Meenah Kim, President and CEO of KASANG CORPORATION, takes us on a whistle-stop tour of her business and explains a little more about the pioneering global technology giant and why they are opening their doors in Hull during 2017.
What is Kasang Corporation?
KASANG is a new South Korean technology company founded in 2007, specialising in the development of products for the gaming and retail sectors. We are a new company, but like South Korea itself, we are expanding quickly.
What does the company do?
At KASANG we strive to be a global technology leader in a variety of sectors. We create pioneering products for the gaming industry, including our famous interactive live gaming experience HOSTAGE 4. We are also developing ground-breaking Virtual Reality Programmes for the architectural sector. In addition, the company’s products include home appliances such as TVs, refrigerators and ovens as well as key mobile telecommunications products like smartphones and tablets.
Why have you decided to base the company in Hull?
Hull is the UK City of Culture for 2017. For Kasang, it’s a special place and a special year.
It is the 10th anniversary of the founding of KASANG and also the 30th anniversary of the birth of modern democracy in South Korea. KASANG officially opens its doors to the public during the 2017 Freedom Festival in September. We cannot imagine a better location or a better time to open our new UK HQ and we are proud to be a City Partner of Hull 2017.
What are you hoping to achieve whilst you are here?
We want to spread the word about our work and introduce people to our culture and our history. Our hometown in Korea is close to Gwangju, the birthplace of modern democracy. The 1980 Gwangju Democratic Uprising was an important event in the history of our country. The bravery of the young protesters who lost their lives in that dark period paved the way for the democracy that we now have in South Korea. Without democracy, a company like KASANG could not exist.
Why are you opening the doors of the Kasang office for the people of Hull to explore?
We want the public to come and experience the exciting and innovative products we have been developing. In September, we will open the doors to our brand new showroom and laboratory and we want you to enjoy the interactive inventions of this technological playground. You will be discovering new products before they are on the market and we want your feedback!
Visit Kasang’s UK Head Office in Hull City Centre between 1 Sep – 1 Oct for a once in a lifetime tour.
Explore a world of possibilities: www.kasang.org