Korean Public-listed / Top-tier Parts/Fastener Maker - Korea Parts & Fasteners (KPF)
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KPF (former name is “KOREA BOLT”) has been growing as a result of the trust and encouragement from customers since its foundation in 1963. To fulfill its role as a top-tier parts and fastener manufacturer at home and abroad, it moved to a larger plant in Chungju in 2005 and is renamed to Korea Parts & Fasteners (KPF)
Hot & Cold Forging Expertise
Equipped with both hot/cold forging facilities, KPF has been continuously expanding its manufacturing facilities and improving production lines. Its fasteners are engaged in construction, petro-chemical plant, heavy equipment and wind power. With hot forging process KPF can make various products from size ø19 to ø105, handling various steels including tough alloy and bearing. It uses its own forming technology that prevents excess flash in bolts, producing clean bolts directly from molds. With cold forging process it can produce industrial fasteners from M10 to M36 widely used in automotive components. Its cold forged products are known for durability and precision which are necessary for the steering wheels, transmission components and engine blocks of automobiles. Particularly, the quality of its sockets, valves and cases is highly regarded worldwide.
“KPF Global” & Würth Recognition
KPF has a flexible manufacturing system and locations to meet all the needs from customers. The China plant makes automobile parts for bearings; Vietnam plant makes standard fasteners, and the headquarters make standard/special fasteners and bearing parts. KPF sales Jinsuk Mun told Fastener World Magazine, “Our China plant will continue to grow with multinational auto parts customers. And, we expect our Vietnam plant to keep current European customers and try to add market shares from the US and East Asia.” In 2015, KPF GLOBAL was established for fastener wholesale and distribution in Korea.
KPF was the first Asian best supplier awarded by Würth. Jinsuk said, “Our growth in Europe didn’t come overnight. We strive to maximize customer satisfaction with quality improvement, reasonable prices and meeting delivery dues. Our product values were recognized through the rigorous certification procedures of leading certification authorities. We believe our market share in Europe will increase continuously.”
“South Korea has grown through automobile, shipbuilding, chemicals industries, etc. There are many excellent fastener companies. Despite with much attention to domestic market, they are trying to expand business to overseas markets by investing in facilities in many countries. KPF has been exporting to overseas markets since early in various industries. Due to global economic recession, the demand in Korea seems unlikely to explode like the past but we overcome by improving technology and quality for global markets,” said Jinsuk. KPF was at the Las Vegas and Stuttgart fastener shows and is planning to attend Chicago Fastener Tech Show and Fastener Fair Mexico, also visiting Taiwan and China fastener shows to see various technologies and hear how market is going on. “We want to express our gratitude to all readers and thanks for giving us the opportunity to introduce KPF. We are preparing for the next 50 years by focusing more on high end products based on customer’s needs and extending capability and new product line in standard items for KPF Vina (Vietnam)!”