Symphony starts exporting Bangladesh-made smartphones to Nepal
Symphony Mobile announced that they have begun exporting locally assembled 'Made in Bangladesh' smartphones to Nepal. The announcement was made on January 22, at their factory premises near Ashulia, Dhaka.
This export will be done through Apex Group Nepal. According to Symphony Mobile, the export began back in October 2021, and about 15,000 handsets of three models were sent in the first batch of exports. Symphony Mobile is planning on sending 10,000 phones of different models every month.
Mr. Mostafa Jabbar, Minister of Government of Bangladesh, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications, Mr. Mohammad Khalilur Rahman, Secretary, Ministry of Posts and Telecommunications and Mr. Shyam Sundar Sikder, Chairman, BTRC, Mr. Zakaria Shahid, Managing Director, Symphony Mobile were present during the announcement.
Zakaria Shahid said, "The factory is run by around 15 hundred people and in addition to this more than fifty thousand to one lacs, people are directly or indirectly involved in the production activities. Apart from Nepal, we are also planning to export our mobile phones to Nigeria, Sudan, Vietnam, and Srilanka by 2022."
Mostafa Jabbar said, "I would like to see Symphony Mobile in 50 more countries very soon. The Bangladesh government will extend any kind of help if needed". He also inspected the factory's various assembly lines where he engaged with the young employees.
Symphony Mobile, a brand of Edison Group, launched its assembly plant in 2018. The plant has produced around 12 million phones every year. They also produce chargers, batteries and earphones, with plans for launching 'Made in Bangladesh' tablets soon.
In addition to smartphones, Symphony is also making various parts and accessories for mobile phones. According to the Symphony authorities, Symphony's factory is producing 8 lakh chargers, 8 lakh batteries and 8 lakh earphones per month. They are planning to increase the number in near future.