Punjab Technical University

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[Market mix of Samsung India ltd]

This Report was completed in partial fulfillment of the Degree Master of Business Administration Punjab Technical University Asian Business School

SUBMITTED TO Sachin Srivastava

SUBMITTED BY Vikas Arya MBA 2nd Sem


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3. 5|Page . To analyze the market mix of Samsung Electronics. To analyze the different market for different products. To analyze the Segmenting. Targeting and Positioning of Samsung products. OBJECTIVE OF THE STUDY: 1. which is full of competitors. we would like to know the strategies that help us to beat our competitors.CONCLUSION 46 INTRODUCTION STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: “TO STUDY THE MARKET MIX OF SAMSUNG INDIA LTD” In this market. 4. This study helps us to know could we overcome our competitors with regards to ‘Four P’s’ and ‘STP’ of our products. 2. To know the present status of the competitors of Samsung India ltd.

price. this study is focused on College students.” A planned mix of the controllable elements of a product's marketing plan commonly termed as 4Ps: product. Due to time and a resources constraint. OPERATIONAL DEFINITIONS: The definition committee of the American Marketing Association has defined market mix as.5. This study helps us to know we can overcome our competitors with regards to advertisement and market mix. To know deeply about the company. and promotion. place. SCOPE OF THE STUDY: The study is conducted with respect to Samsung India ltd.” 6|Page . 6. To know about the competitors of the company.

Seoul.About the Company SAMSUNG Type Public Korean Consumer electronics Telecommunication Semiconductor Founded Headquarters Area served Key people Revenue Net income Total assets Owner(s) 1969 Samsung Town.64 billion (2009) Lee Kun-hee & Affiliates 17.57%.07%. 13. 7|Page Industry Treasury Stocks of Samsung Electronics . South Korea Worldwide CEO: Choi Gee-Sung Chairman: Lee Kun-hee US$ 179.4 billion (2009) US$ 8.33 billion (2009) US$ 101.

In the global LCD panel market. Seoul. which is expected to continue in 2011 and beyond. Samsung released the Android powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet. By 1981. 2009) Samsung Electronics is a Korean company. 8|Page . South Korea as Samsung Electric Industries. Founded in 1938 as a food processing and textile purveyor. the company has kept the leading position for eight years in a row. In the TV segment. Its sales revenue in the areas of LCD and LED displays and computer chips is number one in the world. Headquartered in Samsung Town. the company had manufactured over 10 million black and white TVs. In 2009. calculators. South Korea. the company has been in the top spot in terms of the number of TVs sold. In competition to Apple's iPad tablet.000 employees. it merged with Samsung Semiconductor & Communications. For the four years since 2006. It is noteworthy that Samsung Electronics has grown in leaps and bounds in a business notorious for cyclical fluctuations.90% (as Employees Parent Website 187. Some of the most popular items produced by Samsung include LED-backlit LCD TVs and Galaxy S mobile phones.National Pension Service 5. With assembly plants and sales networks in 65 countries across the world) has as many as 200. air conditioners and washers. refrigerators. Samsung Electronics was founded in 1969 in Daegu. It is the flagship subsidiary of the Samsung Group. Samsung’s Smartphone lineup has retained the second-best slot in the world market for some time. Samsung’s market position is dominant. It was a decision made after considering the fast-growing domestic demand for electronic goods.800 (2009) Samsung Group samsung. In 1988. the parent group entered the electronic business as late as in 1969 when it created under its wings an electronic component subsidiary. the company took the position of the world’s biggest IT maker by surpassing the previous leader Hewlett-Packard. originally manufacturing electronic appliances such as TVs. With the Galaxy S model.com of September 31.

Although Samsung Electronics was already one of the biggest companies in Korea as early as the 1990s. Since the onset of the 1997 Asian financial crisis. Other companies fined included Infineon Technologies. it expanded into the semiconductor business by acquiring Korea Semiconductor. one of the first chip-making facilities in the country at the time. In February 1983. On 2009 and 2010. AU Optronics. Samsung Electronics Co. have sold their HDD commercial operation to Seagate Technology for about $1. Elpida Memory (Hitachi and NEC) and Micron Technology. Samsung emerged as a global corporation.4 billion with payment of 45. the company has become more powerful: While most other high-tech companies were hit by cash-flow problems after the crisis. Chimei InnoLux. the US and EU fined Samsung Electronics with 8 other memory chip makers for its part in a price fixing scheme from 1999 to 2002. Samsung could avoid financial difficulties by broad-based structural reforms. Chunghwa Picture Tubes and HannStar Display) of a price fixing scheme. 9|Page . For four consecutive years from 2000 to 2003.5 million and the rest will be paid in Cash. an electronic switching system producer. to manufacture electric home appliances and audio-visual devices. The march from then onward as the pioneer in the memory chip-making industry has continued to this day for almost three decades. The EU granted immunity to Samsung Electronics for its part in informing on other members (LG Display. Samsung’s founder Lee Byung-chull made an epoch-making announcement. dubbed the “Tokyo declaration. In December 2010. it now is by far the most important company with unrivaled influence on the economy through a large network of supplier and partner companies as well as through its own revenue-generating power. It was soon followed by the 1980 acquisition of Korea Telecommunications.Just one year after its founding. After the crisis subsided. it posted more than 5-percent net earnings when 16 large conglomerates out of 30 top companies of the nation went out of business in the wake of the unprecedented crisis. On April 2011.” that his company would enter the DRAM (dynamic random access memory) business. And only one year after the declaration did Samsung became the third company in the world that developed the 64k DRAM after the United States and Japanese predecessors. the Samsung Group established in 1970 another subsidiary Samsung-NEC jointly with Japan’s NEC Corp.6 percent of shares) with value of $687. In 1974.2 million of (Samsung-Seagate) shares (9.

