Mando Corporation

The Mando Corporation (Korean: 만도)(KRX:204320), with headquarters in Seoul, Korea, is the largest global Tier 1 Korean Original Equipment Manufacturer and supplier to General Motors, Cadillac, Ford, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Nissan, Kia Motors Company, Fiat, Volkswagen, BMW, Suzuki, Hyundai Motor Company, and many other global automobile distributors. It has an annual profit topping over US$6 billion every year. It is currently owned and run by the original founding parent company, Halla Group.[1] It was handed over to Halla by Sunsage B.V, a daughter company of JP Morgan.[2]

Mando Corporation
Native name
주식회사 만도
KRX: 204320
IndustryAutomotive Industry
FoundedSeptember 1, 1962 (1962-09-01) (Reincorporated in 1999 and 2014)
FounderIn-Yung Chung
Number of locations
64 Geographic Presence (2016)
Area served
Key people
Il-Mo Sung (CEO), Mong-Won Chung (Chairman)
ProductsBrake, Steering, Suspension Systems, Chassis, Automotive Components, Automotive Safety and ADAS
Production output
4 million parts a year
ServicesDesign, Research and Development
KRW₩ 7.01 trillion (2008); $ 5.6 billion (2012)
Total assetsKRW₩ 47 billion (2017)
Number of employees
11,855 (2017)
DivisionsMando-Hella Electronics Korea, Halla Stackpole Korea, Mando Brose Korea, Mando Ningbo China, Mando Automotive India Limited India, AutoV Mando Malaysia, Maysan Mando Turkey and KYB-Mando do Brasil Brazil

In 2014, Mando was split into two companies, with the legal successor changing its name to Halla Holdings and a new entity named Mando being created. This was done to create a holding company.

Mando has three main areas of business: Steering parts, Brake parts, and Suspension parts. Mando has recently opened a joint-venture company with Hella, to produce ABS sensor software algorithm.[citation needed]

Additionally, Mando is part of a Halla Group.[3] which is composed of Automobile, Logistics, Investment banking, Ground transportation, Education, Construction, and sports and Entertainment companies with over 10,000+ employees around the world. These companies are all part of the same ownership under one CEO.


Mando America office, Plymouth, Michigan. Since have moved to new location in Novi, MI

Mando was created under the original founder of Halla Business Group, Mr. Chung In-Yung, (father of Chung Mong-won and younger brother of Chung Ju-yung who founded Hyundai Motor Company), on 1 October 1962. Initially, the company was named Hyundai International Inc. and changed its name to Mando Machinery Corporation in February 1980. In 1988, Mando opened the Brake System Plant in Pyeongtaek and two years later, opened the Munmak Steering System Plant (currently renamed Wonju operations). By 1995, Mando Machinery had a suspension system plant in Iksan as well as a dedicated R&D center. Mando America Corporation (MAC) was founded in 1996. In 1999, during the financial crisis, Mando was sold to Sunsage and was promptly renamed as Mando Corporation. Halla Group repurchased Mando Corporation subsequently.[citation needed]

Mando office and production plant in Wałbrzych, Poland.

As of 2013, Mando Corporation has six affiliated locations in the United States within Michigan, Alabama, and Georgia. Its headquarters is in Seoul, South Korea. Its affiliates have a 1300-employee presence in North and South America. It is projected that Mando's affiliates will employ roughly 2,400 employees in the United States alone by 2017. In the overall scope, Mando Corporation has corporate offices, research & development facilities, assembly lines, casting plants, and other various functions worldwide such as China, Turkey, Brazil, India, Japan, Sweden, Germany, Poland, Australia, and Malaysia. Worldwide, the manufacturer employs over 10,000+ workers, and has an annual revenue of more than $6 billion. Mando Corporation provides a highly advanced and quality brakes, suspension, and steering parts to General Motors, Volkswagen, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Hyundai, Kia, Suzuki, Chevrolet, and many other automobile manufacturers worldwide.


Product System Diagram [4]

Mando products include -[5]

  • Brake Systems

- Drum Brake - Master Cylinder & Booster - ABS, ESC, AHB - EPB, MoC

  • Steering Systems

- Steering Gear System - Manual Steering Gear - Hydraulic Power Steering Gear - Intermediate shaft - Steering Column - Electric Power Steering (DP-EPS, R-EPS, C-EPS)

  • Suspension Systems

- Damper Spring Module - Shock Absorber - Suspension Strut - Self-Levelizer - Semi-Active Suspension

  • Driver Assistance Systems

- Smart Cruise Control - Lane Keeping Assist System - Smart Parking Assist System - Blind Spot Detection - Autonomous Emergency Braking

  • Electronics-Iron Casting

- Power Pack - Yaw & G Sensor - Ultrasonic Sensor - Torque Sensor - Torque Angle Sensor - 77 GHz/24 GHz Radar - Front Camera Module


In 2016, Mando was served with two separate patent infringement lawsuits from Bosch GmbH and Jaguar Land Rover Limited for multiple products. This is in addition to Nexteer Automotive Corporation v. Mando America Corporation alleging trade secret theft and other numerous claims. Mando is not new to lawsuits as it has faced lawsuits regarding various discrimination claims in the past.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Official Website HALLA Business Group". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09.
  2. ^ "Halla Group to buy back Mando, top parts maker". JoinsMSN.
  3. ^ "Official Website HALLA Business Group". Archived from the original on 2008-05-09.
  4. ^ product overview official website, 2017
  5. ^ product overview official website, 2017