Dhaka, Oct 1 (UNB) – Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed has inaugurated a newly built glass door manufacturing unit of Walton at the Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) in Chandra, Gazipur.
During the opening ceremony, the minister on Sunday appreciated the wide ranges of products manufacturing units, processes as well as sound working environment at the WHIL, said a press release today.
“Walton is one of the giant industrial units in Bangladesh. It achieved goodwill in the international markets through delivering quality appliances,” said the minister hoping that Walton will be emerged as one of the global premier brands very soon.
He also assured of providing cash incentives to the local electronics appliances’ exporters.
Just after the 10 years of starting local production, Walton is now manufacturing 25 types of essential electronics appliances like televisions, fridges, laptops, mobile phones and other appliances.
The press release said Walton has created direct employment for 20,000 personnel and indirect employment for more 60,000 people.
Earlier, WHIL’s Chairman SM Nurul Alam, Vice-Chairman SM Shamsul Alam, Managing Director SM Ashraful Alam and Walton Digi-Tech Corporation’s Chairman SM Rezaul Alam, SM Monjurul Alam, Walton Group’s Director Raisa Sigma Hima welcomed the commerce minister at the factory premises with bouquet.
Among others, Walton Group’s Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan and Md. Humayun Kabir, Deputy Executive Director Uday Hakim, Senior Operative Director Golam Morshed, Operative Director Md. Firoj Alam and other high officials of the company were present at the function.
After visiting different production units like refrigerator and compressor units, Commerce Minister Tofail Ahmed inaugurated the newly built Walton Glass Door Manufacturing Unit through cutting ribbon.
Walton Glass Door Manufacturing Unit went into operation in April this year while the formal commencement of the Unit was held on Sunday.
Currently, 1,000 sets of glass doors are being produced in a day, which would be increased to 5,000 by mid-2019.