Dongbu Steel

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Dongbu Steel
Traded as KRX: 016380
Industry Steel
Founded October 27, 1982; 34 years ago (1982-10-27)
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Key people
Soo Il Lee, (CEO)
Products Steel Cold-Rolled, Steel Sheet, Steel and Iron Coating
Revenue US$2.5 billion
Number of employees
Parent Dongbu Group

Dongbu Steel (DBS, Hangul:동부제철; KRX: 016380, KRX: 016385, is a South Korean multinational corporation that produces steel-related and cold-rolled products. It is part of the Dongbu Group.

In 2013, the Korea Development Bank attempted to restructure the Dongbu Group, but its attempts resulting in slumping business.[1] Dongbu Steel reached an agreement with creditors to undergo a debt workout program.[2] Creditors tried to support Dongbu Steel with a variety of measures such as 600 billion won in support.[3] The creditors then attempted to sell Dongbu Steel, but had trouble finding bidders.[4] Dongbu Steel then sold off an electric furnace used for steel production.[5] In May 2016, Dongbu Steel was taken off sale.[6]


  1. ^ Herh, Michael. "Troubled Companies Put KDB under Great Strain". Business Korea. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  2. ^ "Dongbu Steel, creditors agree on recovery plan". Yonhap News Agency. June 30, 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  3. ^ "Dongbu affiliate seeks receivership". Korea JoongAng Daily. October 2, 2014. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  4. ^ Lee, Hyo-sik (25 January 2016). "Sale of Dongbu Steel in limbo". The Korea Times. Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  5. ^ Chun, Beom-joo; Chung, Seok-woo. "S. Korea’s Dongbu Steel creditors opt to sell off Dangjin plant’s hot-rolled steel electric furnace to Iran - Pulse by Maeil Business News Korea". (in Korean). Retrieved 6 June 2017. 
  6. ^ Kim, Yoon-mi (18 May 2016). "[Market Now] Dongbu Steel not for sale anymore". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 6 June 2017.