Sun-Gard Korea Hosts Tint CompetitionJuly 15th, 2009 | Category: Industry News
Sun-Gard Korea, the exclusive distributor of Solamatrix’ Sun-Gard brand films in Korea, hosted its first annual tinting competition. The event was held at the 2009 Seoul Auto Salon where officials report that it drew 20 window film installers from all over Korea, along with more than 70 other dealers and manufacturers. Park Byeong-yeol, owner of Car Interior Shop of Gwangju, walked away the grand prize winner.
Solamatrix officials say contestants were allowed to bring their preferred tools and were provided with the company’s Sun-Gard GP Max series film. Tinters simultaneously filmed sections of each of five vehicles donated by Samsung-Renault. The QM-5 SUV’s (known in the U.S. as Nissan Pathfinders), were selected to feature challenging, curved and rounded rear windows, as well as deep, curved windshields which are allowed to receive window film in Korea. The competition was divided into segments allowing time limits of 15 minutes for the side window application, 35 minutes for rear windows, and 35 minutes for front windshield applications. The contestants were judged on several factors including cleanliness, visible quality, shrinking technique and overall quality, as well as speed.
Steven Chun, president of Sun-Gard Korea, and “Sabu” Shin Hyunil, owner of Tint Professional of Seoul, served as co-hosts for the event. The judges consisted of: Kim In-Kwon, president, Saehan Sheet/Sun-Tek Korea; Chong Jae Hoon, business manager, accessories division, Samsung Motors; Hoe Tae Seok, director, accessories division, Samsung-Renault Korea; and Jim Ford, international sales manager for Solamatrix.
Byeong-yeol, the event’s winner, will attend SEMA 2009 in Las Vegas as a guest of Sun-Gard Korea.