Konka, a Chinese technology firm has established a shop in Nigeria which was open yesterday. The company while opening their shops in Lagos promised to intensify the competition that characterized the mobile phone market in the country. The company also pledged to provide customers with opportunities to benefit from cutting edge technology.
Konka is partnering with Mansales Nigeria Limited to establish its presence in Nigeria and start more after-sales service centers outside the one they already have in Lagos. The company during the launch ceremony said that it was using Nigeria as a launch pad to reach other African countries.
The company also introduced some of its mobile phones to Nigeria market. Konka W550 is one of the products introduced by the company in the Nigeria market.
Engr. Elens, the Chairman of Mansales LImited, the local company partnering with Konko registered her dissatisfaction with the inability of original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to keep their promises. He narrated his ugly experience with some OEMs. This experience according to him left them with no other option than to establish a company that will provide mobile phones users with quality products.
It was the search for a reliable technology that led Mansales to partner with Konka Telecoms of China. He assured Nigerians that Konka would fulfill its promises of providing quality products and quick after-sales service.
Evangelous Hsieh while speaking during the lunch ceremony said that the company did not make any mistake in choosing Nigeria as its launching pad given the fact that the country has the biggest market in Africa. He also said that the company is taking its time to establish itself in the African market.
Evangelous promised Nigerians that they will work hard in order to popularize the brand in Nigeria and provide the market with mobile devices which have past the test of time in other parts of the world. He said that the company has really come to stay in Nigeria.
Konka was the first Chinese Sino-foreign joint consumer electronics enterprise. It was established in 1980. The company according to him manufactures and distributes its own brand of products which are of top quality. Besides mobile phones, Konka is into the manufacturing of other electronics such as TV sets, refrigerators, components, air conditioners, washing machines, LCD slicing wall, digital signage and others.
Evangelous also mentioned that company has 7 major manufacturing plants in China and has also established its presence in Indonesia, Mexico, India and Turkey. Konka as he said has three world class research and development (R&D) centers in China. It also has another one in Silicon Valley, California.
The company belongs to the American Digitak TV Alliance and it is also one of the four members of the China National High Definition Digital TV Standardisation Specialist Committee, he said.
Evangelous while talking about the portfolio of the company said that it has all it takes to produce 24 million phones on daily basis. It has a Group revenue that is more than $4 billion. Konka is a Chinese first generation consumer electronic product and mobile handset company. Its trademark is rated among the top 10 in China and among the top three most valuable electronic brand in China with more than 25,000 workforce.