|Private Limited Company|
|Headquarters||Kaliakair, Gazipur, Bangladesh|
|S.M. Nurul Alam Rezvi (Vice-Chairman)|
|Products||Consumer Electronics, Automobile, Mobile Phone, Home Appliances|
Number of employees
Walton (Bengali: ওয়ালটন) is a Bangladeshi conglomerate based in Kaliakair, Gazipur, Bangladesh. It comprises numerous subsidiaries and affiliated businesses, most of them united under the Walton brand. The subsidiaries include Walton Motors, Walton Mobile, Walton Electronics and Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited. Walton produces electronics, Computers, motor vehicles, and telecommunications products.
Walton Group of Industries was founded by S.M Nurul Alam Rezvi in 1977 as a trading company. Over the next three decades the group diversified into steel, textiles, electronics and automobiles. Walton entered into the steel industry in late 1970s and the electronics and automobiles in early 2000s; these areas would drive its subsequent growth. Since the 2000s Walton has expanded towards electronics and automobiles and these became its most important sources of income.
Walton is one of the highest taxpayers in Bangladesh and has a strong impact on the country's economy. Walton is the one of the largest companies of Bangladesh.[vague] It is the largest manufacturer of household refrigerator having maximum market share in Bangladesh. Walton received the Best Taxpayer Award at the 2015 Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF) for the seventh time. It was awarded for its export revenues. Walton received awards at the 2013 Dhaka International Trade Fair (DITF), including one for paying the most taxes.
On 5 October 2017, Walton inaugurated the country's first ever smartphone and tablet manufacturing plant named "Walton Digi-Tech Industries". "Made in Bangladesh" labeled smartphones made by Walton arrived at market in January, 2018.
On 18 January 18, 2018, Walton launched the country's first computer and laptop manufacturing plant.
Walton distributes 4,500 types and models of electric, electronic, and automotive goods that it imports, assembles, or manufactures. As of 2017 handsets it assembles in China had captured 5% of the mobile phone market in Bangladesh. In 2015, it manufactured 80% of the refrigerators, 30% of the televisions, and 6% of the motorcycles sold in Bangladesh. It also has the capacity to manufacture 300,000 air conditioners a year.
- 1st Prize for Highest VAT Payer, DITF-2013 , DITF-2015, DITF-2016, DITF-2017
- First Prize for Premier Pavilion Category, CITF-2005, DITF-2009, DITF-2013, DITF-2014, DITF-2016, DITF-2017
- The Golden Globe Tigers Summit Awards, 2015
- Global Brand Excellence Awards, 2014
- 1st Prize for Highest Tax Payer, DITF-2014
- 1st Prize for Highest Export Order and VAT Payer, DITF-2012
- 1st Prize for Standard Pavilion Category, CITF-2004
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- "Walton At Every Home". www.waltonbd.com.