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2019-05-05 12:58:26 BdST

State Minister for Public Administration told after visiting Walton factory‘Walton to become BD’s brand Ambassador’


State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain is cutting cake to celebrate the the success of manufacturing 2.04 lak units of fridges in Walton Refrigerator Unit while vising factory at Kaliakair in Gazipur on Thursday.

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State Minister for Public Administration Farhad Hossain expressed his hope that like cricket the local electronics manufacturing industry ‘Walton’ will be an brand ambassador of Bangladesh in the global arena.

“Walton- Its our brand and our product. Its product quality is also up to the international standard. Walton is bringing goodwill for the country by exporting world-class appliances to the global market. As cricket is branding Bangladesh, I believe, Walton will be the country’s another brand ambassador,” the minister made the remarks while visiting Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) at Kaliakair in Chandra on Thursday (May 2, 2019).

Farhad Hossain said, Walton is continuously progressing with technological improvement.

They are manufacturing various finished goods, spare parts, components and necessary raw materials, he said.

“By visiting Walton factory, I have witnessed that they never compromise with quality issue. I am also very much on using different kinds of Walton products,” 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.

During that time, 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 they 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.

Mentionable, Walton 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 separate 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.

 

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