The world is going through a tablet buzz these days and despite Apple and Samsung leading the way, many countries like India are pioneering the way for locally manufactured technologies such as Akaash (the world cheapest tablet). Pakistan is entering the tablet and digital notebook market as an effort to produce locally but affordable products for the nation. The Pakistan Aeronautical Complex (PAC) Kamra, has started up a new commercial venture with chinse company Innavtek with a Chinese company to strengthen the national economy. This is rather brilliant step by PAC.
According to the press release issued at the launch of the project on December 29 notes that “for the joint production of JF-17, PAF had established sufficient facilities which are appropriate for the production of both defence and commercial products.”
The venture website, cpmc.pk, states that “Innavtek jointly developed two products with Avionics Production Factory which are successfully flying on fleet of our JF-17 aircraft and three more products are under co development phase.”
The first three products produced by PAC are a computing tablet, a notebook and an eBook reader. The official said that while PAC would manufacture the products, marketing was Innavtek’s responsibility.
He said the products were initially being marketed in Rawalpindi, but modalities needed to be finalized so it could expand to other cities including Lahore and Karachi. “We will get in touch with courier companies to see if we can reach a deal to transport them,” he said.
The competitively priced products, he said, have several benefits because they are being manufactured in Kamra. “It comes with a joint one-year warranty of PAC and Innavtek. Because PAC is producing it, it will ensure quality. We will also provide backup support,” the official said. In the first stage of this venture, PAC will manufacture the products locally but there are plans for an exchange of personnel to be trained in China and Pakistan respectively.
This is a big step towards improving the nations economy and we salute the PAC fro taking such step.
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