Just two years after the Korean War ended (1950-1953) Tak Si-Geun founded Dong Yang Light Metal Inc. They began making zippers and kitchen knives, but in 1962, began producing razor blades. In 1990, the firm changed its name to “DORCO,” a combination of “DO,” from its former name, “R” for razor, and “CO” for company.
Ever since it began exporting in 1976, the company has been attracting customers in about 130 countries around the globe. The company has received favorable responses from overseas customers, especially in Europe, the Middle East and Africa, as Dorco has focused on research and development (R&D) that takes into consideration the characteristics of human hair across the races.
Known to be a technology leader and Asia’s top brand for disposable shaving systems Dorco invented the 6 AND 7 blade cartridge shaver.
“Unlike other companies that make razor blades through stropping, we make razor blades by pounding stainless steel. This technology is owned by only two companies in the world, and one of them is us. When we shave with such razor, we can have a cleaner cut shave with less irritation to the skin. This is because the pounding process makes the longevity of razor blades longer, as it makes the steel much stronger with a denser structure. DORCO’s razor blades have a minute sawtooth structure. When it meets human hairs, it cuts the hair clean, but gives less irritation to the skin, leaving a clean finish. Also, we coated the surface of the razor blade with a very thin, diamond-like layer to enhance its strength and to upgrade its precision.” CEO Baek Hakgi