Ep 129. Gloria Kim of OKF on the benefits of Korean Aloe Vera


OKF is a world leader premium beverage manufacturer, which has produced approximately 750 types of drinks and has exported to 160 countries in America, Europe, Asia and Africa.Based on the outstanding technology in 1997, OKF Aloe Vera King, which has been evaluated as the beginning and standard of aloe drink, was produced to target the world market, and leading the aloe drink market as world No.1 brand with occupying 76% of aloe drink market share and holding a patent in 180 countries.
OKF has focused on penetration of foreign market share in the past 20 years so that OKF products are being distributed in the major distribution channels (Costco, WALMART, Tesco, Carrefour, Auchan, Metro, Super Value, Kroger, ALDI, LIDL, Makro, ShopRite, Whole Foods, Trader Joe’s, Sam’s Club, Walgreen, CVS, 7-Eleven, Drug Store, Groceries, U.S. Army PX) with 500 global partners in 160countries. And OKF has won international awards such as ITQI, Beverage Innovation and American Masters.
In addition, it has won Monde Selection awards three times in 2013 and 2015 which can be compared to the quality stars of a hotel or those of the Michelin Guide, boasting its astonishing taste and quality to the consumers in the worldwide. OKF has been awarded Hidden Champion and World Champ Corporation by Korean government, also selected as a World Class Corporation and Global Star Corp1oration by Ministry of Knowledge Economy ahead of other conglomerates in Korea. OKF has Global Star Enterprise Certification, High-tech Venture Business Award recognized its technology and the President Award of Industry accredited new market penetration and export merits.
The OKF Multi Beverage Factory is located in Andong city, Gyeongbuk-do with the world’s highest level of technology and (99,000 m2 scale. It consists of 12 main lines and 7 sub lines with high-tech automatic equipment system which is capable of producing more than 8 million bottles (approximately 200 containers) a day, 3 billion bottles an year(expected economic value; 1 billion US dollars). In addition, OKF has passed Top class world audit system in compliance with Coca Cola, Delmonte, Dole, Sunkist, Monster, Ocean Spray, Maxwell, ITOEN, Amway, Costco, Walmart and so on. OKF has accomplished to be granted Walmart factory ID in 2015 as the first company in Korea. Even all exportation products are complying with FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) regulation. The principal OKF’s certifications are IFS, BRC, FSSC 22000, ISO, GMP, HACCP, Kosher, HALAL, NOP EU Organic Certification, GOST, BRC, etc., which make OKF supply the products stably to the consumers in the worldwide and manufacture more trustful products.
Starting with completion of 1st factory in Andong city in March 2010, 2nd factory in April 2011, 3rd factory in August 2012, 4th factory in June 2013 in sequence and consecutively OKF did complete 5th factory, 3rd distribution center in 2014 and 6th factory, 3rd distribution center in 2016 in progress to distribute stably our products to have the best quality and showing our limitless investment in facilities to be abreast of other international major brands.
Through the partnership with international company, OKF is running a high-tech laboratory equipped with professionally skilled researchers armed with experience from the international conglomerates. Since OKF has been prepared to cover global markets with its quality products to contribute to spread excellence of Korean beverages, our efforts won’t stop through continuous research, maintaining tech development, and innovation.
Now OKF Corporation has been sparing no effort to produce and develop whatever customers want as the internationally recognized corporation for devoting its heart and soul to produce premium healthy beverages.

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