GS Group

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GS Holdings
Type Public
Traded as KRX: 078930
Industry Energy, Retail, Construction, Sports
Headquarters Seoul, South Korea
Area served Worldwide
Key people Huh Chang-soo
GS Group
Hangul 지에스홀딩스(주)
Revised Romanization GS Holdingseu (Ju)
McCune–Reischauer GS Holdinsgsŭ (Ju)

GS Group is a Korean conglomerate. GS comprises GS Holdings, subsidiaries & affiliates including GS Caltex, GS Retail, GS Shop, GS EPS, GS Global, GS Sports and GS E&C among others. The asset size is at 31.1 trillion KRW as the end of 2007 placing GS at the 6th largest in Korea excluding the public business companies.

GS Holdings was incorporated in 2004[1] and officially split from LG Group in 2005, with the Koo family gaining full control over LG Group and the Heo family creating GS Holdings.[2]

In December 2005, the company acquired 70% of the shares of GS EPS Co., Ltd. (formerly LG Energy Co., Ltd.) from GS E&C Corporation and LG International Corp.

The Koo family retained control of the LG Group while the Heo family formed GS Holdings. Convenience stores, and other retail companies which formerly operated under the LG logo were rebranded as "GS", which, like "LG", comes from the old name "Lucky Goldstar".


The subsidiaries of GS Holdings are as follows:[3]

  • GS Energy
  • GS Caltex the second-largest Korean refiner, is owned equally by GS Holdings Corp. and Chevron Corporation, the second-largest U.S. oil company.
  • Haeyang City Gas - distributor of natural gas[4]
  • GS Mbiz
  • AMCO
  • GS Greentech
  • GS Park24
  • GS EcoMetal
  • GS Power
  • GS Entec
  • Seorabol City Gas
  • GS Platech
  • GS Nanotech
  • GS FuelCell
  • SamilPolymer
  • PCT
  • DeajungEM
  • Sal de Vida Korea

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "About GS - Company - History". GS Holdings. Retrieved 3 February 2013. 
  2. ^ Srivastava, Sanjay; Jhajharia, Parul (2011). Cases in management. PHI Learning Pvt Ltd. p. 105. ISBN 978-81-203-4158-6. 
  3. ^ About GS - Subsidiaries GS Holdings
  4. ^ Company Overview of Hae Yang City Gas Co., Ltd. Bloomberg Businessweek

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