Walton to export ICT products to America

It signs deal with Amazon

Staff Correspondent

23 August, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Walton to export ICT products to America

Amazon Bangladesh Country Manager Shashank Pandey and Walton Group Executive Director Engineer Liakat Ali exchange documents after signing an agreement at the corporate office of Walton in the capital on Thursday. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak was also present on the occasion.

From now on, the Walton brand electronics and ICT products will be available in America. For this, Bangladeshi electronics giant Walton has signed a deal with e-commerce giant Amazon.

Under the agreement, various products of Walton brand will be sold globally using the Amazon platform, a press release said on Thursday.

This deal will allow Amazon to take all kinds of Walton products. But initially, Walton brand laptops, computers, mobile phones and home appliances products will be sold in the American market.

The agreement was signed on Thursday at the corporate office of Walton in Dhaka where State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak was present as the chief guest.

Shashank Pandey, Country Manager of Amazon BD and Engineer Liakat Ali, Executive Director of Walton Group and CEO of Computer Products Division signed the agreement on behalf of their respective organisations.

Vice-Chairman of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited S M Shamsul Alam, Managing Director S M Ashraful Alam, Walton Corporation Chairman S M Mahbubul Alam, Walton DG-Tech Industries Limited Chairman S M Rezaul Alam, Managing Director of the RB Group of Companies Tahmina Afrose Tanna, Managing Director of Walton Chemical Industries Raisa Sigma Hima and president of international business unit of Walton Group Edward Kim along with the top officials of Amazon and Walton were present on the occasion.

Tamarind EX, a new model of Walton laptop, was also unveiled on the occasion.

Speaking on the occasion, Zunaid Ahmed Palak said, ‘Products made in Bangladesh are going to the American market. This is not only a historic day for Walton, but also a historic day for Bangladesh as well.”

Shashank Pandey said, ‘Today is an important day for Amazon, Walton and Bangladesh. There is a global demand for products made in Bangladesh. Through this deal, Walton products will be available on Amazon's global platform.’

Edward Kim said that Walton's target is to build a strong position in the global market through the export of $1 billion worth of products.