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Zinox builds assembly plant in Nigeria


Zinox Technologies Group, Africa’s information communications technology (ICT) group, on Monday said it has completed the installation of a digital personal computer (PC) and phones assembly plant, ahead of the end of May 2013 deadline set last year by its management.

Committed to the manufacture of quality ICT equipment to empower digital natives to drive the socio-economic development of the nation, Zinox has powered and successfully tested the reliability of the digital plant, with the challenges of local power supply. The plant, according to the PC manufacturer, has capacity to assemble in-house brands as well as execute contract manufacturing for other brands.

Echika Ezuka, corporate affairs consultant of the Zinox Group, in a statement, Monday, said that the digital plant with multiclass functionality produces smart desktops, laptops, tablet PCs, phones, and is structured to produce a wider range of gadgets with available components.

Ezuka further said that this digital plant has enhanced the capacity of Zinox to keep pace with international quality standards.

“Zinox would now be more competitive in terms of pricing, delivery and after sales support while increasing the rate of introducing new products”. The new plant, Ezuka further added, is an opportunity for Zinox to customise large orders for its customers.

With an installed capacity and digital certification of 1250 PCs daily, the Zinox digital plant is expected to open new vistas to the entire IT sector – nurturing new brands, improving the quality of existing brands, and introducing new levels of flexibility with product design and architecture, all at costs that would reduce prices. At last the IT sector can deliver huge orders at short notice.

Contacted on phone, Uche Onyechere, head of operations of Zinox, said that the foreign engineers who installed the digital plant worked in two shifts 24 hours daily, including Sundays, to achieve compatibility with the nation’s erratic power supply.

These engineers drawn from China and South Africa made sure the plant passed through all certifications stages, synchronising the different sections of the plant and then tested production for a few days before internal commissioning.

Onyechere confirmed that Zinox now runs a full scale digital assembling which is rated globally with a failure rate of 0.001.

Launched in 2001, Zinox Technologies Limited is a pioneer manufacturer of internationally certified branded PCs. The company took on the onerous task of running an advocacy for the adoption of the computer as a tool for work and play through the computerise Nigeria initiative.