ASUS: factory possible in Nigeria
By Kokumo Goodie, Lagos, Nigeria
ASUS Corporation’s chief has assured that the global tech giant could establish a factory in Nigeria where it would assemble its range of products in the country.
ASUS Regional Director, Turkey, Israel & Africa System Business Group, Shawn Chang who spoke in Lagos during a media chat said the firm is relatively new in the country, it is hopeful that it will get its own share of the market.
According to him, it is too early in the day for the firm to say when it will establish a factory in the country, having spent less than three years in the country, nonetheless, it is a possibility in the future.
“ASUS is one of the global top three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling and award winning, a leading enterprise in the new digital era.
“ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office with broad portfolio that include graphics cards, optical drivers, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones,” Chang said.
According him, the firm is projecting revenue of $14.6 billion in its 2013 balance sheet after achieving $14.3billion in 2012. He said the firm already has seven per cent market share in Middle East and Africa (MEA), adding that the acceptance the products of the firm has received in the country has been overwhelming.
He restated the firms' commitment to offer products that are relevant to the needs of Nigerians, adding that its offer of 24-month global warranty on all its products is a testimony to their superiority and durability.