Haier Pakistan has announced that they will be setting up a laptop assembly line in Lahore, Pakistan. It will be the first laptop assembly line in Pakistan. Haier Pakistan, in conjunction with the Chinese Home Appliance giant and its parent group Haier Group, has successfully completed its laptop assembly plant’s test run and will soon start manufacturing laptops at full capacity.
The initial test run was based on 1,000 laptops, all of which were assembled locally at the Lahore plant. The test run was successfully completed recently and based on its successful quality control and capacity checks alongside Haier’s past history in Pakistan, has already set a manufacturing target for the year 2016. Haier Pakistan will start by manufacturing 150,000 units until the end of 2016.
Haier has been previously part of the free laptop scheme by the government of Pakistan and has provided over 200,000 laptops so far. Pakistan government’s interest has increased Haier’s laptop demand drastically in the country which has in-turn motivated Haier to establish a local assembly line Pakistan.
Haier Pakistan CEO, Shah Faisal, showed appreciation towards Haier Groups assistance by saying:
This capability to locally produce Haier branded laptops, the first major endeavour of its kind in the history of Pakistan, has been realized with full collaboration of Haier China”. He said “This is a prime example of what can be achieved given China’s willingness to assist Pakistan on the road to technological advancement.
Laptop market is on the rise in Pakistan, and with the help of Pakistan government, Haier has been able to take a major share in the market, a first for Haier anywhere in the world. The local production unit should help decrease costs of the otherwise relatively expensive Haier laptops and meet the local demand of Haier laptops.