Machine Tool Korea Co., LTD was founded
in Changwon South Korea by Richard Layo, Jong B. Won, and Jong C. Kim.
With over 100 years of combined experience in the machine tool industry, Jong B. Won, Jong C. Kim, and Jong W. Shin were the original members of Samsung Machine Tools before starting Smart Korea. They are shareholders of Smart Korea and serve as CEO, the Head of Manufacturing, and the Head of Engineering and Design, respectively.
Started oversea sales
The products have been successfully exported to the North America region.
Relocated to Gimhae factory
to increase production capacity.
Registered as a member of KOMMA
(Korea Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association)
Exported machines over $10 million
Smart Machine Tool Korea achieved the annual goal successfully.
Achieved certificate of R&D Center
from KOITA (Korea Industrial Technology Association
Certified in ISO9001:2015
Smart Machine Tool Korea was certified in ISO9001:2015 quality system.
Registered as a member of KITA
(Korea International Trade Association)
Started production of NL-SY/Y Series
Started production of horizontal turning center with Y-axis and sub-spindle.
Started exporting to Australia
The first machine shipped to Australian region.