The Samsung Group is South Korea's largest chaebol, leading several industries in the world. It is composed of numerous international businesses, all united under the Samsung brand, including Samsung Electronics, the world's largest electronics company,[1] Wikipedia:Samsung Heavy Industries, one of the world's largest shipbuilders and Samsung Engineering & Construction, a major global construction company. These three multinationals form the core of Samsung Group and reflect its name - the meaning of the Korean word Samsung is "tristar" or "three stars".

The Samsung brand is the best known South Korean brand in the world and in 2005, Samsung overtook Japanese rival Sony as the world's leading consumer electronics brand and became part of the top twenty global brands overall.[2] It is also the leader in many domestic industries, such as the financial, chemical, retail and entertainment industries.

Group companiesEdit

For main details see Wikipedia:Samsung Group (the lead above is an extract from that article)

Samsung Construction EquipmentEdit

Samsung SE130 excavator at Much Marcle - IMG 1596

A 13 ton Samsung excavator

The Construction Equipment division was divested in the 1990's restructuring of the group.

Construction equipment historyEdit

add brief history here

Product rangeEdit

Renault Samsung MotorsEdit

Samsung currently owns 19.9 percent of the automobile manufacturer Renault Samsung Motors.

See alsoEdit

References / sources Edit

  • Extract of Wikipedia article on Samsung Group
  1. The Korea Herald: The Nation's No.1 Newspaper Quote: "Samsung Electronics, the world's largest electronics manufacturer"
  2. Best Global Brands: Samsung

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