Airlink sets up smartphone manufacturing plant in Pakistan

Airlink Communication a leading distributor of mobile phones having a strong presence in Pakistan with service centers across the country has set up a smartphone manufacturing plant in Pakistan.

The total covered area of factory is 150,000 sq/ ft. In the first phase, Airlink has established 8 production, 2 Quality and 4 Packaging lines, with the technological assistance from TCL and Transsion Holdings Company. The facility will have an estimated production capacity of 500,000-800,000 units (per month) for smart phones and feature phones. Warehouse area is around 10,000 sq. ft. with height of 30 ft., equipped with latest material handling devices.

The state-of-the-art smartphone assembly plant has been established in Lahore. The organisation is a strong proponent of investment in Pakistan and has invested heavily in the local industry. The idea is to promote ‘Made in Pakistan’ products and to create employment opportunities for skilled and unskilled labour in the country. According to the official website of Airlink, the company has already secured contracts with international brands which include itel, Tecno, TCL and Alcatel.

AIrlink is one of the largest importers of smartphones in Pakistan having distribution of Huawei, Samsung mobile phones & accessories in Pakistan having around 20-25% market share of total mobile business in the country according to Customs Import Data. The recent introduction of DIRBS system by the government was a strong incentive for companies to locally manufacture products in the country.