HISTORY

Establishment of Nuga Medical Co., Ltd.

  • 2002.06 - Established NUGA Medical Co., Ltd..
  • 2002.06 - Applied for a patent (Therapeutic Warmer; Flexible Rail Roller).
  • 2002.06 - Applied for a patent (Electric Moxibustion Apparatus for Therapeutic Warmer).
  • 2002.09 - Evaluated as “acceptable (conforming)” in Testing for Industrial Technology.
  • 2002.09 - Acquired the certificate of Quality Assurance System (ISO 9001:2000/KSA9001:2001).
  • 2002.09 - Validated as a worthy-to-invest company by the Chinese Foreign Minister (No. 2002-1020).
  • 2002.10 - Approved as a medical device manufacturer (No. 1478).
  • 2002.10 - Obtained the approval of combinational simulator for personal medical use [NM-5000] as a manufactured product (No. 02-831).
  • 2002.11 - Approved as a corporation in China (No. 010212)
  • 2002.11 - Established NUGA Medical China Co., Ltd. in Qingdao, China (Licang Zone, Qingdao City, Shangdong Province, China)
  • 2002.11 - Joined in KMDICA (Korea Medical Devices Industrial Coopassociation)
  • 2002.12 - Established China-Korea Joint Eokcheon Medical Facilities Corp. in Yantai, China.
  • 2002.12 - Gained membership in KITA (Korea International Trade Association).

Take off for a global company

  • 2003.01 - Approved as a medical device manufacturing corporation in China (No. 20030005- China Association Dowsers)
  • 2003.02 - NM-5000 was registered in U.S. FDA (Registration No.: B129877)
  • 2003.03 - Sent an exhibit to the KIMES 2003.
  • 2003.04 - Founded an operating branch in the western United States
  • 2003.04 - Obtained the approval of combinational simulator for personal medical use [NM-1000] as a manufactured product (No.03-291)
  • 2003.04 - Registered a patent on a new device (No. 0311130 Electric Moxibustion Apparatus for Therapeutic Warmer)
  • 2003.04 - Registered a patent on a new device (No. 0311330 Therapeutic Warmer)
  • 2003.05 - Concluded the contract for sole agency in the eastern United States.
  • 2003.05 - Obtained the approval of combinational simulator for personal medical use [NM-100] as a manufacture (No.03-374).
  • 2003.05 - Registered as a new-tech venture business.
  • 2003.05 - Registered the patent on medical mattress (No.0315230).
  • 2003.06 - Registered a medical device manufacturing corporation in China (No. 2003-205006).
  • 2003.06 - Certificated as a medical device maker in China (No. 2003-2050067).
  • 2003.06 - Registered the patent on the new device of probe-driven auto power off (No. 0317956).
  • 2003.07 - NM-1000 was designated as a good design product (No.2003GJ009).
  • 2003.09 - Made the contract for sole agency in Australia.
  • 2003.10 - The blocking effect against harmful water veins of NM-2000 was certificated (Korea Association Dowsers)

Expand businesses with fruitful growths

  • 2004.01 - Industry-academic cooperation (with Daejeon Health Science College)
  • 2004.01 - Acquired the permission for medical device manufacturer in China (No. 20030005).
  • 2004.02 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in Mexico and Indonesia.
  • 2004.03 - Reached $1 million of exports.
  • 2004.03 - Entered into the contract for Russian sole agency.
  • 2004.04 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in the middle-southern United States.
  • 2004.04 - Approved as a medical device manufacturer in China (NM-3000 No. 2003-2050067).
  • 2004.04 - The manufacturing provision of combinational stimulator for personal medical use (NM-5000) was permitted (No. 03-374)
  • 2004.05 - Acquired European CE Certificate.
  • 2004.05 - Registered a patent on a new device in China (No. 0315230).
  • 2004.06 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in the Republic of Belarus and Thailand.
  • 2004.06 - Won Gold Prize at “China Therapeutic Warmer Fair”.
  • 2004.06 - Patent Certificate for Exterior Design (patent no.:ZL 2003 3 0109882.8 neck massaging roller of therapeutic warmer)
  • 2004.06 - Patent Certificate for Exterior Design (patent no.:ZL 2003 3 0109885.1 auto therapeutic warmer)
  • 2004.06 - Patent Certificate for Exterior Design (patent no.:ZL 2003 3 0109883.2 cervical vertebral massaging roller of therapeutic warmer)
  • 2004.06 - Acquired Medical Instrument Trademark Right in China (No. 2003 -205006).
  • 2004.07 - Made the contract for sole agency in Turkey, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Chile.
  • 2004.08 - Made the contract for Vietnamese sole agency.
  • 2004.09 - Entered into the contract for Spanish sole agency.
  • 2004.09 - Reported the verification of far IR by the National Infrared Product Quality Supervision Verification Center. (Auto therapeutic warmer:NO(2004)WT-HW-202)
  • 2004.09 - Reported the verification of far IR by the National Infrared Product Quality Supervision Verification Center. (Auto therapeutic warmer:NO(2004)WT-HW-203)
  • 2004.10 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in Germany, Switzerland and the Philippines.
  • 2004.10 - Achieved $5 million of exports.
  • 2004.11 - Won $1 Million Export Tower Award and the Prime Minister’s Commendation at the ceremony of the 41st Trade Day.
  • 2004.11 - Acquired the Chinese trademark right for Auto Therapeutic Warmer (No. 2004-2260063)
  • 2004.11 - Patent Certificate for Utility Model (Patent no. : ZL 2003 2 0106942.5 auto therapeutic warmer)
  • 2004.11 - Patent Certificate for Utility Model (Patent no. : ZL 2003 2 0106941.0 auto therapeutic warmer)
  • 2004.12 - Acquired the certificate of German TUV-GS mark.
  • 2004.12 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in Canada.