making it the world's second-largest mobile phone maker. 1 in flat-panel TVs and memory chips. Mr. it is one of the top suppliers in other home appliances. “Samsung Electronics’ future is not guaranteed because most of our flagship products will be obsolete in 10 years from now. As part of fulfilling this strategy. Business Week rated Samsung as 20th on its list of global brands. In 2007. Lee said.1 spot as the world's largest technology company. In 2009. 2nd in the electronics industry. In January 2007. the company devised in 1996 a plan to sponsor major sporting events. This has been the case for DRAM and SRAM for over a decade. Samsung today is the name that almost always appears in many big games. But now it is outperforming major Japanese electronics makers in many categories: in terms of global market share. Samsung —and its chairman Lee Kun-hee—is famous for fretting over its future and coming crisis. Samsung overtook Siemens of Germany and Hewlett-Packard of the USA with a revenue of $117. Samsung surpassed Japanese rival Sony for the first time to become the world's largest and most popular consumer electronics brand as measured by Interbrand. Business Week also ranked Samsung as 20th in innovation. Brand Finance ranked the company as the number 1 global brand in electronics.Growth Only ten years ago. Samsung’s only goal was to catch up with Japanese rivals. 2 in mobile handsets. Despite being a giant in the global technology business with enviable growth. In 2005. the British brand consultancy. Samsung is No. Samsung has spent enormous sums on marketing and branding. it is No. ranked at 68th on its list. In 2006. To become the top brand in the electronics business. Samsung Electronics' handset division overtook American rival Motorola.4 billion to take the No. was one of the world’s most valuable 10 | P a g e . It succeeded in becoming an official sponsor for the 1998 Nagano Winter Olympics. The semiconductor division of Samsung Electronics is the world's largest memory chip and second largest semiconductor manufacturer worldwide. Samsung. Since returning from a mini retirement in March 2010.” Global consumers’ brand recognition of Samsung Electronics has increased steadily: According to the top-100 brand list compiled by Millward Brown.

Samsung had emphasized innovation in its management strategy since the early 2000s and it again highlighted innovation as part of core strategies when it announced the Vision 2020 in which the company set an ambitious goal of reaching the $400-billion sales revenue within 10 years. compiled by the U. Its brand value. The ranking. Apple Computer and Google retained the leading positions as in the 2009 list. social responsibility. collated jointly by the U. In the “World’s Most Reputable Companies 2010” ranking published by Reputation Institute of the United States. Samsung was placed at 22nd.brands whose growth has been most pronounced during the 2009-2010 period. a five-notch increase from the previous year’s 16th. grew by 80 percent.8 billion with an average sale revenue growth rate of 17 percent for the past three years. In order to cement its leadership in the areas of memory chip and TV production. a large advancement from the previous year’s 74th. and financial performance. work conditions. is based on answers to innovation-related survey questions asked to executives of global corporations. Forbes said that Samsung’s brand value was as much as $12. Samsung took the 33rd place in the “World’s Most Valuable Brands 2010” list made public by the Forbes magazine. In the 2010 Business Week innovation ranking. corporate governance. consulting company since 2006.S. innovativeness. The company currently has 24 R&D centers around the world. 11 | P a g e . While survey answers take an 80-percent weight to the compilation of the ranking. leadership. Meanwhile. The respondents answer questions in seven categories including products and services. followed by Microsoft. Samsung has invested aggressively in research and development.1 billion. the remaining 20 percent is accounted for by annual share appreciation (10%) and three-year average sales revenue and profit margin (5% each). Samsung was also ranked 11th in the “50 Most Innovative Companies 2010” list put out by Business Week. weekly magazine and Boston Consulting Group since 2005. estimated at as much as US$1.S. respectively. This ranking. which gained one notch from 2009’s fourth place. reflects survey results collected from consumers in 24 different countries for global 600 large corporations in terms of annual revenue and its GDP share in respective countries.

CIS and SAARC countries from its Noida manufacturing complex. J S Shin. Headquartered in New Delhi. The Company is also manufacturing fully automatic front loading washing machines at its Sriperumbudur facility SISO 12 | P a g e . near Delhi.SAMSUNG INDIA LTD Samsung India is the hub for Samsung's South West Asia Regional operations. Mobile phones and Refrigerators are being exported to Middle East. under the leadership of Mr. President & CEO. Samsung 'Made in India' products like color Televisions. Samsung India has widespread network of sales offices all over the country . In November 2007. Tamil Nadu. Bangladesh. Sri Lanka. The South West Asia Headquarters. Maldives and Bhutan besides India. Mobile phones. Samsung commenced the manufacture of color televisions and LCD televisions at its state–of-theart manufacturing facility at Sriperumbudur. Refrigerators and Washing Machines is located at Noida. The Samsung manufacturing complex housing manufacturing facilities for color Televisions. Samsung India which commenced its operations in India in December 1995 enjoys a sales turnover of over US$ 1Bn in just a decade of operations in the country. looks after the Samsung business in Nepal.

Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO) is one of the eleven Research & Development centers of Samsung Electronics Co. With an objective to spearhead Samsung´s initiatives in India. SISO prides in its ability to work in some of the cutting edge technologies that its parent organization ventures into. SISO currently houses some 1000 intellects involved in stupendous research and development activities and parallely the organization also revels in making software backed by leading edge technologies in sync with ever-changing lifestyles. Ltd. head quartered in Bangalore with ambitious plans of expanding its operation by 2 to 3 times by the year 2010. As a captive entity of Samsung Electronics. SISO also practices Six Sigma as a management methodology to facilitate innovation and increased productivity. the organization has executed close to 300 projects and has been accredited with the highest software quality certification of CMM Level 5 and ISO 9002. SISO today is a Private Limited Company. With its inception dating back to February 1996. SISO also displays a high degree of efficacy in the creation and protection of Intellectual Property. the firm began emphasizing the importance of design in its products. SISO´s business processes have been extensively automated with a vision of making it a completely paperless office in the near future. Design Behind Samsung’s rapid rise there lies design power. With about a decade of existence. today it has grown in magnitude and proportions as a center of excellence in research and software development encompassing a wide range of technology domains. Networking.. as a liaison office. to leverage on their core competencies. In the early 1990s. Convergence. south of Seoul. Digital and Semi-conductor in India where these domains have almost become revolutions. introducing global technologies customized for the Indian requirements. SISO contributes to the different technologies in Wireless. it locates the corporate design center in which more than 900 13 | P a g e . Bangalore. SISO also works with some of the best organizations in software and technology in India. Quite a synergy prevails between product development and software services initiatives and the entire system is backed by robust development and computing infrastructure. and. housed in the IT hub of India. In its high-rise headquarters in Kangnam.

one of the world’s most prestigious design awards for design materials and process technologies. there were only two designers in the whole company. it has won as many as 210 awards from internationally prestigious design institutions. full-touch screen phone. and industrial design. Samsung won the Gold Award for five of its products including the external hard disk drive. Samsung won the awards in five categories including external hard disk. There is compelling reason for Samsung’s rise as a design powerhouse. In 2010. For example. the company that received the most awards. Samsung was the winner in eight categories in the 2009 IDEA awards. Samsung’s effort to improve design paid off: since 2006. Korea had for so long been considered a backwater for design excellence. In the 2010 iF Material Awards. compact digital camera. For the first year. Samsung overhauls its design in every two years. Samsung established as many as seven design centers in the world’s major cities including Milan and London.full-time designers are housed. followed by product strategies. whose number rose to 510 in 2005. especially compared to the Japanese counterparts famous for churning out eye-catching gadgets. It then maps out new design plans during the second year. The professional designers working in these centers constantly monitor latest design trends in their cities while scanning cultural and lifestyle changes. it received the iF (International Forum) and IDEA design awards. furniture. The iF Material Awards are given by the International Forum Design GmbH of Hannover. “side-by-side” refrigerator. In the beginning. as well as in Seoul. it scrutinizes all the design trends of the world. 14 | P a g e . and laser printer toner. the German company selected a total of 42 products in the areas of home appliance.

The hanja character “Sam” has the double meaning of three and strong while “sung” connotes “star” and “bright” (or “shining”). The blue color symbolizes stability and reliability. Samsung’s logo design emphasizes flexibility and simplicity while conveying a dynamic and innovative image through the ellipse. excellence in customer service through technology. the color that Samsung has had used in its logos for years. The basic color in the logo is blue. The openings on both ends of the ellipse where the letters “S” and “G” are located are intended to illustrate the company’s open-mindedness and the desire to communicate with the world. a company official explained. It also stands for social responsibility as a corporate citizen. 15 | P a g e .Corporate name and logo Samsung Electronics’ corporate name “Samsung” comes from the word “three stars” that shine brightly. which are precisely what the company wishes to accomplish with its customers. meaning that it foretells success. the symbol of the universe and the world stage. The English rendering is a visual expression of its core corporate vision. The corporate name has auspicious meaning in it.

they form a marketing program that provides want-satisfying goods and services for the company’s market. who sometimes follows recipes prepared by others. The marketing mix is not only an important concept. branding.REVIEW OF LITERATURE MARKET MIX: The term "marketing mix" was coined in 1953 by Neil Borden in his American Marketing Association presidential address. Stanton. this was actually a reformulation of an earlier idea by his associate. including. Gregory A. and at other times invents new ingredients no one else has tried. James Culliton. promotion. who in 1948 described the role of the marketing manager as a "mixer of ingredients". “when these are effectively blended. However. sometimes prepares his own recipe as he goes along. promotion) forms the entire promotional campaign.” as explained on the site netmba. but there are other components not already mentioned on the Wikipedia site.com. Spiro. William J. and distribution. 16 | P a g e . The marketing mix is a broad concept which includes several aspects of marketing which all inquire to obtain a similar goal of creating awareness and customer loyalty. planning. As stated in “Management of a Sales Force” by Rosann L. product. product. but a guideline to reference back to when implementing the price. Rich. Those are the four main ingredients of the marketing mix. The marketing mix (price. “The Concept of the Marketing Mix. distribution. He started teaching the term to many after he himself learned about it with an associate of his. sometimes adapts a recipe from immediately available ingredients." The term became popular in the article written by Niel Borden called.

