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General History

Taking Powerful Strides to Realize Humanism

Since its start-up in the education business in 1985 , KYOWON has set numerous records and has become one of the top education and living & care companies in Korea in both name and reality. Furthermore, we now aspire to become a company worthy of the love of its customers by providing the finest quality products and services, ranging from living & care to hotel & leisure business.

  • 2022

    - Start-up spaces for ‘KYOWON Start One’ Opened -‘TOCK’, a Multimedia Web Novel Platform from KYOWON Group’s In-house Venture, Launched - Corporate Name Changed from ‘Kyowon KRT Co., Ltd.’ to ‘Kyowon Tour Co., Ltd.’ -‘Travel Is Easy’, a Brand that Offers High-quality Travel Packages, Launched

  • 2021

    - Acquisition of ‘KRT’ Travel Agency - ‘Bloom Hotel Jeju’ Opened - Opened integrated sales center ‘KYOWON One Square’ - Held in-house venture program ‘Deep Change Idea Prize’ -‘AiCANDO’, a Metaverse-based Learning Program Launched

  • 2020

    - ‘KYOWON Creator Festival’ held - ‘Market 85', a mobile based online commerce platform launched - ‘Smart Online Learning Land', a comprehensive online learning service platform launched - ‘Tourdaum', a premium theme travel affiliate launched

  • 2019

    - Wells the One' water purifier system launched - “Red Pen AI Mathematics" artificial intelligence math education program launched - ‘Global Volunteer Corps (Vietnam)' social contribution campaign begins - “Red Pen Coding" education product launched - First “KYOWON CQ Creativity Contest" held

  • 2018

    - Smart Chinese language learning program "DoYoSe Chinese" launched - Smart office 'C. Lab' opened - KYOWON Group's point usage mall 'K-Members' opened - “Good Company for Female Consumers Award" granted 20 consecutive years

  • 2017

    - KYOWON acquisition of 'Wiz Island' (English kindergarten) - ‘KYOWON THE ORM' subsidiary established (Network marketing company) - ‘Smart Kumon' learning content launched (Smart workbook) - Plant cultivator ‘Wells Farm’ launched - “KYOWON Edu Deep Change" hosted (Future education experience exhibition)

  • 2016

    - Digital English learning program ‘DOYOSE Members’ is launched

  • 2015

    - 'Smart Red Pen' launched - 'Smart Red Pen' won 'Contents Grand Prize' from Digital Management Awards - 'Kumon Study' ranked No. 1 in Korean Standard Service Quality Index (KS-SQI)
    for 3 consecutive years
    - 'Kumon Study' ranked No. 1 in National Brand Competitiveness Index (NBCI)
    for 3 consecutive years

  • 2014

    - Started "Right Character Material" distribution campaign as part of CSR activities - KYOWON ranked No. 1 among the best companies selected by female consumers
    for 16 consecutive years
    - 'Red Pen Master of Mathematics' won 'Grand Prize' from Korea's Education
    Brand Awards for 4 consecutive years
    - 'WELLS' ranked No. 1 in Korean Standard Quality Excellence Index (KS-QEI) and
    Korean Standard Contact service Quality Index (KS-CQI) for 3 consecutive years

  • 2013

    - Core value ' KYOWON Way' declared

  • 2012

    - The Suites Hotel Namwon opened - KYOWON made an agreement with Green Umbrella Children's Foundation about
    CSR programs

  • 2011

    - KYOWON Life launched Funeral mutual aid service "Forget me not" - KYOWON L&C launched Waste-disposal unit "WOW Dry on+" - Mamu Ato Free Program won Korean Organic & Green Grand Award - KYOWON launched afterschool mathematics program "Math Master" - KYOWON selected as "Excellence" of afterschool program on KSQI Call Center part - KYOWON Hipercent won "The Proud Award" as an attractive new product area
    by KMA(Korea Management Association)

  • 2009

    - Hipercent incorporated into Kyowon Group - Hipercent opened the "Olgong" system, a new learning platform - KYOWON Travel launched "Club Humirac (Rest, Taste & Joy)" - KYOWON L&C launched "Goseuranhi Dameul Ye," an Oriental herb-based cosmetic - KYOWON L&C opened its Incheon factory

  • 2008

    - Vision 2015 declared - KYOWON placed 42nd in the annual Livres Hebdo publishing ranking - The Suites Hotel Gyeongju opened - "HURUN" air purifier and "WELLS MINI" water purifier launched - Self-regulatory learning program (KSL) developed - Ranked No. 1 among the best companies selected by female consumers for ten consecutive years New KYOWON CI declared

  • 2007

    - "Ionet" bidet launched - "mamu" wrinkle care cosmetics, men's skincare products and "PURECE" skin massaging device launched - S-planner(Self-study planner) service launched - Jade Medal awarded on the 21st Book Day

  • 2006

    - Gyeongju Dream Center opened - Presidential Commendation Award recipient at the Frankfurt Book Fair

  • 2005

    - KYOWON, KYOWON Academy and KYOWON Education merged - Construction of Seongsu Logistics Center completed - 20th anniversary of founding of KYOWON Group celebrated

  • 2004

    - "mamu" cosmetic brand launched (trouble-free, ato-free, white control programs) - The Suites Hotel Naksan opened - Presidential Commendation Award recipient at the 18th Book Day

  • 2003

    - “WELLS" water purifier, "WOW" bidet and functional underwear launched - Gapyeong Vision Center opened - The Suites Hotel Jeju opened

  • 2002

    - KYOWON ranked 4th and Kongmun Educational Publishing Corp.
    (currently Kyowon Kumon) ranked 24th among Korea's Top 50 Blue Chip
    Companies selected by Monthly Chosun
    - KYOWON L&C(Living&Care) established

  • 2000

    - Dogo Training and Resort Center opened - "Science Boy" selected as the Excellent Magazine of 2000 by the Korea
    Magazine Association

  • 1990’s

    - 1999 Prime Minister's Commendation Award recipient at the 13th Book Day - 1996 KYOWON Travel established - 1991 KYOWON Education established and "Red Pen" and "Science Boy" magazine published - 1990 Kongmun Educational Publishing Corp. established and "Kumon Study" launched - 1988 KYOWON Academy established - 1987 The first complete collection "Me! Me!" launched - 1986 "Jungang Perfect Study" published - 1985 KYOWON established