Weird news has surfaced as rival electronic giant Samsung, accused LG executive of vandalizing their property. LG is trying to iron out allegations. Apparently, the company’s top home appliances exec, Jo Seong-Jin, was seen vandalizing Samsung washing machines in two Germany stores during the IFA shinding in Berlin. The problem was reported to Seoul prosecutors who are currently probing the accusations, says Reuters.
The two South Korean electronics giants started a fight after Samsung claimed that LG employees were constantly seen sabotaging high-end washing machines in their Berlin shops. Obviously, LG dismissed all allegations and claimed that the executives were simply perusing the competitor’s wares and accidentally damaged the doors on two of the washing machines in the store.
They added that weak hinges were to blame for this situation. LG insists that this is nothing but a misunderstanding, when questioned about this by German police. Either way, the company’s employees agreed to pay for four damaged Samsung washing machines even if they do not feel responsible for the doors that snapped.
“It is very unfortunate that Samsung had to request that a high-ranking executive be investigated by the nation’s legal authorities, but this was inevitable, as we concluded, that we had to get to the bottom of this incident.” – said Samsung
As a response, LG declared that it hopes that its rival isn’t trying to damage their reputation by making outrageous public statements, or, put it another way, display its dirty laundry in public. There are voices which say that the problem should have never reached police officials, and that this is nothing but a game to bring Samsung in the spot-light again.
“If our company had an intention to destroy products of a certain company to tarnish the image of the product, it would be a common sense to not have our executives directly carry out such acts. We hope that this is not an attempt to damage our reputation.”
Everybody knows that the companies have always been fierce rivals, as they are competing on different markets including televisions and smartphones. Also, LG claims to be the world’s largest maker of washing machines, and places Samsung on the second spot.
BBC’s Seoul correspondent, Stephen Evans also added:
“In the past, LG and Samsung have confronted each other over smartphones, televisions, fridges and air conditioners. Washing machines is a new front in the global battle.”