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Corporate History

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

Early years Corporate History Details

Early years (1938~1960) History of Samsung C&T Corporation

The beginning of Samsung C&T Corporation, the parent company of Samsung Group, can be traced back to Samsung Sanghoe, established by the late CEO and founder Lee Byung-chull in 1938.

  • Received Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit Award on the 6th National Export Day
    1969.12
    Received Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit Award on the 6th National Export Day
  • Began export of military fabric to Ethiopia
    1969.05
    Began export of military fabric to Ethiopia
  • 1964.12
    Received presidential honor award on the 1st National Export Day
  • Established of NewYork Office
    1964.01
    Established of NewYork Office
  • Established Tokyo Office
    1953.09
    Established Tokyo Office
  • Relocated headquarters to Seoul
    1953.07
    Relocated headquarters to Seoul
  • Established 'Samsung Mulsan' (Samsung C&T Corporation)
    1951.01
    Established 'Samsung Mulsan' (Samsung C&T Corporation)
  • Founded 'Samsung Sanghoe'
    1938.03
    Founded 'Samsung Sanghoe'
1969
12 Received Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit Award on the 6th National Export Day
05 Began export of military fabric to Ethiopia
1968
09 Participated in the 1st 'Korea Trading Fair'
06 Exported 20 tuna fishing vessels to Taiwan (6.14 mil USD)
1966
11 Received presidential honor award on the 3rd National Export Day
08 Began export of sewn goods to Nigeria
02 Relocated headquarters to Samsung Building
1965
11 Received presidential honor award on the 2nd National Export Day
1964
12 Received presidential honor award on the 1st National Export Day
01 Established of NewYork Office
1963
11 Established Hongkong Office (closed in 1967)
1953
09 Established Tokyo Office
07 Relocated headquarters to Seoul
1951
01 Established 'Samsung Mulsan' (Samsung C&T Corporation)
1938
03 Founded 'Samsung Sanghoe'