Grow up as a global company

  • 2005.02 - Established NUGA Technical R&D Center.
  • 2005.02 - Completed to construct the 2nd factory of Qingdao NUGA Medical Device Co., Ltd. in China.
  • 2005.03 - Founded a corporation in Taiwan.
  • 2005.03 - Selected as the best customer-satisfaction brand in China.
  • 2005.04 - Reached $10 million of exports.
  • 2005.04 - Made the contract for French sole agency.
  • 2005.04 - ISO13485 certificated.
  • 2005.05 - Certificated as new-tech venture business for successive 4 years.
  • 2005.05 - Achieved $15 million of exports.
  • 2005.06 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in Baltic states.
  • 2005.06 - Entered into the contact for sole agency in Kazakhstan.
  • 2005.07 - Hold the 1st NUGA Global Beijing Conference.
  • 2005.07 - Won Gold Prize in the Chinese “National Medical Device Trade Expo”.
  • 2005.08 - Reached $20 million of exports.
  • 2005.09 - Acquired the certificate of an annex research institute.
  • 2005.10 - Hold the ceremony of laying the cornerstone for Wonju Munmak Factory.
  • 2005.11 - Designated as a company for special military service.
  • 2005.11 - Acknowledged as a famous brand of Chinese medical device (by Chinese Market Brand Strategy Management Association)
  • 2005.12 - Acquired the trademark right for Tormanium treatment couch (quasi-permission) No. 2005-2260292.
  • 2005.12 - Acquired the trademark right for Tourmanium treatment couch (quasi) No. 2005-2260293.

Great innovation toward 21st century

  • 2006.01 - Reached $30 million of exports
  • 2006.01 - Entered into the contract for Italian sole agency
  • 2006.01 - Nominated as “the No.1 brand power of therapeutic warmer in China”
  • 2006.02 - Registered a utility model (No.20-0410494 Detox Probe)
  • 2006.02 - Selected as a “good taxpayer” in China
  • 2006.03 - Participated in the 22nd KIMES
  • 2006.05 - Hold the 2nd NUGA Global Seoul Convention
  • 2006.05 - Moved the HQ building and factory to Dongwha High-tech Medical Device Industrial Complex for expansion
  • 2006.06 - Reached $40 million of exports
  • 2006.08 - Tummy comfort certificated by European CE
  • 2006.08 - Nominated as high-reliability quality brand succeeding in satisfying customers in China (for successive 2 years)
  • 2006.10 - Acquired the certificate of INNO-BIZ
  • 2006.10 - Nominated as a "recommended item" in the Chinese International Silver Business Expo
  • 2006.10 - Achieved $50 million of exports
  • 2006.11 - Won the $20 Million Export Tower Award and President's Commendation at the ceremony of 43nd Trade Day
  • 2006.11 - 4th Anniversary of China Qingdao Li Ke Machinery Coporation
  • 2006.12 - Designated as a world-class corporation by Korea SBC (Small Business Corporation)
  • 2006.12 - Achieved 60 million dollars of export

