Consumer Durables and Apparel

Kolon Industries

Kolon Industries is a manufacturer of industrial materials such as tire cords, cushions and fabrics for airbags, technical yarn, and artificial leather; films and electric materials; checials such as hydrocarbon and PET resins; and clothing items through brands like Kolon Sport and Lucky Chouette. The company also operates Common Ground, a shopping mall built with shipping containers, and an online retail store called Kolon Mall.


Youngone is a South Korean OEM clothing, shoe and supply manufacturer, a supplier of textile and other materials for the manufacture of clothing articles. The company is notable for launching the North Face brand in South Korea in 1997. The company was originally founded in 1974 as Youngone Trading, but the company as it exists today was the result of a division of the company's assets into Youngone Holdings and Youngone.


Hanssem is a company designing, manufacturing, distributing, and selling interior furniture, appliances, household accessories, and other products for the home. The company operates stores throughout South Korea as well as an online shopping mall selling Hanssem products.

Hanssem has a strong US presence, with a factory in New Jersey and a showroom in Boston.

Fila Holdings

Fila Holdings is the holding company for the Fila sports brand and the associated stores. Originally an Italian brand founded in 1911, Fila Holdings was bought by its independent South Korean division in 2007 and became listed on the Korean exchange in 2010.

Fila Holdings sponsors the Seoul Doosan Bears.

Samsung C&T

Samsung C&T (Construction and Trading) is a South Korean company specialized in engineering and construction, fashion, trade of natural and transformed materials, renewable energy, and resorts.

Samsung C&T has built remarkable landmarks worldwide, such as the Dongdaemun Design Plaza, the Incheon International Airport, and Burj Khalifa (largest skyscraper as of 2020). The company has also built numerous apartment complexes throughout South Korea. 

Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics is a manufacturer of consumer electronics such as the popular Samsung Galaxy smartphones, household appliances (washers, kitchen appliances), and industrial products such as semiconductors and LED panels. Samsung Electronics is a mostly vertically-integrated company with worldwide operations and important customers for its semiconductor products; its top customers include Sony, Apple, Dell, and HP.