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101 Top South Korean Manufacturing Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best South Korean based Manufacturing companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Manufacturing industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top South Korean Manufacturing Startups

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Samsung Electronics

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Samsung Electronics is an electronics company engaged in consumer electronics, IT and mobile communications, and device solutions.

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MakinaRocks provides machine learning solutions and an MLOps platform to accelerate and scale the industrial sector’s transition to AI.

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Hyundai Motor Company

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Hyundai Motor Company is a multinational automotive manufacturer with various vehicle lineups, brand vision, and global campaigns.

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Doosan Infracore

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Doosan Infracore is a manufactures machinery for construction.

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GP Club

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GP Club is a cosmetics manufacturing and distribution company that produces creams, lipsticks, cleansers, and other related products.

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Able C&C Co.

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Able C&C Co. is a manufacture of cosmetics and household goods.

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Green Whale Global

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Bioplastic Manufacturing

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YUDO (China) Holdings

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YUDO (China) Holdings specializes in developing hot runner systems.

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Kokam

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Kokam enables cutting edge high-capacity growth of the EV, Marine, Aerospace, Industrial, ESS, and so on.

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Ateam Ventures

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Ateam Ventures brings personalized manufacturing to the hardware and software the company designs.

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SOS LAB

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SOS LAB is a technology company that manufactures LiDAR sensor products.

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Melixir

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Melixir is a vegan cosmetic brand that offers skincare products with plant-based ingredients.

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LIG Nex1

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LIG Nex1 is an aerospace manufacturer and defense company.

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General Bio

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General Bio developing new bio materials from microorganisms and natural and functional ingredients.

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SK Hynix

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SK Hynix is the global leader in producing semiconductor, such as DRAM and NAND flash and System IC including CMOS Image Sensors.

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Stripes

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Stripes is a Korean-based apparel company focused on designing and manufacturing men’s clothing products.

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Lab n People

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LabnPeople is a biotech startup that has developed innovative and minimally invasive surgical and transdermal drug delivery solutions.

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Genesis

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Genesis is the luxury vehicle division of the South Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai Motor Group.

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breezm

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Breezm produces custom eyewear optimized for the customer’s face, using 3D-printing, 3D-scanning, and big data analysis.

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Art and Design International

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Art and Design International is a cosmetic manufacturer & distributor

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Microsystems

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Microsystems, Inc. is a technology-oriented enterprise that provides unique microfluidic technologies for autonomous and security industries

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Taihan Electric Wire

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Taihan Electric Wire manufactures wide range of cables and wires.

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Innopresso,Inc.

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Touchpad Embedded Keyboard Manufacture Company.

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Infit & Company Inc.

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Infit & Company manufactures medical diagnostic and wellness devices for the global healthcare industry.

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GINT

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GINT is a company specializing in a system for tractors / construction equipment manufacturers.

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TCE Corporation

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TCE Corporation is a textile company that produces denim fabrics.

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Kumho Tire Co., Inc.

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Kumho Tire Co., Inc. engages in the manufacture of tires.

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JK Inspir

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JK Inspir is a direct-to-consumer company that offers eco-friendly consumer packaged goods.

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Plasmapp

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Plasmapp is an innovative company specialized in plasma engineering technology.

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Orgdot

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Orgdot is a sustainable fashion design and manufacture company based in Korea.

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Awexome Ray

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Awexome Ray is a company that manufactures next-generation X-ray generator.

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TODOC

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implantable system, micro-machining electrode manufacturing, cochlear implant, neuromodulation

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Agreable

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Agreable is a brand commerce startup that manufactures and distributes lifestyle products.

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YBSOFT

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YBSOFT is a medical device company that has developed a solution to stop wheelchairs from rolling away when sitting down or standing up.

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Stronghold Technology

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Stronghold Technology is a South Korean company that manufactures smart coffee roasting machines.

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Kia Motors

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Kia Motors is a manufacturer of quality motor vehicles that is commits to surpass customer expectations.

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ICON AI INC.

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A software-led hardware company, ICON.AI is a Smart mirror maker and an Amazon-approved system integrator for Alexa Voice Service.

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Leetek

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Leetek develops, manufactures, and sells wireless customer paging systems for small- and medium-sized businesses to manage customer flow.

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CK Materials Lab Co., Ltd.

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CK Materials Lab discovers the new aspects of smart materials, develops creative ways of it applications, thus drives brand new tomorrow.

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Ntrium

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Ntrium offers chemical coating solutions.

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MetalLink

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Innovation engineering & manufacturing of Electrical and Mechanical Equipment requires a high specialization.

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Have & Be Co Ltd

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Have & Be Co Ltd’s line of business includes the manufacturing of perfumes, cosmetics, and other toilet preparations.

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Hyundai Mobis

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HYUNDAI MOBIS Co., Ltd is a Korea-based manufacturer principally engaged in the provision of automobile components.

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Sun-in

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Sun-in is a manufacturer and distributor of ingredients to bakeries, cafes, and confectioneries across the country under different brands.

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KT&G Corporation

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KT&G Corporation offers manufacturing and distribution of tobacco products.

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Haebora

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Haebora is developing a wearable ear-microphone called ‘ALLO Ear Talk’.

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Dellos Group

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Dellos Group engages in the manufacturing, sale and distribution of fruit juice and other beverage products.

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Celltrion

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Celltrion engaged in the research, development, and manufacture of therapeutic proteins.

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Ibuildea

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Ibuildea provides 3D printing solutions in Korea.

