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explosion-proofMotors / High voltage Motors /
Elevalor Motors / Vector Motors / Spindle Motors
/ Servo Motors & Drives

1962 Commenced the production of ordinary motors from Geumsung
1963 Commenced the production of motor for fan
1968 Affiliated for compressor motor technology with Hitachi (Japan)
1971 Commenced the production of washer motor and air-conditioner motor
1976 Commenced the production of elevator motor
1979 Completed the Gimhae Plant
1980 Commenced the production of motor generator set
1986 Commenced the production of ordinary motor
1987 Commenced the production of perpetual magnetic motor
Commenced the production of direct current brush-less motor
Acquired the permit for KS mark on ordinary motor
1988 Exported the technology to INCEL of Columbia
1989 Affiliated for technology with Servo Motor of Germany Developed inverter motor
1991 Commenced the production of geared motor Commenced the production of washer mold motor
1994 Developed H-type motor
1995 Changed the trade name to LG Electronics and developed inverter motor
1996 Developed vector inverter motor
1997 Developed high-speed spindle motor for machinery
Affiliated for technology on high pressure motor with YASKAWA
1998 Changed the corporation to LG Industrial Systems Moved to Changwon Plant Commenced the production of high voltage motor Commenced the production of aluminum frame motor
2000 Launched LG·OTIS
2001 Affiliated for technology on refrigerant resistant motor with YASKAWA
2002 Commenced the production of refrigerant resistant motor
2004 Developed FDA6000 Series of servo drive
2005 Developed FDA7000 Series of servo drive
Changed the Coporate Identity to OTIS Elevator Korea
2007 고압모터 1330KW 개발, 선박용 크레인용 모터 본격출시
2008 Spun off Motor Division from Otis Elevator Korea to establish HIGEN Motor Co., Ltd.
2009 Acquired the ATEX ( France ) and IECEx certification for the flameproof motor
Developed Transverse Flux Motor
2010 Awarded the Presidential award in the National Quality Management Contest
2011 Obtained ISO/TS 16949
2012 Passed EtherCAT Conformance Test
2013 Registered Vendor with HYUNDAI Mobis for Electric Vehicle Motors
Registered Vendor with HITACHI Acquired SQ certificate from HYUNDAI Vehicle Company
2014 Launched SDA 7000 series of servo drive
Bretton Woods club, member
Supplied HIGEN's motor to water intake station in Paldang of K-water
2015 Inaugural general assembly of PLC Korea(Elected as the Chairman of PLCopen Korea)
Developed 3kW explosion-proof servo motor for the first time in Korea
Launched ADA 7000 series of servo drive
CC-Link Partner Association Membership Certificate
Shipped high voltage motors for pulverizer to Vinh Tan power plant project in Vietnam (Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction)
2016 Showcased 2016 AUTOMATICA, Germany and 2016 ROBOTWORLD, Korea (Delta robots, Multi joints robots)
Shipped high voltage motors at SAFI coal fired power plant in Morocco, (Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries Co.,)
Awarded a contract to supply high voltage motor at SEYITOMER coal fired power plant project in Turkey (KC kottrell)
Launched 3kW explosion-proof servo motor and expanded lineup (800W/1.6kW)
Awarded Best R&D Team award for fourth quarter of 2016 in Changwon city
2017 Opened an office in Robot Industry Cluster in Daegu
Acquired IECEx certification for dust ignition proof motors of low voltage in comprehensive frame range, Fr. 71 ~ 355
Supplied high voltage motors 10units to Dangjin coal fire power plant of Korea East-West Power company
Awarded Best company award for fourth quarter of 2017 in quality management sector by KMR
2018 Launched the expanded line-up of servo explosion proof motors in power ratings 200 W ~ 4 kW