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1980s
SL's history from the inception to global leading company
 
 
1981 Forms technical alliance with STANLEY Electric Co. (Headlamp sector)
1982 Joint business of vertical industries in small- and medium-sized companies approved (Ministry of Commerce and Industry)
Passes ECE regulations on headlamps
1983 Industrial Service Medal received (No.1216)
1985 Acquires UL Mark for injection plant (C-2172)
Acquires the First Class for plant quality management (Da 1-31) (headlamps)
Creates a joint venture agreement between Samlip Industrial and General Motors
Wins the best prize for industrial standardization (No.26 / Quality Control Standardization Competition)
1986 Establishes in-house Research Center (Approved by Ministry of Science and Technology No. 315)
Builds SL Seongsan jointly with GM in Seongseo Industrial Complex
1987 Forms technical alliance with a British company, LUCAS (headlamp)
Wins Ten Million Export Tower Award
Establishes SL Lighting Corporation (formerly, Samlip Electric) in Gumdan Industrial Complex, Daegu
1988 IPO (Korea Stock Exchange 810-52, Capital KRW 6.5 billion)
1989 Wins Korea Management Grand Prix (Best Company) from Korea Management Association (KMA)