4 percent. Extrapolating this trend to the future. IC Insights also said that Intel’s 2009 sales revenue had been 52 percent higher than that for Samsung. Samsung’s compound annual growth rate (or CAGR) has been 13.5 percent. Samsung has kept the title of the world’s largest memory chip maker. and Micron. servicing. According to market research firm Gartner. Elpida. personal selling. A prominent marketer. For the ten-year period from 1999 to 2009.” Samsung took the top slot in the ranking. All the other suppliers had minimal change in their shares. display. 17 | P a g e . which has seen wide use. Gartner analysts said in their report. said Gartner. during the second quarter of 2010 Samsung Electronics took the top position in the DRAM segment due to brisk sales of the item on the world market. advertising. but missing some vital pieces of information which will allow individuals to gain a better understanding and implement a more effective marketing mix. both of which were the first time in the world. E. and physical handling. Samsung will be able to catch up with Intel by the year 2014. estimated IC Insights. It succeeded in 2010 in mass-producing 30 nm-class DRAMs and 20 nmclass NAND flashes. it began a strategy of “Green Memory” by which it increased the global DRAM market share to 33 percent. but that differential narrowed to only 21 percent during the second quarter of 2010. distribution channels. proposed a Four P classification in 1960. Jerome McCarthy.packaging. compared with that for Intel paltry 3. In 2009. PRODUCTS OF SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS Semiconductors For more than 20 years since 1993. All in all the current description of the marketing mix is accurate. followed by Hynix.]Another market researcher IC Insights predicted that Samsung would become the world’s biggest semiconductor chip supplier by 2014 when it surpasses Intel. It also started mass-producing 30 nm-classes NAND flash memories in the same year whose world share rose as high as 42 percent. “Samsung cemented its leading position by taking a 35-percent market share.

18 | P a g e . plasma displays.” the panel is as thick (or thin) as two coins put together.97 inches).9 millimeters (0. Dubbed the “Needle Slim.Another hitherto not-well-publicized area where Samsung had significant business in for years is the foundry segment. Samsung had begun investment in the foundry business since 2006 and now positioned it as one of the strategic pillars for semiconductor growth. OLED displays Slimmer panels Samsung Electronics’ TVs and display products have undergone a race toward everslimmer panels.15 inch). with the thickness of 3. In 2009. This is about a twelfth of the conventional LCD panel whose thickness is approximately 50 millimeters (1. the company succeeded in developing the super-slim panel for 40-inch LED TVs.   Hard drives Digital display: LCD displays. LED displays.

DVD players. Blu-ray players.1-inch laptops (1. followed in October 2008 by the world’s first 7. projectors  Televisions For years in a row.S. with the launch of best-selling items. 120 Hz refresh rate. According to DisplaySearch. Samsung has taken the top spot in the world TV market. settop boxes. it sold as many as 31 million flat-panel TVs. market research and consulting firm. In October 2007. The market researcher predicted that Samsung’s leadership would continue in 2011. and 5000:1 contrast ratio. the U. Home electronics: TVs. According to Samsung officials. the company had set the year’s sales goal at 39 million units (including 10-million LED TVs).9-mm panel. Samsung could maintain the performance as before. home cinema systems.5 mm) and 12. In 2009. They are optimistic that their company could cut TV width by 40 percent within two years from now. including full HD resolution. Samsung broke the 10-millimeter barrier by introducing the 10-mm thick 40-inch LCD TV panel.2 percent of the market.While reducing the thickness substantially.64 mm). In early 2010. Samsung is forecast to take a 27-percent share for the global TV market in the second quarter of 2010 while LG Electronics accounts for 26. the biggest factor in reducing the panel thickness was the LED backlight. Samsung is leading the industry by developing panels for 24-inch LCD monitors (3. 19 | P a g e . maintaining the top position for four consecutive years in terms of world market share.

Samsung Electronics is creating a new market by introducing the “Finger-Slim” LED TV. 20 | P a g e . Samsung’s LED TV 7000 series was the winner of the “Gadget Awards 2009” by T3. Combining LED features with 3D functionality. Samsung TVs were selected in major U. and the “Finger-Slim” in 2009. Samsung showcased the new TV in the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2010) held in Las Vegas early this year. the new 3D TV is expected to lead the market for years to come. The company retained the leading position by successfully selling more than 1 million 3D TVs as of August 2010. In 2009. followed by the 2007 Bordeaux model. the super-slim LED TV has thus far been sold as many as 2. which brightens the future prospect. Launched in March 2009. Samsung became the industry-first 10-million-seller challenge. As rivals are jumping on the bandwagon. at many price point. it was sold more than 2 million units. publications and retailers as the best TV of the year.’s most prestigious electronics magazine. better models.6 million units. One of the new products to watch is the full HD 3D LED TV that was launched the first time in March 2010.K. Samsung outstrips them by consistently introducing new.K. In 2009 alone. the 2008 “Crystal Rose” line. Today the company offers the full line of TVs. This company is developing new LED TV models too. U. Samsung has led the flat-panel TV market for the past five years with the 2006 introduction of its “Bordeaux” line. For example. After expanding its TV lineups.

which offers free (or for-fee) download of applications from its Samsung Apps store. the company launched the Power Infolink service. including 3D TV. and movies. in addition to existing services such as news. and download applications on the user’s hard disk drive. 21 | P a g e . Samsung is also developing a new “Smart LED TV” from which consumers can download applications as well as view Internet content. 3D Blu-ray play. Samsung started marketing the 3D TV while unveiling the upgraded Internet@TV. YouTube videos. the Samsung 3D TV aims to allow the user to connect to its own online store. In 2010. Samsung became the first company in the industry to have the full line of 3D offerings. In 2008. and 3D glasses. energy efficiency and connectivity. weather. Smart TVs and apps Samsung has introduced the Internet TV in 2007 that enabled the audience to receive information from the Internet while at the same time watching conventional TV programming. With the launch of 3D Home Theater. It also debuted the 3D Home Theater (HT-C6950W) that allows the user to enjoy 3D image and surround sound at the same time. 3D experience Samsung sold more than 1 million 3D TVs within six months of its launch. This is the figure close to what many market researchers forecast for the year’s worldwide 3D TV sales (1. stock market. slim design. Just like iTunes store. The company is trying offer the 3D content streaming service on its 3D TVs. 3D content.23 million units).The T3 magazine in its news article on “ten reasons why you should buy Samsung LED TV” listed as the reasons superior picture quality. followed in 2009 by a whole new Internet@TV. Samsung Apps.

