Jeonbuk’s Largest Laver Export Company, SCDD Co, Ltd
SCDD Co., Ltd located within the National Food Cluster in Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea is the laver manufacturing‧ export company established in 2011. With the largest production capacity in Jeonbuk and all kinds of certifications related to food hygiene and safety such as HACCP, FSSC22000, HALAL, etc., it mainly produces and exports dried laver ․ roasted laver ․ seasoned laver ․ laver powder, etc. including seaweed. Its annual production is about 5 million pieces (1,500 tons) and its annual sales is 18 billion won. Among them, the export volume excluding domestic distribution is 1,300 tons and the amount of exports is 15 billion won, which ranks 1st in Jeollabuk-do and 10th in the country in laver exports. It mainly exports products to Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, China, Japan, etc. and is currently trying to expand overseas markets including the United States, Europe, etc.
The company won the export tower of 10 million dollars in 2016 and received commendation from the Ministry of Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries / the Ministry of Ministry of Commerce Industry and Energy and the Export Contribution Award from the governor of Jeollabuk-do after being recognized for trade promotion and export of marine products, and it was also selected as Brand K and a product certified by the governor of Jeollabuk-do, etc., which makes it the laver export company representative of South Korea as well as Jeollabuk-do.
△ View and Inside of SCDD Co, Ltd Factory 1
△ Bird’s Eye View of SCDD Co., Ltd Plant 2 (scheduled to be completed in December 2022)
‘Laver for Gimbap’carefully roasted with the best seaweed
The product that SCDD Co., Ltd gained K·FISH certification is ‘Suhyup Laver for Gimbap’, which was made by finding buyers and sharing product concepts, etc. with collaboration with National Federation of Fisheries Cooperatives. In particular, laver for gimbap is characterized by high-quality seaweed’s savory flavor and soft texture in the mouth when chewing it. According to Mr. Kang, the quality of seaweed greatly depends on changes in ocean currents and subtle temperature even in winter, so during the laver harvest season, the company in principle purchases only premium seaweed while going around the representative production areas including the southern sea and the western sea, keeps it fresh in a cold storage and uses it. In addition, since seaweed which can be used varies depending on the usage of laver including gimbap, seasoning, snack, etc., the company uses ‘eyes to understand the characteristics of seaweed’ and proper temperature and speed to roast good seaweed, which can be said as SCDD’s own know-how and technical skill.
△ Suhyup Laver for Gimbap with K·FISH Certification
Laver Business that began with an accident, Turning Crisis into Opportunity
Around in 2009, when the representative Byeongsoo Kang who worked in other industry was about to change a job, he visited Thailand for a trip and jumped into the laver-related business right after checking the market competitiveness of laver snacks. He said that he thought there was any possibility because he was born and raised in Gunsan-si, Jeollabuk-do, and frequently encountered laver from childhood and he had an acquaintance who conducted the laver manufacturing business. He started the import and distribution of seaweed by establishing a trading corporation in Thailand with the help of acquaintances and 2 years later, in 2011, he established SCDD Co., Ltd in South Korea and directly engaged in laver processing. And then, while forming TMK, the corporation for manufacturing and distributing laver snacks, in Thailand, he built the firm manufacturing and export system with the capacity to produce laver products in various types both in South Korea and Thailand.
He said that the company started like a coincidence and has grown up relatively quickly, but it has overcome lots of adversities and hardships. From the 2011 great flood and the 2014 coup in Thailand to Pandemic caused by COVID-19 in 2019, despite lots of crises, he did not give up. Instead, he aggressively ran around on his own two feet to secure clients and turned crises into opportunities while responding swiftly to situations.
△ Brand Jeongdam Laver of SCDD Co., Ltd and Various Products of Brand KOKIRI of TMK
First Year for 2nd Foundation, Hope to become the Global Seaweed Company
With the completion of the 2nd factory, SCDD Co., Ltd considers 2023 as the first year for 2nd foundation and prepares to jump up to be the global export company. To this end, it consistently participates in overseas exhibitions at least once every two months and recently, it makes every effort to expand its overseas markets by visiting Paris, Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Bangkok, Shanghai, etc. And it is debating new markets in the United States, Canada, Australia, etc. with buyers.
SCDD’s strength is to do a young sense of marketing via a variety of SNS such as a homepage, a facebook, Tik Tok, Instagram, etc. It is conducting promotion ․ marketing strategies in a separate channel with the brand of ‘Jeongdam Laver’in the country and ‘KOKIRI’ targeting the Thai market in Thailand, securing customers of various ages and widely spreading the taste of Korean laver to the world.
△ Opening of Korean Company’s First Independent Booth in the 2022 Thailand Food Exhibition
△ CI of SCDD Co., Ltd
▷ Address : 285, Jeseoksaji-ro, Wanggung-myeon, Iksan-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
▷ Inquiry : Tel.063-832-8504 Fax.063-832-7504 Overseas Inquiry : +82-10-4175-9125
▷ E-mail : email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org
▷ Homepage : www.scdd.co.kr
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