AmorePacific, a leading beauty and cosmetics company, has achieved a significant milestone with the successful completion of its recent project under the guidance of Professor Sunghoon Lim from the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Graduate School of Artificial Intelligence at UNIST. Thanks to Professor Lim’s expertise, AmorePacific Beauty Park in Onsan has now joined the ranks of the four distinguished Korean factories, recognized in the 2023 list of Global Lighthouse Network by the World Economic Forum (WEF). This achievement follows in the footsteps of industry giants, such as POSCO, LS ELECTRIC Co. Ltd., and LG Electronics.
AmorePacific’s successful inclusion in the Global Lighthouse Network highlights their dedication to innovation and the utilization of advanced technologies that shape the future of the manufacturing industry. This achievement is a testament to the collaborative efforts between AmorePacific and Professor Sunghoon Lim, as well as the ongoing pursuit of excellence in the field of industrial engineering at UNIST.
Professor Lim’s invaluable expertise and guidance have played a pivotal role in positioning AmorePacific as a leader in innovation and sustainability within the sector. His involvement spanned the entire process, including document support, on-site evaluations, and final selection. Furthermore, his technical advice has been instrumental in deriving practical applications of fourth industrial revolution technologies in the beauty and cosmetics industry.
Sharing his thoughts on the achievement, Professor Lim stated, “AmorePacific Beauty Park serves as a prime example of how core technologies of the fourth industrial revolution, like artificial intelligence, can be effectively implemented in the beauty and cosmetics sector. We hope that this recognition will inspire more factories in Korea to enhance their competitiveness through the adoption of these transformative technologies.”
The Global Lighthouse Network, an initiative co-founded in 2018 by WEF and McKinsey, curates a list of factories worldwide that qualify for lighthouse status. It serves as a community of manufacturers who apply advanced technologies to accelerate and promote the intelligent adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies, including artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, the internet of things (IoTs), blockchain, 3D printing, genetic engineering, quantum computing, and others, in their respective industries on a global scale.