About Us


We are your lightweighting partner

    • CEO
    • Chihwan Kim and Dongwon Lee
    • Turnover
    • KRW 524.1 billion (FY22)
    • Established
    • 1978
    • Product
    • Lightweight aluminum automotive components

Samkee is...

a technology-driven development partner and manufacturer of die-cast components for the global automotive sector. Since 1978, we have been leading the Korean die-casting industry and are committed to innovate automotive lightweighting with our technological prowess

We set the standard for die-cast components. With our in-house capability to design and produce various aluminum alloys, we cover the entire range of automotive castings from ICE to BEV and structural castings, serving entire value chain from raw parts to the final assembly

We empower sustainable mobility through continued R&D in materials, process, and design

We focus on sustainability. We have been catering to our customers by offering products for sustainable mobility with environmental and societal benefits.
Our lightweighting solutions and R&D has been driven by the efforts to reduce vehicle weight and emissions

Agility, flexibility, and reliability are our core strengths in product development and manufacturing, which have been well received by our customers globally



Carve-out IPO of EV battery component unit, Samkee EV
Production of EV battery electric parts


Established Samkee America, the company’s first North American manufacturing venture


Selected as sole supplier of entire PHEV valve body for Volkswagen AG


Series production of its first battery components for Porsche via LG Energy Solution


Series production of its first EV components for Stellantis and Ford via LG Magna e-Powertrain


GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
Supplier of the Year Award by Hyundai Powertech, Hyundai / Kia’s transmission subsidiary
Project nomination of the first structural application by Hyundai / Kia


Series production of DSG transmission valve body for Volkswagen AG
Series production of S-Tronic transmission valve body for Audi China


Production started at Shandong Plant, China
GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award


GM Supplier Quality Excellence Award
Supplier of the Year Award by Hyundai / Kia


Selected as sole supplier of dual clutch transmission castings for Hyundai / Kia


Public listing on the KOSDAQ market
Acquired VDA certification


Supplier of the Year Award by Hyundai / Kia


Series production of automatic transmission valve body for Hyundai / Kia
New manufacturing site at Seosan, Korea. Started production of aluminum alloy


Started export to GM Opel and Shanghai GM



ISO/TS 16949, ISO 14001 certification
Export to GM Holden
Development and serial production of balance shaft assembly for Hyundai / Kia
Relocated to Pyeongtaek, Korea



First export to Mazda
QS 9000 certification (KMA-QA)
100PPM quality certification / KQI 1st grade by Kia Motors
Developed magnesium automotive components via industry-academic cooperation



Renamed to Samkee Machinery
Established R&D Center
Started production of its first die-cast automotive parts: timing gear cover
Selected as one of the initial suppliers that satisfied 1st-tier quality by Kia Motors


Established Samchuly-Kia Crank Industries. Company named in honor of the two major customers:
Samchuly Bicycle and Kia Motors


Founded as Jin-Ah Corp. a manufacturer of bicycle and automobile parts