As AfriOne Ltd., a technology-driven enterprise, while unveiling its manufacturing and assembly plant for ‘Made in Nigeria’ phones and other technological devices, disclosed plans to engage indigenous app developers in efforts to grow local businesses.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony at the plant located at Ilupeju Industrial Scheme, Lagos State, Mr Sahir Berry, chief executive officer of AfriOne, said that the plant was a technological breakthrough and precedent for the company and for Nigeria, as its phone will come with automatically installed mobile banking and financial technology (FinTech) applications like NowNow mobile money app.
Berry said that with the inauguration of the plant served as a pioneer in the manufacture and assembly of high-end communication technology in the African space.
He said that the company’s state of the art facility was spread out over 20,000 square feet including Research and Development (R&D) and testing laboratories.
According to him, the facility will be able to produce 300,000 products in a month on its four production lines.
He said that the company’s brands of Smartphone would soon be unveiled into the Nigerian market. “AfriOne champions corporate socio-economic development, while wholly supporting the ”Made in Nigeria” mantra.
“The company models products that utilise cutting-edge technology reflect a modern, sleek design and integrate the latest and arguably necessary financial technology such as mobile health, mobile education and mobile banking.
“This is all with the goal of facilitating connectivity among Nigerians and the rest of the world,” Berry said.
On his part, Mr Hemang Kapur, co-founder of AfriOne, said that the products of the company were proudly and smartly crafted in Nigeria by Nigerians.
Kapur said that AfriOne served Africa’s largest socioeconomic power player with integrity.
He said that the company was hosting cutting-edge technology, stylish design, affordable price points and particularly, an inherent commitment to financial integration.
According to him, the financial integration was through the automatically installed mobile banking and financial technology, through the NowNow application.
“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.
AfriOne manufacturing and assembly plant launched on Friday…insert: for ‘Made in Nigeria phones and other technological devices due to be launched into the market