SAMSUNG is a multinational conglomerate company head quartered in Samsung Town, Seoul. It comprises around 80 companies with activities in areas like shipbuilding, financial services and consumer electronics.

Samsung was started as a trading company by Lee Byung-chul in 1938. He was from a large land owning family in the country side.

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In the late 1960s, Samsung entered the electronics industry. The first product it made was a black and white television set. President Park Chung Hee placed great importance on the industrialization of South Korea and focused on the few domestic conglomerates and protected them from foreign competition and gave them financial assistance.

Samsung became the largest mobile phone maker in 2012, overtaking Nokia which had held this position since 1998.

Head Quarters:
  • Seoul, South Korea
Key People:
  • Founder – Lee Byung-chul
  • Chairman - Lee Kun-hee
  • The logo represents the name of the company.
Net Revenue:
  • US$ 305 billion (2014).
Total Number of Employees
  • 489,000 employees (2014)
 Official Website:
  • It was awarded as most trusted brand by the Brand Trust Report in India in 2016.
  • It was listed in DJSI World Index for eight successive years.
  • Samsung has won more than 100 awards at 2016 consumer electronics show.
  • In 2015, the company was bestowed with Golden Globe Tigers Summit Awards.
  • Samsung has the largest market share of nearly 31% in the global smart phone segment, as of 2013."
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