Company

History

2016 ~ Now

2021

January / Registered as a venture corporation according to Article 25 of the Act On Special Measures For The Promotion Of Venture Businesses

2020

January / Designated as a promising small and medium-sized
June / Merger and Acquisition with Samsung Seeds Co., Ltd.
July / Expansion of the warehouse of the headquarter
July / Designated as a Promising small and medium-sized enterprise
September / Selected as a Main beez

2019

January / Establishment of joint venture BJ Agro-Berg Earth Co., a Japanese NASDAQ listed company that specializes in seedlings
June / Applied for breed protection of Bombaram (onion breed)
August / Purchase of land for expansion of Anseong breeding institute
August / Capital increase for value- Transition of capital of KRW 567.5 million (Convertible bonds of 7,000 normal shares)
October /Signed business agreement with Jeonnam Agricultural Research & Extension Services- Industrialization of onion breed development.

2018

January / Joined the Korea Seed Association as the first Jeju Native Company
February / Opened the second Anseong research laboratory
March /Purchase of land for the establishment of the Yeongam onion breeding institute
March /Awarded with a certificate from the Commissioner of the National Tax Service
October / Absorption merger with Yangpanara Corp.
December / Completion of the office building and houses of the Anseong institute

2017

January / Carried out GSP (Golden Seed Project) business under the auspices of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Carried out stage 2 research business project for early-growth labor-reducing mandarin orange breed (Total business duration of 60 months, total expenditure of KRW 3.4 billion)
January / Carried out stage 2 research of GSP (Golden Seed Project) business for import replacement, high storage quality, and high-yielding onion breed development under the auspices of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Total business duration of 60 months, total expenditure of KRW 500 million)
July / Started construction of the office building and houses of the Anseong breeding institute (Estimated finish date for Jul.2018)
July / Designated as a promising SME for growth (Certified by the Governor of Jeju Province)
July / Exported onion seeds to Japan for the first time as a domestically-raised breed
October / Converted into an Agricultural corporation for the professional raising and production of vegetable seeds
December / Awarded with the 2017 Jeju Economy Awards for the manufacturing industry by the Minister of the Ministry of SMEs and Startups

2016

January / Acquired Yangpanara Corp, specialist in onion breeding
February / Acquired JejuFarm Plus Co., Ltd., specialist in drying fruit
March / Attracted investment from E&Investment Co., Ltd. (Issue of KRW 2 billion of convertible bonds)
August / Attracted investment from the Industrial Bank of Korea (Issue of KRW 1 billion of convertible bonds)
October / Attracted investment from the Sejong Venture Partners Co., Ltd. (Issue of KRW 1.4 billion of convertible bonds)
November / Attracted investment from NH Investment & Securities Co., Ltd. (Issue of KRW 3 billion of convertible bonds)
December / Purchase of land for establishing a breeding institute for raising vegetable seeds such as lagenaria, etc. (596, Nogok-ri, Yangseong-myeon, Anseong-si, Gyeonggi-do About 23,140.5m2in9lots)

2015 ~ 2000

2015

November / Prospecting the security of the company and the bright future of the seed business, attracted investment from Mirae Asset Venture Investment Co., Ltd. (Issue of KRW 2.2 billion of convertible bonds)

2014

January / Joined the Korea Seed Association as the first Jeju Native Company
August / Designated as a MAIN-BIZZ (Certified by the Minister of the Small and Medium Business Administration)
August / Designated as a promising SME for growth (Certified by the Governor of Jeju Province)

2013

July / Carried out GSP (Golden Seed Project) Business under the auspices of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Carried out research business project for early-growth labor-reducing mandarin orange breed (Total business duration of 48 months, total expenditure of KRW 3.07 billion)

2012

March / Development of a Jeju-type export-led growth SW fused seedling system, under the auspices of the Ministry of Knowledge Economy Completed research project business (Total business duration of 22 months, total expenditure of KRW 820 million)
June / Established corporate laboratory (Certified by the Korea Institute for Advancement of Technology)
August / Development of a standard harvesting facility for medical plants based on U-IT, under the auspices of the Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Completed research project business (Total business duration of 18 months, total expenditure of KRW 400million)

2011

June / Construction of new corporate building at Jeju Science Park as the first Jeju native company

2004

January / Current CEO Kim Tae-hyung inaugurated

2003

May / Acquired certification for the production and growth of vegetable seeds (Governor of Jeju Province)

1990 ~ 1968

1990

December / Received a commendation from the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries

1987

January / Transition into a corporate body

1968

January / Founded by the late Chairman Kim Gwi-eon

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