KCC History

KCC History

Striving beyond half a century of challenges, KCC is taking off as a global leader of the future

KCC has been steadily developing advanced technology that can create a better life for all.

Now, KCC is poised to take a strong lead forward as a world-class fine chemical company through cutting-edge technology.

KCC History

KCC started out as Kaumkang State Industries. Ltd. In 1958 and for over half a century has been playing a leading role in technological innovation in building materials. such as glass. windows/doors, exterior/interior materiats. and flooring. We have also moved into the silicone business. an area ripe for the creation of high-value products in the fields of specialized paints and next-generation precision chemical engineering.

2018

2018.04

KCC Publishes Corporate History Book in Celebration of its 60th Anniversary

  • 04         KCC Publishes Corporate History Book in Celebration of its 60th Anniversary
  • 03         Won the first prize in flooring materials for home
  •               interior category of 2018 Korea Brand Power Index

2017

2017.10

Awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in the “2017 National Sharing Grand Awards”

  • 12         Marine coatings (‘Seacare A/F796’ / ‘Korepox EH2350’) and ceramic
  •               for vacuum interrupter won World Best Product Awards
  • 10         Awarded the Prime Minister's Prize in the “2017 National Sharing Grand Awards”
  • 09         Won the first prize in the Korean Standard Quality Excellence Index in 2017
  •               for flooring materials, sealant, water-soluble coating, solvent soluble coating,
  •               coating glass and ceiling materials
  • 06         Selected as the best company in the Win-Win Index for two consecutive years

2016

2016.06

Opened HomeCC Interior Ulsan Branch

  • 11         The Compliance Team won the ‘ALB Korea Law Awards 2016’
  • 09         HomeCC Interior won the first prize in the interior category of
  •               the 2016 Master Consumer Confidence of Korea Brand Awards
  • 06         Opened HomeCC Interior Ulsan Branch
  • 02         EGIS won the regular league of 2015-2016 season

2015

2015.08

Opened Gumi Color Center

  • 11         Merged with KMR
  • 09         Established Chongqing Corporation (KCQ) in China
  • 08         Completed Anseong Plant
  • 08         Opened HomeCC Interior exhibition shop in Seocho (head office)
  • 08         Opened Gumi Color Center
  • 07         Acquired VCM business unit of Innogratech Co., Ltd
  • 04         Opened first HomeCC Interior exhibition shop in Seohyeon, Bundang Dist.,
  •               Seongnam City

2014

2014.04

Won the first prize in the window profiles category of '2014 Korea Brand Power Index (K-BPI)'

  • 10         Awarded the certificate for activation of Green Remodeling
  • 10         Established Hanoi Corporation (KCH) in Vietnam
  • 04         Won the first prize in the window profiles category of '2014 Korea Brand Power
  •               Index (K-BPI)'

2012

2012.08

Completed new Ulsan Plant

  • 08         Completed new Ulsan Plant
  • 07         Completed Gimcheon Plant
  • 01         Jeonju Plant obtained the Green Company (GC) Certification for the first time
  •               in the paint industry

2011

2011.04

Acquired Basildon, the British silicone product manufacturer

  • 12         Sales exceeded 3 trillion won
  • 12         Awarded the 700 million Dollar Export Pagoda
  • 07         Korea Silica was renamed to KCC Mineral Resources Corporation (KMR)
  • 04         Acquired Basildon, the British silicone product manufacturer
  • 04         EGIS won the Champions League of the 2010-2011

2010 ~ 2006

2010.11

Awarded the 500 million Dollar Export Pagoda

2007.06

Established Vietnam Corporation (KCV) in Ho Chi Minh

  • 2010.11         Awarded the 500 million Dollar Export Pagoda
  • 2010.06         Opened HomeCC Interior Incheon Branch
  • 2010.06         Established Indonesia Corporation (KCID)
  • 2009.05         EGIS won the Champions League of the 2008-2009
  • 2009.04         Published <50 Years of KCC Corporation>
  • 2008.10         Won the Korea Environment Awards
  •                         (Commission on Korea Environment Awards)
  • 2007.11         Established KCC Holdings Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong
  • 2007.06         Established Vietnam Corporation (KCV) in Ho Chi Minh
  • 2007.05         Completed Daejuk Plant 2 (Silicone)
  • 2006.11         Established Dubai Branch Office (KCC Dubai)
  • 2006.09         Established India Corporation (KCI)
  • 2006.09         Established Turkey Corporation (KCT)
  • 2006.02         Inauguration of Chung Mong Ik as the Representative Director and
  •                         President of KCC

