Battery Test Centre for Korea

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UL Solutions plans to construct advanced automotive and battery testing centre in Korea

The organisation announced its plans to construct a new Advanced Automotive and Battery Testing Centre in Pyeongtaek, Gyeonggi-do, Korea, expanding current UL Solutions battery testing capacity in the region and adding electric vehicle (EV) charger testing and other capabilities.

To serve customers across the Asia Pacific region, the centre, expected to open in the second half of 2025, will help strengthen Korea’s EV industry, respond to increased demand from new and existing customers, and provide faster access to safety and performance testing and other services.

“The global transition to sustainable energy has driven innovation in the automotive industry, which can be seen clearly in Korea and across Asia,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and CEO of UL Solutions, who visited Governor Kim Dong-yeon of Gyeonggi Province during a recent trip to Korea. “Innovation cannot succeed without safety, and we are pleased to work closely with automotive manufacturers and other customers as together we build an industry that is safer, more secure, and more sustainable.”

The new facility, construction of which is subject to local government approvals, including zoning, will provide expanded EV battery testing capacity. This laboratory will make use of the technology used in the recently opened UL Solutions Korea Advanced Battery Laboratory in Pyeongtaek to test for reliability and performance. Plans also include an EV charger testing laboratory and an EV battery material laboratory. In addition, the centre will be built to test automotive plastic safety, including flammability and performance, with technology in use in UL Solutions in the USA.

The Advanced Automotive and Battery Testing Centre will add to the capacity now available at the existing Pyeongtaek facility and will complement other UL Solutions battery testing capabilities and facilities globally, including the UL Solutions E-Mobility and Energy Laboratory in Changzhou, China, BatterieIngenieure by UL Solutions in Aachen, Germany, and the UL Solutions North America Advanced Battery Laboratory under construction in Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA.

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