Samyang Optics and Guard K Join Hands To Develop Battery Fire Response Solutions

-Translated from Korean-

(From left) Koo Bon-wook, CEO of Samyang Optics, and Guard K CEO Cho Wook-rae are taking a photo. ⓒ Samyang Optics

“We will strive to expand supply based on supply references such as LG Group, SK Group, and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power”

[Prime Economy] Samyang Optics (225190), a company specialising in optical solutions, is working with Guard K, a company specialising in lithium-ion battery fire solutions, to develop and supply battery fire response solutions such as electric vehicle charging, energy storage systems (ESS), and uninterruptible power supplies (UPS). It was announced on the 18th that a business agreement had been signed for this purpose.

The two companies formalised their partnership through a business agreement signing ceremony held at the Samyang Optics Seoul office in Yeouido. At the event, key officials including Samyang Optics CEO Koo Bon-wook and Guard K CEO Cho Wook-rae attended the event and agreed to a “mutual cooperation to expand the battery fire response solution market”.

Recently, as the scope of battery usage has expanded, the risk of fire in the entire life cycle of battery production’s use, disposal, and recycling is increasing, making it urgent to prepare countermeasures.

Through this business agreement, the two companies plan to build an all-in-one fire response solution from thermal imaging camera-based fire detection to immediate response, and develop electric vehicle charging while also ESS/UPS safety solutions.

Samyang Optics is a global optical solutions company with technological expertise and manufacturing know-how. Through its core optical technology, it is expanding its industrial solution business by entering the thermal imaging camera and machine vision lens markets.

Recently, they launched EV-FDS, a flame detection complex thermal imaging camera and control solution specialised for the electric vehicle charging environment, and are building and operating a fire prevention and early detection system for electric vehicle charging facilities in major buildings in Korea.

Guard K is a company that develops and supplies lithium battery fire safety solutions and provides fire response systems for electric vehicles, ESS, and UPS.

Since the second half of last year, both companies have been supplying fire detection and response solutions to major domestic companies and institutions, including LG Group, SK Group, and Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, by converging each company’s solutions and technological capabilities. Based on this reference, they plan to make more aggressive investments starting this year to expand the supply of solutions to private and public institutions.

Koo Bon-wook, CEO of Samyang Optics, emphasised, “We are continuously developing technology that can effectively detect and prevent fires that can occur in electric vehicle charging and ESS/UPS by combining various sensors and AI technology with thermal imaging cameras”.

He continued, “We plan to continue to provide specialised solutions that can minimise damages caused by fire during battery use”.

Guard K CEO Cho Wook-rae said, “As interest in electric vehicle fires and safety management of lithium-ion battery charging facilities has recently increased, we are also upgrading our fire response solutions”.

He added, “We will actively cooperate in providing field-customised safety products to build safe electric vehicle and lithium-ion battery charging facilities by utilising the capabilities of both companies”.


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