports are a great opportunity to get rid of stress and develop relationships,” says Yongsung.
We need to focus even more on applications such as automatic parking systems, the airport and automotive sectors, expanding the industrial gear units business, and – a recent addition – MAXOLUTION® projects.
As well as a visit to the demilitarized zone, Yongsung recommends seeing the Gyeongbok palace in Seoul. “Visitors can tour the palace grounds, see reenactments of historical royal ceremonies, dress up in royal costumes and even receive an introduction to taekwondo, the Korean martial art,” says Yongsung.
When it comes to food, Korea has two specialties: Kimchi – cabbage pickled using lactic fermentation – is Korea’s most famous traditional food and epitomizes Korean cuisine, as it is served with almost every meal in the country. Bibimbap consists of a bowl of cooked white rice, topped with various vegetables and gochujang (a chili paste). It is often accompanied by egg and sliced meat. Everything is stirred together thoroughly before serving.