Samsung is one of South Korea's leading companies and is short for South Korea's largest conglomerate Samsung Group, which includes 44 affiliates and several other corporate bodies, and Samsung, one of the "World's Most Admired Companies," 68 countries have 230,000 employees in 429 locations covering a wide range of industries including electronics, finance, machinery and chemistry. Samsung Group was established in 1938, the company initially exported mainly dried fish, vegetables and fruits in South Korea's peninsula.
Gradually expanded to sugar, pharmaceutical, textile and other manufacturing industries, and established as a family business. Its subsidiaries include: Samsung Electronics, Samsung SDI, Samsung SDS, Samsung Motor, Samsung Corning, Samsung Networks, Samsung Fire, Samsung Securities, Samsung Electronics, Samsung Heavy Industries, Samsung Engineering, Samsung and Samsung Life, Members of the management, of which three subsidiaries by the United States, "Fortune" magazine named the world's top 500 enterprises. Samsung Electronics is the largest subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., the world's second-largest maker of handsets and the largest revenue-generating electronics company in the world. Among the Fortune 500 companies in 2009, Samsung Electronics occupy the 40th place. The world's most respected companies ranked No. 50, Samsung's brand value ranked No. 19, compared with 2008, another two advances. In 2011 the global corporate market capitalization of 150 billion US dollars.