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23 August, 2019 00:00 00 AM
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Walton products to be available on Amazon’s global platform

Local brand signs deal with American e-commerce giant
STAFF REPORTER, Dhaka
Walton products to be available on Amazon’s global platform
In presence of State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak, Shashank Pandey, country manager of Amazon BD, and Liakat Ali, executive director of Walton Group and CEO of Computer Products Division, sign an agreement on behalf of their respective organisations at the corporate office of Walton in the capital yesterday. photo: courtesy

Local electronics manufacturer Walton yesterday signed an agreement with American e-commerce giant Amazon to sell its products globally using Amazon platform.

According to the company statement, Walton brand electronics and ICT products will be available in America from now on.

Initially, Walton brand laptops, computers, mobile phones and home appliances products will be sold in the American market. The deal will allow Amazon to take all kinds of Walton products, the statement said.

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 at the corporate office of Walton in the capital yesterday. State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed Palak was also 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.”

“It’s historic day for digital Bangladesh. Walton products are being exported to the country that leading the world's digital economy. This is a big achievement for us,” Palak added.

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, president of international business unit of Walton Group, said that Walton's target is to build a strong position in the global market through the export of $1 billion worth of products. Therefore, in addition to its own brand, emphasis has been given on increasing the volume of business in the international market through OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer). The deal with Amazon is opening up our products to the American market that will pave the way for Walton to become one of the world’s top brands by 2030.

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

 

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Published by the Editor on behalf of Independent Publications Limited at Media Printers, 446/H, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1215.
Editorial, News & Commercial Offices : Beximco Media Complex, 149-150 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208, Bangladesh. GPO Box No. 934, Dhaka-1000.

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