is a South Korean
conglomerate quoted on the Korea Stock Exchange
. Doosan has been placed 471st in the Fortune 2009. It has been included in the Forbes Global 2000 companies from 2007. It had recently acquired SKODA power thus making it a full swing in power plant global competitors. Doosan was ranked 4th among the “World’s Best 40 Companies 2009” list, released in the latest issue of BusinessWeek, the U.S. economics magazine in October 2009. Fortune Global 500
The Doosan Group, founded in 1896. The company began as the Park Seung Jik Store in 1896 in Baeogai (now Jongno 4-ga
). Since then, Doosan has developed into a multinational, diversified business empire, with particular emphasis on consumer goods, manufacturing and the trading and construction sectors.
Doosan has developed a new global growth strategy by acquiring several major companies over the last 10 years including Doosan Heavy Industries and Construction
(formerly Korea Heavy Industries and Construction, a heavy industry company specializing in power
and desalination plants
) in 2001, Koryeo Industrial Development
in 2004, and Doosan Infracore
(formerly Daewoo Heavy Industries & Machinery, a company specializing in construction machinery) in 2005.
In 2006, Doosan acquired a number of global companies, including the boiler engineering company Mitsui Babcock UK
(renamed Doosan Babcock) and Kvaerner IMGB
, the largest... Read More