Dong Yang Elevator Co. Ltd.
Dong Yang TJRB


1966 (Seoul, South Korea)

Succeeded by

ThyssenKrupp Dongyang (2003-2008) and then ThyssenKrupp Elevator (Korea) Ltd. (2008-present)

Acquired by

ThyssenKrupp (2003)


1966 to 2003



Dong Yang was a South Korean elevator and escalator company based in Seoul, South Korea. It was established in 1966 and acquired by ThyssenKrupp in October 2003 and was later known as ThyssenKrupp Dongyang until August 2008 when it is now known as simply ThyssenKrupp.


Dong Yang Toshiba Licensed

As Dong Yang made elevators under Toshiba's license, some older elevators (especially those in South Korea) would have the "Licensed By Toshiba" words marked on the car station.

Dong Yang was founded in 1966. In the early 1970s, Otis established a technical partnership with Dong Yang as a mean of entering the Korean elevator market[1]. They joined Toshiba's elevator division in 1977 as part of a technical partnership between the two companies. As the result, Dong Yang began making elevators under license from Toshiba, bearing the same fixtures, components and even the "CV" model name.

In 1981, Dong Yang exported their elevators to the Philippines, the first time that the company exported its elevators outside South Korea.[2] In 1999, Dong Yang ended its partnership with Toshiba and started making their own elevators. The company remained independent until October 1, 2003 when ThyssenKrupp bought Dong Yang and later known as ThyssenKrupp Dongyang. The ThyssenKrupp Dongyang name lasted until August 2008 when it was renamed to ThyssenKrupp Elevator Korea until now.

Notable elevator series/models

  • AC-2: The first model, launched in 1966.
  • CV10: Launched in 1979.
  • CD10: DC traction elevator.
  • CV40: Launched in 1989.
  • DY20: Launched in the late 1990s, after Dong Yang cuts its partnership with Toshiba and started making their own models.

As Dong Yang elevators were manufactured under license from Toshiba, almost every elevator that were produced from the 1980s to late 1990s were basically rebranded Toshiba elevators.

Notable overseas distributors

Company name Country Remarks
Amanti Lifts (HK) Co. Ltd. Hong Kong, China
• Chevalier (Hong Kong) Ltd.
• Chevalier Pte. Ltd.

Hong Kong, China
Hyatt Elevators and Escalators Corporation Philippines 1998-2003[3]
MBF Norinco Sdn. Bhd. Malaysia [4][5]
PT. Pura Kencana Indonesia 1988-2005[6][7]

Notable installations

Main article: List of notable Dong Yang elevator installations


  • Dong Yang was the oldest Korean elevator company in South Korea. The second oldest one was GoldStar, which was established in 1968.


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