About SCTA


Since its inception in 1975, Samsung C&T America, Inc.’s philosophy of creative marketing, determined self-development, and entrepreneurship has enabled its remarkable growth and success as a global trading and investment company. Attuned to the pulse of the transforming economy and the changing needs of its customers, SCTA continues to venture away from traditional methods but remains committed to service and quality.


Samsung C&T America, Inc. (SCTA), is a global trading and investment company that functions as an independent American subsidiary of the Korean conglomerate Samsung C&T Corporation, one of the Samsung Group companies. SCTA is divided into three modes of operation: international commodities trading, product marketing and distribution, and new business development. In trade, SCTA specializes in a variety of commodities such as chemicals and steel. SCTA's strength lies in its expertise in dealing with foreign markets. Sharing Samsung C&T Corp.'s international network spanning 82 offices in 55 countries, SCTA is able to operate both as a major trading intermediary and as a conduit for an immense volume of information. In 2009, SCTA’s total revenue was $388 million.

In addition, SCTA’s Fashion & Textile Division markets and distributes a wide array of textile, apparel and footwear products. With SCTA's clout in the worldwide market, SCTA shares with its customers its purchasing and distribution savings, along with its knowledge of products and brand building. To see a complete list of SCTA's products, please visit our Business Profile pages.

In addition, SCTA works endlessly towards developing and identifying diverse investment opportunities.  In addition, SCTA continually reviews the competitive position of its current products and portfolio companies to further enhance and broaden an existing product line or a company's position in the marketplace. Recent fields of interest have included electronic industry and renewable energy development.

SCTA's ability to flourish and innovate in the face of change has led to many risks and successes. Today, in order to maintain its competitive advantage over its competitors, and to better serve its customers in this ever-changing electronically connected world, Samsung C&T America continues its efforts locally in North and South America, globally across overseas markets, and digitally in cyberspace.


Samsung C&T Corporation is the origin of SAMSUNG GROUP. The company has developed along with the astonishing growth of the Korean economy over the past 70 years. Representing Korea to the World, we are committed to building a global value-creating company on the basis of our superior manpower and expert business experience.


Employee 11,158 (including 5,220 overseas staffs)
Overseas Offices 126 offices and facilities in 51 countries



TO BECOME A 'Global Value Creating Company'

Samsung C&T Corporation’s Trading & Investment Group is actively engaged in business in energy/environment, natural resources, and industrial materials through over 90 overseas operational bases around the world.

We are actively participating in projects in the areas of photovoltaic, wind power, bio-energy and other renewable energy sources as well as other promising areas such as seawater desalination in the field of energy and environment that are likely to serve as drivers for future growth.

In natural resources, another key area, we are conducting exploration, development, production activities in 10 oil and gas fields, and are also engaged in gas distribution business.

Regarding industrial materials, the basis of industry, we are engaged in trading and direct-investment operation businesses in steel, electronics, chemicals, as well as a wide range of other businesses including apparel and IT consumable brand businesses.

In the future, we will continue to reinforce our core competencies such as finance, logistics, marketing, IT, risk management and M&A and capitalize on our major strength of “comprehensive business power” with an aim of sophisticating and diversifying our existing trading capabilities and further expanding our business lines. We will also develop new business areas with high growth potential and grow ourselves into a truly global, value-creating business in name and indeed.

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