Zinox sets African record, installs digital PC/phone plant
Zinox Technologies Group, Africa’s most integrated ICT Group, has completed the installation of its 21st Century digital PC/Phones Assembly plant, ahead of the end of May 2013 deadline set last year by management. Committed to the manufacture of quality ICT equipment to empower digital natives to drive the development of the nation, Zinox has powered and successfully tested the reliability of the digital plant, first of its kind in Africa, with the challenges of local power supply. The plant has capacity to assemble in-house brands as well as execute contract manufacturing for other brands.
The Corporate Affairs Consultant of the Zinox Group, Mr. Echika Ezuka, in a press statement said 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. Mr. Ezuka said the new 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, Mr. Ezuka, added is an opportunity for Zinox to customize 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.
The Head of Operations of Zinox, Mr. Uche Onyechere, said 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, synchronizing the different sections of the plant and then tested production for a few days before internal commissioning. Mr. Onyechere confirmed that Zinox now runs a full scale digital assembly 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 Computerize Nigeria Initiative. Zinox over the years has evolved to one of the most effective solutions companies in Sub Saharan Africa – earning the high ground of digital competence by delivering the largest biometric ICT solution in Africa – 12,000 laptops in 2006 and 80,000 DDC machines in 2011 – to salvage INEC’s voters’ registration exercises. The Zinox Innovative Center is the umbrella body of the Zinox Research and Development and has been responsible for many product and marketing innovations including the Naira sign on the Zinox international keyboard, the Zinox Card, the largest single e-books platform in Africa.