Samsung history littered with success stories. In the late 1950s, it bought three of the largest commercial banks in Korea, as well as several other companies. It acquired cement and fertilizer firms, as well as insurance companies. It also acquired an oil refinery and a nylon company. In the 1960s, it began selling its electronics to North America and other countries. Today, it is one of the world's most successful manufacturers of consumer electronics particularly in Pakistan.