Bangladeshi electronics giant Walton has registered a sharp growth of 450 percent in sales of air conditioners in January-April this year compared to the same period a year ago.
Walton AC’s chief executive officer Md. Tanvir Rahman thinks the new products featuring safety from germs during the pandemic helped the company achieve the growth.He said the new models of inverter technology’s ACs with dual defender, ionizer and UV (Ultra Violet) care to keep room free from any germs of virus or bacteria received huge response from the customers.
The country’s most power saving supersaver model as well as voice command featured AC were also released to the domestic market, Tanvir Rahman added.
“Walton is also offering sure cash back up to 200 percent, free home delivery and installation facilities to the buyers of AC purchases.”
“As a result, this year the sales of Walton AC were swelled up sharply. During the January to April period of this year, the sales of Walton AC were increased by 450 percent over the same period last year,” the CEO said.
Walton AC has been conducting “Digital Campaign Season 10” across Bangladesh.
To encourage the customers’ spontaneous participation in this campaign, the local brand announced some special customers’ benefits like 200 percent cash back, free home delivery and AC installation facility, according to the manufacturer.Apart from these benefits, the customers are also enjoying up to 40 percent discounts on the purchase of some models of Walton AC, EMI facility up to 1 year with zero-interest as well as easy installment facility up to 36 months.
Tanvir Rahman said during the nationwide ongoing lockdown, Walton ACs are being delivered to the customer's home by the skilled officers maintaining proper health safety rules as soon as the customers call from home.
By selecting the desired Walton AC from the waltonbd.com webpage, the buyers can buy the Walton AC through making phone call to the distributor directly through the option of “Buy Now from distributor,” he said.
Besides, customers can make online order for his/her desired Walton AC through the “Buy Now from eplaza” option.
Walton AC’s chief operating officer Engineer Sandwip Biswas said this year Walton released European designed new models of 1 ton, 1.5 ton and 2 ton spit type AC with the latest features in the domestic market.
Among the new models of AC, inverter technology’s Inverna AC is the most energy efficient AC in the local marke, he said.
One ton Inverna AC in eco-mode consumes electricity worth of only Tk 2.8 per hour that was certified by Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET).
This AC was also featured with IoT based smart control. And thus, the functions of Walton smart AC like AC on / off, temperature increase or decrease etc. can be controlled from any part of the world through mobile phone, the company said.
“Besides, how much electricity the AC is being consumed the daily or monthly? Voltage low or high? Is the compressor running overloaded? These things could be easily monitored in Walton smart AC. Prices of Walton 1, 1.5 and 2 ton Smart Inverna AC are set between Tk 49,900 and Tk 77,400,” it added.
Along with the supersaver Inverna AC, Walton also released a new model of AC under the Oceanus series that are featured with offline voice command control. This new model of Walton AC has received a wide response in the market.
Without remote control, the AC will be turned on “Active Mode” just after saying “Hello Walton.” Then say “AC start” and it will start. And then, the users can operate this AC with only voice commands.
Walton AC Research and Development (R&D) Department’s Head Engineer Ariful Islam, said Walton's new models of inverter technology ACs are up to 70 percent energy efficient. These ACs are featured with dual defender ionizer and UV care technology to kill or destroy bacteria, viruses, odors and fumes inside the room.
In addition, the dust clean technology in Walton new models AC can automatically clean the dust, sand and dirt accumulated in the evaporator of the AC. As a result, the use and maintenance of Walton ACs would be very smooth. In Walton AC compressor, CFC gas-free worldwide recognized fully eco-friendly R410A and R-32 refrigerants are being used. Walton AC’s turbomode cools the room quickly. Walton AC is also very durable and long lasting due to the use of rust-resistant golden fin in evaporators and condensers.
In addition to the Spit AC, Walton is producing and marketing 4 and 5 ton cassettes and ceiling type ACs for medium installations such as schools-colleges, mosques, madrasas, hospitals, hotels, restaurants, conference halls. Production of 2 and 3 ton AC of the same type will be started soon. For large building or installations, Walton has been manufacturing variable refrigerant flow or VRF and chiller type AC. According to the authorities, Walton AC has been marketed just after obtaining quality control certificate from NUSDAT-UTS, an international standard testing lab recognized by Bangladesh Accreditation Board as per ISO-17025. And thus, Walton AC is giving one-year replacement facility as well as 10 years guarantee for the compressor of inverter AC.
The country’s super brand has 76 service centers across the country under the ISO Certified Walton Service Management System to provide fast and best after sales service.
In addition, Walton is serving AC customers across the country through about 300 service partners. Meanwhile, Walton's skilled and experienced engineers and technicians are providing two times free service to AC buyers in every 100 days.