Sebang Global Battery Co., Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.gbattery.com/english/?home

■Address

433, Seolleung-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul, Korea

Business Overview

-The Company is a leader in the Korean battery industry.

Battery Market Share by Four Major Players in Korea
(According to the Company report)

(in 100 millions of won)
FY ended Dec. 31, 2016 FY ended Dec. 31, 2015 FY ended Dec. 31, 2014
Sales Market
Share
(%)
Sales Market
Share
(%)
Sales Market
Share
(%)
Sebang Global Battery 9,598 38.4 9,563 38.3 9,566 39.8
Atlas BX 5,544 22.2 5,421 21.7 4,652 19.4
Johnson Controls Delco Battery 4,238 16.9 4,214 16.9 4,015 16.7
Hyundai Sungwoo Solite 3,369 13.5 3,412 13.6 3,512 14.6
Others 2,251 9.0 - - - -
Total 25,000 100.0 22,610 90.5 21,745 90.5

Shareholders

(As of Dec. 31, 2016)

Major Shareholders Investment
Ratio (%)
Sebang Co., Ltd 37.95
GS Yuasa International 16.00
Franklin Templeton Investments 6.72
National Pension Service 5.09
Total 65.76

Products

-Lead batteries
-Ni-MH batteries
-HEV battery packs
-Hybrid fuel cell power systems
-AGM VRLA (Absorbent Glass Mat-Valve Regulated Lead Acid) batteries

History

Feb. 1966 The Company established Jin hae Battery.
Apr. 1975 Joint venture and technical alliance with Yuasa Corp (Japan).
Nov. 1975 Changwon plant became operational.
Sep. 1978 Company name changed to Sebang Battery Co., Ltd.
Nov. 1987 Listed on the Korea Stock Exchange.
Nov. 1989 Gwangju plant became operational.
May 1993 Moved headquarters to current building in Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
Jul. 1993 Changwon Plant obtained ISO 9002 certification.
Apr. 1994 Gwangju Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
May 1994 Changwon Plant obtained ISO9001 certification.
Nov. 1994 Gwangju plant No. 2 became operational.
Dec. 2003 Gwangju plant obtained ISO/TS 16949 certification
Feb. 2004 Changed its English name to Global Battery Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2006 Completed a Ni-MH battery plant in Gwangju.
Dec. 2009 Yearly production volume at the Gwangju Plant reached 11 million units.
Dec. 2013 Certified under OHSAS 18001.
Dec. 2013 Certified under Volkswagen’s Proceed Audit “A”.
Jun. 2015 Established Sebang Batteries Europe GmbH in Germany.

Supplemental Information 1

>>>Business Report up until FY ended Dec. 31, 2014

Note: A figure in brackets ( ) indicates a loss