[WCSA – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2023] Milestones in 67 years of development of Orion, one of the three largest food companies in South Korea (1956)


(wcsa.world) Orion Corporation is a major player in the global confectionery market. The company's products are sold in over 60 countries around the world. Orion is committed to innovation and product development and is always looking for new ways to meet the needs of its customers.

Orion Corporation is a South Korean confectionery company, headquartered in Munbae-dong, Yongsan District, Seoul. The company is one of the three largest food companies in South Korea.



Orion has manufacturing facilities in Seoul, Cheonan Chungcheongnam-do, and cities in China, Russia, Vietnam, India, and the United States. Products produced by Orion include biscuits, cookies, crackers, pies, gum, snacks, chocolate, and candy; and its most famous product is Choco Pie. Its competitors include Crown Confectionery and Lotte Confectionery.



(Wowtimes)Orion’s History andAchievements

  • 1956: Dongyang Confectionery was founded
  • 1957: Dongyang became the first in Korea to introduce a modern candy manufacturing facility.
  • 1968: The company started the automatic packaging process for candy products
  • 1974: The company launched Choco Pie, the all-time hit product in company history
  • 1977: The company is the first company in Korea to begin automatic packaging of biscuits
  • 1989: The company launched commercial series of Choco Pie brand
  • 1993: Opened the Beijing office in China. Choco Pie began exports to Russia.
  • 1995: Established the China-based corporation
  • 200: Launched the Orion Group
  • 2003: Changed the company name to Orion Corporation. Orion established the China corporation
  • 2005: Established the Vietnam corporation
  • 2013: Exceeded KRW 1 trillion mark in annual sales in China
  • 2014: Became the first confectionery company to introduce eco-friendly packaging
  • 2016: Exceeded KRW 200 billion mark in annual sales in Vietnam
  • 2018 Obtained a Green Certificate from the Ministry of Environment for the first time in the confectionery industry
  • 2021: Choco Pie surpassed the KRW 500 billion mark in annual global sales
  • 2022: Obtained certificates (ISO14001) for environmental management systems.

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