History

Established in 1988,
the SM Group continues to maintain its global competitiveness and capacity
through innovation, overcoming challenges, and creating synergies among subsidiaries.

Foundation of Business

1988.01

Established Samra

2001.01

First project in an capital area
- Goyang Hwajeong Samra Midasville

2001~2006

Construction of residential complexes in Samra Midasville in
five areas in Ilsan, Yongsan, and Mapo

Business Growth

2005

Entered electronic battery industry
- Acquisition of Bexel Inc.

2006

Entered constructional material and automobile parts industry
- Acquisition of Namsun Aluminum Inc.
Expansion of logistic sector
- Acquisition of Knwool Textile Inc.

2008

Expansion of fiber and manufacturing sector
- Acquisition of TK Chemical

Building Momentum

2010

Launched ‘Woobang IUshell’, an apartment brand
- Acquired Woobang Inc.
※ 2010 ~ Now; have successfully sold more than 30,000 units of Woobang IUShell in the Seoul and Yeongnam area

2011

Expanded pre-paid card and IT business sector
- Acquisition of Hiplus Card Inc.

2012

Expansion of divisions of manufacturing sector
- Acquisition of Seourim Highpack Inc., SM Heavy Industry Inc., KT Ceramic Inc.

Accelerating Global Business

2013

Entered shipping sector
- Acquisition of Korea Line Inc.

2014

Launched the beauty brand
"CREMOLAB", the mineral-rich thermal water
- Acquired SM Life Science Inc.

2015

Expansion of finance and service sector
- Acquired SM Credit Information and KOMARF

2016

Strengthened shipping sector
- Acquired Korea Shipping Corp., SM Line Corp.
Expansion of construction division
- Acquired Dongah Construction Industrial

2017

Increased competitiveness in the construction division
(capital area)
- Acquired Keangnam Enterprises Inc.
Entered leisure industry
- Launched Hotel 'Tops 10'
- Acquired Oxfield C.C

2018

Increased civil engineering and plant business
- Acquired Samwhan Corp.
Listed as the 24th biggest shipping company in the world
- Established Korea-America route for SM Line
Expansion of leisure sectors
- Acquisition of Villa de Aewol Jeju

2019

Entered media/broadcasting business
- Acquired UBC Ulsan Broadcasting Inc.
Entered medical business and expanded service business sector
- Acquired Sinchon Train Station, Phil Medical Foundation
- Acquired Resort Donggang Cistar

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