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Korea's only public comprehensive testing and certification organization Customer makes KTL

Customer makes KTL

Introduction

 

Advancing national industrial development through quality improvement and export supportntroduction of Korea Testing Laboratory

Introduction of Korea Testing Laboratory

To objectively and accurately verify whether R&D outcomes meet the performance and safety requirements required in the domestic and international markets and

To secure national security, enhance export competitiveness, and contribute to the development of national infrastructure projects

Background of Establishment

1966. 4. 13

Financial assistance from UNESCO
Fine Instrument Center (FIC)
Improvement of industrial accuracy and quality

On April 13, 1966, Minister Park Chung-hoon of the Minister of Commerce and Industry, representative W.R Lucas of the UN Development Programme (UNDP), and UNESCO chief advisor John E. Steel signed the Operation Plans for the Korea Fine Instrument Center.

1966. 2. 10

KOR-US Joint Statement with former US President Lyndon Johnson
Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)
Serving as a seed to expand the country's R&D capacity

Basis and Purpose of establishment

Basis of Establishment

Article 41 (Establishment, etc. of Korea Testing Laboratory) of the Industrial Technology Innovation Promotion Act

Purpose of Establishment

Founded in order to efficiently support the testing and evaluation of outcomes of innovation of technology and the development, etc. of technology (Article 41.1)

History

  • 1966.04.April 1966 Establishment of the Korea Fine Instrument Center (FIC)
  • 1983.08.August 1983 Changed to the Korea Industrial Technology Center (KIMM)
  • 1989.10.October 1989 Changed to the Quality Evaluation Center under the Korea Quality Evaluation Center (KAITECH)
  • 1999.03.March 1999 Changed to the Korea Testing Laboratory (KTL) under the Institute for Industrial Technology Evaluation and Planning (ITEP)
  • 2006.11.November 2006 KTL established as an independent corporation
  • 2015.03.March 2015 KTL Headquarters relocated to Jinju Innovative City in Gyeongsangnam-do

Legal Stature


Key Responsibilities

To objectively and accurately verify whether R&D outcomes meet the performance and safety requirements required in the domestic and international markets

→ To secure national security, enhance export competitiveness, and contribute to the development of national infrastructure projects

* Expertise accumulated for 56 years as Korea's only public institution that conducts comprehensive testing and certification

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