Walton will supply smartphones to a renowned American brand, and the handsets will have the label ‘Made in Bangladesh’
Walton is set to export smartphone handsets to the USA from March this year.
The tech conglomerate will send the first consignment to the American market from their Gazipur plant, setting a milestone for Bangladesh.
"Walton has scheduled a celebration ceremony to mark the occasion on March 1 at the Walton Digi-Tech Industries Ltd in the Chandra area of Gazipur," said SM Monjurul Alam, managing director of the company.
Finance Minister AHM Mustafa Kamal will inaugurate the ceremony that day, while Post and Telecommunication Minister Mustafa Jabbar and State Minister for Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Zunaid Ahmed will be present among many others.
Walton will supply smartphones to a renowned American brand as an original equipment manufacturer, and the handsets will have the label "Made in Bangladesh." This type of production process is known as "contract manufacturing."
The company, however, refused to reveal the name of the US brand.
"The dream of exporting smartphones made in Bangladesh is now becoming true. The quality of the locally-manufactured handsets with advanced features has drawn the buyers' attention," Monjurul Alam said.
Walton is also expecting to extend their market to Europe, Australia and other developed countries.
Last year, Walton signed an agreement with Amazon to market "Made in Bangladesh" labeled electronic and ICT devices in the US market.
After meeting the lion's share of the domestic demand, Walton has been exporting a wide range of electronic and electrical appliances to around 35 countries in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.