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Doosan

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History

Since 1896, as the oldest company in Korea with 118 years of history, Doosan has evolved with its people, and is now opening up a new future as a global leader of ISB.

1896~1949
The foundation of our success

Doosan took the first step in its legendary history in 1896 when Park Seung-Jik opened a small, modern store in Baeogae, Jongro 4, Seoul. From this first store, we continued to build on that success. In 1946, Too Pyung Park, the successor to Park Seung-Jik, changed the small store into the Doosan Store, heralding the beginning of Doosan's modern history.

1896

  • Park Seung-Jik opened first store

    Park Seung-Jik opened first store

    With the launch of Korea’s first modern store in Baeohgae on Jong-ro 4-ga in Seoul in 1896, the history of Doosan began.

1915

  • Started making Bakgabun, a cosmetic powder

    Started making Bakgabun, a cosmetic powder

    Pakgabun soon became the hottest “must-have” item for women in Korea in 1920’s.

1925

  • Changed the name of Park Seung-Jik Store Limited to Doosan Store

    Changed the name of Park Seung-Jik Store Limited to Doosan Store

    As Doosan transformed into a corporation, we modernized our accounting system and began to market ourselves by producing and distributing promotional calendars and placing newspaper ads.