One of the largest residential water and air
technology R&D center in the world.
Coway's first Research and Development (R&D) Center was established
in 1993, after 16 years of development, Coway R&D has become one of the largest residential water
and air technology R&D center in the world.
The headquarters is located on the campus of Seoul National
University, Korea with a land area of 4.165 m2 and a total floor area of
At Coway R&D, we have been focusing on the development of
innovative and sustainable technologies along with rigorous manufacturing and inspection processes
to bring the best quality products to our customers all over the world.
MISSION & STRATEGY
Strengthening the competitiveness of
existing businesses and laying the foundation for future growth.
competitiveness of existing
COMPANY THAT STUDIES WATER, AIR AND
With its expertise in water and air quality and sense
of responsibility, the Coway R&D Center has obtained new technologies and developed
innovative products to ensure a healthy living environment for customers.
With 370 professional researchers, including 18
WQA-Certified Water Specialists (CWS), thoroughly carries out tasks ranging from previous
research to product design ∙ development, reliability test, and customer satisfaction
We secure testing capabilities and reliability as a
drinking water inspection agency designated by the Ministry of Environment and as an
internationally recognized testing laboratory by various domestic and foreign organizations
Coway is now using as a future growth engine, IoCare,
which provides customized solutions with the use of IoT (Internet of Things), to present a
new paradigm for customer value.
We have developed a database on the world's water and air quality in the environmental analysis
center. We have an infrastructure that can reliably provide clean water and air at any time and
any place. We address all water quality situations that change depending on geographical
conditions and environment by collecting and analyzing the water samples from about 40 countries
and developing our own ‘Coway World Water Map'.
Air quality varies depending on space. In an effort for customers to enjoy clean indoor air no
matter where they are, we visit various places where customers actually live to analyze air
quality through ‘IAQ(Indoor Air Quality) Field Test'. As of December 2015, we developed an index
on 16 different types of air quality by collecting more than 100 million air quality data from
about 1,300 households. The air quality index allows us to quantify the impact of pollutants on
health and provide filters best customized for each customer's needs.Our passion to study water
and air led to the launch of innovative products and patents. Coway holds 3,530 intellectual
property rights in total (as of December, 2015), including more than 1,800 patents related to
water and air.
Innovations in Daily Life, New
Future Driven by Coway
We gained international recognition for
our innovative technology. In CES (Consumer Electronic Show) 2016, currently the
world’s largest consumer electronics tradeshow, we were awarded 8 ‘CES Innovation
Prizes’ for our product groups during our first participation in the
We delivered differentiated values through the IoT (Internet of Things).
We received New Technology Innovation Awards 13 times in history at ‘Korean
Innovation Frontier Award’ awarded for a company that achieves results by driving
innovation in new technology, products and services.
Development & Certification of
In an effort to minimize our product’s
impact on the environment, we take a lead in developing products that improve energy
efficiency and reduce water use by using vacuum insulation materials and nano-trap
Our efforts to develop eco-friendly products and services and reduce energy use
gained local and international recognition as we were awarded Energy Winner Prizes
for 11 consecutive years and obtained a variety of certifications. ‘Coway
Self-Sterilizing Water Purifier’ obtained Korea’s first Carbon Neutral Product
Certification, leading efforts to reduce greenhouse gases and achieve low-carbon