State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain said, Bangladesh has been able to make its strong footstep in the global area for its capacity of marketing world-class electronics appliances including laptops and local giant Walton is now representing the country as its brand ambassador.
“Walton is our brand and our product. Quality of this local brand is up to the international standard. Walton is bringing goodwill for the country by exporting world-class appliances to the global market. I believe, Walton will be the country’s another brand ambassador,” the minister said.
He made the remarks after visiting Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) at Kaliakair in Chandra on Thursday.
Farhad Hossain said, Walton is continuously progressing with technological improvement. They are manufacturing various appliances, spare parts, components and necessary raw materials, he said.
“By visiting Walton factory, I have witnessed that they never compromise with quality. I am also very much interested in using different products of Walton brand,” he noted.
Earlier, WHIL’s Chairman SM Nurul Alam and Managing Director SM Ashraful Alam welcomed the minister to Walton factory with a flower bouquet. Acting DC of Gazipur Didar-e-Alam Mohammad Maksud, Kaliakair upazila nirbahi officer (UNO) Kazi Hafizur Amin, Walton’s executive directors Alamgir Alam Sarker, Col. (Retd.) SM Shahadat Alam, Golam Murshed and Liakat Ali, Additional Operative Director Sohel Rana, Senior Additional Director Mohsin Ali Molla, Media Adviser Enayet Ferdous, among others, were also present.
After reaching WHIL, the minister watched the company’s corporate documentary and then visited the products’ display center and various manufacturing units like metal casting, compressor, SMT production, PCB, computer and mobile phone. And then, the minister celebrated the success of manufacturing 2.04 lak units of fridges in Walton Refrigerator Unit by cutting cake.
Walton has established an advanced factory on 700 acres of lands at Kaliakoir in Gazipur. They are manufacturing highest standards fridge, TV, AC, laptop, computer, mobile phone, lift and other sorts of home and electrical appliances.
Various departments like Product Research and Development Centers, Quality Control Department and International Business Unit have been set up in Walton factory.
The ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labelled Walton appliances have been exporting to various countries of the world.