Airlink has established a state-of-the-art smart Phone production facility in Lahore which was inaugurated by Mr. Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Federal Minister for Industries and Production, on 20th March, 2021. The event was attended by many renowned faces of the sector including Mr. Almas Hyder, Chairman EDB & other govt. officials.
The organization has been primarily in the distribution business for the past 10 years working with top smartphone brands like Samsung, iPhone, Huawei, Xiaomi, Alcatel, TCL, Tecno & iTel. The company has been a strong proponent of investment in Pakistan and has established a factory with 100% owned equity and a production capacity of 6 million units per annum. The facility has 8 production lines, 2 Quality lines and 4 packaging lines. It is expected to bring an enormous opportunity to provide employment to 1000+ skilled and non-skilled workers.
Airlink’s new venture is a state-of-the-art smart phone production facility in Lahore. It is the most advanced mobile phone production facility with a vision of contract manufacturing in the country by meeting all International standards of quality and production. The company has already secured contracts with TECNO, itel and TCL with all regulatory approvals.
Addressing to this historic occasion, Mr. Muzzaffar Hayat Piracha CEO Airlink Communication Ltd. expressed his gratitude on the inauguration of the production plant. He said, “I feel honored that Airlink was able to establish this state-of-the-art facility in these unprecedented times which also resonates with the Prime Minister’s vision to promote “Made in Pakistan” products that will not only create employment opportunities for people of Pakistan but also reduce the import bill, thus lessening the burden on foreign exchange reserves.
This initiative of the government and its governing authorities will help focusing on employment generation, import substitution and technology transfer. It will also connect Pakistan to the international supply chain and will create export potential.
Mr Hammad Azher while speaking on the occasion congratulated the Airlink team for their efforts and said that in consonance with the vision of the PM, Ministry of Industries and Production was committed to bring in investment friendly policies while ensuring ease of doing business in the country.
Airlink is the pioneer in Distribution business with 25% share in the handset market. It is one of the fastest growing smartphone distributors in Pakistan and have been leading a dominant number of global brands on board. They have also been declared amongst the top tax payers of the country and has been awarded ‘Top tax Payer Award’ 3 times in a row for it in the last 4 years.