Brief History

2022

May
The award of the excellent enterpriser from Ministry of SMEs and Startups 2022.

2021

November

The award of the national industry development from Ministry of SMEs and Startups.

Company selection of the GE(Green Export) project from Korea Environmental Industry Association.

March

FDA Establishment Registration & Device Listing.

2020

June
Certificate of Promising Export Firm by Seoul Businee Agency.

2019

November
Company name change to WACO Corp.

Square Water Filters has patented on 2019.

2018

November
The award of the excellent enterpriser from Ministry of SMEs and Startups 2018.

The award of the Global Hidden Champions from Ministry of SMEs and Startups.

2017

August
Selected as IP Star Business(Excellent intellctual property business) Company by KIPA(Korea Invention Promotion Association).

2016

May
Acquisition of Patent in Button method water intake cork with lever-less.
March
Certificate of Design Registration for Bidet ”Bobslei” in Patent Office.
January
Certificate of Designation by Public Procurement Service.

2015

December
Selected as a Promising Environmental Enterprise by the Gyeonggi Provincial Government.
November
Patent of A bottle cap assembly.

Patent of Front door type for bottled water dispenser.

Participate in Aquatech Amsterdam 2015.

Certificate of Trademark (WACO) from WIPO.

October
Certificate of Trademark (EOS) from WIPO.
September
Certificate of the export leaders support project of International Organizations Procurement Service (2015).

Certificate as Management innovation Enterprise. Participate in K- Consumer Trend Market in Japan.

Participate in 2015 Korea Eco-expo.

July
Selected as Environmental Industry & Technology Institute 2015 founded and commercialization support program targets Enterprise.

Acquisition Japan PES certification of Filler of Bottled Water.

June
Registration of the trademark of “EOS” air purifier brand in the Patent Office.
March
Selected as Excellence Environmental Enterprise export-oriented support programs from Environment Industry Association.(Green Expo 100)

2014

December
Registration of the trademark of “bobslei” brand in the Patent Office.
September
Participated HOMI MILANO 2014 in Italy.
July
Participated in BONO FERIA 2014, Guatemala. Selected the leading company for Procurement of US defense industry by KOTRA.
May
Acquired the patent of Non-powered self priming and pressurizing pump assembly for the portable RO water purification equipment. Korea-Mongolia Best Goods EXPO 2014.
March
Participated in 2014 Hong Kong Houseware Fair. Patent of portable non-powered water purification system for various uses.
February
Establishment of Hyundai Wacotec’s Foreign branch in Guatemala. Certificate of Design Registration for WACO Series. Certificate of utility model registration for portable rechargeable R.O water purification equipment. Certificate of utility model registration for portable water purifier.
January
Certificate of Design Registration for Portable Water Purifier.

2013

November
Registration of the trademark of “Naturife” brand in the Patent Office. Attendance of KOREA Design-Brand Expo 2013 in Paris, France.
October
Participated in 2013 G-FAIR KOREA.
August
Participated in Istanbul, KOREA Expo.
May
Acquisition of the Patent for Invention of Water Purification System by Non-powered Pressurizing Device. Participated in 2013 Entech Hanoi Exhibition. Participated in 2013 G-FAIR Mumbai.
April
Established the second factory of Hyundai Wacortec in Seoul. Participated in HONG KONG Houseware Fair.
February
Certificate of the enterprise auxiliary institute by Ministry of Commerce.
January
Selected as the Hi-Seoul Brand.(The Excellent Company Brand of Seoul from Seoul Metropolitan Government)

2012

December
Participation of G-FAIR sponsored by Gyounggi-Do in Indonesia.
November
Participated in KOREAN EXPO 2012, YANGON Exhibition (KOTRA) Application of Registration of Designs for Water purifiers. Registration of the trademark of “WACO” brand in the Patent Office. Participation at 2012 Pollutec Lyon Exhibition.
October
Application of Utility Model for Portable Hollow Fiber Filter. Selected as a Global Brand Firm by KOTRA . Participated in KOREA, 2012 DEFENSE Exhibition.
September
Selected as a Promising Enterprise by the Gyeonggi Provincial Government. Patent Application (Non-powered self priming and pressurizing pump assembly) Application of Utility Model for Portable Rechargeable Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Device. Application of Design patent of Handle of Portable Water Purification Device.
August
Application to Register as United Nations and Unicef vendor. Patent Application (Water Purification System by Non-powered Pressure Device)
July
Participated in 2012 Entech Singapore Exhibition.
June
Selected as a firm for export leaders support project of International Organizations Procurement Service by KOTRA.

2011

September
Development of Water Vending Machine and export.
July
Selected as support providers for Overseas expansion by Environment-related government agencies.
May
Singed a contract and provided Reverse Osmosis water treatment systems to Mexico.
March
Acquisition of the Patent for Invention of Leak Detector.
January
Entered into cooperation with KOTRA JAPAN FUKUOKA as Overseas branch / Application of "WACO" Brand.

2010

June
Selected as Promising Export Firm by Seoul Businee Agency.
May
KOTRA seal of Excellence Adwarded company.
April
Innovation Business Association Recognized by Korea Geverment. Selected and Awarded Good Corporate Sector in opening up overseas markets by Seoul Business Agency. Media interviews as the most successful online exporter.
March
Organized Global Networks in over 30 countries.
Febrary
Acquistion of Competitive Bid Qualification in Public Procurement Service.
January
Patent Application (Leak Detector) / Registered Energy Star Partnership in USA.

2009

December
The utility model application by silver & copper ion sterilizer.
October
Participate in Rumania Exhibition. (KOTRA)
June
Registered trade producers in NATO Defense Agency.
April
Participated in Panama Exhibition (KOTRA) / Acquisition of PSE mark for Water Purifier in Japan.
March
Establishment and Permission for R & D department by Ministry of Commerce.
Febrary
Movement of production lines to Pocheon, Kyounggi-Do, Korea.
January
“2nd” a successful installation of Industrial water purifier bid in ecology of Azerbaijan.(52 unit)

2008

June
Selected as Promising Export Firm by Korea international trade association.
April
A successful of Industrial water purifier bid in ecology of Azerbaijan.(50 unit)
March
Designated as a promising company for exporting by Seoul City.
February
Acquisition of ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certificate.

2007

March
Participate in AQUATEC in Las Vegas with sponsorship.(WQA)

2006

November
Acquisition of CB mark for Water purifier system.
September
Development of ion sterilizer.(SIS)
June
Acquisition of W Safety Mark in Australia.
March
Participate in Miami AQUATEC.(WQA)

2004

May
Establishment of Hyundai Wacortec / Acquisition of Patent in Bidet nozzle(20-2004-0021875)