‘Electronics industry will overtake garments’

'Electronics industry will overtake garments'
'Electronics industry will overtake garments'

‘Electronics industry will overtake garments’

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Private Industry and Investment Salman Fazlur Rahman said the government has created a conducive environment for the private sector. Walton has been able to take advantage of that opportunity in the field of electronics and technology. Their product diversity is a lot. They are producing different types of products. They are also making all kinds of parts. As Walton moves forward, I’m sure the electronics industry will soon overtake the garments industry in the export sector.

Salman F Rahman said this while inspecting the Walton factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Saturday (October 23, 2021). At that time, he cut a giant cake to celebrate the success of exporting 1 lakh Walton refrigerators.

Salman F Rahman was accompanied by IFIC Bank Managing Director M. Walton during his visit to the factory. Shah Alam Sarwar, Private Secretary to the Prime Minister’s Private Industry and Investment Adviser Zahidul Islam Bhuiyan and others.

On arrival at the factory complex on Saturday morning, the guests were greeted with flowers by Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Directors SM Rezaul Alam, SM Manjurul Alam and Sabiha Jarin Arna and Managing Director and CEO Golam Murshed.

Gazipur Superintendent of Police SM Shafiullah Shafiq, Additional Deputy Commissioner Mamun Sardar, DMD of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Humayun Kabir and Alamgir Alam Sarkar, DMD of Walton DG-Tech Industries Ltd. Liaquat Ali Bhuiyan, Director of Walton Abhad) Shahadat Alam, Uday Hakim, Tanvir Rahman, Anisur Rahman Mallick, Firoz Alam, Yusuf Ali, Mostafa Nahid Hossain, Amin Khan and Yasir Al Imran, President of International Business Unit Edward Kim, Executive Director Shahzada Selim, Abdullah Al Mamun, Zahidul Alam , Shahjalal Hossain Limon, Mohsin Ali Mollah etc.

At the end of the visit, Salman F Rahman added that when Walton says ‘Made in Bangladesh’, it is really Made in Bangladesh. R&D (research and development) is very important in achieving the goal of becoming a developed country by 2041. Walton is working hard on this. Their R&D is very rich with the combination of Bangladeshi engineers.

Golam Murshed, MD and CEO of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited, said the electronics industry is the future of Bangladesh. Walton products are now being exported to 40 countries around the world. Walton accounts for 75% of the country’s refrigerator market. Walton owns about 50 percent of the AC and 40 percent of the TV market. This means that people are trusting and relying on Walton products.

Earlier, on arrival at the factory premises, the guests first enjoyed a video documentary on Walton’s huge work. He then toured Walton’s well-equipped product display center. Afterwards, the guests observed the production process of various products of Walton including metal castings, compressors, refrigerators, air conditioners, LED televisions, computer-laptops, mobile phones, home appliances.


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