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The history of Trading & Investment Group of Samsung C&T Corporation represents history of Samsung Group.

1900’s Corporate History Details

1900’s Launch of new management paradigm and achieving USD 10 billion in export

Samsung C&T Corporation realigned its business structure to focus on highly profitable sectors and began to develop multiple trading functions as a general trading company.

  • Equity acquisition of LNG plant in Qatar
    1999.12
    Equity acquisition of LNG plant in Qatar (10% of Korean consortium)
  • 1999.03
    Signed contract for retail business with TESCO PLC
  • Won order for 2nd Tema Oil Refinery Project in Ghana
    1998.12
    Won order for 2nd Tema Oil Refinery Project in Ghana
  • Received US $ 15 billion Export Tower Award on the 35th National Export Day
    1998.11
    Received US $ 15 billion Export Tower Award on the 35th National Export Day
  • Completed construction of Shende Coil Center in China
    1998.10
    Completed construction of Shende Coil Center in China
  • Acquired stainless Romanian steel maker 'Otelinox'
    1997.09
    Acquired stainless Romanian steel maker 'Otelinox'
  • Groundbreaking for Calamba International Industrial Complex in Philippines
    1997.05
    Groundbreaking for Calamba International Industrial Complex in Philippines
  • Expanded fashion business with a hip-hop brand 'FUBU'
    1997.01
    Expanded fashion business with a hip-hop brand 'FUBU'
  • Published book "The Glory and shadows of a General Trading Company'
    1996.01
    Published book "The Glory and shadows of a General Trading Company'
  • Merger of Samsung Corporation and Samsung Construction (paid-in capital of KRW 318.7 billion)
    1995.12
    Merger of Samsung Corporation and Samsung Construction (paid-in capital of KRW 318.7 billion)
  • Received US $ 10 billion Export Tower Award on the 31st National Export Day
    1994.11
    Received US $ 10 billion Export Tower Award on the 31st National Export Day
  • Developed remote-control pager (X-ing)
    1994.06
    Developed remote-control pager (X-ing)
  • Received presidential award for restoration of Shanghai Korean Provisional Government headquarters
    1993.08
    Received presidential award for restoration of Shanghai Korean Provisional Government headquarters
  • Established joint-venture trading company Kazsam Co., Ltd. with Kazakhstan
    1992.03
    Established joint-venture trading company Kazsam Co., Ltd. with Kazakhstan
  • Received US $ 7 billion Export Tower Award on the 28th National Export Day
    1991.11
    Received US $ 7 billion Export Tower Award on the 28th National Export Day
  • Signed contract for development of onshore oil field in Algeria
    1991.11
    Signed contract for development of onshore oil field in Algeria
  • Began import of Malaysian LNG (first in Korea)
    1991.09
    Began import of Malaysian LNG (first in Korea)
  • Published book "Wrong Facts About Korea"
    1991.08
    Published book "Wrong Facts About Korea"
  • 1991.08
    Held the 1st Rose of Sharon Festival
  • Received US $ 6 billion Export Tower Award on the 27th National Export Day
    1990.11
    Received US $ 6 billion Export Tower Award on the 27th National Export Day
  • Participated in Petronas Refinery Plant project in Malaysia
    1990.11
    Participated in Petronas Refinery Plant project in Malaysia
1999
12 Equity acquisition of LNG plant in Qatar (10% of Korean consortium)
12 Held 1st venture contest and Golden Gate Night
03 Signed contract for retail business with TESCO PLC
1998
12 Won order for 2nd Tema Oil Refinery Project in Ghana
11 Received US $ 15 billion Export Tower Award on the 35th National Export Day
10 Completed construction of Shende Coil Center in China
01 Established Samsung Japan
1997
11 Opened 'Samsung Plaza' in Taepyungro, Seoul
09 Acquired stainless Romanian steel maker 'Otelinox'
05 Groundbreaking for Calamba International Industrial Complex in Philippines
05 Participated in basic industry modernization project in Bulgaria
05 Established Samsung Ningxianoc in China
05 Participated in Bumi Mangala new city development project in Indonesia
03 Established Samsung Logistics (China) Limited
02 Equity acquisition of LNG plant in Oman (20% of Korean consortium)
01 Expanded fashion business with a hip-hop brand 'FUBU'
1996
08 Began construction for Springbail coal mine in Australia
03 Established ranching company in Australia
01 Published book "The Glory and shadows of a General Trading Company'
1995
12 Merger of Samsung Corporation and Samsung Construction (paid-in capital of KRW 318.7 billion)
08 Held the 3rd Rose of Sharon Festival
06 Began consigned management of Zhezkazgan conbinat (Kazakhmys)
1994
12 Won order for 2nd Indonesia EO/EG project (150 mil USD)
11 Received US $ 10 billion Export Tower Award on the 31st National Export Day
10 Won order for Ethylen plant in Thailand (225 mil USD)
09 Won order for refinery plant in Ghana (65 mil USD)
07 Became first Korean company to achieve 10 billion dollars in exports
06 Developed remote-control pager (X-ing)
05 Acquired Seohyun Station building in Bundang
1993
10 Became first Korean company to sign project financing contract (Barclays, 105 mil USD)
08 Received presidential award for restoration of Shanghai Korean Provisional Government headquarters
08 Won order for construction of Zeskaskan hospital in Kazakhstan
05 Successful oil exploration in Algeria
04 Ceremony to commemorate restoration of Korean Provisional Government headquarters in Shanghai
03 Renamed company to SAMSUNG CORPORATION
03 Completed construction of Philippines Laguna Industrial Complex
1992
07 8th SFOTS graduation ceremony for Vietnamese trainees
03 Established joint-venture trading company Kazsam Co., Ltd. with Kazakhstan
03 Became first Korean company to achieve 10 trillion won in sales
1991
11 Received US $ 7 billion Export Tower Award on the 28th National Export Day
11 Signed contract for development of onshore oil field in Algeria
09 Held Rose of Sharon exhibition
09 Began import of Malaysian LNG (first in Korea)
08 Published book "Wrong Facts About Korea"
08 Held the 1st Rose of Sharon Festival
05 Established local subsidiary (SDA) for bituminous coal mine development in Australia
04 Signed contract for Philippines Laguna industrial complex/ Established International Industrial Complex Company (LIIPI)
1990
11 Received US $ 6 billion Export Tower Award on the 27th National Export Day
11 Participated in Petronas Refinery Plant project in Malaysia
08 Established Prague office
04 Held Rose of Sharon Planting Day event in Unity Village
03 Won the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit on the 17th Industry and Commerce Day