ATPF delegations visit Walton Headquarters

A delegation team consisting of CEOs from member countries of the Asian Trade Promotion Forum (ATPF) visited the head office of Walton, the leading electronics, electrical and IT manufacturing company in Bangladesh.

Visiting Walton Headquarters, ATPF delegations were impressed with the research and innovation center, sophisticated manufacturing plants, advanced production process of diversified products, incredible success and progress of the national high-tech industry as well as Bangladesh’s export potential. Industries.

The ATPF is a gathering of Trade Promotion Organizations (TPOs) from the Asian region. It was established in 1987 and currently has 23 members with the aim of improving trade in the region through the sharing of information, the implementation of cooperative projects and the strengthening of networks between member TPOs. CEO meetings and business meetings are held once a year. From October 18 to 20, the 35th ATPF CEO Meeting was held in Dhaka, attended by representatives from all 23 member countries, including the host Bangladesh.

As part of the industry visit program of the 35th CEO Meeting, organized by the Export Promotion Board of Bangladesh (EPB), a team of ATPF delegations visited Walton Headquarters in Chandra, Gazpipur, last Thursday (October 20, 2022). The delegation team was led by EPB Vice President AHM Ahsan.

Deputy Managing Director of Walton Hi-Tech Industries PLC, Md. Humayun Kabir, Senior Executive Directors SM Zahid Hasan and Easir Al Imran greeted the ATPF delegates when they arrived at Walton headquarters.

Members of the delegation included the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and the Deputy Director of the Industry and Enterprise Development Support Division of the ATPF Secretariat, Yuta Ichinose, representatives of the Secretariat of the JETRO and ATPF, Ryo Takahama and Yu Kaneko, Deputy Director of JETRO Dhaka Office, Yuya Usuki, Senior Director of Indian Trade Promotion Organization. Director Krishan Kumar and Director Praful Nair, Enterprise Singapore Regional Director Eileen Lee, Director General of Cambodia Trade Promotion Branch Kosal Kao, Director of Cambodia Trade Policy Department Seychanly Tith, Deputy Managing Director of Malaysian Foreign Trade Development Corporation Sharimahton Mat Saleh, Pakistan Trade Development Authority Secretary, Ahsan Ali Mangi.

Among others, EPB Director General Mahbubur Rahman, Secretary Ifikher Ahmed Chowdhury, Deputy Director Mohammad Abdul Halim and Investigator Md. Minhaz Uddin were also present.

At the start, the delegations watched a corporate video documentary of Walton. After that, they visited the well-decorated commodity exhibition center in Walton and the manufacturing factories of several commodities, including refrigerator, air conditioner, solar power station, and more.

After the visit, JETRO Dhaka Office Deputy Manager Yuya Usuki said, “Walton produces almost all types of components. This is the first time I see this type of factory in Bangladesh. Manufacturing companies like Walton are very important in diversifying the country’s supply. industrial sector. Thanks to today’s visit, I can see the potential of Bangladesh.

Krishan Kumar, Senior Director of the Indian Trade Promotion Organization, said: “At Walton’s head office, I have seen incredible installation, technological advancements, vertical and backward integration. Walton produces a wide range of products that are exported to other countries. This is remarkable progress in terms of the progress Walton has made.”

Pakistan Trade Development Authority Secretary Ahsan Ali Mangi said, “Walton is a great achievement not only for Bangladesh but also for other countries in the region. Walton’s initiative to manufacture compressors is a very unique and important step in the basic engineering sector.

Eileen Lee, Regional Director of Enterprise Singapore, said: “The scale, size and sophistication of Walton is very impressive. We have seen that they have a strong research and product innovation team, all experts, who are constantly innovating.

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