Walton said that it has witnessed remarkable success in exporting 10 times higher amounts of television in 2020 compared to previous year's television export.
Walton made the announcement during a celebration programme titled "Highest Television Export in 2020" arranged at Walton's corporate office in the capital on Thursday , said a press release issued by Walton.
Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi attended the programme virtually as the chief guest while Additional Secretary of Commerce Ministry Hafizur Rahman, Bangladesh Ambassador in Greece Ashud Ahmed, Deputy Ambassador of Denmark Embassy in Dhaka Refika Hayta and Head of Danish Trade Mission Ali Mushtaq Butt were present as special guests.
The programme was also attended by Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) Vice-Chairman S M Shamsul Alam, Directors Raisa Sigma Hima and Rifah Tasnia Swarna, Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed, Deputy Managing Director Humayun Kabir, International Business Unit (IBU) President Edward Kim, Walton TV's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Engineer Mostafa Nahid Hossain, WHIL's Executive Director Firoj Alam and Head of Europe Business Engineer Tauseef Al Mahmud.
Meanwhile, German Ambassador in Bangladesh Peter Fahrenholtz, in an email, congratulated Walton for its success in exporting televisions amid Covid-19 situation, the release added.
During the program, Commerce Minister Tipu Munshi said that they set a target of exporting US$48 billion worth products in 2021. Walton has been making remarkable contribution to achieve this target.
The Commerce Minister said,"I am very glad that we are becoming a giant in television export."
Additional Secretary Hafizur Rahman said that Walton is making significant contribution to the national export earnings and also employment generation.
During the coronavirus pandemic last year, Walton made great contribution to increase the country's export earnings, along with meeting the domestic demand, he added.
Terming Walton's growth at domestic and international market as heyday, WHIL MD Engineer Golam Murshed said, "Along with making significant contribution to the country's economic prosperity, we want to enhance the image of the country by carrying the flag of Bangladesh high across the world's electronics and hi-tech industrial sector. We strongly believe that electronic industry would be the country's highest export earnings sector if suitable policy supports on export are provided."
Walton TV's CEO Engineer Mostafa Nahid Hossain said, "We are getting very good response from the global consumers from different developed countries due to their reliability on latest technology and product quality. Consequently, we are working with a mission to be among the top 5 television manufacturer of the world and a vision to ship Walton made television to all the countries in 5 continents within 2023."
Along with meeting the local demands, Walton has been exporting television in different countries of the world since 2010, the release said.
Now, Walton televisions are being exported in more than 35 countries worldwide.
In 2020, Walton exported television to Germany, Greece, Ireland, Poland, Spain, and other countries which is 10 times more compared to that of 2019, the release added.