DEKRA and Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in Seoul, South Korea on 3rd May 2022. Mr. Mike Walsh, EVP DEKRA Group and Head of Asia Pacific Region, Mr. Carsten Lienemann, Country Head of DEKRA South Korea, Mr. Se-jong Kim, President of KTL, and Mr. Jung-won Park, Ph.D., Vice President of KTL, participated the MoU signing ceremony.
DEKRA and KTL will develop cooperation opportunities within the scope of testing and certification services. The areas of interest cover explosion-protected electrical equipment, electric vehicle charging systems, cellular 5G devices, connected and automated driving components and vehicles, cybersecurity, and products that need to be tested in-country specific laboratories.
Mr. Mike Walsh stated, “Jointly signing our MOU is a positive step forward for both organizations and will provide a strong platform for cooperation and mutual business development”.
With this cooperation, DEKRA and KTL strengthen the services offered to their customers in the automotive, ICT, consumer, industrial, and medical industries. The objective is to help Korea-based manufacturers access the local and international markets faster while ensuring safety, enabling more services, and developing coordinated activities.
DEKRA is involved in product safety testing in Korea at its locations in Seoul, Yongin and Incheon, especially in the area of Automotive EMC, RF, and explosion safety testing. As the first laboratory in the world authorized for both device testing and security assessment programs for Alexa Voice Service (AVS), DEKRA is the only service provider in AVS in Korea.
In 2020, DEKRA Korea announced an important strategic step and further expanded its testing and certification services, by acquiring Movon test laboratories, to strengthen its position as a global provider in the growth market of automotive electromagnetic compatibility and radio frequency testing.