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TCL: Brand overview

Founder:Li Dongsheng
Huizhou, Guangdong, China
TCL, a global electronics corporation based in China, was established in 1981 as Telephone Communication Limited in Huizhou. The company has since become one of the world’s leading television manufacturers and holds a significant position in the global smartphone market.

The company’s operations are primarily segmented into various business units, including TCL Electronics, which focuses on televisions, phones, and other appliances; TCL Communication, responsible for mobile phones; and TCL Home Appliances, which manufactures air conditioners and washing machines.

TCL’s televisions employ various display technologies such as LCD, Mini LED, and QLED. Its smart TVs typically run on either Roku or Android TV platforms. The company offers smartphones under several brands, including TCL, Alcatel, and BlackBerry, with Android as the operating system. Apart from its brands, TCL also sells consumer electronics under licensed brands such as RCA and Thomson and has strategic partnerships with companies like Roku and Palm.

With manufacturing units in China and Vietnam, TCL has a global footprint, with its products being sold in more than 160 countries. In 2021, the company reported revenues of approximately $17 billion. TCL is publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

In its core business segments, TCL competes with industry heavyweights like Samsung, LG, Sony, Hisense, and Skyworth. Despite the intense competition, TCL has carved out a significant presence in the global electronics industry.

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TCL color codes

Pigment RedHex color:#ee1c24
RGB:238 28 36
CMYK:0 88 85 7
Pantone:PMS 485 C