Products and Health of Korea
How many things that we use on a daily basis are made here in America? The items in your house, the clothes that you’re wearing right now, the television that’s in your living room, the radio you may have just finished listening too, the car you drove to work today, the cell phone you just sent a text message from, when you think about it, or look it up, none of them may be made in America. As people we don’t think about these things often, to us it doesn’t matter who made these things, the only thing we care about is that we have access to them.
Some of the biggest, well known electronic manufacturers are in Korea. Samsung for example, which makes anything and everything, from TV’s to cell phones, laptops, and even home appliances. In 1938 Byung-Chull Lee founded Samsung, which means “three stars in Korean” in Taegu, Korea. This business started off as a trade export, selling groceries like vegetables and fish. Samsung went on to having its own flourmills, confectionary machines, and sales operations. It was on its way to becoming a global corporation. In the 1970’s Samsung began in the investing in chemical, and petrochemical industries. It wasn’t until 1972 that Samsung began making black and white televisions. Today Samsung is doing way more than that, and is one the worlds’ top leading industries. Another Korean company whose products are sold throughout the world is LG electronics. Established in 1958 originally as “Gold Star”, which was responsible for creating the very first radio, TV, and refrigerator in Korea in the 1960’s and also the world’s first 60’’ plasma TV in 1998, has also flourished into one of the world’s top leading industries.
Automobiles are also among the products manufactured in Korea. Hyundai for example who’s car the “genesis” won the car of the year in 2009, has become a popular brand thought the world. The founder of Hyundai Chung Ju-Yung, the oldest of eight children, was born into a very poor...