Samsung plans to offer family-oriented applications such as health care programs and digital picture frames as well as games.Samsung Apps will provide for-fee premium services starting the latter half of 2010. followed early next year by the same services in Europe. 22 | P a g e . The services will be custom-tailored for each region’s culture. beginning in Korea and the United States.

Samsung started to release restricted firmware updates starting from Feb 2010 for fixing security issues those used by SamyGO community and disabled firmware downgrade option from TV menus. The company also reckons that its Smart TV will be the future home entertainment hub. and later supported A and C series TV's also.. enabling PVR functionality of TV. 23 | P a g e .The UK consumers association (Which?) writeup of the latest model in 2011 was highly complementary of the picture quality. and cameras. under GPLv2 license and deployed new applications like a tool increasing subtitle size and changing its color. Samsung expects that Samsung Apps would ultimately become a multi-device application store attracting users of all kinds of electronic device such as mobile phones. enabling internal video player on low end models. But hackers find workarounds for those new restricted firmwares.SamyGO community created at 2009 for hacking Samsung B series TV firmwares. which believed to disable the SamyGO project. work around for DLNA problems by playing movies from SAMBA and NFS shares support etc. computers. Also placed web browser right into TV with mouse and keyboard support and many more applications. supporting DTS codec on B Series TVs..

The share in the United States has doubled in the second quarter of the year from the previous quarter.2%. In 24 | P a g e . Malaysia and South Korea in June 2010 followed by US variants called Vibrant and Captivate in July and Epic and Fascinate in August and September. corresponding to a market share of 20. Samsung’s 2010 Smartphone shares worldwide are rising rapidly. The I9000 Galaxy S was recognized for its superior-quality screen and excellent connectivity while the S8500 Wave for its Bada operating system with unparalleled social networking and location-based services. the company introduced numerous mobile handset models including premium phones. Samsung sold 280 million mobile phones in 2010. and environmentally friendly phones. At the end of Q3 2010 Samsung had surpassed the 70 million unit mark in shipped phones. Samsung’s I9000 Galaxy S and S8500 Wave Smartphones were the winners of the 2010 European EISA Awards in the Smartphone and social media phone categories. Following the success of its “Anycall” brand mobile phones in Korea. It was initially launched in Singapore. Overall.Mobile phones Samsung Electronics sold 235 million mobile handsets in the year 2009. It sold more than 1 million units within the first 45 days of in the US alone. full-touch screen phones. Samsung’s flagship mobile handset line is the Galaxy S. which many consider a direct competitor of Apple's popular iPhone. giving it a global marketshare of 22% trailing Nokia by 12%.

and Samsung’s proprietary Bada. air-conditioners. Home appliances In 2009. Smartphone makers such as Apple. Although the Galaxy S adopts Google Android as the primary operating system. and Russian markets. and Samsung is working to maintain its top position. In the home market. as well as new steam microwave ovens and “robot” vacuum cleaners. Samsung has kept supporting a wide range of operating systems in the market. and HTC are busy coming up with new models. the year of worldwide recession due to the 2008 global credit crisis. Samsung’s sales revenue rose 27 percent from the previous year. RIM. washing machines. European. Samsung employs a two-pronged strategy to emphasize its premium image for affluent consumers 25 | P a g e .the second quarter the company shipped as many as 3 million Smartphones. Microsoft Windows Phone. Samsung held the leading position thanks to strong sales of its flagship items. the biggest increase in the industry. Samsung faces challenges in the phone market. While many other handset makers tend to focus on supporting one (or at most two) operating system. An alliance of Chinese low wage and Taiwanese technology is catching up closely. it also supports other competing operating systems such as Symbian. Zipel-brand side-by-side and kimchi refrigerators. The company set the sales goal of the 2010 yearend at 20 million units. a 173percent increase from the same period last year. In the North American. Linux-based LiMo. it solidified its image as a premier home appliance maker by selling so many refrigerators. In a market clearly split into two extremes of up market and budget categories.

including the premium laptop R580. all of which indicates that Samsung is growing fast in the printer business despite under the condition of severe economic recession. In other segments such as mono-laser printers. Samsung launched mono-laser printer. and enterprise-use high-speed digital multifunction printer models. In 2010. multifunction printers. and color laser printers. The N310 and the X420 are the thirdgeneration laptops with all the advanced features as well as portability and connectivity. Samsung could sell as many as 6 million laptops for the year. one of the next-generation strategic areas. In the printer business division. Samsung introduced a host of new products including a premium mini-laptop computer N310 and slim-sized laptop X420. Samsung was ranked second in the world in the area of letter-size (A4) laser printers. 26 | P a g e . multifunction printer. 1 the first time in its history. Samsung introduced many new products boasting energy efficiency and ecofriendliness. Samsung was first or second place in the world. netbook N210. Thanks to these new market entrants. In the laser multifunction printer segment. and color laser multifunction printer CLX-3185.while marketing lower-end items with fewer bells and whistles for emerging economies consumers. the world’s smallest mono-laser printer ML-1660. it became No. In 2009.

the next-generation interchangeable lens camera. the company has focused more on high-priced items. Since mobile telecom service providers in the United States. thereby commencing the race toward the new category of camera market. are in wide commercial use in many overseas markets. more and more providers (as many as 139 providers in 75 countries) are readying to take it up. the mobile telecom protocols such as Mobile WiMax and WiBro. 27 | P a g e . and the HMX-H106 (64GB SSD-mounted full HD camcorder). The company has introduced several models in these areas such as the WB550 (the premium camera). and Russia began deploying the standards. the protocols developed by Samsung and adopted in 2007 as international standards. the ST550 (the dual-LCD-mounted camera). Digital cameras and camcorders are the areas Samsung cannot overlook.In the area of wireless networking. the company launched the NX10. Since then. Japan. In 2010. Samsung in 2009 took the third place in the compact camera segment.

