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It is the footsteps of Sajo Group, a world-class comprehensive food company that leads the food culture
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  • 2010s
    201710

    Merged Sajo Fine Korea, Sajo Farms, Cheongjeongwonjong

    20178

    Merged Sajo Donga One, Hankook Milling

    201610

    Sajo FS added as a subsidiary

    20163

    Sajo Donga One(formerly, Donga One) added as a subsidiary

    20163

    Hankook Milling added as a subsidiary

    201512

    Merged Sajo Systems and Sajo International

    20156

    Merged Sajo Oyang and Sajo Nambu Ham

    20139

    Sajo Fine Korea added as a subsidiary

    20139

    Built Sajo Systems logistics center in Pyeongtaek

    20126

    Sajo Sea Food listed on the stock exchange

    20118

    Sunchang paste factory, HACCP-certified

    20115

    Dongjin H&F added as a subsidiary

    20114

    Sajo Farms(formerly, Yuksung) added as a subsidiary

    20111

    Sajo Asung added as a subsidiary

    201011

    Sajo Biofeed added as a subsidiary

    201011

    Founded Sajo Agro

    201010

    Donghwa Farm Produce added as a subsidiary

    201010

    Castlex Iseongdae started its business

    20107

    Sajo Nambu Ham and Sajo Farm Produce added as subsidiaries

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  • 2000s
    20097

    Sajo C&C added as a subsidiary

    20076

    Sajo C&F added as a subsidiary

    20076

    Sajo Oyang(formerly, Oyang Fishery) added as a subsidiary

    20074

    Took over Castelex Qingdao golf & resort

    200612

    Sajo Daerim(formerly, Daerim Fishery) added as a subsidiary

    20049

    Sajo Haepyo(formerly, Shindongbang) added as a subsidiary

    20043

    Sajo Systems(formerly, Cheongtae Development) added as a subsidiary

    20042

    Took over Castelex Jeju golf course in Jeju

    20037

    Build tuna can factory in Goseong

    20034

    YANTAR founded (local joint corporation in Russia)

    200211

    Took over Castlex Seoul(formerly, Dong Seoul Golf Club) golf course

    20011

    Award for 70 million-dollar export on the Export Day

    20005

    Took over fishery business of Donga Milling

    20005

    Took over Dangha Argentina S.A (Local corporation in Argentina)

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  • 1990s
    199310

    Founded SAJO AMERICA INC (Local corporation in US)

    199211

    Geumtop Industrial Order on the Export Day

    19925

    Started paste business

    19915

    Started squid fishing business

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  • 1980s
    19897

    Public disclosure of Sajo business

    19895

    Founded Sajo Development

    198811

    Seoktop Industrial Order for 50 million-dollar export on the Export Day

    19888

    Started meat processing business

    19887

    Started tuna can business

    19881

    Started tuna purse seiner business

    198511

    Seoktop Industrial Order for 20 million-dollar export on the Export Day

    198510

    Started northern sea trawl business

    19859

    Took over Sajo Food

    19856

    Founded Agriculture/Fishery/Livestock Newspaper

    19803

    Founded Sajo Cold Storage

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  • 1970s
    197911

    Presidential citation on the Export Day

    19733

    Started longline fishing for tuna

    197111

    Changed the name to Sajo Industries Co.

    19713

    Shijeonsa founded

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  • 2010s
    20118

    Sunchang paste factory HACCP-certified

    201011

    Sunchang pastes

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  • 2000s
    20037

    Built tuna can factory in Goseong

    20034

    YANTAR founded (Local joint corporation in Russia)

    20001

    Awarded $ 70 Million Tower Day on Export Day

    20005

    Took over fishery business of Donga Milling

    20005

    Took over Dangha Argentina S.A (Local corporation in Argentina)

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  • 1990s
    199211

    Geumtop Order on the Export Day

    19925

    Started paste selling business

    19915

    Started squid purse seiner business

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  • 1980s
    198811

    Seoktop Industrial Order for 50 million-dollar export on the Export Day

    19887

    Started tuna can business

    19882

    Started meat processing business

    19871

    Started tuna purse seiner business

    198510

    Started northern sea trawl business

    19856

    Appointed as an excellent corporation (Stock Exchange)

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  • 1970s
    197911

    Presidential citation on the Export Day

    19733

    Started tuna longline fishing business

    197111

    Changed the name to Sajo Industries Co.

