Samsung is a South Korean multinational conglomerate with a strong emphasis on technological research and design. One of its many subsidiaries, Samsung Electronics, is one of the world’s largest information technology companies, with a particularly strong presence in emerging markets. Known for intelligent and profitable acquisitions, Samsung has over the years grown at a phenomenal rate. In 2013, the firm began construction on what will be the world’s largest mobile phone factory in Vietnam, signalling strong intentions to grow and prosper across a wider range of markets. The brand is a world leader in a number of geographies and markets.
1/3 of the smartphones sold in the world are Samsung’s; 100 Samsung tvs are sold every minute; Samsung invested $4.8bn between 2009-2013 to help reduce greenhouse gases