In 2010. Samsung in 2009 succeeded in grabbing more than 10 percent of the world market share by introducing a new hard disk drive capable of storing 250Gb per 2. It is launching a host of new products including the M1. it is focusing more on selling external hard disk drives. the premium MP3 player model and the world’s smallest DivX MP3 player R1 STP BY FOUR P 28 | P a g e .5-inch disk.In the area of storage media. the company started marketing the 320Gb-perdisk HDD. In the MP3 player segment. In addition. the largest in the industry. Samsung is doing quite well.

It does STP for every category of products differently.STP refers to Segmenting. Samsung segmented its market for its products. Targeting and Positioning. STP is a market strategy of any company to market its products. STP by products and services STP by demographics/ firmographics STP by geography STP by channel STP by psychographics STP OF CELLPHONE MARKET 29 | P a g e .

it is coming in 3G also. Samsung Galaxy is a good option for youth as it has many attractive features as Wi-Fi. the Galaxy S II is ready for serious enterprise usage. PSYCHOGRAPHIC 30 | P a g e . It is a good option if you want to get a cheap 3G handset. for businessmen etc. age of 16-29. GEOGRAPHIC It has Samsung Guru segment for rural areas as well as Galaxy segment for urban areas. DEMOGRAPHIC Samsung has mobile phones for youth. for middle class youth it has Samsung Guru which is for govt. Galaxy is also for Businessmen. lower class workers also.Samsung segmented its cellular market in several categories. Samsung has partnered with IT industry leaders to bring you the most relevant enterprise solutions and the most comprehensive mobile implementation of Exchange ActiveSync. It has something for everyone. Guru has many variants. Samsung is one of the largest manufacturers of mobile phones and it shares the highest cellphone customers with Nokia in India. Decidedly adept in security concerns and the answer to your every business need. 3G.

31 | P a g e . Also Samsung has TFTs and LCDs for both semi urban and urban markets. Now technology has changed so much and urban areas are enjoying Samsung 3D LED televisions which have full HD and a great experience of watching television.Samsung mobile is available for those customers too who have their choice based on their lifestyle. Earlier Samsung Plasma televisions were used in urban areas. STP OF TELEVISION GEOGRAPHIC Samsung segmented its television in rural urban as well as semi urban markets. Samsung has round televisions for rural market as it can bear heavy fluctuations in electricity which normally happens in villages. Samsung came with some so fancy mobile phones specially for girls and cheaper touch screen stylish phones so that everyone can enjoy touch screen T the rate of normal mobiles. later they were available on lower rates so that they are now used by rural areas. Samsung has its range of mobile phones start from 1200 to 32.000+.

it’s useless for villages as they have no computers and they are technologically too backward to use these gadgets. on the other hand a round television. A 3D LED TV is a very luxurious thing.PSYCHOGRAPHIC Samsung television is also segmented as psychographic market. These gadgets also are the status symbol. They are used as luxurious gadgets too. LEDs and TFTs are ment for upper middle class. STP OF AUDIO/ VIDEO PLAYERS/ CAMERAS (GADGETS) GEOGRAPHIC & PSYCHOGRAPHIC Samsung audio/ video players are mainly made for youth. It’s not made for rural areas as it is a waste of time kind of thing for them. 32 | P a g e . even a flat screen CRT TV is ment for middle class or lower middle class.

Samsung cameras and camcorders too are made for urban and semi urban areas only. Samsung gadgets are so stylish and youth oriented. STP OF HOMEAPPLIANCES GEOGRAPHIC 33 | P a g e .

Robotic vacuum cleaners are so much luxurious products so as induction stoves. Air conditioners. 34 | P a g e . Induction Stove. Most of the products are for urban and semi urban areas and only a few are for rural areas such as washing machines and refrigerators. Refrigerators are now a day used in rural areas also. It has appliances for rural as well as urban areas. Washing machines are still not so much used in rural areas but it is used in these areas. Samsung also produces WASHING MACHINES AIRCONDITIONERS REFERIGERATORS MICROWAVE OVEN VACUUM CLEANER ELECTRONIC COOKER INDUCTION STOVE CD/DVD PLAYERS WRITABLE CDs/DVDs HOME THEATRE BLU-RAY PSYCHOGRAPHIC Samsung categorized its home care products according to the lifestyle of customers. Robotic Vacuum Cleaner etc. Air conditioners are both for middle class and premium class.Samsung categorized its home care products geographically. It has luxurious products like Electronic Cooker. Washing machines. Samsung side by side refrigerators and Samsung front loader washing machines are so luxurious products. Microwave Oven.

