Samsung might open a TV and appliance manufacturing facility in the US
Earlier today, Samsung uncovered a very interesting fact. Although nothing is confirmed yet, US customers might soon be able to purchase TVs and various appliances manufactured locally. The local market generates solid sales and the protectionist policies of the new US president could force Samsung to make such a move.
As revealed by a Samsung Electronics official who spoke to The Korea Herald, "It is true we are considering the establishment of an appliance factory in the US. It is natural that an enterprise responds accordingly when a client nation’s policy changes." He also added that nothing is official yet, so this should be taken with a grain of salt for the time being.
According to The Investor, North America is Samsung's largest home appliance market. No less than 30 percent of the company's sales that fall in this category come from the US, where high-end Family Hub refrigerators and premium TVs are quite popular. Right now, most of the Samsung appliances sold in the US are manufactured in Tijuana (TVs and monitors) and Queretaro (air conditioners, washing machines, and refrigerators).