LG Electronics, the maker of LG mobiles, is part of a larger conglomerate, the LG Group which has its presence in many industries. This South-Korean based subsidiary is the third-largest producer of mobiles in the world today. In India, their electronics arm was established in 1997. In 2004, LG setup a manufacturing facility in Maharashtra that is charged with the manufacture of mobiles among other electronics sold countrywide. LG, along with Samsung leads the touch-screen phone market today.