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


–JS Kim

President, Daedong-USA, Inc. and President, Daedong Corporation.

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


Daedong Corporation's responsiveness to complex market challenges, manufacturing excellence, and commitment to high-quality, durable products have 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 around the world.


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Daedong Affiliates

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


Daedong Metals Co., Ltd.- Foundry to manufacture main castings 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 types of chains for conveyors, forklifts and other purposes.


Daedong Training Center.- a luxury facility for training distributors, end users and employees.


Daedong Branches

Daedong-USA, Inc.

Daedong-USA, Inc. is the US branch of Daedong Corporation specializing in the distribution of high quality tractors, UTVs, zero turn mowers, accessories and implements. Since its inception in 1993, Daedong-USA has experienced rapid growth as a result of its unique ability to facilitate 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 over 450 dealers, a strategically positioned US 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 through the strategic placement of assembled inventory and parts supplies in a key market. KIOTI Canada customers benefit from a growing dealer network that is dedicated to superior customer service throughout Canada.

Daedong KIOTI Europe BV

Daedong KIOTI Europe, a subsidiary of Daedong-USA, Inc., has established itself near the port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands to distribute high-quality products to more than 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 has specialized in the production of rice harvesters and transplanters. Today, Daedong China distributes products through a network of more than 40 dealers and is continuously growing to become one of the best-known brands in China.




Daedong Industrial Foundation (Jinju, Gyeongsangnamdo)



First engine produced


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



Won the President Award at the Industrial Fair



Won the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry Award



Started construction of a large-scale factory in Juyak-dong, Jinju



Contact office opened in Seoul



First walking tractor produced



Company name changed to Daedong Industrial Co., Ltd.

First marine engine produced



First tractor produced



First thresher produced



Stone tower won in order of merit of industrial service

Named First-Class Precision Technology Factory by the Ministry of Commercial and Industrial Affairs



Daedong Gear Co., Ltd. Founded

rice transplanter produced

Bronze tower won in order of merit of industrial service



Daedong Industrial IPO (Shares open to the public on the Korea Stock Exchange)

Gold Tower won in order of merit of industrial service



Hankuk Chain Industrial Co., Ltd. Founded



Seoul office established



Stone tower won in order of merit of industrial service



Daegu Factory established



Daedong Metals Co., Ltd. Founded



Changnyeong Training Center Open



Named First Class Quality Management Enterprise



Daedong-USA, Inc. established



Expansion of the automation line of the engine factory.


nineteen ninety six

ISO 9001 and 14001 certification



R&D Center (Research and Design Center) founded



EPA Certified, USA



D500 tractor chosen as GD product; won the Millennium Prize



EEC certified, Europe



OHSAS 18001 certified



Built the Daedong-USA, Inc. office in Wendell, NC



New engine production facility introduced

European spare parts center founded



Daedong China (Nanjing) established



Won the $100 million export tower award



First utility vehicle (UTV) produced



Daedong Europe (Netherlands) Established

Daedong China (Anhui) established

First 5-row combine produced



Daedong China changed location (Anhui)



First subcompact tractor produced

Won Silver Tower in order of merit for industrial service

PX tractor chosen as GD product



Daedong Industrial Company, LTD. the first South Korean Tier IV engine manufacturer to receive EPA certification

Daedong® Common Rail ECO Tier 4 Diesel Engine Introduced

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

Chosen as one of World Class 300 by the Korean government



Earned Gold status from the North American Equipment Dealers Association

Won $100 million agricultural machinery supply business order from Myanmar government

Won the Korea Communication Grand Prize (Newspaper Advertising)

Won the $200 million export tower award

Won the Good Design Award for the CK10 tractor



Launched ERP60D 6-row diesel rice transplanter.

Trade agreement with the National College of Agriculture and Fisheries of Korea on training and support for agricultural machinery.

Technical cooperation contract with TAFE tractors from India

Chosen as one of the official suppliers of the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.


Received the Gold Level Status Award from the North American Farm Machinery Dealers Association.



Daedong Industrial Company, LTD celebrates its 70th anniversary.


The independent brand KIOTI sold 10,000 units in the United States.

He signed a contract with Hiunday Construction Equipment.


Selected as the best employment company in Korea 2019, a company with fulfilling work and life.


Addition to the KIOTI CK10SE series, the CK2610SE HST Cabin.

Addition of the CS2220 and CS2520 models to the KIOTI CS series.

Presentation of the new CX series compact tractors.

Promotion of name change and renewal of CI.


First in the Korean National Industry to implement a 10-year warranty for tractors.

Launch of the first HX series, self-driving and remote control tractors in Korea.

Foray into the electric mobility business.

First place in Korea's quality satisfaction index.


Daedong Corporation celebrates its 75th anniversary.

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