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Daedong Corporation

“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 Chairman, Daedong Corporation

Daedong Corporation, located in Daegu, South Korea, has been a world leader in the engineering and development of mechanized farming equipment for over 70 years.

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

For more information on Daedong Corporation visit: https://daedong-kioti.com/.

Daedong Affiliates

Daedong Corporation 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.

Daedong Mobility - 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 Corporation Subsidiaries

Daedong-USA, Inc.
Daedong-USA, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of Daedong Corporation specializing in the distribution of high quality tractors, UTVs, zero turn mowers, 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 450 dealers, a strategically positioned U.S. warehouse distribution system and its streamlined parts, service and fulfillment center located in Wendell, North Carolina.

KIOTI Canada
KIOTI Canada, a subsidiary of Daedong-USA, Inc., was established in 2018 with a distribution center in Mississauga, Ontario. This facility will expand KIOTI’s distribution network by strategically placing assembled inventory and parts supplies in a key market. KIOTI Canada customers benefit from a growing dealer network that’s dedicated to superior customer service across Canada. 

Daedong KIOTI Europe B.V
Daedong KIOTI Europe, a subsidiary of Daedong-USA, Inc., has been established near the Rotterdam port in the Netherlands to distribute high quality products to over 30 European countries. Daedong KIOTI Europe strives to provide the best support and service to all European customers. In 2019, an additional office was opened in Hamburg to support the growing dealer network throughout Germany.

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 China distributes products through a network of over 40 dealers and continually grows into one of the best known brands in China.


Foundation of Daedong Corporation (Jinju, Gyeongsangnamdo)

Motor Produced

Designated the main production factory by Ministry of Commercial and Industrial Affairs

Won the President Award in Industrial Fair

Won the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Award

Began construction of large-scale factory in Juyak-dong, Jinju

Opened Contact Office in Seoul

Power Tiller Produced

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

Tractor Produced

Combine Produced

Won Stone Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit
Appointed 1st class factory of precision technology by The Ministry of Commercial & Industrial Affairs

Daedong Gear Co., Ltd. Founded
Rice Transplanter Produced
Won Bronze Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

Daedong Corporation IPO (Stocks Open to the Public in Korea Stock Exchange)
Won Gold Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

Hankuk Chain Industrial Co., Ltd. Founded

Seoul Office established

Won Stone Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

Daegu Factory Established

Daedong Metals Co., Ltd. Founded

Changnyeong Training Center Opened

Appointed 1st class quality management company

Daedong-USA, Inc. Established

Expanded the automation line of engine factory

ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified

R&D Center Founded

Certified by EPA, U.S.A

D500 Tractor chosen as GD product; won Millennium Award

EEC Certified, Europe

OHSAS 18001 Certified

Constructed Daedong-USA, Inc. Office in Wendell, NC

New engine production facility introduced
European Parts Center Founded

Daedong China (Nanjing) Established

Won $100 Million Export Tower Award

Utility Vehicle (UTV) Produced

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

Daedong China moved location (Anhui)

Sub Compact Tractor Produced
Won Silver Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit
PX Tractor chosen as GD product

Daedong Corporation the first South Korean Tier IV engine manufacturer to receive EPA certification
The Daedong® Tier 4 ECO Common Rail Diesel Engine is introduced
Daedong Corporation celebrates 66 years in agricultural manufacturing
Chosen as one of World Class 300 by Korean Government

Won Gold Level Status from The North American Equipment Dealers Association
Obtained an order of agricultural machinery supply business worth $100 million from Myanmar Government
Won Grand Prix of Korea Communication (Newspaper Advertising)
Won $200 Million Export Tower Award
Won Good Design Award for CK10 tractor

Released the 6-row diesel rice transplanter ERP60D
Business agreement with the Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries regarding training and support for agricultural machinery
Contract for technical cooperation with India’s TAFE Tractors
Chosen as one of Official Suppliers of PyeongChang2018 Winter Olympics

Daedong Corporation celebrates 70-year anniversary

Introduced addition to KIOTI CK10SE series, the CK2610SE HST Cab
Added CS2220 and CS2520 models to popular KIOTI CS Series
Introduced new CX Series compact tractors

KIOTI NS Series introduced to product lineup with 5 new models – the NS4710, the NS4710H, the NS5310H, the NS 6010 and the NS 6010H
KIOTI introduced an all-new line of grapple attachments
Added CX2510 HST Cab to popular CX Series compact tractors

Daedong Corporation celebrates 75-year anniversary


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