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101 Best South Korea Automotive Startups – The Future of Transportation

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korea based Automotive companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Automotive industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korea Automotive Startups

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Seoul Robotics

Seoul Robotics

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Making Robots Intelligent – Building advanced Lidar perception software for self driving cars and robots

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42dot is a technology company pioneering frictionless and autonomous mobility services through the development of UMOS.

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Hyundai Motor Company

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Hyundai Motor Company is a multinational automotive manufacturer with various vehicle lineups, brand vision, and global campaigns.

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SOS LAB

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SOS LAB is a technology company that manufactures LiDAR sensor products.

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Bitsensing

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Bitsensing is a radar technology startup focused on developing smart city solutions to improve citizens’ quality of life.

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Cardoc

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Cardoc is a marketplace for car body repair shops.

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OWiN

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OWiN is a computer company that provides a device and software platform that connects car divers and merchants online and offline.

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Kumho Tire Co., Inc.

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Kumho Tire Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture of tires.

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MORAI

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MORAI offers unique autonomous driving V&V solutions and a variety of custom built simulation services.

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Smart Radar System

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Smart Radar System is a startup developing radar solutions for autonomous cars and industrial applications.

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Fescaro

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FESCARO is a specialized automotive-security startup developing the security technology.

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Genesis

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Genesis is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group.

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Kia Motors

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Kia Motors is a manufacturer of quality motor vehicles that is commits to surpass customer expectations.

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Macarong Factory

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Macarong Factory is an Android developer that has been active since 2014 and has one app in Google Play.

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SK Encar

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SK Encar is an automotive company that sells new and used cars.

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Perseus

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Hypervisor-based connected car solutions that simplify in-car hardware and software infrastructure, streamline implementation and management

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Mosiler

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Mosiler is to provide safe and comfortable service to your destination with your vehicle .

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Celltrion

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Celltrion engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of therapeutic proteins.

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SsangYong

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SsangYong is a manufacturer of sports utility vehicles (SUV) and recreational vehicles (RV).

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Hyundai Mobis

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HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd is a Korea-based manufacturer principally engaged in the provision of automobile components.

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LG Display Co

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LG Display is an innovator of display technologies.

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Hyundai Motor Group

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Hyundai Motor Group is an automotive company that also affiliates in other industries such as construction, steel, and finance.

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SL Corporation

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SL Corporation manufactures automotive parts.

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Mando Corporation

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Manufacturing of automotive parts

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Hankook Tire

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Hankook Tire is an automotive company that manufactures car tires and truck tires.

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Thinkware

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At Thinkware, we answer challenges and deliver with innovation.

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Hanon Systems

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Hanon Systems is a full-line supplier of automotive thermal and energy management solutions.

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LS Automotive

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LS Automotive produces and sells automobile parts in South Korea and internationally.

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Vueron

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LiDAR perception software proivder

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Renault Samsung Motors

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Renault Samsung Motors is an automobile manufacturer that produces and sells medium-sized sedan.

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P-Oil

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Automotive Lubricant Manufacturer

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Dual Electronics Corp

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Dual Electronics Corp is a consumer electronics firm providing a home, marine, and car audio solutions.

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Autonics

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Autonics is a leading Korean company in industrial automation and offers a wide range of sensors, controllers and more.

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HYUNDAI KEFICO

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HYUNDAI KEFICO manufactures and sells automotive electronic management systems.

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Cheongbo Industrial Co. (CBI)

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Cheongbo Industrial is a company specializing in automobile engine and mission parts that require high precision and technology.

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Autowini

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Autowini Inc.provides an e-commerce website and platform focused on vehicles and related services.

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ENA

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ENA is a manufacturer and supplier of automotive parts.

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Leo Motors

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Leo Motors is an US public company based outside of Seoul, Korea.

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Hyundai Autron

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Hyundai Autron is a research and development company specialized in the field of electronic automotive control.

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S&S INC

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S&S INC is an auto parts manufacturing company.

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ArVizon

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ArVizon is a hardware company that produces smart automotive solutions.

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Sejong

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Sejong engages in the production of automobile exhaust systems.

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PLK Technologies

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PLK Technologies is leading manufacturer of automotive market.

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Spring Cloud

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Spring Cloud offers AI-based autonomous mobility and data analysis services.

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Zentropy

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Zentropy develops high-performance electric scooters and reliable battery swapping charging networks.

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deer

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deer is an electric kickboard sharing service company.

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MANDO-HELLA Electronics

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MANDO-HELLA Electronics is an automotive parts manufacturing company.

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Hwaseung R&A

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Hwaseung R&A is a manufacturer of automotive parts and industrial rubber parts.

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EZGO

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EZGO develops GPS navigation applications for the automotive industry.

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Drimaes

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Drimaes providers automotive software platform intended to offer in-vehicle infotainment services.

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CarTech

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CarTech is a car maintenance and technical magazine.

