South Korean Conglomerate Samsung is mostly know by electronics manufacturing company. But it
is involved many others products and services across world. It makes skyscrapers, big ships,
smartphones, TVs, and refrigerators, to name a few items. In this article we will share some of the
largely unknown or amazing things about Samsung:
Samsung was started as a trading company in 1938. This group is comprised more than 80 different
product and services divisions.
Any guess, how the tallest building Burj Khalifa and Samsung are related? It was the construction division
of the company which completed the project.
The heavy industries division of the conglomerate makes ships. The shipyard is spread in 4 million
square foot area.
Samsung Electronics employs more than 489000 personnel worldwide in 2014. Apple and Microsoft
has less than a lakh employees each. This is an indication of their scale of operations.
The company paid its employees more than 12 billion dollars. The turnover of the group company is
more than 300 billion dollars in 2014.
The scale of company in Korea can be estimated from that fact that Samsung contributes to 17% of
country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product)
The advertising budget was more than 4 billion dollars. Additionally USD 5 billion were allocated for
marketing. This is more than Coca Cola, Dell, HP marketing budgets.
The new profit of the conglomerate is USD 22 billion in 2014. The big portion of it comes from
The official website lists more than 140 products under cell phones category. It’s competitor Apple
smartphones have total models in single digits.