Company History

2015
  • 12 Operating more than 1,060 stores nationwide
  • 06 “Man of the Month” awarded by Korea Products Safety Association/ Korean Agency for Technology and Standards
2014
  • 12 Annual sales exceed 1 trillion KRW
  • 10 Recipient of the “Presidential Prize in Korean Retailing”, the most honored prize in the retail industry, awarded by KCCI* and government
  • 03 Recognized as one of “Korea’s Top 100 Franchises” for 4 consecutive years, awarded by Maeil Business Newspaper
2013
  • 03 Recognized as Korea’s Top3 Franchise by The Startup and Business Journal
  • 03 Recognized as one of “Korea’s Top 100 Franchises” for 3 consecutive years, awarded by Maeil Business Newspaper
  • 01 Selected as “Outstanding Employer Company” in 2012 by the Ministry of Employment and Labor
2012
  • 12 Completed construction of ‘Nam-sa Hub’, new distribution center in Yong-in, Kyoung-gi province, Korea
  • 12 Reached annual sales 750 billion KRW
  • 09 More than 850 stores nationwide
  • 03 Recognized as one of “Korea’s Top 100 Franchises” for 2 consecutive years, awarded by Maeil Business Newspaper
2011
  • 10 Started construction on ‘Nam-sa Hub’, new distribution center in Yong-in, Korea (1.14 million ft2)
  • 10 Sponsored Korean Professional Basketball League (2011-12)
  • 10 Moved Daiso A-Sung headquarters
  • 08 Sponsored ‘KOVO cup’, Korean Professional Volleyball League
2010
  • 11 Recipient of “Outstanding Retail Business Award” given by KCCI and Korea Distribution Association
  • 10 Established “HASCO”, affiliate for Chinese business located in Shanghai
  • 09 More than 600 stores nationwide
  • 03 Sponsored “2010 Super League Korea”, the official national handball league
2009
  • 10 Recipient of the “Prime Minister Prize in Korean Retailing”, the most honored prize in the retail industry, awarded by KCCI* and government
  • 09 Established “H1Global”, affiliate for diversified product sourcing
  • 07 Established “Hanwell”, holding company
2008
  • 07 Established “Hanwell E-shopping”, affiliate for on-line shopping
  • 03 Awarded “Brand of the Year Award”, by Dong-A Newspaper
2006
  • 12 More than 300 stores nationwide
  • 11 Exceeded annual sales of 100 billion KRW
2003
  • 10 Awarded “Korea Management Award” in the category of household products
  • 07 Completed construction of “Ki-heung distribution center” (250,000 ft2)
  • 05 More than 200 stores nationwide
2001
  • 10 More than 100 stores nationwide
  • 09 ‘Joint venture ceremony’ between ‘Han-Il Manpower’ and ‘Daiso A-sung Corp.’
  • 09 Legally changed company from “A-sung Corp.” to “Daiso A-sung Corp.”
  • 09 Legally changed brand from “ASCO Even Plaza” to “Daiso A-Sung”
1999
  • 05 Purchased warehouse in Ki-heung, Yong-in city, Kyung-gi Province, Korea
  • 02 Expanded franchise business
1998
  • 04 Recipient of “Korean Franchise Business Grand Prize”, awarded by Dong-A Newspaper
1997
  • 05 Opened first ‘ASCO Even Plaza’ store in Seoul
1992
  • 02 Established “A-Sung Corporation” for retail business
1988
  • 10 Established “Han-il Manpower” for trade business
    (parent company of A-Sung Corp.)