Our Story
PINOGEN

Based on generations of research, we develop the efficacy of
traditional and long-living Korean pine trees and provide higher value to
modern people's lives through our various products.


Pino

Pino(Pine Tree)

Pino means pine tree, which is a key ingredient in our products and where our company name PINOGEN comes from.

Gen

Genes, Generation

These words symbolize our commitment to continuous research and exploration of pine trees, and the passing down the wisdom of our ancestors to the next generation.

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Our Story
PINOGEN

Based on generations of research, we develop the efficacy of traditional and long-living Korean pine trees and provide higher value to modern people's lives through our various products.

SCROLL

Pino

Pino (Pine Tree)

Pino means pine tree, which is a key ingredient in our products and where our company name PINOGEN comes from.

Gen

Genes, Generation

These words symbolize our commitment to continuous research and exploration of pine trees, and the passing down the wisdom of our ancestors to the next generation.

Vision

CEO Shin Byel announces her management vision for 2020


PINOGEN Co., Ltd. is a social venture enterprise that is pioneering new markets by connecting by-products obtained during foresting pine forests in Korea through the process of upcycling. In 2020, CEO Shin Byel revealed her vision of "Fine Life with Pine: Our Sustainable Pine, Local Economy, and Healthy Life", and solidified her commitment to creating a healthy life for customers, protecting forests and regions, and preserving them for future generations.

Shin Byel, CEO of PINOGEN Co.,Ltd

Vision

CEO Shin Byel announces her management vision for 2020


PINOGEN Co., Ltd. is a social venture enterprise that is pioneering new markets by connecting by-products obtained during foresting pine forests in Korea through the process of upcycling. In 2020, CEO Shin Byel revealed her vision of "Fine Life with Pine: Our Sustainable Pine, Local Economy, and Healthy Life", and solidified her commitment to creating a healthy life for customers, protecting forests and regions, and preserving them for future generations.

Shin Byel, CEO of PINOGEN Co.,Ltd

2022 Company Introduction Video

History

The Beginning of Pine Tree Development in Korea – Solnara


PINOGEN‘s roots started when Shin Jung-hwa, the chairman of Solnara and CEO Shin Byel’s father, developed a food product using Korean traditional red pine extract for the first time in Korean history. CEO Shin Jung-hwa was born in Uiseong County, North Gyeongsang Province, and started Solnara thanks to his childhood experiences of peeling pine needles and eating them with porridge. He became deeply immersed his ancestors‘ wisdom and medicinal know-how that could be found in pine trees.

Under the motto “Quitting in the face of a challenge means eternal failure”, he used his endless curiosity to dive head first into the development of pine tree products. Solnara has now become a company that has released the most pine tree products in Korea, both in name and real life. The company holds about 40 pine tree-related intellectual property rights, and has received numerous commendations for their legitimacy and use of technology, all while expanding state-of-the-art pine needle research facilities.

2022 Company Introduction Video

Asia's First Red Pine Capsule Successfully Developed


For the first time in Asia, Solnara CEO Shin Jung-hwa succeeded in developing red pine capsule products (red pine oil) using pine needles. Red pine oil is a product made with pine needles from red pine trees that are collected and washed under high pressure. This allows for high-purity extracting of the pine concentrate, which is then placed in soft capsules for easy carrying and consumption. Additionally, Solnara has launched more than 100 types of products in various fields, such as food and beverage, cosmetics, and fragrance. They are actively exporting their products to the global market, promoting Korea's pine products all around the world.


Succeeding a 100-year-old company, PINOGEN Co., Ltd. has been established


Based in North Gyeongsang Province at the center of Korea‘s Baekdu-daegan mountain range, PINOGEN was created to stabilize the domestic demand for red pine, one of Korea's unique tree species, and to develop it as a high value-added product. In addition, the company intends to revive discarded values, and create a cycle of growth with the local community by producing materials that are good for the skin and good to eat by using by-products generated through the process of cultivating trees instead of cutting them down. 

Inheriting the entrepreneurial spirit and business value of Solnara‘s CEO Shin Jung-hwa, PINOGEN strives to become a respected company that researches even deeper into the excellent efficacy of Korean red pine, publicizes and reveals the traditional use and excellence of Korean pharmacological plants to the world, and actively contemplates and solves problems found in modern society. Just as the green pine trees are always with us, PINOGEN will continue to be with society with their unwavering determination and spirit.

History

The Beginning of Pine Tree Development in Korea – Solnara


PINOGEN‘s roots started when Shin Jung-hwa, the chairman of Solnara and CEO Shin Byel’s father, developed a food product using Korean traditional red pine extract for the first time in Korean history. CEO Shin Jung-hwa was born in Uiseong County, North Gyeongsang Province, and started Solnara thanks to his childhood experiences of peeling pine needles and eating them with porridge. He became deeply immersed his ancestors‘ wisdom and medicinal know-how that could be found in pine trees.

Under the motto “Quitting in the face of a challenge means eternal failure”, he used his endless curiosity to dive head first into the development of pine tree products. Solnara has now become a company that has released the most pine tree products in Korea, both in name and real life. The company holds about 40 pine tree-related intellectual property rights, and has received numerous commendations for their legitimacy and use of technology, all while expanding state-of-the-art pine needle research facilities.

Asia's First Red Pine Capsule Successfully Developed


For the first time in Asia, Solnara CEO Shin Jung-hwa succeeded in developing red pine capsule products (red pine oil) using pine needles. Red pine oil is a product made with pine needles from red pine trees that are collected and washed under high pressure. This allows for high-purity extracting of the pine concentrate, which is then placed in soft capsules for easy carrying and consumption. Additionally, Solnara has launched more than 100 types of products in various fields, such as food and beverage, cosmetics, and fragrance. They are actively exporting their products to the global market, promoting Korea's pine products all around the world.

Succeeding a 100-year-old company, PINOGEN Co., Ltd. has been established


Based in North Gyeongsang Province at the center of Korea‘s Baekdu-daegan mountain range, PINOGEN was created to stabilize the domestic demand for red pine, one of Korea's unique tree species, and to develop it as a high value-added product. In addition, the company intends to revive discarded values, and create a cycle of growth with the local community by producing materials that are good for the skin and good to eat by using by-products generated through the process of cultivating trees instead of cutting them down. 

Inheriting the entrepreneurial spirit and business value of Solnara‘s CEO Shin Jung-hwa, PINOGEN strives to become a respected company that researches even deeper into the excellent efficacy of Korean red pine, publicizes and reveals the traditional use and excellence of Korean pharmacological plants to the world, and actively contemplates and solves problems found in modern society. Just as the green pine trees are always with us, PINOGEN will continue to be with society with their unwavering determination and spirit.

PINOGEN Co.,Ltd
CEO Shin ByelPhone +82 54 854 8001

Email pinogen@pinogen.com

Address 16, Yeongga-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Business registration No. 275-81-02009

E-commuerce permit 2021-경북안동-0160

© PINOGEN. All rights reserved.

PINOGEN Co.,Ltd
CEO Shin ByelPhone +82 54 854 8001Email pinogen@pinogen.comAddress 16, Yeongga-ro, Andong-si, Gyeongsangbuk-do, Korea
Business registration No. 275-81-02009E-commuerce permit 2021-경북안동-0160

© PINOGEN. All rights reserved.