Korea Zinc SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Korea Zinc with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Korea Zinc

Parent Company

Korea Zinc Co., Ltd.


Mining and metals


Materials and minerals

Tagline/ Slogan

Always with you


World class general non-ferrous metal smelting company



Industrial segmentation

Target Group

Steel, automobile, electricity and construction sector around the world


Positioned as a high technology and growth company and a leader in industrial sector of South Korea

SWOT Analysis


1. Korea Zinc is fully playing its role as an industrial foundation of Korea for basic materials 
2. Produces about 1 million tons of total 18 types of non-ferrous metals from zinc to lead, gold, silver, and copper as well as rare metals such as indium and gallium
3. Strong subsidiaries including Sorin Corporation, Sun Metals Corporation Pty., Ltd., KZ Engineering Corporation and Korea Nickel Corporation
4. High growth rate since decades of inception
5. Social responsibility in areas of skill development, child care and health
6. Employee base of 1000+ in workforce
7. Growth and expansion through subsidiaries in the sector of precious metals like Gold and Silver
8. Through its subsidiaries it also engages in the distribution of non-ferrous metals, supply of electricity, gas and steam, provision of storage and transportation services, collection and transport of waste, and operation of other businesses


1. Valuation of the company affecting its investors has been fluctuating due to change in international prices of its products
2. Rising prices of raw materials and labor costs
3. Slow expansion of its subsidiary companies in other countries due to taxes and reform policies


1. Expansion of the distribution and  sales network to expand its current markets
2. Increase production in the sector of Precious metals to tap into the growing demand and high profitability
3. Increase investment in the field of rare metals like indium and gallium to establish a loyal customer base


1. Threat of environment pollutions and regulations due to  waste materials from zinc and lead smelting contain highly toxic heavy metals
2. Setbacks due to weakening of non-ferrous metal prices at regular intervals
3. Threat of competition in international markets due to highly growing and strong competitors like BHP Billiton



1. BHP Billiton Ltd
2. MITSUI Mining and Smelting Co Ltd
3. TOHO Zinc Co.,Ltd

The table above concludes the Korea Zinc SWOT analysis along with its marketing and brand parameters.


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