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POSCO R&D History

POSCO R&D History

1977 Established POSCO-affiliated research lab

  • Conducted researches mainly for on-site troubleshooting
  • 1977. 01: Established POSCO-affiliated research lab
  • 1978. 03: Established Experiment Building 1
  • 1979. 03: Established Research Building 1

1980 Established ‘Industry-University-Institute’ collaboration system

  • 1986. 12: Founded Pohang University of Science and Technology
  • 1987. 03: Established Research Institute of Industrial Science and Technology
  • 1987. 04: Established POSCO Gwangyang Research Lab

1990 Reinforced Research and Development System

  • 1994. 07: Established POSCO Technical Research Lab
  • 1994. 10: Established POSCO Tokyo Research Lab
  • 1995. 04: Established POSCO New Technology Research Association
  • 1995. 10: Established POSCO Europe Research Lab
  • 1997. 08: Established Main Building of POSCO Technical Research Lab
  • 1997. 09: Established POSCO Indeok Experiment Building

2005 Research and Development focused on the Core Competencies

  • POSCO Technical Research Lab: Strengthened research capabilities in steel area
  • RIST: Specialized in practical technologies for new materials & components of structural steel, automation and environment & energy
  • 2002. 06: Implemented Six Sigma research methodology
  • 2003. 01: Established Automotive Steel Application Center
  • 2005. 03: Established API Steel Application Center
  • 2005. 09: Established POSCO Surface Treatment Experiment Building
  • 2008. 04: Constructed POSCO STS Test Building

2010 Concert R&D competencies of POSCO

  • 2010. 11: Constructed Songdo POSCO Global R&D Center
    Develop POSCO PAC & OIC technologies
  • 2011. 10: Engineering Solution Center established

2014 Solution Marketing

  • 2014. 03: Steel Solution Center established
    Absorbed into the Engeneering Solution Center
  • 2014. 06: Transferred RIST Steel Structure Research Sector to POSCO
  • 2015. 03: Steel Solution Marketing Dept.