2005 ~ 2000

2005.08

Established Guangzhou Corporation (KCG) in China

  • 2005.08         Established Guangzhou Corporation (KCG) in China
  • 2005.02         Keumkang KCC Co., Ltd. was renamed to KCC Corporation
  • 2004.04         EGIS won the Champions League of the 2003-2004
  • 2004.02         Completed Keumkang KCC Daejuk Plant 1 (Gypsum Board)
  • 2003.12         Completed Keumkang KCC Jeonju Plant 3 (Silicone)
  • 2003.02         Established Keumkang KCC Beijing Corporation (KCB) in China
  • 2001.11         Established Keumkang KCC EGIS, men’s professional basketball team
  • 2000.08         Established Korea Auto Glass Co. (KAC)
  • 2000.06         Established Keumkang KCC Kunshan Corporation (KCK),
  •                         first corporation in China
  • 2000.04         Keumkang and KCC were merged and renamed to Keumkang KCC Co., Ltd.
  • 2000.04         Inauguration of Chung Mong Jin as the Chairman of KCC Group
  • 2000.01         Executives and employees visited Mt. KeumKang

1999 ~ 1995

1998.02

Completed Keumkang Sojeong Plant (currently Sejong Plant)

  • 1998.02         Completed Keumkang Sojeong Plant (currently Sejong Plant)
  • 1997.06         Established KCC Malaysia Corporation (KCM)
  • 1997.02         Completed Keumkang Munmak Plant
  • 1996.11         Completed KCC Asan Plant
  • 1995.10         Completed KCC Jeonju Plant 2 (Paints)
  • 1995.10         Established “KCC”as corporate identity (CI)
  • 1995               Completed Korea Silica Co., Ltd. Yeongwol Plant

1994 ~ 1986

1987.12

Completed Keumkang Yeoju Plant

  • 1994.05         Keumkang completed and moved to new head office building in Seocho-dong
  • 1994.04         Completed Keumkang Jeonju Plant 1 (PVC window profile)
  • 1993.01         Published Keumkang KCC house magazine
  • 1992.11         KCC awarded the 100 million Dollar Export Pagoda
  • 1992.05         Established KCC Singapore Corporation (KCS) , first overseas corporation
  • 1991.08         Established Human Resources Development Institute
  • 1990.12         Incorporated Korea Silica Co., Ltd.
  • 1989.08         Incorporated Keumkang Leisure Co., Ltd.
  • 1989.01         Founded Keumkang Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.
  •                         (currently KCC E&C Co., Ltd)
  • 1987.12         Completed Keumkang Yeoju Plant
  • 1986               Established company slogan

1985 ~ 1974

1979.12

Established Keumkang Central Research Institute

  • 1985.10          KCC listed on the stock market
  • 1985.06          Completed Keumkang Yeocheon Plant
  • 1983.08          KCC completed and moved to new Ulsan Plant
  • 1983.01          Keumkang commenced the export of construction materials
  • 1981.04          Completed Keumkang Eonyang Plant
  • 1980.05          Established company song
  • 1980.04          Established KCC Central Research Institute
  • 1979.12          Established Keumkang Central Research Institute
  • 1979.02          Completed Jamwon head office building in Seoul
  •                          (485-1, Jamwon-dong (currently Sinsa-dong), Seocho-District)
  • 1978.11          Two of Koryo polyester resins for marine application obtained certificates
  •                          from Lloyd Register of Shipping
  • 1978.09          Nine of Koryo Paints for welding obtained certificates
  •                          from Lloyd Register of Shipping
  • 1977.12          Keumkang won first overseas construction contract
  • 1976.03          Keumkang Slate Ind. Co., Ltd. was renamed to Keumkang Limited
  • 1975.03          Completed KCC Ulsan Plant
  • 1974.07          Founded Korea Chemical Co., Ltd.(KCC)

1973 ~ 1958

1958.08

Founded Keumkang Slate Ind.Co., Ltd.

  • 1973.06          Keumkang listed on the stock market
  • 1969.12          Completed first head office building of Keumkang
  •                          (78, 2-ga, Jeo-dong, Central District in Seoul)
  • 1969.08          Complete Suwon Plant
  •                          (Integration of Yeongdeungpo and Busan plants)
  • 1965.05          Established Keumkang's Construction Division
  • 1964.12          Assets & sales reached one hundred million won
  • 1960.09          Inauguration of Chung Sang Young as President of Keumkang
  • 1958.08          Founded Keumkang Slate Ind.Co., Ltd.
  •                          (1–15, Yangpyeong-dong, Yeongdeungpo-gu)