Airlink has set up state-of-the-art smartphone assembly plant 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. The company has already secured contracts the international brands which include itel, Tecno, TCL and Alcatel
The total covered area of factory is 150,000 sq/ ft. In the first phase, we have 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.
This local assembling will provide 1000 jobs to Pakistanis including engineers, skilled, and semi-skilled educated youth.
The local market carries a potential of over 40 million handsets. This has become a partial possibility especially after the successful launch of Device Identification Registration and Blocking System (DIRBS) that eliminates smuggling of mobile phones.