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The table below is provided for convenience to help professionals find the websites of leading companies in the region, and to help executives find other companies and the local area representatives who support direct investment in their location.

We welcome additional suggestions of major or fast-growing companies which are headquartered in the region, or have invested in major subunits there. 

Typically we will only list companies with more than 250 employees worldwide or 100 employees at the location of a major subunit, since our focus is on serving companies of sufficient size and growth rate to create more than 50 new jobs within 3 years when they set up operations in new locations.

The presence or absence of any organization on these lists, or their position on the lists, does not imply any endorsement or opinion about their products or services, nor by them about our own.  The list also does not indicate whether or not we maintain relationships with such companies, or know anything about their investment plans.

The selections are simply intended to be helpful to professionals who may be unaware where such companies are located, or how to reach their websites quickly for more information.  This can support professional services, investment promotion activities, and investor retention or "aftercare" activities to stay informed about the companies.

If you need a database of companies, sources are in the Research section.

For convenience, at the bottom of this page, we have also included links to sources for company research, company lists for other regions, and global lists of professional service providers and area representatives for investment attraction and retention.

Please let us know if you discover any obsolete listings (such as from M&A activity, relocations, closures, etc.) or broken website links so that we may update our records.

We have also provided columns to allow for direct links to the website of the local area representatives where the company headquarters or major subsidiary is located, and to the GUIDE Area Profile of that area, if available.

Refer also the sections on Corporate Participants , Projects, and Referral Highlights.

The following lists are very selective at this time, as they remain under research and development.

Note that Invest Korea publishes a CD-ROM, Promising Investment Partners in Korea, listing Korean firms which may be seeking foreign business relationships.

Company HQ/Sub Website Area Representative City State or Province Postal
Major foreign investors in South Korea

See also : Associations and Chambers of Commerce

 

Invest Korea : national support

for foreign direct investment

Jang Hee Lee  - email

(323)954-9500 Los Angeles

     
      (local investment promotion)      
Hubbell Korea, Ltd. Korean sub. (US) http://www.hubbell.com Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation Seoul    
Kellogg Asia Korean sub. (US) http://www.kelloggs.com Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation Seoul    
KLA-Tencor Korea, Inc. Korean sub. (US) http://www.kla-tencor.com Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation Seoul    
Texas Instruments Korea Limited Korean sub. (US) http://www.ti.com Seoul Industry Promotion Foundation Seoul    
Applied Materials Korea, Ltd. Korean sub. (US) http://www.appliedmaterials.com   Chunan Ch'ung-Nam  
Fairchild Korea Semiconductor Ltd. Korean sub. (US) http://www.fairchildsemi.com   Bucheon    
DuPont Photomasks Korean sub. (US) http://www.photomasks.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ichon Kyonggi  
Novartis Korean sub. (Swiss) http://www.novartis.ch Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Kwangiu Kyonggi  
Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. Korean sub. (Japan) http://www.otsuka.co.jp Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Anyang Kyonggi  
Glaxo Group Korean sub (UK) http://www.glaxowellcome.co.uk Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Shihung Kyonggi  
Ashland Chemical Korean sub. (US) http://www.ashland.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Pyongtaek Kyonggi  
3M Co. Ltd. Korean sub. (US) http://www.3m.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Pyongtaek Kyonggi  
Ebara Corporation Korean sub (Japan)   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Pyongtaek Kyonggi  
Taiyo Ink Korean sub (Japan)   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ansan Kyonggi  
AGFA Gevaert N.V. Korean sub (Belgium) http://www.agfa.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ansan Kyonggi  
Molex, Inc. Korean sub. (US) http://www.molex.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ansan Kyonggi  
Nippon Electric Korean sub. (Japan)   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Suwon Kyonggi  
Siemens A.G. Korean sub. (German) http://www.siemens.de Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ichon Kyonggi  
Carrier LG  (United Technologies) Korean sub. (US) http://www.carrier.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Osan Kyonggi  
Kimberly-Clark Korean sub. (US) http://www.kimberly-clark.com Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Kunpo Kyonggi  
Lego Group Korean sub.   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ichon Kyonggi  
Coca-Cola Korean sub. (US)   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Yoju Kyonggi  
Interbrew Korean sub.   Gyeonggi Province (Kyonggi) Ichon Kyonggi  
Procter & Gamble Far East, Inc. Korean sub. (US)          
Microsoft Corporation Korean sub. (US)          
Yahoo! Inc. Korean sub. (US)          
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. Korean sub. (US)          
Bowater Inc. Korean sub.          
E.I. DuPont de Nemours Korean sub. (US)          
Caltex (Overseas) Ltd. Korean sub. (US)          
Morgan Guaranty Co. Korean sub. (US)          
The Gillette Company Korean sub. (US)          
J. Lyons Inc. Korean sub. (US)          
Airtouch Communications Inc. Korean sub. (US)          
Ford Motor Company Korean sub. (US)          
General Motors Korean sub. (US)          
Amkor Technology Inc. Korean sub. (US) http://www.amkor.com Seoul, Incheon, and Gwangju      
             
