Founded in 1949, YoungPoong, Corp. was Koreaﾒs main exporter of zinc concentrate in the 1960s. In order to break Koreaﾒs heavy reliance on imported zinc ingots, YoungPoong, Corp. established a zinc refinery in Sukpo, Bongwhagun, Gyungsangbukdo in 1970, emerging as a leading manufacturer of non-ferrous metals. In 1974, YoungPoong, Corp. established the Korea Zinc Company, a subsidiary, in Onsan, Gyungsangnamdo, and the completion of Onsan Zinc Refinery secured YoungPoongﾒs dominant position in the domestic zinc market. The registration of our brand on the London Metal Exchange (LME) in 1988 confirmed the superior quality of our zinc products. Sukpo Refinery underwent continuing expansion through increased investment. In June 1999, YoungPoong, Corp. implemented a state-of-the-art super jumbo cathode tank house system that greatly improved its product quality and productivity. Currently we have the capacity of producing 350,000 tons of top-quality zinc ingot, 600,000 tons of sulfuric acid, 1,500 tons of copper sulfuric, 28,000 tons of silver byproduct, 30 tons of indium a year. We actively pursue developing environment-friendly technology in our zinc recycling facilities.
Year Established: 1949