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SINCE 1969

History of endeavor shaping the future by taking the right path

1969 - 1979Identified the value
of the seas

19691979Identified the value
of the seas
  • 1969. 04Established Dongwon Industries
  • 1973. 02First overseas base built in Tema Harbor in Republic of Ghana, Africa
  • 1976. 11Established Dongwon Cold Storage Co., Ltd.
  • 1979. 01Established Orion Optics Co., Ltd.
  • 1979. 01Introduced Korea’s first helicopter-equipped purse seine fishing vessel
  • 1979. 07Established the Dongwon Education Foundation

1981 - 1989Proposed
a new value
of food culture

19811989Proposed
a new value
of food culture
  • 1981. 11Established Dongwon Food Co., Ltd.
  • 1982. 05Acquired Hanshin Securities
  • 1982. 11Launched first canned tuna product in Korea
  • 1986. 02Completed construction of Seongnam factory (fish cake production)
  • 1986. 03Selected as official supplier for the '86 Seoul Asian Games and '88 Seoul Olympic Games
  • 1986. 12Completed construction of Changwon factory (canned tuna production)
  • 1987. 11Established Dongil Frozen Food Co., Ltd.
  • 1989. 03Dongwon Industries listed on the Korea Stock Exchange

1991 - 1999Overcame crisis
through innovation

19911999Overcame crisis
through innovation
  • 1993. 06Completed construction of Dongwon new headquarters building in Yangjae-dong
  • 1993. 07Held 3S Management Innovation Convention to overcome the Asian Financial Crisis
  • 1995. 05Completed construction of Gwangju factory (drinks production)
  • 1996. 04Officially launched Dongwon Group
  • 1996. 07Completed construction of Jincheon factory (Kimchi and processed meat production)
  • 1997. 02Founded Korea-Japan joint venture logistics firm RESKO

2000 - 2007Reborn as
a company needed
by society

20002007Reborn as
a company needed
by society
  • 2000. 11Founded Dongwon F&B (Dongwon Industries’ food business division spinoff)
  • 2001. 04Dongwon Group established Dongwon Enterprise holding company
  • 2001. 10Acquired FS division of 63 City and changed company name to Dongwon Home Food
  • 2003. 01Separated financial subsidiaries and spun off Dongwon Financial Holdings
  • 2003. 04Established Dongwon Wineplus
  • 2005. 07Acquired DM Food
  • 2006. 09Acquired Haitai Dairy
  • 2007. 02Acquired Samjo Celltec and TSQ
  • 2007. 07Opened Dongwon Leaders Academy

2008 - 2019Spread wings
to the world towards
the future

20082019Spread wings
to the world towards
the future
  • 2008. 04Acquired the U.S. No.1 tuna brand StarKist
  • 2010. 02Completed construction of Dongwon F&B’s Cheonan factory
  • 2013. 10Completed construction of Senegal-based S.C.A SA factory
  • 2014. 03Dongwon F&B merged with Dongwon Dairy Food / Dongwon Home Food merged with Samjo Celltech
  • 2014. 05Dongwon Home Food constructed seasoning product factory in Weihai, China
  • 2014. 10Dongwon Systems acquired 'Ardagh Samoa Inc.' (current Talofa Systems)
  • 2014. 10Acquired Techpack Solutions
  • 2015. 09Dongwon Systems acquired Vietnam packaging material company TTP, MVP
  • 2016. 12Acquired Dongbu Express
  • 2017. 03Acquired Doosan Feed & Livestock (current Dongwon Farms)