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Nexturn Bioscience

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Nexton Bioscience is a manufacturer of CNC automatic lathes.

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NEXEN TIREoration

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Nexen Tire is a tire manufacturer that designs,produces and markets tires, inner tubes and flaps for passenger located in Yangsan.

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KSS-ImageNext

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KSS-ImageNext is a system development company in the automotive electronics sector.

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Hyundai Transys

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Hyundai Transys is a manufacturer of key automobile components.

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Humax Automotive

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Humax Automotive is a developer/manufacturer of various in-vehicle infotainment systems.

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A.I. MATICS

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A.I.MATICS has provided its solution to mass produced cars, has demonstrated the effectiveness of its AI camera solution technology.

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Olulo

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Olulo provides electric kickboard sharing services.

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Hyundai MnSOFT

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Hyundai MnSOFT specializes in vehicle IT and infotainment.

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Adas One

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ADAS One, a multi-functional Car DVR, is truly integrating the technolgies for safe driving to revolutionize your automobile experience.

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CAR Manager

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CAR Manager is an automotive service provider company.

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JY CUSTOM

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JY CUSTOM is a supplier of sound equipment and automotive accessories.

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Bobaedream

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Bobaedream is an automobile company that offers used car sales services.

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Global Information Technology

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Global Information Technology provides diagnostic and connectivity solutions.

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MH Technologies Inc.

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EV motor cooling channel provider

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Hyundai Powertech

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Hyundai Powertech is a main auto parts manufacturer of Hyundai Motor Group, specializing in automotive transmissions.

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Thrifty Car Sales

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Thrifty Car Sales is an automotive company which offers certified used cars at unbelievable prices.

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Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association

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Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association is a non-profit organization representing the interests of automakers in Korea.

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EMVcon

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EMVcon is an electric vehicle conversion company that offers plug-and-play electric vehicle conversion kits.

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Point Engineering

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Point Engineering is the leading manufacturing company for precision parts and material based on fine machining.

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YPER

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YPER is a vehicle management and car wash app.

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Kyungshin

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Kyungshin is an auto parts manufacturing company.

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YURA

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YURA is a motor vehicle parts manufacturer company.

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TechPro

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TechPro is a manufacturing company that provides automobile suspension products in Korea.

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UVO

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UVO is an advanced connected car solution that integrates cars, smartphones, and infotainment systems into a single solution.

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Getcha

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Getcha is a car purchase, long-term rental, lease, test ride, and car consulting company.

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Fukoku

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Fukoku is manufacturing and selling rubber products.

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Han Sung Motor

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Han Sung Motor is providing automotive dealership service for Mercedes-Benz Korea.

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Samkee Automotive

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Samkee Automotive is a specialist in automotive die-casting, providing global OEMs with lightweighting solutions.

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KlinElex

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KlinElex is an electric vehicle charger manufacturing company.

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Dongwon Metal

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Dongwon Metal is a company that manufactures automotive parts like a door frames, bumper beams and battery frames etc.,

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SW Mobility

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SW Mobility is an automotive electronic software company.

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IS technology

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IS technology is an embedded vision company that provides driver state monitoring solutions.

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EnGIS Technologies

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EnGIS Technologies, Inc. is a leading software development company providing premium software solutions to the global automotive market.

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Daewoo Electronic Components

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Daewoo Electronic Components engages in the manufacture and distribution of automotive electronic components.

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DY Group

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DY Group is a holding company that manufactures automotive parts, hydraulic equipment, and industrial equipment.

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MS Autotech

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MS Autotech specializes in automobile body parts.

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Abpro Bio (UGINT)

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Abpro Bio is a manufacturer of machine tools such as lathe, tapping centers, machining centers, and micro milling centers.

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Master

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Master is a vehicle management system that offers all the services of the aftermarket except for automobile manufacturing.

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CARBY

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CARBY is an online car procuring service provider.

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M PARK

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M PARK is an automobile trading company in Korea.

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GM Daewoo

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General Motors is a vehicle manufacturer that creates new vehicles and parts.

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Jinsung T E C

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Jinsung T E C engages in the manufacture and sale of industrial rollers used in the construction equipment.

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KB Wiper System

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KB Wiper System is an automobile wiper, engine parts, body parts and power transmission devices manufacturing company.

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ONEKEY

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ONEKEY is a smart key entry system where users can freely control access to their cars, homes, and offices using only a smartphone.

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JastecM

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JastecM offers automotive IoT product manufacturing and platform service.

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Daedong Industrial

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Daedong Industrial is a Korea-based company engaged in the manufacture and sale of agricultural machinery.

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ACT

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ACT provides automotive durability performance analysis and testing related solutions.

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ESMO

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ESMO is a automotive wiring harness manufacturer.

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Aim Systems

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Aim Systems is the provider of industrial automation solution services.

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CocoaSoft

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CocoaSoft helps people and robots collaborate closely to increase employee potential and help the business succeed.

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