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History

1954 – 1980: Inception of SL

1954
– Established Samlip Automobile Co., Ltd

1960
– Manufactured first head lamp for bicycle

1966
– Exported head lamp to Vietnam

1969
– Delivered head lamp to Hyundai Motors

1972
– Exported fog lamp to Europe

1978
– Selected as auto parts specialized company from the Korea Government

1981 – 2000: Leaping and Growing

1981
– Formed technical alliance with Stanley Electric, Japan
– Localization of head lamp for automotive

1985
– Formed JV operations with GM for lighting manufacturing (Samsung, Co.)

1986
– Established an in-house research center

1995
– Established KDS (J/V with Delphi)
– Established Detroit engineering center in U.S.

1997
– Established Samlip Lumax Ltd
– Received GM QSTP Awards

2000
– Established Samlip America


2001 – 2006: Expanding Global Footprint

2001
– Completed Samlip American Tennessee plant

2002
– Established Beijing/Shanghai office in China

2003
– Incorporation of Samplip American Alabama
– Established Shiyan Dongfeng Samlip

2004
– Changed company name to SL Corporation

2005
– Established SL Yantai through individual investment
– Acquisition of Wooyoung Mirror Systems

2007 – Present: Technology Advancement

2007
– Certified for A2LA (American Association for Laboratory Accreditation)

2008
– Established Shanghai engineering center in China

2009
– 55th anniversary of the SL foundation and declared the new vision

2010
– Operating engineering center in India

2011
– Acquired CMMI Level 3 certification

2012
– Established SL Poland Sp.zo.o

2013
– Received GM Overdrive Awards

2014
– Received GM QSTP Awards 18 years in a row