History

A variety of news from the LS tractor.

History

LS Tractor, Trace from LG Tractor
GoldStar cable challenged new frontiers by taking over Korea Heavy Industries Gunpo plant and then entering the tractor business. Through the technical cooperation with FIAT, Gold Star tractor built a solid base for growth. In 1995, LG cable was renamed from Gold Star cable. Having spun off from the LG Group in 2003, LS Group has been a leader of the machinery, electric, electronic and energy industries.As an affiliate of the LS Group, LS Tractor is growing quickly on the tractor businesses.Since its Jeonju factory started operation in 2005, the company has been devoted to securing core technologies through R&D and improving its production capabilities, finally garnering the largest market share in Korea in 2012. LS Tractor is ranked No. 1 in the tractor category in the dealer satisfaction survey 2018 conducted by NAEDA (North American Equipment Dealers Association) for 4 consecutive years.

2010’s

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  • 2018
  • LS Tractor USA awarded 2018 EDA Dealer’s Choice Award for 4 consecutive years
  • Partnered with Vietnam’s top automaker THACO for production of the tractor ‘KAM50’
  • Smart-Key System based NEW XP7102 model launched

  • 2017
  • LS Tractor USA awarded 2016 EDA Dealer’s Choice Award for 3 consecutive years
  • U60 Cabin model awarded Tractor of the Year 2017 in Brazil
  • Sub-compact tractor MT1 model(22~25HP) launched

  • 2016
  • LS Tractor USA awarded 2016 NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award for 2 consecutive years
  • Premium heavy duty utility XP model(86~102HP) launched
  • 4-pillar cab applied MT5 model(63~73HP) launched

  • 2015
  • LS Tractor USA awarded 2015 NAEDA Dealer’s Choice Award
  • R60 model awarded Tractor of the Year 2015 in Brazil
  • LS MINI(18HP) for substitute of power tiller launched

  • 2014
  • Tractor Supply Contract with Korean Government Rental Business for 5 consecutive years
  • Jeonju factory recorded amount of export at $200million
  • Completed construction of the tractor engine plant
  • OEM Business Contract with CNHi

  • 2013
  • TA partnership with ASI (Uzbekistan)
  • LS Mtron Brazil (LSMB) Established
  • Tier 4 Engine Models Launched in North America Market
  • Tractor Supply Contract with Korean Government Rental Business for 4 Consecutive Years

  • 2012
  • No.1 M/S in Tractor Business in Korea
  • Tractor Supply Contract with Korean Government Rental Business for 3 Consecutive Years

  • 2011
  • Tractor Supply Contract with Korean Government Rental Business for 2 Consecutive Years
  • New Plus Model (72~97HP) Launched

  • 2010
  • LS MACHINERY QINGDAO (LSMQ) Established
  • Contract of 20,000 Tractors for CNH OEM
  • Exclusive Tractor Supply Contract for Korean Government Rental Business

2000’s

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  • 2009
  • EZ-SHIFT Technology Developed
  • LS Tractor USA (LSTA) Established
  • Sub-Compact Tractor J Series Launched
  • OEM Business Contract with CNH

  • 2008
  • LS Mtron Spun off from LS Cable

  • 2007
  • Awarded Korea Industrial Design Grand Prize with Tractor U model
  • Tractor PLUS series (65~90HP) Launched
  • Partnership with Anadolu Group from Turkey

  • 2006
  • Tractor U series (41~55HP) Launched

  • 2005
  • Production Site Moved from Gunpo to Jeonju Factory
  • Awarded Korea Industrial Design Grand Prize with Tractor R Model

  • 2003
  • LS Group Spun off from LG Group
  • Tractor R Model Launched

  • 2002
  • Awarded Korea Industrial Design Grand Prize with Tractor N Model
  • HST Tractor Launched

1990’s

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  • 1999
  • First Above 60HP Tractor Developed in Korea
  • Awarded Korea Industrial Design Grand Prize with Tractor M Model

  • 1997
  • Acquired ISO 14001 International Standard
  • Exported Combine to China
  • Acquired OECD Certificate (Tractor LT360D/410D/470D/530D)

  • 1996
  • Awarded Good Design with Tractor C Model
  • Tractor E Model, C Model Launched

  • 1995
  • LG Group was renamed from Lucky Gold Star Group.
  • LG Machinery was renamed from Gold Star Heavy Industry
  • First Korean Company exported Tractors to Japan

  • 1994
  • Mini Excavator Business Launched

  • 1990
  • Heavy Equipment Business Launched

1970~1980’s

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  • 1985
  • First Combine Launched in Korea
  • First Riding Type Rice Transplanter Launched in Korea
  • Cultivator Business Launched

  • 1984
  • Power Tiller Business Launched
  • First 4WD Tractor Production Began

  • 1983
  • Gold Star Heavy Industry Established by Acquiring Agricultural business with Gunpo Plant from KHIC
  • First Combine Model Launched

  • 1977
  • KHIC (Korea Heavy Industries & Construction Co.)Began Tractor Business in Partnership with FIAT (CNHi)