Realize a global first-class company around core capabilities

  • 2007.01 - Opening Ceremony of Year 2007 & President Kim Hong-je's Inaugural Ceremony
  • 2007.01 - Entered into the contract for sole agency in South Africa
  • 2007.02 - Selection as the SBC CEO Club
  • 2007.02 - Achieved $70 million of exports
  • 2007.03 - Participated in the 23rd KIMES
  • 2007.03 - NM-70 certificated by European CE(No.07 0185 T/ITC)
  • 2007.04 - Concluded South Africa exclusive distributorship contract
  • 2007.05 - Obtained medical instruments quality management criteria conformity certificate(KGMP)
  • 2007.05 - Concluded Taiwan exclusive sale distributorship contract
  • 2007.06 - 5th year anniversary of Nuga Medical Instrument establishment
  • 2007.07 - Obtained Nuga Best NM-5000 MDD CE (No. 07 0419 QS/NB)
  • 2007.08 - Obtained Nuga Best NM-4000 MDD CE (No. 07 0464 QS/NB)
  • 2007.09 - Indonesia corporation established
  • 2007.10 - Concluded exclusive distributorship in Greece, Nigeria, Poland, Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Brazil
  • 2007.10 - Concluded contract for exclusive distributorship in Ukraine
  • 2007.10 - Re-concluded contract for exclusive distributorship in Baltic states
  • 2007.10 - Re-concluded contract for exclusive distributorship in Belarus
  • 2007.10 - Re-concluded contract for exclusive distributorship in Germany
  • 2007.10 - Obtained Nuga Slim NHL-100 MDD CE (No. 07 0595 QS/NB)
  • 2007.10 - Obtained Nuga Best NM-300 CE (No. 07 0550 T/ITC)
  • 2007.10 - Concluded Argentine exclusive distributorship contract
  • 2007.11 - Concluded (Northern) India exclusive distributorship contract
  • 2007.11 - Concluded Chile exclusive distributorship contract
  • 2007.11 - Awarded with the 44th Trade Day $30 billion export tower and Presidential prize
  • 2007.11 - Concluded contract for exclusive distributorship in Cyprus, Peru, Uruguay, Ecuador and Bolivia
  • 2007.11 - Established Algeria corporation
  • 2007.12 - Established the Research Institute of Bio-Signal Measurement

Strengthen global capabilities

  • 2008.01 - Established U.S. corporation
  • 2008.01 - Obtained Ondolbang NM-60 CE (No. 08 0023 T/ITC)
  • 2008.02 - Established Thailand corporation
  • 2008.02 - NUGA BEST Opening Ceremony and Seoul Office Opening
  • 2008.03 - Obtained NM-2000 CE (No. 08 0157 T/ITC)
  • 2008.04 - Established Thailand corporation
  • 2008.04 - Selected as the Promising Small/Medium Company of Gangwon-do
  • 2008.05 - General sales agreement with Finland
  • 2008.06 - Achieved 100 million dollars of export
  • 2008.06 - General sales agreement with Kyrgyzstan
  • 2008.07 - The establishment of Nuga Medical Oriental Medical R&D Center
  • 2008.10 - Established Nuga Medical India
  • 2008.10 - Foundation of the Oriental Medical Equipment Industrial Development Commission and Inauguration of Chairman Seung Hyun Cho
  • 2008.12 - CEO Seung Hyun Cho wins the e-Business Globalization & InnovationAward
  • 2008.12 - Exclusive sales contract in Serbia

Small but strong and global company with continuous growths

  • 2009.01 - 2008 No. 1 Company and No. 1 Product of the World Award
  • 2009.03 - Exclusive sales contract in Czech
  • 2009.03 - Participated in the 25nd KIMES
  • 2009.03 - Exclusive sales contract in Argentina
  • 2009.03 - Exclusive sales contract in Malaysia
  • 2009.03 - Exclusive sales contract in Netherlands
  • 2009.04 - Exclusive sales contract in Mexico
  • 2009.05 - Won the Global Winner Award in the 6th Global Standard Management Grand Prize in 2009
  • 2009.05 - Exclusive sales contract in Sweden
  • 2009.06 - 2009 NUGA GLOBAL CONFERENCE
  • 2009.07 - Meritorious Service Provider for Local Industry Promotion in 2009 Wins the Presidential Award
  • 2009.07 - Participated in North America COSMOPROF 2009 in Las Vegas
  • 2009.08 - Participated in FIME Intermed USA 2009 in Florida
  • 2009.10 - Participated in the 4th GMES (Gangwon Medical Equipment Show)

Build up driving forces for growth with new businesses and new market developments

