Samsung’s reputation really took a beating because of the Note 7 fiasco. That’s probably one of the main reasons why the CEO of Samsung SDI, which manufactures batteries, addressed the topic of safety in a recent talk given to the company’s employees.

According to a report from The Korea Herald, Cho Nam-seong said that the company should establish a corporate culture that puts “safety first”. Samsung SDI wants to improve the safety of its products by innovating both its design as well as manufacturing methods, expanding investments in safety, and revamping its system and organization.

In addition to safety, the CEO of Samsung SDI also talked about improving the company’s competitive edge. Cho Nam-seong believes that when it comes to products, a competitive edge boils down to fundamentals competitiveness in terms of development, manufacturing, quality and cost.

He also shared a few plans and goals for this year. Samsung SDI wants to develop high-capacity products (mid- to large-sized batteries), improve polymer technologies (small batteries), and would like to become the biggest manufacturer of cylindrical batteries.

It is great to hear that Samsung SDI will focus on the safety of their products even more. I think we can all agree that the last thing we want to see is another Samsung device that blows up in someone’s hands, right?

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