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SsangYong

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SsangYong is a manufacturer of sports utility vehicles (SUV) and recreational vehicles (RV).

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BISTel

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BISTel specializes in engineering automation and manufacturing intelligence solutions for all manufacturing industries.

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ConsiderC

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ConsiderC is an electronics manufacturer based in Korea, focused on developing devices for application in product development lifecycles.

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MagnaChip Semiconductor

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MagnaChip Semiconductor designs and manufactures analog and mixed-signal semiconductor products for consumer electronics.

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Posco

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Multinational steel-making company

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Daewoo International

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Korea’s largest trading company.

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Medytox

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Medytox is a medical aesthetic company that offers product botulinum, toxin product, hyaluronic acid filler medical device.

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Bluebird

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Bluebird is the innovator and global manufacturer of industrial handheld computers, tablets.

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Loen Entertainment

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Loen Entertainment Inc (016170:KOSDAQ) is the leading Music Company in Korea, providing services in all frontiers of the music industry.

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LG Innotek

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LG Innotek manufacture of electronic components for mobile phones, computers, network communication products and cars.

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Viomix

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Viomix is a manufacturer and distributor of ingredient substitutes and plant-based meat alternatives.

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Hanon Systems

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Hanon Systems is a full-line supplier of automotive thermal and energy management solutions.

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Mando Corporation

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Manufacturing of automotive parts

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Point Mobile

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Point Mobile is an enterprise handheld manufacturers that offers a full range of rugged mobile computers and scanners.

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Bukwang Pharmaceutical Co

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Bukwang Pharmaceutical Co provides produces oral hygienic, and pharmaceutical products.

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LOCK&LOCK

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LOCK&LOCK is a Korean food container manufacturer.

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Kuvings

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Kuvings is a kitchen appliance brand loved by health-conscious people.

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SL Corporation

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SL Corporation manufactures automotive parts.

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LS Automotive

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LS Automotive produces and sells automobile parts in South Korea and internationally.

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Hyundai Heavy Industries

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Hyundai Heavy Industries is a world’s leading heavy industries company for shipbuilding into offshore and engineering.

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Suprema

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Suprema is a global leader in biometrics and security technology.

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Hankook Tire

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Hankook Tire is an automotive company that manufactures car tires and truck tires.

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Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)

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DSME is a premium shipbuilding and offshore company.

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Hanwha Corporation

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Hanwha Corporation manufactures and sells explosives worldwide.

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XELIN Corporation

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Ultrafast laser application development for semiconductor

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Yuhan Corporation

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Yuhan Co, Ltd. is a South Korean pharmaceutical and chemical company.

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Samsung C&T Corporation

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Samsung C&T Corporation was founded in 1938 as a parent company of Samsung Group.

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LG Display Co

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LG Display is an innovator of display technologies.

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NOX Corporation

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Nox is a luxury vinyl tile industrial company that specializes in the material, machinery, and process of LVT flooring.

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HLB Group

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HLB Group is the manufacture of lifeboats, special ships, safety goods, and engines.

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Hanwha Systems

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Hanwha Systems is a global leading solution company

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Renault Samsung Motors

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Renault Samsung Motors is an automobile manufacturer that produces and sells medium-sized sedan.

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Carver Korea

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Carver Korea Co., Ltd. is a manufacturer of cosmetic products.

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Hyundai Engineering

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Hyundai Engineering is enhancing its competitiveness in the field of advanced technology to provide a new and convenient tomorrow.

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Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co Ltd

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Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company Limited engages in the manufacture and distribution of trucks in South Korea.

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Doosan Bobcat

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Doosan Bobcat is a construction equipment maker that manufactures and distributes compact and heavy construction equipment.

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Samsung Electro Mechanics

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Samsung Electro-Mechanics, established in 1973 as a manufacturer of key electronic components, has become the leading electronic parts

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Bioneer

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Bioneer is a biotech company that develops molecular biology products and technologies.

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Dong-A ST

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Dong-A ST Co., Ltd. develops, manufactures, and markets pharmaceutical products and medical devices worldwide.

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KYUNG CHANG INDUSTRIAL CO LTD

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Kyungchang Industries is an auto parts firm specializing in the manufacture and distribution of driving parts for the automotive industry.

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LUTRONIC

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Lutronic is a manufacturer of medical lasers for physicians and aesthetic clinics.

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Samyang Food

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Samyang Food is a food manufacturer that produces ramen, snacks and dairy products.

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NS

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NS is a manufacturing company that manufactures and sells rechargeable batteries and equipments.

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Koh Young Technology

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Koh Young Technology is an artificial intelligence and electronic manufacturing company.

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PI Advanced Materials

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PI Advanced Materials is a manufacturer and distributor of polyimide films.

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Silicon Mitus

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Silicon Mitus is a fabless company specializing in the development, manufacturing and distribution of high performance smart PMIC solutions.

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DB HiTek

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DB HiTek specializes in the production and distribution of semiconductor products.

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Intellian Technology

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Intellian is a leading global provider of stabilized satellite antenna systems.

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RAONTECH

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A Microdisplay manufacturer for AR/VR/MR/HUD/WSS with LCoS, micro-LED, micro-OLED panels and SoC

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Benton

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Benton is a cosmetic manufacturing company.

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Hanwha Chemical Corporation

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HCC launched its CA (chlorine-caustic soda) business, and quickly became one of the major petrochemical companies in the world, producing

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N2TECH

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N2TECH is a manufacturer of semiconductor hardware equipment and nanofiber masks.

Written by Mark Fitz

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