Ltd. Samsung is famous for its hard drives.e. today it has grown in magnitude and proportions as a center of excellence in research and software development encompassing a wide range of technology domains. SISO today is a Private Limited Company. head quartered in Bangalore with ambitious plans of expanding its operation by 2 to 3 times by the year 2010. Samsung makes chipsets along with Toshiba.OTHER PRODUCTS SOFTWARE Samsung Electronics India Software Operations (SISO) is one of the eleven Research & Development centers of Samsung Electronics Co. With its inception dating back to February 1996. Bangalore. flash memory. HARDWARE Samsung is one of the largest manufacturer of IT products. as a liaison office. 35 | P a g e . RAM etc. housed in the IT hub of India.. It is the largets manufacturer of microchips i.

The company specializes in optical disc drive manufacturing. And mainly it is used by students as it is so easy to carry and stylish too. full HD LED display. Samsung laptops are made for students and also for official purpose. STP OF COMPUTERS GEOGRAPHIC Samsung computers are made for semi urban and urban areas. Netbooks are so much in fashion now a days. long lasting battery life and light weight. PERSONAL COMPUTERS Samsung also is a maker of laptops with some great features like waterproof. The company was established in 2004. while Samsung owns the remaining 49%. It is aiming to be the largest in optical drives. DEMOGRAPHIC 36 | P a g e .Toshiba Samsung Storage Technology Corporation (abbreviated TSST) is an international joint venture company of Toshiba (Japan) and Samsung Group (Korea). Toshiba owns 51% of its stock. sleek design.

there Samsung ‘Airfoil’ get rid of that.given an "airfoil design exterior" that's aluminium clad like as certain fruit-branded manufacturer's notebooks. every time you have to plug in your charger. But not entirely constructed from metal: Samsung's release suggests it's just the lid that's fashioned from. It is basically for college girls. It is so sleek and beautiful laptop and also it is a luxury product which can be an add-on to your gadgets. Samsung also is the maker of computer equipments likePRINTERS RAM CD/DVD ROM WRITABLE/ rewritable CD/DVD MONITOR/ LED/ LCD DISPLAY FOR DESKTOP 37 | P a g e . Samsung is launching its new range of luxury laptops ‘Airfoil’ which takes on ‘Macbook Air’. but no one is bound. they can use as they like. PSYCHOGRAPHIC Samsung laptops are both for urban and semi urban markets. it has a good battery life with slim design. Samsung now came up with new range of laptops this time it is "premium" QX series . Netbooks are designed for college purpose and notebooks are used for official purpose mainly.Samsung laptops are also available in girly colors. Problem with Macbook Air that it has no swappable battery life.

Huawei. washing machines is major competitive products for Samsung. Videocon. Godrej. Markson. Bluestar. speakers and other peripheral devices. Bluestar. LG. Philips. Acer. Sony.FLASH DRIVES PROJECTORS PLEOMAX Samsung makes computer hardware under the name of PLEOMAX like keyboards. Sony Ericsson. Apple. LG. Hitachi. web camera. COMPETITORS HOME CARE PRODUCTS Competitors of Samsung electronics In home appliances Whirlpool. Blackberry. Bajaj. Whirlpool refrigerator. Electrolux. Haier. Thomson. Whirlpool. MOBILES In mobiles Nokia. Dell. COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS 38 | P a g e . Onida. O2 etc are major competitors of Samsung. Godrej. HTC. LG air conditioners are major competitors of Samsung Air conditioners. Voltas. mouse. Kelvinator etc COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS 3D LED by Sony and LG are major competitor for Samsung LG side by side refrigerator. Motorola. Hitachi.

Nokia N. E series mobile phones are competitor of Samsung Smartphone. 39 | P a g e . Acer. Dell. Apple. Seagate. X. Moserbaer are the main competitors for Samsung IT products. Lenovo. hp. Lenovo. TVS are the main competitive printer makers for Samsung. COMPETITIVE PRODUCTS Intel is a big competitor for Samsung Chipset. LG cookie is competitor of Samsung Corby. HP. Dell. Toshiba are the main competitors for Samsung computers. IBM. Sony. Canon. Wipro.Apple I-phone. Sony Ericsson xperia play is a competitor of Samsung SCH-B5200 HTC Sensation is a big competitor of Samsung Galaxy Tab. Creative etc are major competitors of Samsung. Hp. LG. Sony. Logitech. Sony. IT PRODUCTS In IT industry Intel. Logitech is a competitive for Samsung Pleomax.

in 2006 by Varindia Most preferred TV partner in Hospitality Industry by Hospitality India 2006 Best Retailer for the Year 2005 by India Retail Forum Most Trusted Company Award 2005 by VarIndia ELCINA (Electronics Industries Association of India) Awards for 'Excellence in Electronics' instituted by the IT department of the Government of India. Samsung India received the 1st Prize in the Consumer Electronics category for productivity.AWARDS During its tenure of 12 years in the country. IT and Telecom Product categories. R&D and quality assurance in 2002 Golden Peacock Special commendation Certificate for Corporate Social Responsibility (Private Sector) for the year 2004 'Special Award' by Electronic Industries Association of India for 'significant contribution to the development and growth of India's Electronics Hardware and IT industry. Samsung India has won several Product Awards and recognitions across its Audio Video. The Corporate Recognitions received by the Company in the recent past include: 'Electronics Organization of the Year' by EFY Magazine at its 'Readers' Choice Awards' February.in 2006 by Consumer Electronics & TV Manufacturers Association No. near Chennai June 2006Samsung commences manufacture of LCD TVs in India 40 | P a g e .1 Channel Favorite Company .' in 2004 November 2006MoU signed with Tamil Nadu Government for setting up a second manufacturing Complex at Sriperumbudur. 2007 Electronics Company of the Year . exports. Home Appliance.

