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Meet the 74-year history of Daedong, leading the development of Korean agriculture

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Building a centennial corporation that leads future agriculture with continuing challenges and innovations.

Present-2020

A centennial challenge

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2021

Daedong Group declared a full-scale entry into the e-mobility business

Daedong Mobility Corporation signed a new project investment with Daegu National Industrial Complex

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2021

The first tractor in the domestic industry with 10-year quality assurance

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2020

Change of company name and CI renewal

Removing ‘Industrial’ and changing the company name to ‘Daedong’

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2020

Completed the first-stage space innovation for future agricultural creation

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2020

Daedong Industrial & Intel & Funzin technology development cooperation

Agricultural machine autonomous driving and precision agricultural technology development cooperation

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2020

DSF85 certified as new technology agricultural machine by the Rural Development Administration

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2020

Launched the 6-row straight-line autonomous driving rice transplanter DRP60

2019 - 2015

Diversification of global business

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2019

Selected as the ‘2019 Best Employer of the Year’ with satisfactory work and life

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2019

Foundation of the first Canada corporation in the domestic agricultural machine industry

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2019

Autonomous/electric vehicle joint research MOU signed with KAIST

Strengthening the development of commercial and agricultural electric vehicle

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2019

Signed a strategic partnership for skid loader with Hyundai Construction

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2019

Launched a straight-line autonomous driving rice transplanter ERP80DZFA, the first in the domestic agricultural machine industry

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2019

Signed an OEM with Doosan Bobcat for 30,000 tractors

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2018

House brand ‘KIOTI’ sold over 10,000 units in the US

The first domestic agricultural machine company to sell over 10,000 units

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2018

Supplied agricultural machine to Angola

Supplied Daedong agricultural machine worth $100 million to the Angola government

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2018

Signed OEM contract with Hyundai Construction

Signed a forklift OEM contact with Hyundai Construction

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2017

Daedong Industrial emblem

Launched the 70th-anniversary emblem

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2017

Opening of Consortium Training Center

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2016

Started an installment financing service

Started a wholesale installment financing service for the North American market

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2016

Awarded the ‘Gold Level Status’

Awarded the ‘Gold Level Status’ from the North American Agricultural Machine Dealers Association (first domestic agricultural machine company to win 3 consecutive years)

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2016

Partnership signed with Doosan Infracore

Signed a mass production engine supply contract and strategic partnership with Doosan Infracore

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2015

Launch of EVO100LA, electronic car for agriculture

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2015

Selected as a GD (Good Design) product

6-row rice transplanter ERP60 was selected as a GD product

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2015

Signed as an official sponsor of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

Signed as an official tractor sponsor of the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

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2015

Signed a technical cooperation contract with TAFE India

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2015

Cooperation with Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries

Signed business cooperation with Korea National College of Agriculture and Fisheries for agricultural machine training and support

2014 - 2004

Building foundations for global growth

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2014

Award the Export Tower

Awarded the $200 million Export Tower on the Day of Trade

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2014

Awarded the Grand Prize at ‘Korea Business Communication Awards’ (Newspaper advertising)

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2014

Myanmar agricultural machine supply project

Won the order of agricultural machine supply project worth $100 million from the Myanmar central government

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2014

Awarded the ‘Gold Level Status’

Awarded the ‘Gold Level Status’ from the North American Agricultural Machine Dealers Association

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2014

Launched NX tractor

Launched NA tractor, the first in the industry to use the Tier 4 engine

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2013

MOA signed between JDC and Daedong Industrial

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2013

Selected as World Class 300

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2012

PX tractor selected as a GD (Good Design) product

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2012

Awarded the Silver Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit

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2011

Relocation of Daedong China (Anhui)

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2010

Foundation of Europe local corporation in the Netherlands

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2009

Launched MECHRON2200-UTV

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2008

Award the $100 million Export Tower on the Day of Trade

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2007

Foundation of Daedong China (Nanjing)

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2006

Foundation of the Parts Center in Europe

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2006

Implementation of cutting-edge engine production facilities

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2004

Construction of the Daedong USA company building

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2004

Implementation of Daedong New CI System

2003 - 1983

Entrance into the global market

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2003

Acquisition of OHSAS 18001 certification

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2002

Re-acquisition of ISO 9001 certification

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2001

Acquisition of the EEC certification in Europe

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2000

D500 tractor selected as a GD product and award the Millennium Award

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1999

Acquisition of EPA certification in the US

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1997

Construction of the Institute of Advanced Technology

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1996

Acquisition of ISO9001, ISO14001 certification

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1994

Expansion of the automation line in the engine factory

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1993

Foundation of Daedong USA, a local corporation in the US

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1991

Appointed as a first-grade quality management company

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1990

Opening of Changnyeong Training Center

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1987

Foundation of Daedong Metals Corporation

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1985

Started exporting Daedong tractors to the US

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1984

Construction of the Daegu Factory

1982 - 1962

Emergence as a comprehensive agricultural machine maker

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1982

Award the Stone Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit

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1981

Construction of the Seoul Office building

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1977

Foundation of Hankuk Chain Industrial Corporation

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1975

Award the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit

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1975

Daedong Industrial IPA (listed in the Korea Stock Exchange)

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1973

Awarded the Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit

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1973

Foundation of Daedong Gear

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1973

Started producing rice transplanters

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1972

Awarded the Stone Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit

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1972

Appointed as a first-grade precision technology factory by the Ministry of Commercial and Industrial Affairs

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1971

Started producing combine harvesters

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1969

Signed technical cooperation with Ford

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1968

Started producing tractors for agriculture

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1966

The business name changed to Daedong Industrial Corporation

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1966

Started producing 7-horse power engines for ships

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1962

Started manufacturing power tillers

1961 - 1947

Foundation and development

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1961

Opening of the Seoul Contact Office

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1960

Construction of a large-scale factory in Juyak-dong, Jinju

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1958

Awarded the Minister of Agriculture and Forest in the exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of the government’s establishment

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1955

Awarded the President Award in the Industrial Exhibition commemorating the 10th anniversary of liberation

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1952

Appointed as a key production factory by the Ministry of Commercial and Industrial Affairs

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1949

Started motor production

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1947

Foundation of Daedong Industrial (Jinju, Gyeongsangnam-do)