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15/08/2018

2018 French customers and dealers visit to HQ Korea (Part 2)

Despite a long trip back from Gunsan as well as jet lag the group from France was always in a happy mood and full of positive energy. On the 3rd day of their stay in Korea, the group visited western Korea, namely Incheon, where the Doosan plant for mid-size crawler excavators is located. Derek Dongwook Lee (Senior Vice President, Doosan Infracore R&D) welcomed the group in person and there was also an opportunity to have a look at Doosan engine production as well.

The Gyeongbokgung tour in the afternoon was a highlight of the day. Gyeongbokgung Palace was built in 1395, and is the most beautiful and largest of the 5 palaces in Seoul. We had a chance to experience wearing traditional Korean costumes, Hanbok, and we lost count of how many pictures were taken of us by tourists as well as Seoul citizens! It is rare for more than 10 foreigners (in this case, yes, we were foreigners!) to wear Hanbok and have a walk in Gyeongbokgung Palace.

2018 French customers and dealers visit to HQ Korea (Part 2)

Following the many cultural experiences with a guide to the history, it was time to experience traditional Korean cuisine. JS (Jongseon) Ahn (Head of Heavy Business Group, Doosan Infracore) joined us at the dinner and greeted the guests from France personally. Building a relationship with end customers always allows our top management team to hear feedback and to listen to their views directly.

2018 French customers and dealers visit to HQ Korea (Part 2)

The last destination before our return to Europe was Changwon where we could experience other businesses in the Doosan Group e.g. Doosan Heavy Industry. Taking the Korean TGV, called KTX, to Changwon, we arrived just in time at the train station in rainy weather. Our bad luck continued when, after a very informative tour about water plant and engines for big ships, we missed our train which gave us time to do the typical tourist thing - shopping! The great meat at the Korean BBQ table had impressed all of us and it was just one of many wonderful memories of our stay in Korea. One of the group even commented that he had never eaten beef with such a good quality and flavour, and this came from a French person who thinks they know what is delicious!

2018 French customers and dealers visit to HQ Korea (Part 2)

It was very pleasing and touching to hear the feedback from our dealers and customers who had not been to Korea before, about their amazing experiences during their stay in the country. We are very excited about what to expect on the second group trip in September 2018. Of course, we will let you know about that story in the October eNews edition.

2018 French customers and dealers visit to HQ Korea (Part 2)

 
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