6. July 2012 – Busan company visits 2 & Aquarium

At 7.30 a.m. a couple of students met our teacher to go to the fish market located on the coast of Busan. We reached the market by feet in less than 15 minutes. It was a covered market divided into several areas. We were impressed by the diversity of fishes available for sale and really enjoyed the salespersons friendliness.

Our second day of company visits in Busan started at 9:15 a.m. Mr Jee (General Manager at Wärtsilä Korea Ltd.) and Miss Lee (Assistant at Wärtsilä Korea Ltd.) lead us as yesterday.

Our first visit took place at Oerlikon Balzers Coating Korea Co. Ltd. We were kindly welcomed by Mr Lim (Center Manager), and then Mr Ryu (Product Manager) gave us a short overview of Oerlikon Balzers´activities. It is actually a subsidiary of Oerlikon Group and a market leader in PVD coating. Over the 87 Oerlikon Balzers centers around the world, 4 of them are located in South Korea. After the first Q&A round and a short video describing some Oerlikon Balzers’accomplishments, Mr. Lim, Mr. Ryu and Mr. Lee (Internal Sales) guided us throught the company. Afterwards, we got the opportunity to ask questions about the company.

Near the Oerlikon Balzers plant we had lunch in the restaurant Parc en Ciel before to continue our tour at Hyunjin Materials Co. Ltd. This company produces ships engine components and is one of the main suppliers of Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. To introduce this visit Mrs. Kurath (Student at ZHAW, School of Management & Law) presented all the facts her student group collected about the company. Then we watched a short video about Hyunjin Materials’activities and had a short explanation of the functioning of a ship engine. After this presentation, we had the opportunity to visit 2 of the 3 Hyunjin Materials’plants located in Busan. To conclude this visit, a Q&A round was held.

Due to the bad weather, we went to Busan Aquarium. At 6 p.m. we enjoyed a typical Korean barbecue and after dinner we came back to the hotel. Today was our last day in Busan and tomorrow we will fly to Shanghai. We all enjoyed these days in Busan.

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