Samsung will be entering its 25th year in India very soon, and to mark the occasion, the company has published an infographic chronicling its journey in the country so far. The infographic notes all the major milestones in Samsung’s impressive growth in the country. (Unfortunately, the image is blurry and requires you to zoom to read. We will update it if we come across a better version online).Samsung’s journey in India started way back in 1995 when it established Samsung India Electronics Ltd. (SEL). Today, it’s a $10 billion corporation and a household name in the country. It currently has 70,000 employees, two manufacturing plants, five R&D Centres, and a Design Centre in India. It also boasts 3,000 service points and 180,000 stores, which the company claims is the largest footprint for any brand in the region.
In more ways than one, India is becoming an increasingly important piece of the puzzle in Samsung’s growth story. Initiatives like ‘Make in India,’ ‘Make for India,’ and ‘Make for the World’ are a testament to this. Part of this is probably an outcome of the company’s declining fortunes in China. Samsung has been very cautious so far to not let the same happen to its business in India.Samsung’s smartphone business has been decimated in China, which eventually forced the company to close down its manufacturing operations in the country. It has gradually moved its manufacturing to India and Vietnam over the years, with the latter becoming its biggest manufacturing base in the world.