Samsung's Marketing Strategy in India
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Samsung entered India in December 1995 as a 51:49 joint venture with Reasonable Computer Solutions Pvt Ltd (RCSPL), owned by Venugopal Dhoot of the Videocon group. In 1998, RCSPL diluted its stake in Samsung to 26% and in November 2002, the FIPB4 cleared Samsung's proposal to buy RCSPL's remaining (23%) stake.
In 2002, Samsung established manufacturing facilities for colour televisions, microwave ovens, washing machines and air conditioners at Noida, Uttar Pradesh. It also had a presence in consumer electronics, information technology products, mobile phones and home appliances. Samsung's flagship businesses were consumer electronics and home appliances, which contributed more than 60% of its revenues.
In 2002, Samsung reported sales of Rs.170 million with 26% growth over the previous year. Its consumer electronics business grew by 29% and contributed 60% to the total sales, and its home appliances division grew by 21%, contributing 40 % of the total sales...
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