In collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, the local brand Walton is going to manufacture 6th Generation high-tech devise including laptops and desktops computer, mobile phones and tabs, said a Walton statement.
To supply international standards to the local ICT market, Intel and Microsoft are providing technical and financial supports to Walton, it added.
Walton Group Director SM Rezaul Alam said: “Walton is going to manufacture international standard laptops in the local ICT market at affordable rates compared to other brands’ laptops.”
The plant of manufacturing motherboard like high-tech hardware is under construction at Walton factory and it would come into operation soon, said Alam.
After the inception of production, he said: “We would be able to supply laptop in the Bangladesh IT market at around 50% lower prices than the other brands’ rates.”
Walton is working relentlessly in raising the country’s image in the global arena through supplying ‘Made in Bangladesh’ labeled world-class high-tech devices in the global markets, he noted.
“ICT sector in Bangladesh offers high growth potential and Intel believes the local industry plays a significant role in accelerating ICT adoption, said Zia Manzur, country business manager, Intel Bangladesh.
Intel appreciates the role of Walton in the advancement of technology based manufacturing in Bangladesh and supports Walton’s initiative to make technology widely available at affordable prices to the citizens of Bangladesh.
Pubudu Basnayake, OEM director, Southeast Asia New Markets of Microsoft, said, “Our wide network of local OEM partners across the world has helped us to deliver Microsoft’s rich experience through a variety of devices that are tailored for local markets.”
“We are delighted to have Walton on board to produce local devices and are confident that together we can truly make a positive contribution to the local device ecosystem,” he added.
Moreover, Walton will also supply genuine windows and other Microsoft Office applications at an affordable price for the local customer.