KGC has been working tirelessly to achieve the wishes of the people for the past 120 years. Now we are working to go further to reach people all over the world.
what everyone wants, Health and beauty
Chapter 1. 120 years of history
Seeds of trust sown over 120 years.
1899 was an important starting point in the history of Korean red ginseng and the moment when the industry began through the establishment of the Samjeonggwa department for ginseng, the ancestor to KGC, inside the palace of the Korean Empire.
Established as Samjungkwa under Naejangwon in Gungnaebu of the Korean Empire (36th year of Emperor Gojong)1899
Converted to Yeomsamkwa (鹽蔘課), a monopoly under the Republic of Korea Ministry of Finance1948
Completed construction of the largest Korean ginseng manufacturing facility in Buyeo County1978
Founded Korea Ginseng Corporation (KGC)1999
Opened the ‘Buyeo Ginseng Museum’2004
Launched KGC franchises2004
Second factory (Wonju Factory) completed at Korea Ginseng Factory2015
Announced ‘Vision 2025’ and published corporate anniversary book to commemorate the 120th anniversary of the ginseng business and KGC’s 20th anniversary2019
Cumulative sales of ‘KGC Korean Red Ginseng Everytime’ exceeded 200 million packets2020
Chapter 2. Forming roots
6 years of waiting unlocks 6 years of waiting unlocks the hidden power of Korean ginseng.
Ginseng finally comes to fruition after six years of waiting as it listens to the sound of water, the wind, and the footsteps of passers-by. KGC grows 6-year-old ginseng with rich nutrition in the perfect environments to raise it.
Over 290 safety tests over
7 sessions for a period of 8 years
Generous R&D investment for quality improvement
and globalization of red ginseng
100% contract farming using only 6-year-old ginseng
Chapter 3. For the health of mankind
Roots laid by a long tradition of inherited craftsmanship.
KGC’s manufacturing know-how and strict quality control with 120 years of tradition results in a process featuring 2 years of imparting vital energy to the soil and 6 years of caring for the ginseng for a total of 8 years, based on craftsmanship representing the honor of Korean ginseng over millennia.
Korea's leading brand with a 120 years of philosophy for a healthy world, 'CheongKwanJang'
Setting the standards for deer antlers, invaluable deer antlers bestowed from heaven, 'Cheon Nok'
A lifestyle cafe where you can enjoy red ginseng as part of your daily lifestyle, 'Sapoon Sapoon'
The value of red ginseng transcends into beauty, red ginseng spa that excites your senses, 'SPA 1899'
Chapter 4. A soaring KGC
1000 years of history, a new shoot turning towards the world.
Korea’s symbol of health and longevity, beloved around the world
Our value is being recognized by exports of various products to some 40 countries around the world,
as we spread the culture of red ginseng consumption overseas for local consumers
through exports that we continue to strive to increase.
Trend in sales growth (Unit: 100 million won)
KGC, a global comprehensive health company representing Korea,
is now taking the new leap forward beyond Korea for a healthy future for people all around the world