History

Respected & Value No.1 GS
"Today is a very meaningful day as we take our first step and pledge to become Korea's leading company."
As Chairman Chang-Soo Huh announced in a soft yet firm voice, GS took the first step toward a long journey to become a 100-year company on March 31, 2005 at the Amoris Hall of GS Tower.
Group Launching and System Establishment of Advanced Holdings Company
From Beautiful Traveling with LG to Beautiful Farewell, GS Launching
2004 07 GS
Establishment of GS Holdings
Inauguration of Chairman Chang-Soo Huh
2005 01 GS
Official approval of spin off from LG by FTC
03 GS
Announcement of GS CI and management philosophy
 
GS SHOP
Obtained business license for Product Selling Data Broadcasting
 
GS Caltex
Renamed as GS Caltex Corporation
 
GS Retail
Changed its company/business name to GS Retail
 
GS Sports
Renamed GS Caltex Volleyball Team(31st March)
 
GS E&C
Changed corporate name to GS Engineering & Construction Corp.
 
GS Caltex
Launched a new gasoline brand 'Kixx'
04 GS SHOP
Changed company name to GS Home Shopping
06 GS
Declaration of the GS vision "Respected & Value No.1 GS"
07 GS Sports
FC Seoul, Recorded: Single-match attendance(48,375)
08 GS Caltex
Incorporated GS Nextation as a subsidiary
09 GS Caltex
Completed alkylation plant (10,000 BPSD)
 
GS E&C
Awarded the “Silver Tower Award” for the restoration of the Chonggyechon
11 GS Retail
Won the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit from Korean Logistics Award
 
GS Caltex
Expanded the HOU’s production capacity (RFCC, from 70,000 BPSD to 90,000 BPSD)
 
GS Sports
FC Seoul, Recorded: Single-season attendance(458,605)
 
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Acquisition of GS EPS (former LG Energy)
12 GS EPS
Changed Company name to GS EPS
 
GS Sports
FC Seoul, Winner: Ministerial Award of Sports Industry(Ministry of Culture and Tourism)
 
GS E&C
Awarded the grand prize during the “1st Korean Civil Engineering and Architecture Awards.”
2006 02 GS Caltex
Established GS Park24
Established GS Caltex (Qingdao) Petroleum Co., Ltd.
06 GS Caltex
Established GS Caltex (Langfang) Plastic China Co., Ltd.
07 GS Caltex
Launched GS Caltex Foundation
 
GS Sports
FC Seoul, Winner: League Cup
08 GS E&C
Ranked 31st in the world in the Best Construction Enterprise category by ENR(Engineering News-Record), the world-renowned publication in the construction industry
09 GS E&C
Earned CMMI level 4, in the field of corporate IT. The First for the construction industry
 
GS SHOP
Opened the mobile shopping GS SHOP(WAP)
Launched the mobile commerce service(M-Commerce)
10 GS SHOP
Opened distribution center in Icheon for home shopping
12 GS Caltex
Opened New Energy Research Center
 
GS E&C
Awarded the Korean Corporate Finance Innovation Award during the Korean CFO Awards
2007 03 GS E&C
Awarded the Gold Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit at the 41st Taxpayer’s Day Ceremony
04 GS Sports
FC Seoul, Recorded: Single-match attendance(55,397)
06 GS Caltex
Established GS Caltex (Qingdao) Energy Co., Ltd.
 
GS Sports
FC Seoul, Runner-up: League Cup
07 GS Sports
FC Seoul, Held friendly match: vs. Manchester United / FC Tokyo
08 GS Caltex
Completed the No. 2 HOU (VDU 150,000 BPSD, HCR 55,000 BPSD) Completed the Base Oil Plant (16,000 BPSD)
 
GS E&C
Rated as the 31st largest construction company among 225 companies by ENR magazine
Earned credit ratings from Moody’s and S&P
09 GS Caltex
Opened hydrogen station
 
GS SHOP
Opened Busan Call Center
10 GS Sports
GS Caltex Volleyball Team, Winner: 2007 KOVO Cup
11 GS Caltex
Completed the first and second service stations in Qingdao, China
2008 02 GS SHOP
Launched the Interactive TV Shopping Service(KT IPTV)
03 GS Sports
GS Caltex Volleyball Team, Winner: 2007~2008 V-League(3rd Place Finish: Regular season)
 
GS
Launching of GS&POINT, a integrated membership point system of GS affiliates
 
GS Retail
Established GS Netvision
 
GS SHOP
Awarded the Bronze Tower Order of Industrial Service Merit
 
GS Sports
FC Seoul, Held friendly match: vs. LA Galaxy
08 GS Caltex
Established Power Carbon Technology
09 GS Retail
Completed FRESH SERVE
11 GS Sports
GS Caltex Volleyball Team, Winner: 2008 Top Match of V-League
12 GS Sports
FC Seoul, Runner-up: K League
 
GS Caltex
Awarded with USD 15 billion Export Tower Prize
Established GS Caltex (Yantai) Energy Co., Ltd.