By Trae Jacobs,
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LG has been making TVs for decades, so it should come as no surprise that they have one of the best reputations in the industry. LG manufactures TVs in many countries, but the quality is guaranteed no matter where your TV is made.
Where Are LG TV Factories Located?
With the rise of flat-screen technology, LG now has over 200 factories worldwide that produce more than 60 million screens each year.
Although LG has millions of manufacturing plants across the world, LG TVs are currently made in the following countries:
- South Korea
You may have heard that LG now has a factory in the United States. While this is true, the US factory doesn’t assemble TVs.
Instead, they manufacture LG-brand washing machines and dryers for the US and Canadian markets.
South Korea is home to the LG Electronics headquarters and the company’s first manufacturing plants. They have eight manufacturing plants in South Korea, located in Gumi and Paju.
Over the years, there has been a decrease in profitability in the South Korean market. As a result, LG is gradually moving production to other countries.
LG’s factories in Guangzhou, China manufacture OLED TVs and LED LG displays. In addition, LG factories in China manufacture LG home appliances including refrigerators and air conditioners.
In 2019, LG established a new factory in China specifically for the production of OLED displays, which produces about one million OLED screens a year. TVs are assembled in this country and shipped to Asia, America, and Africa.
LG originally opened their facility in Hai Phong, Vietnam in 2015 to manufacture smartphones.
But, since LG mobile phones were discontinued in 2021, the Vietnam factory has moved to producing TVs and other home appliances.
Established in 1990, LG’s Indonesian TV manufacturing facilities are the company’s longest-running factories in the world.
Their factory in Cibitung, West Java Province manufactures some of the most popular LG TV models, including LG OLED 4K TVs and LG Super UHD 4K TVs.
LG is working to bring even more assembly plants to Indonesia. Two of their Gumi, South Korea factories have been gradually moving to this country to better supply demand in Asia and Australia.
Once this move is complete, even more UHD TVs, including OLED TVs, will be made in Indonesia.
LG also has a plant in Indonesia that manufactures LED TVs for Southeast Asia and Australia. The factory can produce over 3 million TVs every year.
LG has a plant in Pune, India where they manufacture TVs for the Indian and African markets.
Nearly every type of LG TV can be manufactured in India, apart from one model that’s imported solely from South Korea.
While it’s known that LG has a manufacturing plant in Egypt, the company does not offer much information on which of their TVs are manufactured in this country.
However, Billy Kim, the CEO of LG Egypt, announced back in 2020 that the company had plans to increase production and exports at the LG factory in Giza, Egypt.
LG used to have three factories in Mexico, located in:
However, the part of the Mexicali location that manufactures TVs was recently merged with the Reynosa facility. The largest Mexican facility is the Monterrey location, which exports LG TVs worldwide.
On the other hand, the facility in Reynosa serves the United States, Latin America, and South America.
Mexico was an excellent production point for LG for a long time. However, things started moving in the opposite direction after the country introduced additional taxes on household appliances.
As a result, LG seems somewhat restrained about its future in the country. Nonetheless, the LG plants in Mexico are still up and running.
Former Manufacturing Locations
There are two countries where LG used to manufacture their TVs, but have since stopped for one reason or another — Russia and Poland.
LG’s manufacturing plant in Ruza, Russia, manufactured approximately one million TVs per year to be shipped across Eastern Europe.
However, LG suspended all shipments to Russia in 2022 after the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and it’s unclear what the future will bring for this factory.
LG has several plants in Poland, which stopped producing LCD displays in 2019 due to low profits.
However, other factories are still in operation, and they manufacture TVs for European countries.
How Can I Tell Where My LG TV Was Made?
If you live in the United States, there’s a good chance your LG TV was made in Mexico. However, there are a few ways to verify this:
- Check your serial number. Your LG TV’s serial number gives you lots of information about your TV, including where and when it was made.
- Look in your owner’s manual. If you still have your LG TV’s owner’s manual, you can look inside for your TV’s manufacturing information.
- Check the back of your TV. Sometimes, LG TVs will have a sticker on the back of the frame noting where it was manufactured.
As you can see above, my LG TV was assembled in Mexico and I am in the US.
Does an LG TV’s Quality Change Depending on Where It Was Made?
Some people are weary about buying products made in certain countries. However, you can rest assured that an LG TV’s quality will not be better or worse depending on where it was made.
LG implements strong and clear quality standards for all their TVs, which are the same no matter where they are manufactured.
What Do Other LG Factories Make?
LG manufactures much more than TVs. Some of the home appliances and electronics manufactured at other LG factories include:
- Washers and dryers
- Air conditioners
- Ovens and stoves
- Speakers and soundbars
LG’s Company History
LG is the result of a merger between Lak Hui Chemical Industrial Corporation and GoldStar.
The company was established in 1958 under the name GoldStar and rebranded as LG in 1995.
As GoldStar, LG’s first television was released in 1966 when televisions were just beginning to become a common household item.
It was the only South Korean manufacturer to introduce a locally-produced TV to the South Korean market.
LG’s headquarters are located in Yeouido-dong, Seoul, South Korea.
Frequently Asked Questions
What’s the Difference Between “Made In” and “Manufactured In?”
“Made in” describes where a product was designed. “Manufactured in,” on the other hand, notes where a product was actually assembled.
What Other TV Brands Are Made in South Korea?
Apart from LG is another South Korean-made TV brand — Samsung.
Samsung is currently the world’s largest TV manufacturer, with LG close behind.
What Does LG Stand for?
Many people believe “LG” stands for “Life’s Good,” which is the company’s tagline.
However, “LG” actually stands for “Lucky-GoldStar,” calling back to the original merger between Lak Hui and GoldStar that LG was born out of.