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New SAMSUNG C&T, a New Leap Forward!

In 2015, Cheil Industries Inc. merged with Samsung C&T and declared a new leap forward as a 'Global Business Partner & Lifestyle Innovator‘. Our variety of wonderful projects include the global expansion of the construction business, global trading and project organizing, the launching of the wearable platform brand 'The humanfit', and Panda World at Everland. We continue to take on new challenges.

  1. 2018
    1. Nov
      • Received the highest rating in the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) evaluation
      • Received the highest rating in the ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) evaluation
    2. Oct
      • GRANIT, a Northern European lifestyle brand, launched
      • GRANIT, a Northern European lifestyle brand, launched
      • Inclusion in the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index
    3. Sep
      • Acquisition of domestic retail and licensing rights from BROOKS
      • Acquisition of domestic retail and licensing rights from BROOKS
    4. Aug
      • Beanpole Sport, a fashion sportswear brand, launched
      • Beanpole Sport, a fashion sportswear brand, launched
    5. Jul
      • Shooting Ghost, a ride-and-shoot attraction, opened
      • Placed first in the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport’s Comprehensive Construction Capacity Assessment for the 5th consecutive year
      • Raemian places first in the National Consumer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey for the 21st consecutive year
      • Raemian places first in the National Consumer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) survey for the 21st consecutive year
    6. May
      • Acquired the Singapore Underground Road N107 contract
      • Acquired the Singapore Underground Road N107 contract
    7. Apr
      • Tiger Valley opened at Everland
      • Completion of Renewable Power Project in Ontario, Canada.
      • Completion of Renewable Power Project in Ontario, Canada.
    8. Mar
      • Acquired the contract to build JAWA-1, the largest combined-cycle thermal power plant project in Indonesia
      • Acquired the contract to build JAWA-1, the largest combined-cycle thermal power plant project in Indonesia
    9. Feb
      • Separation of CEO and chair of the board and appointment of Philippe Cochet as an outside director
  2. 2017
    1. Nov
      • Contracted to construct the world’s first two-story underground highway in Singapore
      • Contracted to construct the world’s first two-story underground highway in Singapore
    2. Oct
      • Opened a flag shop of “KUHO” in Hannam-dong, Seoul
      • Opened a flag shop of “KUHO” in Hannam-dong, Seoul
      • Everland recorded the highest Korean Customer Satisfaction Indx (KCSI) for the 22 consecutive years and the highest Korean Standard - Service Quality Index(KS-SQI) for the 18 consecutive years
    3. Jul
      • Raemian recorded the highest National Customer Satisfaction Index (NCSI) for the 20 consecutive years.
      • Assessed as the most capable constructor by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation for four consecutive years.
    4. May
      • Completed the construction of Kelar Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant in Chile
      • Completed the construction of Kelar Gas-Fired Combined Cycle Power Plant in Chile
  3. 2016
    1. Nov
      • Started to construct an offshore LNG terminal in Bahrain
    2. Sep
      • Opened a flag shop of “8seconds” in Shanghai
    3. Apr
      • Opened Panda World at Everland
      • Opened Panda World at Everland
  4. 2015
    1. Oct
      • Established Governance and CSR Committees
      • Everland ranked No. 1 in Korean Customer Satisfaction Index (KMAC) for 21 consecutive years
    2. Sep
      • Merger of Cheil Industries and Samsung C&T Corporation
      • Opened HEARTIST HOUSE, the fashion CSR store
    3. Jun
      • Raemian achieved No. 1 in National Customer Satisfaction (NCSI) for 18 consecutive years
      • Raemian achieved No. 1 in National Customer Satisfaction (NCSI) for 18 consecutive years
      • Won order for Westconnex traffic infrastructure in Australia
    4. Feb
      • Named Korea’s most respected company by KMAC(Trading & Investment Group for 11 consecutive years, Engineering & Construction Group for 9 years, Fashion Group for 3 consecutive years No.1 in their respective industries)
    5. Jan
      • Men’s suits of Cheil Industries achieved No. 1 in National Customer Satisfaction (NCSI) for 10 consecutive years

