3G TechnologiesHousing & Construction
3G Technologies strives to improve everyone's housing and living experience with premium quality hardware for windows and doors. The company specializes in Lift & Slide hardware and offers a wide range of roller and hinge products. 3G has made ceaseless efforts in product innovation and technological R&D, with a smart factory transition planned by 2021.
Published: Sep 25, 2020 (Gmt+09:00)
Last updated: Jul 06, 2021 (Gmt+09:00)
Persistent Pursuit of Mechanical Excellence
40 Years of Making Hardware for Windows and Doors
When we think of what makes up a window, the glass and the window frame are the first two things that come to mind. Indeed, these are the two most critical components. But we often neglect a third key factor in terms of window quality – the window hardware. They are the familiar parts that we use every day to help us open and close windows, such as hinges, rollers and locking devices.
Window experts stress that the function and durability of any window are largely proportional to the hardware quality, which is dependent on the manufacturer’s level of technical expertise. This is how a select few German and Italian companies have long dominated the global market, with expertise and reputation built over the past 100 years.
Meanwhile, on the opposite side of the globe in Korea, a hidden champion named 3G Technologies is challenging the European clique of hardware manufacturers. Located in Eumseong County, Chungbuk Province, about 100 km southeast of Seoul, 3G has 40 years’ experience in making hardware for windows and doors and boasts its own manufacturing technology.
Among the numerous window hardware manufacturers in Korea, 3G stands out for its continued focus on the international market. Unlike the other manufacturers in Korea, 45% of 3G’s annual revenue is generated from overseas markets, including China, Europe and the US.
3G Technologies has also built a competitive edge with its ceaseless R&D efforts and ability to quickly adapt to any market change. These unique strengths are why we are highlighting the company as a “hidden champion.”
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By Kyung-Jin Min; edited by Daniel Cho