The KSA was founded to contribute to the development of the national economy by boosting industrial standards and quality management, thus promoting scientific techniques and improving production efficiency.
Firmly grounded as a top-notch professional group equipped with theories and practical business skills across all industries, KSA has been leading the national industrial development in the 21st-century technology competition. It has made thisaccomplishment because of its long-accumulated knowledge of andexperiences in surveys, research, education and training, KS/ISO certification, eventsforpromotion, and international cooperation concerning industrial standardization and quality management.
ㆍCompany name: Korean Standards Association (KSA)
ㆍChairman and CEO: Lee Sang-jin
ㆍFoundation basis: Article 32 of the Industrial Standardization Act
ㆍDate of foundation: March 13, 1962
ㆍSales: KRW 99.6 billion (as of the end of the fiscal year 2017)
ㆍLocation of its head office: Korea Technology Center, 305, Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul
ㆍAffiliated with: A nonprofit public corporation (a public service–related organization) under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE)
ㆍPurpose of its foundation: To contribute to the development of the national economy by boosting the surveys, studies, and development and distribution of industrial standards and quality management, thus promoting scientific techniques and improving production efficiency