The name of Autonics is a compound word from ‘automation’ and ‘electronics’ and is designed to express the company’s commitment to excellence in automation through technological innovation. Autonics is Korea’s No.1 & a leading expert company in sensors and controllers. We research, manufacture and market a vast range of over 6,000 professional industrial automation products in sensors, controllers, motion devices and laser systems in local and overseas markets. As of January 2013, the total number of employees was recorded at 930 worldwide. Autonics believes that our greatest value proposition to our customers is technology and products. In this sense, Autonics is running two R&D institutes, one specializing in sensors and the other in control and measurement both located in prime industrial development sectors of Korea. These two R&D institutes act as the center for generating the core driving power for the success of Autonics by technological innovation and R&D efforts. For example, 18% of manpower and 10% of annual revenues are invested in R&D. Since its foundation in 1977, Autonics has been striving constantly to meet global standards and to exceed expectations through uncompromising quality management system. Currently, there are two production facilities worldwide: one in Yangsan, Korea and the other in Jiaxing, China. Also, in February 2013, Autonics held a ground breaking ceremony of a new corporate HQ building in Busan which is to be completed by February 2014. It is our long term goal to leap up as a leading brand in sensors and controllers and we are keep gathering our efforts to become the total brand in industrial automation through opening a new business era with innovative products not only in stepping motors/drivers and motion controllers but also in laser systems, control switches and I/O terminals. Since entering the global market in 1990s, Autonics have concentrated on advancing into overseas markets by exporting Autonics brand in more than 100 countries from more than 150 overseas sales agencies, 11 overseas operations. In result of this, in 2011, the sales revenues from export markets were boosted approximately by half compared to the year before. Based on this, Autonics was awarded with the National Export Merit and the Gold Tower Industrial Award in 2011 and 2012 respectively. Also, overseas sales revenues exceeding half of the total sales revenues means the reliability of Autonics is being recognized in the global market.