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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 Chairman, Daedong Industrial Co.,Ltd.

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

For more information on Daedong Industrial visit: http://www.daedong.co.kr.

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 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.

History

1947
Foundation of Daedong Industrial (Jinju, Gyeongsangnamdo)

1949
Motor Produced

1952
Designated the main production factory by Ministry of Commercial and Industrial Affairs

1955
Won the President Award in Industrial Fair

1958
Won the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Award

1960
Began construction of large-scale factory in Juyak-dong, Jinju

1961
Opened Contact Office in Seoul

1962
Power Tiller Produced

1966
Company name changed to Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd.
Marine Engine Produced

1968
Tractor Produced

1971
Combine Produced

1972
Won Stone Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit
Appointed 1st class factory of precision technology by The Ministry of Commercial & Industrial Affairs

1973
Daedong Gear Co., Ltd. Founded
Rice Transplanter Produced
Won Bronze Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

1975
Daedong Industrial IPO (Stocks Open to the Public in Korea Stock Exchange)
Won Gold Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

1977
Hankuk Chain Industrial Co., Ltd. Founded

1981
Seoul Office established

1982
Won Stone Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit

1984
Daegu Factory Established

1987
Daedong Metals Co., Ltd. Founded

1990
Changnyeong Training Center Opened

1991
Appointed 1st class quality management company

1993
Daedong-USA, Inc. Established

1994
Expanded the automation line of engine factory

1996
ISO 9001 and 14001 Certified

1997
R&D Center Founded

1999
Certified by EPA, U.S.A

2000
D500 Tractor chosen as GD product; won Millennium Award

2001
EEC Certified, Europe

2003
OHSAS 18001 Certified

2004
Constructed Daedong-USA, Inc. Office in Wendell, NC

2006
New engine production facility introduced
European Parts Center Founded

2007
Daedong China (Nanjing) Established

2008
Won $100 Million Export Tower Award

2009
Utility Vehicle (UTV) Produced

2010
Daedong Europe (Netherlands) Established
Daedong China (Anhui) Established
5 Row Combine Harvester Produced

2011
Daedong China moved location (Anhui)

2012
Sub Compact Tractor Produced
Won Silver Tower in Order of Industrial Service Merit
PX Tractor chosen as GD product

2013
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
Chosen as one of World Class 300 by Korean Government

2014
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

2015
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

2017
Daedong Industrial Company, LTD celebrates 70 year Anniversary

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