With the completion of the Angang plant in the early 1970's Poongsan began operating its own forging facility. Soon thereafter, the Korean government designated Poongsan as a national precision technology plant and calibration center. Today, the facility is recognized globally as an international certification test center.
Throughout its history, Poongsan has diligently and tirelessly invested in the acquisition and development of technology in the field of precision forging. Poongsan acquired certification in ISO/TS 16949 and SQ Mark,enabling it to supply parts to the automobile industry. It has also received similar approval to produce and supply parts to the shipbuilding industry.
Since incorporating two massive hydraulic presses in 2004 — 12,000 tons and 6,000 tons, respectively — the Angang plant can make larger-scale products such as aluminum wheels for tanks, and body and metal parts for warheads, guided missiles and torpedoes. In addition, Poongsan produces turbine blades sought by aircraft manufacturers.
The Angang plant is organized to maintain independent production systems for different forging product categories. The plant is equipped with sophisticated and comprehensive test centers to further ensure the superior quality of its products. Furthermore, the DEFORM (Design Environment for Forming) system for forging process design has enabled Poongsan to provide superior forging products at reduced costs and delivery times.