    19713

    Founded Shijeonsa

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  • 2010s
    20126

    Listed on stock exchange

    201012

    Moved Food Business department pop corn line Yeongcheon plant

    201012

    Expansion of Food Business department

    201012

    Changed from Sajo C&C to Sajo Sea Food

    201011

    Award for 70 million-dollar export

    20107

    Started processing of braised dried Pollack in Sajo Logistics Center fishery processing facility

    20104

    Sajo Potentia (purse seiner), newly built (1,100-ton)

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  • 2000s
    200811

    Awarded for 50 million-dollar export

    20081

    Appointed by HACCP for food material logistics center

    200710

    Sajo Logistics center plant registration for exporting to EU/FDA for processing business (MOF)

    20076

    Appointed by HACCP for Sajo Logistics center processing business (KFDS)

    20075

    Started operation of food material processing plant for fisheries of Sajo Logistics Center

    20074

    First appointment by HACCP in seasoned laver of Food Business department (KFDS)

    20071

    Moved the head office (Seodaemun-gu Chungjeongro 2-ga 157, Seoul)

    20065

    Started selling in E Mart (PB, Sajo brands)

    20062

    Opened Sajo Logistics Center in Busan (Gamcheon Port)

    20059

    Newly adopted pop corn machine (Daily production from 27000 to 47000)

    20055

    Sajo Haepyo “Haepyo Laver” OEM production

    20055

    Moved Food Business department (Iksan plant) (production plant for laver, pop corn): Yongjae-dong

    200111

    Award for 30 million-dollar export

    20007

    Moved tuna processing facility (Songdo)

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  • 1990s
    19998

    Changed the name to Sajo Cold Storage to Sajo CS

    19992

    Started operation of Busan frozen tuna processing facility (located in Gamcheon port)

    19941

    Took over and merged Saechang Industries

    19936

    Took over and merged Sajo Food

    19915

    Started restaurant business (opened the 1st tuna dish restaurant in Guro)

    199011

    Introduced Sajo Lo-High pop corn (1st in the country)

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  • 1980s
    19881

    Appointed as a company for military service (fishery)

    19803

    Founded and registered as Sajo Cold Storage

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  • 2010s
    20113

    Haepyo cooking oil, No.1 brand power in Korean industry (12-year consecutive)

    20109

    Took over “Ongganae” in paste business category of Daekyung Food

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  • 2000s
    20083

    Changed the name to Sajo Haepyo

    20059

    Jinhae plant moved to Chilseo

    20049

    Incorporated into Sajo Group

    20011

    Sold 2.1 billion bottles of Haepyo cooking oil (based on 0.9 litter)

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  • 1990s
    199612

    ISO-9002 acquired by Incheon plant for the first time in cooking oil industry

    199610

    Won E20, IR52 Jang Yeongsil award

    19944

    Haepyo corn oil, seed production salad oil acquired KS

    199212

    Built sesame oil plant in Incheon

    19909

    Haepyo laver acquired KS

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  • 1980s
    19864

    Acquired KS for soybean oil from Incheon plant

    19859

    Built a plant in Incheon

    19836

    Re-acquired KS for soybean oil from Jinhae plant

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  • 1970s
    19776

    Listed on Korea Stock Exchange

    19713

    Built a plant in Jinhae

    19666

    Founded Dongbang

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  • 2010s
    20112

    MOU with Cargill

    20111

    Took over “PACCEBET”, fishery company in Russia

    201012

    Incorporated subsidiary OLADON, local corporation in Russia

    201011

    Incorporated subsidiary Sajo Biofeed

    20107

    Incorporated subsidiary Sajo Nambu Ham

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  • 2000s
    20099

    Incorporated subsidiary, Sajo Oyang

    20097

    Incorporated subsidiary Sajo C&C

    20086

    Changed the name to Sajo Daerim

    20076

    Incorporated subsidiary Sajo C&F

    200612

    Incorporated into Sajo Group

    20038

    Merged Daerim Food

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  • 1990s
    199512

    Founded a food company(local corporation) in Dalian, China

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  • 1980s
    19895

    Built a plant in Ansan; launched “fish cake”