  • 2010.02 - Moved Group Main Office to new company building
  • 2010.02 - Algeria general sales contract
  • 2010.02 - Nuga Research Institute structures joint R&D cooperation system with Fraun Hofer Research Institute of Germany
  • 2010.02 - Russia conference
  • 2010.02 - Philippine conference
  • 2010.03 - Participated in the 26nd KIMES
  • 2010.04 - Nuga Tourcia is launched and the ceremony to celebrate the advancement into the cosmetics business is held
  • 2010.05 - Selected as one of the KOTRA guaranty brand companies
  • 2010.05 - Arab Emirate general sales contract
  • 2010.05 - Structure the cooperative system for joint R&D with Natural Solution Co., Ltd
  • 2010.06 - Korea Daily Newspaper selected NM-5000 as the hit product for the first half
  • 2010.06 - Daily Sports Newspaper selected NM-5000 as the hit product for the first half
  • 2010.06 - Sports Seoul Newspaper selected NM-5000 as the hit product for the first half
  • 2010.08 - Grand opening of Jeju Nuga Village
  • 2010.08 - Joining Ceremony of Research with Frauenhof Research Institute of Germany
  • 2010.09 - Russian enterprisers conference(1rd~4rd)
  • 2010.09 - Ukrainian general distributor enterprisers conference
  • 2010.10 - Participation in the Fifth GMES Gangwon Medical Equipment Show
  • 2010.10 - Domestic enterprisers conference
  • 2010.10 - 4th Asian conference and Indonesian enterprisers conference
  • 2010.11 - Ukrainian Enterprisers Conference(1rd~2rd)
  • 2010.11 - Agreement for the strategic Alliance with Amique Group in Japan
  • 2010.11 - Eastern Europe Enterprisers Conference
  • 2010.12 - Award of the Commissioner’s Prize of Korean Intellectual Property Office from 2010 Patent istribution Festival
  • 2010.12 - Finland general sales contract
  • 2010.12 - Achievement of 200 million dollars in the cumulative export

Seek for corporate values in line with a global company’s capabilities

  • 2011.01 - NUGA GLOBAL’s Opening Ceremony for Year 2011
  • 2011.01 - Chairman of Nuga Medical Cho Syung-hyun, Invited to the Lun cheon Meeting in the Blue House
  • 2011.02 - 2011 Russian Conference was Held
  • 2011.02 - 2011 Philippine Conference was Held
  • 2011.03 - 2011 Nuga Indian Conference was Held
  • 2011.03 - Participation in KIMES
  • 2011.03 - Participation in the Establishment of International Joint Research Center for Non-Destructive Evaluation with Fraunhofer Research Center
  • 2011.03 - Awarding of a Prize on the 38th Day of Commerce and Industry

The 10th Anniversary of foundation of Nuga Medical

  • 2012.01 Nuga Medical Co., Ltd. General distributor agreement for Australia was concluded
  • 2012.02 2012 Russia Conference was Held
  • 2012.02 2012 KIMES in Seoul
  • 2012.04 Nuga Medical Concluded a General Distributor Agreement in Kosovo
  • 2012.04 Nuga Medical Concluded a General Distributor Agreement in Nigeria
  • 2012.04 Nuga Medical concluded a general distributor agreement in Kuwait
  • 2012.04 Commemoration for the Achievement of 300 Million Dollar Export
  • 2012.06 Opening Celebration Ceremony of German Company ‘NUGA LAB GmbH’ affiliated with NUGA Medical Devices
  • 2012.06 Opening of NUGA Global Conference, in celebration of the 10th anniversary
  • 2012.06 NUGA Family Festival, in celebration of the 10th anniversary
  • 2012.06 10 year Anniversary Korean Culture Experience
  • 2012.07 Chairman Cho, Syung Hyun received the 51st Award for the Best Korean Trader of the Month
  • 2012.12 NUGA Best, honored with 70 Million Dollar Export Tower on the 49th Trade Day

Cultivating global competitiveness and strengthening the foundation for sustainable growth

  • 2013.01 - Nuga Best, holds a conference in Jeju for its domestic distributors
  • 2013.01 - Nuga Best, holds a conference in Ukraine
  • 2013.02 - The 1st Distributor Conference in Russia in 2013
  • 2013.03 - Nuga Medical, awarded with a commendation from the Minister of Strategy and Finance on the 47th Taxpayers’ Day
  • 2013.03 - 2013 KIMES in Seoul (Participation in the Korea International Medical)
  • 2013.04 - Signing of the exclusive distributor agreement with Saudi Arabia
  • 2013.06 - 11th Anniversary Ceremony and Sports Event
  • 2013.06 - 11th Anniversary Conference of National Representatives
  • 2013.07 - Signing of sole distributorship agreement for Republic of Congo
  • 2013.07 - Signing of sole distributorship agreement for Cameroon
  • 2013.09 - The 2013 Russian Distributors Conference in Turkey
  • 2013.09 - Nuga Medical, records 400 million USD in export