South Korean companies with foreign subsidiaries            
Samsung Electronics Co. Korean parent http://www.samsungelectronics.com     Kyonggi  
Hynix Semiconductor, Inc. Korean parent http://www.hynix.com        
Korea Data Systems Co. Korean parent          
LG Electronics Inc. Korean parent          
Daewoo International Korean parent http://www.daewoo.com        
Hyundai Korean parent       Kyonggi  
Hyundai Motor Company Korean parent http://www.hyundai-motor.com   Seoul    
SK Corp. Korean parent       Kyonggi  
Major South Korean subsidiaries in other countries            
Samsung Electronics UK subsidiary       England  
Samsung Electronics US subsidiary http://www.samsungusa.com   Ridgefield Park NJ 07660
Samsung Semiconductor, Inc. US subsidiary http://www.usa.samsungsemi.com San Jose Office of Economic Dev San Jose CA 95134
Hynix Semiconductor America Inc. US subsidiary http://www.hynix.com San Jose Office of Economic Dev San Jose CA 95134
KDS USA  (Korea Data Systems Co.) US subsidiary http://www.kdsusa.com City of Garden Grove, CA Garden Grove CA 92841
Zenith Electronics Corp. US subsidiary http://www.zenith.com Lake County Chamber of Commerce Lincolnshire IL 60069
Daewoo International (America) Corp. US subsidiary http://www.daewoo.com   Ridgefield Park NJ 07660
Daewoo International (America) Corp. US subsidiary http://www.daewoo.com   Troy MI 48084
Daewoo International (America) Corp. US subsidiary http://www.daewoo.com   Los Angeles CA 90638
Hyundai US subsidiary http://www.hyundai-motor.com Montgomery Chamber of Commerce Hope Hull AL  
Hyundai US subsidiary   Aurora Economic Dev. Commission Aurora IL  
SK Energy & Chemicals US subsidiary http://www.skechem.com   Fair Lawn NJ 07410
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Industry Associations and Chambers of Commerce  

The American Chamber of Commerce in Korea

Published a recent book about the history of US business investment in Korea

www.amchamkorea.org

The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Korea, TEL +82-2-725-9880 Seoul

Publishes success stories of European companies in Korea

www.eucck.org
Korea International Trade Association (KITA), NY office TEL 212-421-8804 www.kotis.net  or www.kita.or.kr
Korea Plastic Industry Cooperative (KPIC) www.koreaplastic.or.kr
AFTAK - Assn of Foreign Trading Agents of Korea - finding agents / distributors http://www.aftak.or.kr
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Selective Company Websites and Local Area Representatives by Region (parent company and major subunit locations)

Typically we will only list companies with more than 250 employees worldwide or 100 employees at the location of a major subunit, since our focus is on serving companies of sufficient size and growth rate to create more than 50 new jobs within 3 years when they set up operations in new locations.

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