    198610

    Took over Daerim Food / Started meat processing production

    1/2
  • 1970s
    19788

    Daerim America, Daerim Japan founded

    19774

    Built a plant in Busan; started food processing operation

    19769

    Public disclosure of business

    19656

    Acquired export/import permission

    19646

    Company founded; started fishing in littoral sea; started manufacturing of canned

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  • 2010s
    20156

    Sajo Oyang merged with Sajo Nambu Ham

    20153

    Decided merger of Sajo Oyang and Sajo Nambu Ham

    20153

    Anseong plant branch closed

    20151

    Moved the head office to Seocho-gu Nambu Beltway 2159 (Bangbae-dong)

    201312

    Acquired new ship(Sajo Posedonia) and started sailing

    20108

    Fish cake(fish meat) from Namdajeon plant HACCP-certified

    20106

    Built (new) Namdaejeon plant

    20103

    Cold livestock meat products from Anseong plant HACCP-certified

    20101

    Moved the head office to Seodaemun-gu, Chungjeongro 2-ga 157 Sajo Bldg. Rm 405

    20101

    Took over Namdaejeon plant

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  • 2000s
    20097

    Moved the head office at Seodaemun-gu Chungjeongro 2-ga 157, Sajo Bldg. new building 5F, Rm 501

    20096

    Held 41st stockholders’ meeting; changed the company name and closing schedule

    20096

    Cold food HACCP-certified

    20085

    Moved the head office to Seodaemun-gu Chungjeongro 2-ga 157 Sajo Bldg Rm 205, Seoul

    20079

    Incorporated into Sajo Group

    20078

    Salted seafood products from Anseong plant designated/approved by MFDS as HACCP-applied

    200612

    Fish cake products from Anseong plant designated/approved by MFDS as HACCP-applied

    20039

    Won the 9th Statistics Day Industry award

    200211

    Won Food, Health Royal Brand grand prize in 2002

    20015

    Geumtop Industrial Order on the 6th Ocean Day

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  • 1990s
    199511

    Founded Gangyang Food Ltd., a local joint corporation in Qingdao, China

    19954

    Started restaurant business in the country (1st Oyang Sea Food store opened)

    199310

    Increased capital (14.3 billion)

    199111

    CINCOMAR S.A, local joint corporation founded in Argentina

    199011

    Built 3rd plant in Busan

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  • 1980s
    19889

    Tuna purse seiner SEA HAWK No. 1 (985 G/T) started fishing

    198711

    Dongtop Industrial Order on the Export Day (Presidential No. 782)

    198612

    Public disclosure of business; listed in the stock exchange

    19866

    Founded ARCTIC STORM, INC., local joint corporation in Seattle, US

    19859

    Moved the head office to the Sajo Oyang building at Jung-gu Taepyeongro 1-ga 76-3 in Seoul

    19857

    Built a plant in Anseong

    19827

    Factory ship Oyang (5377 G/T) started fishing in North Pacific

    198112

    Presidential citation for contribution to industry development (No. 2156)

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  • 1970s
    197911

    Prime Minister Citation for pioneering export market (No. 3184Ga)

    19795

    Founded local joint business(PACIFC OYANG.INC.) in New Zealand

    197810

    Built a plant in Busan (Area 620 pyeong, building 1715 pyeong)

    19751

    No. 77 Oyang launched; started fishing in North Pacific

    197211

    Minister of MOF citation for contribution to increase of fishery product export (No. 694)

    19729

    No. 70 Oyang launched (1600 G/T); started fishing in North Pacific

    19696

    Founded Sajo Oyang Co. (capital 10 million won)

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