Nigeria’s first smartphone assembly plant launched

Afrione factory

AfriOne Ltd, a tech firm, has unveiled Nigeria’s first smartphone assemble plant.

According to AfriOne Nigeria, its new assembly plant,  marks the availability of the first in-country produced smartphone for sale in the Nigerian marketplace.

The Chief Executive Officer of the AfriOne, Mr Sahir Berry told newsmen in Lagos, that the inauguration of the plant served as a pioneer in the manufacture and assembly of high-end communication technology in the African space.

According to him, the facility will be able to produce 300,000 products in a month on its four production lines.

The AfriOne assembly plant was launched with the Champion and Gravity range of smartphones but will produce more consumer devices and accessories, according AfriOne co-founder Hemang Kapur.

AfriOne is a subsidiary pf London-headquartered, Contec Global Group and presently employs approximately 500 staff members who work at its state-of-the-art product and testing facilities in Lagos.

For now, the company imports components to assemble its mobile devices, but that is going to change in the nearest future, according to AfriOne’s Sandeep Natu.

He said the plastic battery cover of the phones could be produced in Nigeria, and the company would start there.