a four day exhibition of its new products and technologies . brand Samsung today enjoys an awareness level of over 65% and a positive opinion of over 80% in the country today (source: BAS 2007). Product design and innovative marketing have all contributed to making Samsung a household name in the Indian market. New Delhi. Wow. Samsung plans to continue enhancing its penetration levels in the country to reach out to more and more Indian consumers 41 | P a g e . BRAND POWER From being a virtually unknown entity in the Year 1995. November 1997 Sponsorship of Indian Contingent to 13th Asian Games in Bangkok. Technology Leadership.000 units per annum June 1996Foundation Stone laid for CTV Factory at Noida. The Company has carried out over 170 Dream Home Road Shows . June 1997CTV Factory Inaugurated with Initial Plant Capacity of 400. have contributed to the success of the brand in the Indian market. Samsung India has set up a widespread network of Samsung Digital Plazas all over the country. The introduction of World First. leading technology products in the Indian market coupled with the Company’s efforts to customize products for the Indian consumers. The Samsung Brand shop network complements the over 8500 retail points for Samsung products located across the length and breadth of the country. To display Samsung products in a more lifestyle ambience and to communicate the product benefits in a more interactive manner.January 1998All India operations with launch in East December 1997 Sponsorship of the lighting of the Permanent Asian Games Flame Ceremony at the National Stadium.in the metros and smaller markets to create consumer awareness. Uttar Pradesh.

Silver Medal Winner at the 2004 Athens Games and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner 2004 : Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore . The 'Samsung Olympic Ratnas' who have been identified for this Scholarship are.First Indian shooter to win a World Championship Gold in Zagreb in 2006 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner in the Year 2001 : Abhinav Bindra .SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS OLYMPIC SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM FOR INDIAN ATHLETES Digital technology leader.World Shooting Champion 2006.Silver Medal Winner at the Commonwealth Games 2006 and 2007 National Games : Avneet Kaur Sidhu 42 | P a g e . Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner 2006 and Samsung Olympic Brand Ambassador : Manavjit Singh Sandhu . Samsung India has announced a Samsung Scholarship Programme to support seven top Indian athletes as they prepare for the forthcoming Beijing Olympics.Silver Medal Winner at the Commonwealth Games 2006 and Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award Winner 2003 : Anjali Bhagwat .

Samsung South West Asia HQ. high caliber athletes. Hence. . "Our Olympic program seeks to support the training needs of these seven. IT and Telecommunications On the Samsung Olympic Scholarship Program..2007 National Boxing Champion and Silver Medal Winner at the SAF Games 2006 : A L Lakra Patterned on the Olympic Solidarity Fund. states Mr." 43 | P a g e .First Indian Archer to qualify for the Olympics and Gold Medal winner at the Archery World Cup 2007 : Dola Banerjee. H B Lee. President & CEO. The Company will be the Official Sponsor in the category of Consumer Electronics. high potential.. between October 2007 and September 2008. the term 'Samsung Olympic Ratna' for them. Samsung India has also become the 'Olympic Partner' for the Indian delegation to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. who we hope can return from Beijing with Medals for the country. the Samsung Scholarship Program will support the training expenses of these players for a period of one year.

R&D @ SAMSUNG R&D at Samsung Innovation is crucial to Samsung's business. imaginative people. As new technologies are being constantly introduced to the market. Through the interplay of creative. Samsung has put R&D at the heart of everything we do. and we expect that number to surpass 50. 44 | P a g e . they collaborate on strategic technologies for the future and original technologies designed to forge new market trends and set new standards for excellence. speed is essential for remaining competitive in today's digital era. People One of Samsung's strongest assets is our team of talented researchers and engineers. and new markets have to be pioneered continuously. At—and among our 42 research facilities around the world.000 by 2010. a global R&D network. an organisation that encourages collaboration and cooperation among business partners all along the supply chain. and a strong commitment to ongoing investment.000 people work everyday in research and development. More than a quarter of all Samsung employees 42.

our manpower. our products as well as our efforts to make our customers happy through our products and services. "Our aim is to gain technological leadership in the Indian marketplace even as our goal is to earn the love and respect of more and more of our Indian consumers. easier and richer through our superior quality products. Samsung aims to grow in India by contributing to the Indian economy and making the lives of our consumers simpler. 'Best Company' in terms of the internal workplace environment.VISION Growing to be the best Samsung India aims to be the 'Best Company' in India. J S Shin President & CEO Samsung South West Asia Head Quarters 45 | P a g e ." Mr.

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VALUES Samsung Electronics Global Vision would be achieved through nine action values: 47 | P a g e .

Continuous Innovation Creativity Challenge Strategic Focus Speed Simplicity Empowerment Crisis Awareness Customer Focus CONCLUSION 48 | P a g e .

At least those products which are used in rural areas such as washing machines and Refrigerators could be endorsed there. India is a country of very large population.Ever since its inception in1938. Samsung should also be focused on these areas as these areas are developing. Samsung mobile phones are not as much used in rural areas as much as Nokia sells its mobile phones. Whether it was “Economic Contribution to the Nation”. and in itself. each slogan had the quality of representing the most significant moments in Samsung’s history. But Samsung has its product line mainly for urban markets. So. or “Pursuit of Rationalism”. Samsung has continually refined its Mission statement to respond to changes both in the world. “Priority to Human Resources”. 49 | P a g e . where a big part of population belongs to rural areas and semi urban areas. it will help changing the lifestyle of people there. just because Nokia reaches there but Samsung do not. this can also help these areas in developing itself. Each of them represented a different stage of Samsung’s growth from a domestic industrial leader to a global electronics powerhouse.

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