AfriOne have announced that their new assembly plant in Nigeria is now open and will produce phones and other devices. The assembly plant, which is over 20,000 square feet in size and incorporates a Research and Development (R&D) section as well as testing laboratories, forms part of AfriOne's "Made in Nigeria" plan.
As part of the unveiling of the plant, the technology company also revealed that their new brand of smartphones should be available in the Nigerian market soon.
"AfriOne champions corporate socio-economic development, while wholly supporting the 'Made in Nigeria' mantra. This is all with the goal of facilitating connectivity among Nigerians and the rest of the world," said Sahir Berry, CEO of AfriOne. The assembly plant, which employs approximately 500 staff, is located in the Ilupeju Industrial Scheme in Lagos and it is expected that it will produce 300,000 devices per month.
“AfriOne aims to democratise technology by offering affordable innovations through our product offerings and removing barriers for large scale adoption of advanced technologies in Nigeria, hence our motto AfriOne – one for everyone. We offer a wide range of feature-rich and technologically loaded product lines from dual SIM mobile phones to educational tablet PCs and even android smart watches,” said Hemang Kapur, co-founder of AfriOne.
Cover Image: L-R: Abdulahed Mustapha, Permanent Secretary, Lagos Global; Sahir Berry, AfriOne Founder