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Mr J D Bae
Mr J D Bae
President & CEO
HHH Zippers
HHH Zippers

Running down the memory lane, can you list the major milestones zipping up success with your company’s history?

There are many, sharing some of them with you-

1980— The Korean apparel industry was at the beginning stage of being a global player in the world clothing market. Imported foreign brand zippers shared over 45% in Korean zipper market. Being inspired to change the market, we created HHH Zipper.

1986—In the effort to continue improvement of HHH Zipper, we purchased the zipper division of PACIFIC CHEMICAL GROUP, consequently, the Company increased its turnover and reached the position of third largest zipper maker in Korea. HHH was launched for domestic market as well.

1990—HHH received the ‘Q’ mark of excellence by the Korean Government and HHH launched FIW-Project (Factory in the World).

1992~1995—At HHH, we solely invested in its offshore production unit in Bangladesh and developed the high quality metal H-Zip (YG Zipper), specially used for Jeans and heavy garments. Also, HHH was awarded the Export Award from Korean Government.

1997~2000—The Company entered Indian Territory by establishing a Liaison office in Bangalore. These days, we also expanded capacity of our Bangladesh factory and acquired the ISO-9001 certificate along with the pride of being the first Korean zipper maker to achieve this. Also, acquired the OEKO TEX 100 Class 1 Certificate from Testex, Switzerland.

2001~2004 – HHH implemented the environment friendly technology for the production process and the major achievement of getting global buyer nominations like Wal-mart, Target, C&A, Roots, K-mart, H&M, Carrefour, etc.

2006- HHH invested USD 4 million in Vietnam to set up its one more off shore units and one of the dream ventures to set up fully automatic machines.

2007—HHH was voted 2007’s Korean Leading Company by Seoul Economic Daily.

Published on: 24/03/2008

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