Mold and Die Industry

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Investment Environment and Support Policies
Forward and backward linkage with five major industries; increase in the demand for mold and die according to the development of automotive, electronics and photonics industries
Establishment of a development base with industrial infrastructure
  • Building a Try-out Center as a regional innovation specialization project, rapid processing of export volumes with the expansion of SOC (Social Overhead Capital)
Vitalizing relevant industries such as mold design, heat treatment of mold-purpose special steels and surface treatment (plating)
Stable demand in the region
  • Attracting large companies to Gwangju such as KIA Motors, Samsung Electronics and LG Innotek
Establishment of cluster mold industrial complexes
  • Establishing a non-stop production system covering R&D, contract, processing and delivery of products
  • Size: 169,704 ㎡
Support Results
Classification 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Annual Sales
(Unit: 100,000 U.S. dollars)
3,509 4,661 8,001 9,319 9,895 10,865 11,839 12,065 12,199
Number of Jobs 1,753 2,158 4,099 4,254 4,399 4,462 4,517 4,725 4,726
Companies 97 97 266 305 306 311 315 319 321
Supporting Infrastructure
Gwangju Research Center of Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH)
  • R&D: core technology for precision mold and die (high-speed mold, extension of duration of mold and die, etc.)
  • Fostering personnel: projects nurturing CAD/CAM specialists, business incubation center support
  • Company support: test production support, business management streamlining, equipment buildup and support
Gwangju Association of Dies & Molds, Small and Medium Business Corporation (SBC)
  • Inviting overseas buyers, holding export consultation exhibitions and fairs, dispatching personnel to exhibitions and fairs
  • Undertaking mold and die quality guarantee tasks, re-training field workers and training new workers
Primary policies
Project to re-educate field workers in high value-added mold and die industries (August 2006 to July 2011 / 2.16 million U.S. dollars)
  • Establishing an integrated educational cooperation system, sharing educational infrastructure, fostering high value-added technicians through close on-site educational support
  • Developing learning materials, operating educational programs, and holding on-site visit-based education, on-site technology guidance, short-term training and seminars on technical trends
Project to support mold and die technology for automotive parts and components (January 2009 to February 2013 / 2.92 million U.S. dollars)
  • Contributing to the mutual development of mold and die and automotive industries through mold and die-related technology support
  • Supporting design, development and processing of mold and die, supporting the acquisition of patents and certification, and providing mold and die-related information
Project to foster a global green mold mecca (July 2010 to April 2013 / 9.5 million U.S. dollars)
  • Providing package-type support for the development of companies in different phases (diagnosis of companies, technical guidance, linked support, etc.)
  • Global marketing (facilitating domestic and overseas marketing activities, supporting the dispatch of market exploration delegations)
  • Technical development projects (commercialization of development technology, sharing development and expansion)
Project to establish a high-tech mold center (March 2011 to March 2014 / 32.2 million U.S. dollars)
  • Establishing a high-tech mold center for high value-added mold and die
  • Establishing equipment for manufacturing prototypes, conducting tests and evaluation, and developing mold and die-related technology

Division in Charge : Strategic Industry Headquarters Auto Industry Division

Contact : +82-62-613-3931