Ulsan Technopark’s Automotive Innovation Parts Center (APIC) provides test services for its customers who are mainly manufacturers of compononents, both Tier 1 and Tier 2. Brüel &Kjær’s PULSE platform, LDS shakers, arrays and transducers are all used at the facility for automotive NVH vibration testing, environmental testing and material test.
The Ulsan Technopark (UTP), established in 2002, is jointly owned by the Korean government and the Ulsan City Authority. Its goal is to situate resources such as universities, businesses and research institutes in one place, and become the centre for technological innovation, providing building facilities and equipment for research, testing and production.
The Automotive Innovation Parts Center
The Automotive Innovation Parts Center (APIC) located at Maegok-dong, Buk-gu, Ulsan, is Ulsan Technopark’s automotive research facility. It fosters technological innovation, quality improvement, and business establishment support of automotive parts companies in the Yeongnam region of Korea. The facility, covering an area of more than 55000m2, has a total floor space of over 19000m2 and cost KRW124 billion for the infrastructure and KRW48 billion for the equipment. It has more than 60 employees, all with university degrees.
Its main focus is to provide test services for its customers who are mainly manufacturers of compononents, both Tier 1 and Tier 2. In addition, UTP also works for Korean automotive manufacturers including SsangYong Motor Company, Hyundai Motor Company and Renault Samsung.
Today, UTP places a strong focus on Hybrid Electrical Vehicles (HEV) and Electrical Vehicles (EV), and is aiming at becoming the Korean competence centre in this field.