Daedong Industrial Co., LTD.

“Daedong’s success today is not a dream, it is a reality! Innovation has been Daedong’s culture since our founder started the journey back in 1947 from a small city in Korea. I am committed to this culture of innovation and will continue to invest in the development of new products to help Daedong grow further and become a global leader,”

–J.S. Kim,
Chairman, Daedong-USA, Inc. and Vice Chairman, Daedong Industrial Co.,Ltd.

Daedong Industrial Co, Ltd., located in Daegu, South Korea, has been a world leader in the engineering and development of mechanized farming equipment for over 65 years.

Daedong Industrial’s responsiveness to complex market challenges, manufacturing excellence, and commitment to durable, high quality products has resulted in the acceptance of Daedong products in more than 30 global markets.

Daedong Industrial’s dedicated research and development team continues to shape the future of farm equipment mechanization throughout the world.

Daedong Affiliates

Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd. works diligently to maintain and continuously improve the high quality of its products. This is achieved by overseeing design, engineering and manufacturing operations of all subsidiaries and affiliates.

Daedong Metals Co., Ltd. – Foundry to manufacture main casting parts of agricultural machinery and automobiles

Daedong Gear Co., Ltd. – Specializes in a variety of gears for agricultural and industrial machines, machine tools, vessels, special equipment, etc.

Hankuk Chain Industrial Co., Ltd.- Manufactures various kinds of chains for conveyers, forklifts, and other purposes

Daedong Training Center - A deluxe facility for the training of dealers, end-users, and employees.

Daedong Subsidiaries

Daedong-USA, Inc.
Daedong-USA, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd. specializing in the manufacturing and distribution of high quality tractors, UTVs, attachments, and implements. Since its establishment in 1993, Daedong-USA has experienced rapid growth as a result of its unique ability to facilitate the responsive engineering and production of KIOTI products specifically designed to meet the growing needs of North American equipment users. Today, Daedong-USA distributes KIOTI products through an expanding KIOTI dealer network of more than 240 dealers, a strategically positioned U.S. warehouse distribution system, and its streamlined parts, service, and fulfillment center located in Wendell, North Carolina.

Daedong KIOTI Europe
Daedong KIOTI Europe, a subsidiary of Daedong Industrial in Korea, has been established near the Rotterdam port in the Netherlands. Almost 30 countries around the EU area are serviced with over 500 distributors. KIOTI has grown into one of the best-known compact tractor brands in Europe. Daedong KIOTI Europe strives to establish the best support and service to all EU customers.

Daedong China
Daedong China, located in Anhui province, was established in 2007. Since its establishment, Daedong China specializes in production of Combine Harvesters and Rice Transplanters. Today, Daedong Chinadistributes products through a network of over 40 dealers and continually grows into one of the best known brands in China.


Foundation of Daedong Industry (Jin-ju, Kyungsangnamdo)

Motor Produced

Designated the main plant by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Industrial Expo President Award

Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Award

Power Tiller Produced

Company name changed to Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd.
Marine Engine Produced

Tractor Produced
Export Diesel Power Tiller

Tin Tower of Industry Award
Designated 1st class factory of precision technology by The Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Daedong Gear Co., Ltd. Founded
Rice Transplanter Produced

Stocks Open to the Public
Gold Tower of Industry Award

Hankuk Chain Co., Ltd. Founded

Seoul office established

Combine Harvester produced
Tin Tower of Industry Award

Daegu Factory Established

Daedong Metal Co., Ltd. Founded

Chang-Nyung Education Center Established

Daedong-USA, Inc. Established

ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified

R&D Center Founded

Certified by EPA, U.S.A

EEC Certified
D500 GD Mark, Millennium Award

EM Mark Award

OHSAS 18001 Certified
USD 50 Mil. Export Award

USD 70 Mil Export Award

New engine production facility introduced
European Parts Center Founded

Daedong China (Najing) Established

USD 100 Mil. Export Award

Utility Vehicle (UTV) Produced

Daedong Europe (Netherlands) Established
Daedong China (Anhui) Established
5 Row Combine Harvester Produced

Sub Compact Tractor Produced

Daedong Industrial Company, LTD. the first South Korean Tier IV engine manufacturer to receive
EPA certification. The Daedong® Tier 4 ECO Common Rail Diesel Engine is introduced.

Daedong Industrial Company, LTD. celebrates 66 years in agricultural manufacturing.

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