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‘Walton has innovation, also contributing to economy’

Walton factory is giant. It is a full-fledged manufacturing industry with state-of-the art technology. Walton has greatly emphasized on innovation also made a remarkable contribution to the national economy. We are very impressed visiting Walton factory today,’ some nine academics of the University of Dhaka (DU) opined.

The delegation of academics, consisting of nine prominent teachers of the DU’s Faculty of Business Administration remarked these after visiting the country’s electronics giant Walton factory at Chandra in Gazipur on Saturday.

The DU’s delegation comprises Marketing Department’s Professor, also Chairman, Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman, Professor Dr. Zakir Hossain Bhuiyan, Finance Dept’s Professor Dr. M. Sadiqul Islam, Organization Strategy and Leadership Dept’s Porfessor Dr.

Muhammad Shariat Ullah, Accounting and Information Systems (AIS) Dept’s Professor Mahfuzul Haque and Dr. Mohammad Tareq, Marketing Dept’s Associate Professors Dr. Md. Nazmul Hossain and Dr. Rafiuddin Ahmed, and Banking and Insurance Dept’s Associate Professor Abdullah Al-Mahmud.

Earlier on Saturday morning, Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited (WHIL) Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed welcomed the DU delegation with flower bouquets.

Meanwhile, WHIL’s Additional Managing Director Abul Bashar Howlader and Deputy Managing Director Alamgir Alam Sarker, Executive Directors Anisur Rahman Mollik, Mostafa Nahid Hossain, Col. (Retd.) SM Shahadat Alam and Easir Al Imran, Senior Deputy Executive Directors Shahajada Salim and Tofayel Ahmed, Deputy Executive Director Shahjalal Hossain Limon, Operative Director Shahiduzzaman Rana, Deputy Operative Director Mohsin Ali Mollah, Additional Director Augustin Sujan, Walton Refrigerator’s Brand Manager Jibon Ahmed, among others, were present.

The academics first enjoyed a corporate documentary on Walton. Then they visited Walton Product Display Center and various production units, including refrigerators, compressor, air conditioner, television, SMT, washing machine production etc.

During the visit, the educationalists overwhelmed witnessing the cutting edge production units of different hi-tech products at Walton factory.

After the visit, the DU’s Marketing Department Chairman Professor Dr. Md. Mizanur Rahman said, ‘There is a saying in English- ‘Seeing is believing.’ Without seeing Walton factory, it is hard to believe that Walton is such a big manufacturing industry. We are overwhelmed. Walton is contributing to the socio-economic development and also to the national GDP.’

Professor Dr. Zakir Hosssain Bhuiyan said, ‘Some people may have doubt on the quality of Walton products due to the products’ reasonable prices. Visiting Walton factory today, we witnessed that they are manufacturing world-class electronics here. Such doubt of those people will be changed if they visit Walton factory.’

Professor Dr. M Sadiqul Islam said, ‘Visiting Walton factory is a huge experience for us. We are overwhelmed by Walton’s progress. Walton is greatly emphasizing on innovation, research and development, which is very commendable.’

Thanking the DU academics for visiting Walton factory, WHIL’s Managing Director Engineer Golam Murshed said, Walton is moving ahead towards the goal of representing Bangladesh to the global market with world-class products.