Global Expansion

Samsung C&T entered global markets based on leading capabilities established in Korea. In 2004, we achieved the highest overseas orders in the construction industry - including orders for the world's tallest building the Burj Khalifa - and established ourself as a global Engineering & Construction company. In 2010, new orders for a wind and solar development project in Ontario, Canada, again raised C&T’s capabilities overseas. In 2008 Everland unveiled the world's steepest wooden roller coaster, known as the ‘T Express’. The cumulative number of visitors exceeded 200 million people in 2013, and it has grown into a world-class resort. The fashion group expanded its global businesses by launching SPA brand ‘8seconds’ and by acquiring the high-end Italian accessories brand Colombo.

  1. 2014
    1. Dec
      • Initial Public Offering of Cheil Industries Inc.
    2. Sep
      • Listed in the 2014 DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Index) World Index
      • Launched Nonagon brand though joint venture with YG Entertainment
    3. Aug
      • Acquired SAMOO Architects & Engineers
    4. Jul
      • Changed CI of Samsung Everland to Cheil Industries
      • Ranked No.1 in Construction Capability by Ministry of Transportation for 2 consecutive years
    5. Apr
      • Completed construction of the first LNG terminal in Singapore Acquired Lakeside Country Club
  2. 2013
    1. Dec
      • Samsung Everland awarded Family-friendly Company Award by Ministry of Gender Equality and Family
    2. Aug
      • Everland marks 2 millionth visitor
    3. Mar
      • Acquired Whessoe, a company specializing in LNG design
  3. 2012
    1. Aug
      • Uniforms made by Beanpole brand selected by TIME Magazine as best uniforms in London Olympics
    2. Feb
      • Launched SPA brand 8seconds
  4. 2011
    1. Nov
      • Acquired Italian high-end accessories brand Colombo
  5. 2010
    1. Mar
      • Won order for nuclear power plant project in UAE
    2. Jan
      • Won order for renewable energy project in Ontario, Canada
      • Completed construction of Burj Khalifa, the world’s highest building
  6. 2009
    1. Oct
      • Completed construction of Incheon Bridge, the nation's longest bridge
      • 국내 최장 인천대교 준공
  7. 2008
    1. Apr
      • Acquired palm plantation in Indonesia
    2. Mar
      • Changed company’s English name from Samsung Corporation to Samsung C&T Corporation
      • Opened T-Express, Korea’s first wooden rollercoaster, at Everland
      • Opened T-Express, Korea’s first wooden rollercoaster, at Everland
      • Launched multi-brand shop 10 Corso Como in Seoul (First in Asia)
    3. Feb
      • Acquired ANKOR, the petroleum gas company in the Gulf of Mexico
      • Acquired ANKOR, the petroleum gas company in the Gulf of Mexico
  8. 2006
    1. Jun
      • Everland ranked as the world’s 4th most popular theme park by Forbes magazine
      • Everland ranked as the world’s 4th most popular theme park by Forbes magazine
  9. 2005
    1. Nov
      • Established Samsung Fashion Design Fund
  10. 2001
    1. Jun
      • Everland marks 1 millionth visitor
  11. 2000
    1. Jan
      • Launched Raemian, Korea’s first apartment brand

Becoming a Domestic Leader

By 1994, Samsung C&T had grown into a truly top domestic company, including awards of $10 billion in exports. Our brands Galaxy (1983) & Bean Pole (1989) opened a new chapter in the domestic fashion market and have since risen to become Korea’s leading fashion brands. Moreover, we started Korea’s first ‘Farm Land Rose Festival’ (1985) and opened water park Caribbean Bay (1996) that is now a domestic leader of culture and leisure. We also began building Youngjong Grand Bridge (1995) and continued to position ourselves as a leading Engineering & Construction company in Korea.

