Our Name
Doosan
  • Our Name, Doosan
    Doosan—a combined word of “doo (a measuring unit of grains)” and “san (mountain)”—
    means “little grains of sand that together make a mountain.”
    Our name reflects our belief that a greater achievement can be made when everyone involved unites.
    Throughout its 123-year history, Doosan People have lived by our beliefs and philosophy that we can achieve a greater goal when we join forces
    The forthcoming stories about Doosan will be filled with Doosan’s dream of contributing to creating a better future for humanity.
Doosan Fulfills Basic Human Needs
To help create more prosperity for humanity, Doosan has focused on providing what people need the most.
In 1896, founding Chairman Seung-Jik Park opened Korea’s first modern store,the original entity of Doosan,

which later earned a reputation as a trendsetter for developing the first modern cosmetic products in Korea.
In the 1950s, Doosan started to diversify its business as a corporate group by setting foot in
international trading and establishing Oriental Brewery(later changed to OB Beer).
Doosan further expanded its business to construction, food and beverages, machinery, media, cultural services and more in the 1960s.
Afterward, Doosan’s focus was shifted to areas that are more closely related to fundamentally contributing to human lives,
such as energy, clean water, roads, infrastructure and buildings.
Doosan Has No Fear of Change
In the year that marked the 100th anniversary of our founding,
we incorporated multiple subsidiaries into the holding company and implemented advanced processes and systems.
Since then, Doosan has carried out a series of M&A deals to successfully transform itself
into a global leader in the infrastructure support business sector.
Doosan Expands Its Global Footprint
Doosan competes and thrives both at home and abroad.
From large-scale power plants that generate electricity in India to desalination plants
that supply clean water to millions of people in the Middle East,
to construction machines that build earthworks across China’s vast territory, and energy storage systems and fuel cells—
which show exponential growth in demand—Doosan’s advanced technologies help create value for everyone in the world.
Doosan Prepares for the Future
Doosan will stay committed to developing core technologies in the areas of collaborative robots, mobile fuel cells, automated and unmanned construction machines,
and more to gain a strong competitive edge in the market.
By providing clean water and light, as well as solutions that can help people build their lives and transform ideas into a reality,
we aim to create a world awash with opportunities so that everyone can fully unleash their potential.
That is the idea we have when we say we are building your tomorrow today.