Select Technologies, a division of Air Link Communication Limited, is proud to announce the empty of its smartphone manufacturing plant in Pakistan to produce Xiaomi devices. The event was held on the 4th of March at the plant in Quaid-e-Azam Industrial Estate, Kot Lakhpat.
Airlink group is one of the leading distributors, manufacturers and retailers of smartphones, with nearly all the major global brands as their partners. The company holds nearly 20% market share in distribution and is partnering with Xiaomi to begin manufacturing its handsets.
Mr. Muzzaffar Hayat Piracha, CEO Select Technologies, commenting on this auspicious occasion said, “Our partnership with Xiaomi is a wonderful news not only for the company but also for Pakistan. Xiaomi is a global tech giant and market leader in innovative technology which is not only limited to smartphones. This venture will open many avenues as smartphone manufacturing is the first step towards a bigger goal. My aim is to register Pakistan on the global technological map with a vision of par excellence service delivery and product provision to every nook and corner of Pakistan. We will not only be localizing manufacturing; this will consequentially enhance exports of Pakistan and help us play our role in reducing the import bill.”
Companies throughout the world view the mobile market in Pakistan as an investor marketplace full of worthwhile opportunities. Mobile network operators have significantly expanded their subscriber base with the help of 3G/4G upon the arrival of new technological devices. Taking advantage of this profitable opportunity, mobile company brands now offer consumers a broader array of mobile devices at substantially lower prices in the cheap tier.
This initiative is targeted to result in a $550 million selling volume. The immense production volume will create new positions for the citizens of Pakistan. Additionally, it will also reduce the country’s import bill and enable new opportunities for international trade.