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IDS Strengthens Presence in South Korea, a Key Image-Processing Market

Jake Choi will be the head of the new IDS Imaging Development Systems Korea Ltd. Source: IDS

September 19, 2018      

IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH announced today that it will launch a subsidiary in South Korea. The company said it is the leading manufacturer of digital industrial cameras, so it clearly understands the importance of the image processing market there.

Going from a sales office founded in 2015 to a branch office is a big step and at the same time a logical consequence of market conditions. The Korean market holds high potential for turnkey solutions with industrial image processing, said IDS.

South Korea is also home to many well-known, international users of image-processing technologies, especially in the semiconductor industry, in the automotive industry, in display production, and in medical technology.

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“With our own subsidiary in South Korea, we want to consolidate our presence in this important market and signal security, reliability, and strength to our customers,” said Christian van der Ploeg, APAC Representative Director at IDS.

Jake Choi will be responsible for the business in South Korea as head of the new IDS Imaging Development Systems Korea Ltd. Not only does he have extensive experience in machine vision, but he also has an outstanding sense of market developments and customer needs, said IDS. Choi plans to develop the Korean market continuously.

“The company’s investment in the branch and hiring more people, which also entails a doubling of office space, demonstrates the strategic importance IDS attaches to the Korean market,” stated Choi.

In addition to the new subsidiary in South Korea, IDS already has its own branches in the U.S., Japan, and the U.K., as well as two sales offices in France and the Netherlands.

About IDS and image processing

IDS Inc. was founded in 2007 as a subsidiary of IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH. The industrial camera manufacturer IDS Imaging Development Systems GmbH develops high-performance, easy-to-use USB, GigE and 3D cameras with a wide spectrum of sensors and variants.

The almost unlimited range of applications covers multiple non-industrial and industrial sectors in the field of equipment, plant and mechanical engineering. In addition to the successful CMOS cameras, the company has expanded its portfolio with vision app-based sensors and cameras. The novel image processing platform IDS NXT is freely programmable and extremely versatile.

Since its foundation in 1997 as a two-man company, IDS has developed into an independent, ISO-certified family business with more than 250 employees. The company’s headquarters in Obersulm, Germany, is both a development and production site. IDS is represented internationally.

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