March 2, 2017 / 1:11 AM / 9 months ago

Samsung Elec creates office for product quality improvement

SEOUL, March 2 (Reuters) - Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Thursday it had created an office for global product quality improvements, as the firm tries to recover from the costly failures of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphone.

Kim Jong-ho, the president at shipbuilding affiliate Samsung Heavy Industries Co Ltd, would move to Samsung Electronics to head the team overseeing efforts to improve product quality and manufacturing processes, the company said.

Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates

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