  1. 1998
    1. Jan
      • Samsung Everland’s Retail Division established (Currently Samsung Welstory)
  2. 1997
    1. Dec
      • Acquired Otelinox stainless steel plant in Romania
      • Acquired Otelinox stainless steel plant in Romania
    2. Oct
      • Changed CI of Jungang Development to Samsung Everland
    3. Apr
      • Entered nuclear plant construction business by winning order for Uljin Power Plant Reactor No. 5
  3. 1996
    1. Jul
      • Opened water theme park Caribbean Bay
      • Opened water theme park Caribbean Bay
    2. Mar
      • Changed BI of Farm Land to Everland
  4. 1995
    1. Dec
      • Merger of Samsung Corporation and Samsung Construction
  5. 1994
    1. Nov
      • Awarded US $ 10 Billion Export Tower prize on Korea’s 31sth Trade Day
  6. 1993
    1. Aug
      • Won the President commendation for the restoration of Shanghai Interim Government
    2. May
      • Opened Samsung Fashion R&D Center
  7. 1991
    1. Nov
      • Signed contract for development of onshore oil field in Algeria
  8. 1989
    1. Feb
      • Launched traditional casual clothing brand Beanpole
      • Launched traditional casual clothing brand Beanpole
  9. 1988
    1. Jan
      • EDCF-based export of railway vehicles to Nigeria
  10. 1985
    1. Jun
      • Farm Land commenced Rose Festival (night hours)
  11. 1983
    1. Aug
      • Launched men’s clothing brand Galaxy
      • Launched men’s clothing brand Galaxy
  12. 1982
    1. Jun
      • Achieves goal of US $ 1 Billion in overseas contract orders
    2. Mar
      • Became first Korean company to issue CPs (25 mil USD) in the US
  13. 1980
    1. Dec
      • Awarded US $ 1 billion Export Tower prize on Korea’s 17th National Export Day

Establishment & Growth

Samsung C&T is the parent company of Samsung Group. Byung-Chull Lee, the founder, established Samsung Sanghoe in 1938 and opened a new chapter in history. Cheil Industries, which is the backbone of the fashion business, was established in 1954. Farm Land opened as Korea’s first family theme park in 1976 and Samsung Construction Inc. was established in 1977. We took resolute steps to enhance the quality of life across all aspects of humanity.

  1. 1979
    1. Sep
      • Launched men’s clothing brand Rogatis
  2. 1977
    1. Oct
      • Samsung Construction Inc. began construction the Samsung Complex Stadium as the first time
  3. 1976
    1. Apr
      • Opened Farm Land Amusement Park (Currently Everland Resort)
      • Opened Farm Land Amusement Park (Currently Everland Resort)
  4. 1975
    1. Dec
      • Initial Public Offering of Samsung C&T Corporation (at the time officially known as Samsung Corporation)
    2. 05월
      • Designated as Korea’s 1st General Trading Company
  5. 1968
    1. Jun
      • Opened Anyang Country Club
      • Opened Anyang Country Club
  6. 1967
    1. Jun
      • Changed CI of Donghwa Real Estate to Jungang Development Inc.
  7. 1964
    1. Jan
      • Established New York Office
  8. 1963
    1. Dec
      • Etablished Donghwa Real Estate (Currently Resort Group of Samsung C&T)
  9. 1957
    1. Jan
      • Began open recruitment, a first in Korea
  10. 1954
    1. Sep
      • Established Cheil Industries for the fashion business
  11. 1953
    1. Nov
      • Opened Tokyo office as the first overseas branch
      • Opened Tokyo office as the first overseas branch
  12. 1951
    1. Jan
      • Established Samsung Co. Ltd.
  13. 1948
    1. Nov
      • Established Samsung C&T Corporation (at the time officially known as Samsung Corporation)
  14. 1938
    1. Mar
      • Founded Samsung Sanghoe
      • Founded Samsung Sanghoe

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