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SL's history from the inception to global leading company
2000 Establishes HSL Electronics (a joint venture with a German company HELLA, in Daegu Industrial complex 3).
Establishes SL America Corporation
2001 Acquires ISO 14001 Certification (Korea Foundation for Quality)
Completes SL Tennessee
Designated as LEADING COMPANY in parts and materials exportation (Ministry of Industry and Energy)
2002 Establishes SHB (jointly with a German company, HELLA-BEHR, in Jillyang Industrial Complex)
Employs ERP (Enterprise Resources Plan) system
Establishes Shanghai Samlip Huizhong Automotive Manufacturing Co., LTD.
2003 Establishes Beijing Samlip Automotive Lighting Ltd.
Opens EKP (Enterprise Knowledge Portal) system
Acquires ISO/TS 16949 Certification (Korean Foundation for Quality)
Establishes SL Alabama LLC. in USA
2004 Introduces Samlip Ethics Management system
Selected as world first class product (Automotive Lighting)
Changes its corporate name to SL Corporation
Recognized as excellent company for new labor-management culture (Ministry of Labor)
2005 Opens central laboratory of technology institute
Wins Order of Silver Tower Industrial Service Merit and 100 Million Export Tower Award on Trade day
HSL relocated to a new plant at Seongseo Industrial Complex
Establishes SL Yantai, solely invested by China
Enters into mirror industry by acquiring Wooyoung Mirror system
2006 Nominated as excellent company in ethical management
Establishes SL Seobong Foundation
Establishes SL-Hella Slovakia
Certified as Technology 5 Stars Certification from Hyundai Kia Motors
Wins Presidential award for single PPM quality innovation
2007 Acquires CMMI Level 3 certification
Receives Star Enterprise Award from DAEGU City
Receives President's Commendation for cooperation with large and small- and medium-sized enterprises.
2008 Receives GM QSTP Award for 12 consecutive years (Supplier of the Year, 1997 - 2008)
Certified as Technology 5 Stars Certification from Hyundai Kia Motors
Recruits university students as the 1st SL PR Ambassador
2009 Opens SL training institute
Celebrates the 55th anniversary and declares new vision