Airlink Mobile Manufacturing Facility in Lahore is a state-of-the-art smartphone assembly plant. The organisation is a strong proponent of investment in Pakistan and has invested heavily in the local industry.
The idea of Airlink Mobile Manufacturing Facility 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.
Advantage to Pakistan:
This local assembling will provide 1000 jobs to Pakistanis including engineers, skilled, and semi-skilled educated youth.
Growth Opportunities in Pakistan:
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.
Airlink Communication is an official partner and distributor of iPhone, Samsung, Huawei, MI, TCL, Alcatel, Tecno, and iTel, in Pakistan for the distribution of mobile phones and accessories, having a 20-25 percent market. It has a countrywide distribution network consisting of 16 regional hubs linked to over 1,000 wholesalers and over 4,000 retailers to facilitate the nationwide sales of mobile phones and accessories.
Airlink posted a profit of Rs. 1.505 billion in the outgoing financial year, showing a modest growth of 2.8 percent from the previous financial year despite challenges of economic slowdown.
The company operates 14 retail outlets, five of which were located in Karachi, five in Lahore, two in Bahawalpur, and one each in Hyderabad and Multan.