The ECCK would like to extend a very warm welcome to our new members and share stories of some of our newly joined members: AE Holding GmbH, Armacell Korea LLC, Atlas Copco Korea, BAKEPLUS, RWE Renewables Korea, and Sartorius Korea Biotech Co., Ltd. (*In alphabetical order). AE Holding GmbH Founded in 2013, AE Holding is a company in the Import and Export industry as an ever so growing company, with the Headquarter in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and our logistics team in Karlsbad and Sulzbach, serves clients with critical roles in various business area. Following the company’s passionate heart, AE Holding have been doing various business segments here in Germany such as 1) Brand consulting, Beauty and Personal Care, 2) Personal Care Import/Export and Distribution, 3)E-Commerce(B2B and B2C). (Courtesy: AE Holding GmbH) The secret of success of AE Holding, is the creativity and uniqueness it brings to the market, to deliver transformative projects, that pleases the demands of their partners. AE Holding stand for expertise and specialism that continually redefines the innovate elements with their esteemed clients. Also, the diverse cultural perspective in our operation inspires creativity and drives innovation. Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? We would need more buyer information and exclusive brand owners (manufacturers) in Europe, so that we could supply to Korea. Also, we expect from the ECCK to share all related regulation/legal news letters in the EU and Korea. Armacell Korea LLC Armacell is the inventor of flexible foams for equipment insulation and a leading supplier of engineered foams. Armacell develops innovative and safe thermal, acoustic and mechanical solutions with a focus on high-performance foam, next-generation aerogel blanket technology that creates sustainable value for our customers. (Courtesy: Armacell Korea LLC) We believe we have a role to play in the local life of each country we operate in. Our products are customized locally to meet customers’ expectations around the world, while developing and participating in the local economic life. Be it through manufacturing facilities, sales or administration offices, Armacell is involved in development of communities development, making a difference around the world. Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? We expect ECCK to amend suggestions and Korea only regulations to the related authorities. Unfair treatment of the foreign invested company preventing from government contracts and procurement to be corrected as a foreign invested company. Out of all ECCK activities and events, we are most looking forward to the business outlook and seminars with government speakers from related industry that ECCK provides. Atlas Copco Korea As a global industrial company based in Sweden, Atlas Copco has almost 40, 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Our industrial ideas empower our customers to grow and drive society forward. Customers can find the market-leading compressors, vacuum solutions, generators, pumps, power tools, and assembly systems everywhere. (Courtesy: Atlas Copco Korea) Atlas Copco is a decentralized organization operating by Business Areas and Divisions in implementing and following up strategies. It means our employees have the freedom to work with integrity and act as an entrepreneur. We have strived over 148 years to pursue sustainable, profitable growth. We continuously focus on Sustainability to fully commit to being part of the solution for a better tomorrow. Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? We expect the ECCK to play as an essential role in helping ease various regulations specialized only in Korea such as industrial safety or trade. As a foreign company, we hope the ECCK will provide information that we need to know critical to running a business in the local market and offering networking opportunities. Out of all ECCK activities and events, we are most looking forward to various information or trend updates meeting or webinar it provides. BAKEPLUS Founded in 1994 with a mission of “partner for success”, Bakeplus is a major distributor and a supplier of bakery and pastry ingredients in Korea. We are not only specialized in international sourcing but also in local sourcing. We support our clients by providing technical advices and introducing bread and cake recipes from global top chefs. Bakeplus is a subsidiary of Savencia Fromage & Dairy since 2018. (Courtesy: BAKEPLUS) People in our company are passionate about bread, pastry and food in general. We are continuously evolving to introduce good food to our customers. We strive to improve our workplace and Bakeplus received Top Employer certification in 2022. Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? Bakeplus expects to build a strong network with the ECCK members. We import more than 50% of products from Europe. Some ingredients in Korea are restricted/prohibited to import. Regarding this, Bakeplus would like to get help on easing Korean food regulations through ECCK and have most updated FTA & food regulatory information. Also, we would like to get involved in industry-specific issues. RWE Renewables Korea RWE has over 120 years of history in the energy industry and is actively leading the way to a green energy world. RWE Renewables has first-class resources, experience, and expertise covering the entire offshore and onshore wind energy value chain from development to construction and operation. Furthermore, RWE Renewables invests in large-scale solar projects and supports power producers, plant operators, and other stakeholders in the development, construction, and operation of photovoltaic and solar energy plants – with a focus on large-scale industrial projects. (Courtesy: RWE Renewables Korea) Sustainability is at the heart of the RWE’s strategy. Environmental: We will be climate neutral by 2040. Social: We make a positive contribution to the communities in which we operate. Also, we create an equitable and inclusive working environment that promotes diversity. Governance: We implement the principles of circular economy in our way of working. We reduce the consumption of natural resources, minimize waste and maximize the reuse and recycling of materials. Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? We are looking forward to meeting other ECCK member companies on various occasions to share business insights and discuss the market and regulatory challenges and opportunities. Sartorius Korea Biotech Co., Ltd. Sartorius is a leading international partner of the biopharmaceutical industry and the research sector with 14,000 employees and about 60 locations around the world. Sartorius Korea Biotech Co., Ltd. enables the bio-pharmaceutical clients to develop biosimilars like therapeutic antibiotics and biologics like vaccines as safely and promptly, with economic feasibility. (Courtesy: Sartorius Korea Biotech Co., Ltd.) Sartorius Korea Biotech Co., Ltd. has offered the clients trusted, proven R&D, preclinical, fermentation, cell culture, purification, clarification, and filtration solutions and more. ISO 9001:2015, ISO/IEC 17025 (2017) KOLAS-accredited (2015) GLP(Good Laboratory Practice)-certified Lab (2019) Q. As a newly joined ECCK member company, what are your expectations for the ECCK? We expect from the ECCK, regular networking events, frequent advertisement opportunities, updates on information such as current regulations, market intelligence, specific trade issues between European and Korean Counterparts. Out of all ECCK activities and events, we are most looking forward to the healthcare committee meetings, and meetings related to topics such as digitalization or decarbonization.