Water Purifier Awards

Halal Certification

Coway – First International Water Purifier Acquires Halal Certificate by JAKIM
November 16, 2010

We are proud to announce that Woongjin Coway has successfully acquired Halal Certificate from JAKIM! Woongjin Coway is widely recognized as the leading home-wellness appliances manufacturer in Korea. Its state-of-art technology and innovative design has been recognized by the world’s authoritative organizations included Water Quality Association (WQA), Reddot Design, iF Design Award and etc.

Since Coway expanded its business to Malaysian market in 2006, our quality products and Cody services has won the heart of local consumers. After a period of market observation, we realized that the halalness of a product play an important role in buying decision of Muslim consumers. Indeed, Coway has received many inquires regarding halalness of product from public as Coway has continuously gain brand awareness among local market.

With the aim to assists Muslim consumer in buying decision, we had applied for Halal Certificate from JAKIM and invited the said department to conduct on-site inspection in Coway’s manufacture factory and R&D Centre in Korea.

After a careful audit, the Islamic Development Department of Malaysia has certified that the following Coway’s water purifiers and filters have complied the HALAL requirement according to Islamic Law:

1.   Value P-07Q L/R
2.   Mach CHP-03A L/R
3.   Metro CHP-04A L/R
4.   Petit CHP-06A L
5.   Sally CHP-06E L/R
6.   Plus Sediment Filter
7.   Neo Sense Filter
8.   Pre Carbon Filter
9.   RO Membrane Filter
10. UF Filter
11. Post Carbon Filter
12. Post Carbon Block Filter
13. Inno Sense Filter
14. Ceramic Filter
15. UV Filter

It’s worth a mention that every filter equipped in Coway’s water purifier meet the standard of halal processing while most other brands acquired halal certificate solely on its product, but not specific filters.

Halal Certificate issued by Islamic Development Department of Malaysia (JAKIM) received recognition in both local and international market.

All Certifications

WQA Certified Water Quality Specialist

This is to certify that Coway Co., LTD., established in 1989, has an annual production of 700,000 units and total sales of 1,300,000 units, and is the greatest corporate enterprise of water purification systems in the Republic of Korea.

WQA Gold Seal Mark

The Gold Seal is a quality mark certified by the WQA for products that improve water quality. In March 1995, Coway acquired the Gold Seal for its entire product line, a first in the industry.


Red dot Design Award

The red dot design award is an international product design prize awarded by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany since 1955. With more than 10,000 submissions from 60 countries, the international “red dot design award” ranks among the largest and most renowned design competitions in the world.

iF Design Award

The iF product design was introduced in 1954 and is annually conferred by the iF International Forum Design. With more than 2,000 product entries from about 40 countries, iF Design Award is one of the most prestigious international product design awards in the world.

Good Design Award

The Good Design Award is Japan’s only comprehensive design evaluation and commendation system, operated by the Japan Industrial Design Promotion Organization. The system has its origins in the “Good Design Selection System” (generally known as the “G-Mark System”) instituted by the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Japan in 1957.

Certified Institution Approval


Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) is an independent product safety certification organization that has been testing products and writing standards on safety for over a century. UL evaluates more than 19,000 types of products, components, materials and systems annually with 21 billion UL Marks appearing on 72,000 manufacturers’ products each year. UL’s worldwide family of companies and network of service providers includes 62 laboratories testing and certification facilities serving customers in 99 countries.


The ETL Listed mark is provided by the Intertek Group, and is the fastest growing product safety certification mark in North America. There are more than 50,000 products listings for the ETL Listed mark

ISO 9001 Certification

Coway’s quality control system was certified by TUV, the world’s leading third-party inspection organization. TUV Bayern was founded in Germany in 1872 to carry out product development, design, manufacturing, inspection, testing, installation and services.

ISO 14001 Certification

Coway has worked to protect the environment, through efforts such as operating Korea’s largest research center for environmental technology, home to some 170 scientists. The company has passed the TUV Bayern Group’s ISO 14001 inspection and has been recognized for its environment-friendly management system.

Company & Brand Power

Global Brand Competency Index Number 1

GBCI (Global Brand Competency Index) No. 1 for 3 consecutive year (2004 ~ 2006) for Coway from JMAC (Japan Management Consultants)

GBCI: Global brand rating index by International Consulting Firm, JMAC. This brand index research is done in 8 of the world’s leading countries including Japan, the U.S, France, China, and Korea, with the same rating standards to score the brand management level of each company in an industry.

Guiness Book of Records Coway Co., Ltd.

In September 1995, Coway became the first Korean company to obtain this certificate. The certificate recognizes entities that properly use knowledge and technology for water quality improvement and operate with honesty, sincerity and integrity based on WQA Ethics Principles.

No. 1 in Brand Power

The Korea-Brand Power Index (K-BPI) indicates the influence of a brand being marketed in Korea on consumers’ purchasing behavior. It was developed in 1998 by KMA Consulting Inc. Coway has ranked at the top of this index for seven consecutive years, from 1999 through 2005

Winner of the Korea Marketing Grand Prize for five consecutive years

In 2001, Coway was awarded the “Grand Marketing Prize” by the Korean Management Association. The company won in the Market Leadership Activity category for its exceptional performance in thae area of marketing strategy and activities, and a company-wide survey based on market-oriented thinking.