Korean Manufacturers’ Consortium for Custom Manufacturing in the Automotive, Machine Building, Steel Mill, Power Plant and Automation Industries
US-Korea Manufacturers Consortium
US-Korea Hotlink is the largest consortium of trusted Korean manufacturers in the Automotive, Machine Manufacturing, Steel Mill, and Power Plant industries. It serves as the single point of contact for global companies, serving their sourcing, custom manufacturing, technical partnerships, and after-sales support and training needs.
US-Korea Hotlink was founded in 2009 by LPR Global, in collaboration with two South Korean government agencies. LPR Global is an internationally-recognized consultancy specializing in trade and partnerships between Korea and the United States. The South Korean government’s Small Business Corporation (SBC) and Small and Medium Business Association (SMBA) support overseas business partnerships between Korea and the Western world.
Our Member Screening Process
In order to join our consortium, manufacturers must meet membership requirements including, but not limited to, technological expertise, successful track record of export history with global companies, sound financial performance, and certified in-house manufacturing facilities.
Candidates are then picked from a pool of equally qualified manufacturers by the Korean government agencies. Finally, consortium members are carefully selected to join US Korea Hotlink. Our members offer advanced industrial technologies in the automotive, steel mills, advanced manufacturing, robotic automation, and energy sectors.
Why You Should Work with US Korea Hotlink
When it comes to outsourcing or working with offshore suppliers, Western companies often face challenges with supplier quality and reliability. US Korea Hotlink addresses these issues and other areas of possible concern to ensure that your transactions with any of our Korean members are always dependable and prompt.
Our global clients cite the following reasons for their long-term trust and satisfaction with us:
US Korea Hotlink Team
Our team at the corporate headquarters in Toronto consists of multilingual professionals with diverse backgrounds in industry, government, software, and manufacturing. Our roster even includes a two-time best-selling author.
We also have an experienced team of mechanical and electrical engineers in Germany, with extensive knowledge of the automotive and semiconductor industries. Our Korean team includes engineers, researchers, translators and logistics experts.
The Small Business Corporation (SBC) and the Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) provide a wide range of services to help Korean SMEs start, run and grow their businesses globally. Their mandate is to increase international visibility of Korean companies.
1:1 Matching Meetings and Conference
LPR Global’s annual networking event in Seoul, South Korea provides face-to-face meeting opportunities between our global clients and Korean manufacturers. The event not only provides fruitful meetings and factory visits, but also offers easy access to Korea’s largest trade shows in the same venue.
We pre-select and match vendors and projects prior to the meetings. One of our global clients, who has been attending our annual conference since 2012, calls it the most effective event to explore leading Korean technologies and to qualify Korean suppliers.
The conference always coincides with Korea’s largest annual trade shows, focused on machinery, tooling, automation and industrial technology, organized by Korean Association of Machinery and Industry (KOAMI), the largest association of Korean manufacturers of industrial products and machines.