Walton is greatly indebted to S.M. Nazrul Islam, a visionary business leader and an extraordinary entrepreneur, for its today’s name, fame and success. Mr Islam, also the founder chairman of R.B. Group and Walton, was born in an aristocratic business family of Tangail in Bangladesh in 1926. He has acquired all the techniques of trade and commerce from his businessman father S.M. Atahar Ali Talukder (1901-1982).
Mr Islam joined his father’s business after Britain had left the Indian sub-continent in 1947. His joining marked a significant turning-point in his family business. In his long and eventful life, Mr Islam has brought many innovations and diversifications in his business. He formed Walton’s parent company Rezvi and Brothers in 1977 and moved it forward through his dynamic, farsighted and stronger leadership.
One of the unique characteristics of S.M. Nazrul Islam is that he can still take decisions very quickly in any situation. He remains a great source of inspiration for all in R.B. Group. All in Walton share the great privilege and responsibility of translating his dreams into reality.
Afterward, R.B. Group was formed and Rezvi and Brothers merged with it. In the meantime, his two sons S.M. Nurul Alam Rezvi and S.M. Shamsul Alam joined R.B. Group and took over the charges of its Chairman and Managing Director respectively. Besides, S.M. Nazrul Islam’s other three sons--S.M. Ashraful Alam, S.M. Mahbubul Alam and S.M. Rezaul Alam-- joined the R.B. Group as Directors.
S.M. Monjurul Islam Ovee, eldest son of S.M. Nurul Alam Rezvi, joined R.B. Group as Director in July 2012.
R.B. Group’s sister concern Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited was formed in 2002 and S.M. Ashraful Alam took over the charge of it as Managing Director. Walton’s manufacturing plant was built at Chandra in Kaliakoir, Gazipur near Dhaka in 2006 and it went into commercial production in 2008. Since then Walton has been moving forward.
Walton has now turned into a leading home appliances, electronics and automobiles manufacturing company in Bangladesh. It manufactures refrigerators, freezers, air-conditioners, motorcycles, mobile phones, DVD players, microwave ovens, washing machines, diesel generators and irons. Besides, Walton brand of 3-dimensional LED, LCD and CRT televisions are manufactured under Walton Micro-Tech Corporation, another sister concern of R.B. Group.
Walton has the largest marketing network across Bangladesh and it sells its products through more than 5,000 outlets, including 140 plazas or company owned showrooms, and exclusive distributors’ and dealers’ showrooms.
Walton has directly and indirectly employed more than 30,000 people in Bangladesh. They include engineers, technicians, officers, employees and workers. It takes pride being one of the largest and preferred employers in Bangladesh. On an average, five people are dependent on each of these employees. So, Walton has been contributing to the livelihoods of an estimated 150,000 people in the country.
Walton provides committed, reliable and excellent after-sale services to its customers through its service centres all-over Bangladesh.
Walton is constantly striving to improve lifestyles of people providing best quality products with extraordinary performances. It always pays utmost attention to the customer’s need, choice and satisfaction.
The management of R.B. Group firmly believes that if Bangladesh moves forward, Walton will also move forward. To them, the interest of the country should get first priority. They also believe that Bangladesh will be able to get rid of the shackles of hunger, poverty and unemployment only through the rapid industrialization.
Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited’s Factory
The electrical, electronics and automobiles manufacturing factory of Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited is situated at Chandra in Gazipur. It is an automatic and full-fledged factory in Bangladesh. The total area of the factory is 2.16 million square feet. There are several units inside the factory where various components of refrigerator, freezer, motorcycle, air-conditioners and their spare parts are designed, manufactured and assembled. This factory is exceptional and wonderful in this sense that all kinds of components and spare parts required for assembling refrigerators, freezers, motorcycles and air-conditioners are manufactured here. Besides, quality control is strictly followed at all stages of manufacturing, assembling and packaging processes.
Walton Micro-Tech Corporation’s Factory
Walton Micro-Tech Corporation’s factory is situated near the Walton Hi-Tech Industries Limited’s factory at Chandra in Gazipur. All kinds of Walton brand of televisions, including 3D LED, LED, LCD and CRT televisions and their spare parts are designed, manufactured and packaged here.
Refrigerators and freezers: Walton manufactures world-class refrigerators and freezers at its modern and fully automatic plant, which is one of the biggest in South Asia. Refrigerators and freezers are manufactured using latest technology and high quality compressors. The technology ensures longer cooling system, low energy consumption and exact moisture for maintaining food value. Condenser is made of 100 per cent copper in accordance with international standard. Walton refrigerators offer different models with eye-catching designs and colours. Spare parts including doors are changeable and available everywhere in the country.
Walton has recently launched world-class refrigerators and freezers using the nanotechnology to keep food fresh and intact for a longer period of time. All the Walton models of refrigerators are manufactured using the silver nano particles which helps keep food free from many harmful bacteria and unpleasant odours.
Some 600,000 units of refrigerators and freezers are being manufactured at Walton’s factory annually. Besides, its new production line is going to produce 800,000 units of refrigerators and freezers soon.
Walton has recently planned to manufacture world-class non-frost and luxurious refrigerators, keeping the taste and demand of customers of developed countries in mind.
Walton brand of refrigerators and freezers hold 70-75 per cent market share of refrigerators and freezers in Bangladesh.
At present, Walton has the capacity of manufacturing 1.4 million refrigerators and freezers annually.
Motorcycles: Walton manufactures different models of motorbikes at its state-of-the art plant. Walton motorcycles are powered by five different capacity engines--140cc, 125cc, 110cc and 100cc. They offer high-quality performances and different mileages. The first one is Xplore which is available with 140cc and 125cc capacity engine; the second model is Fusion, which is available with 125cc and 110cc engines, while the third one is Prizm with 110cc capacity engine and the fourth model is Cruize which is available with 100cc capacity engine. All these motorcycles have single cylinder, air-cooling system and 4-stroke engines.
Air-conditioners: Walton manufactures world-class air-conditioners, ranging between 1, 1½ and 2 tons. At present, Walton is manufacturing split-type air-conditioners. Soon it will start manufacturing window-type air-conditioners. Walton brand of air-conditioners are manufactured in combination with high-quality raw materials and latest technology. Walton air-conditioners, which are available in different models and colours, contain LED display and 100 per cent copper condenser. It gives assurance of optimum performances. Quality control is strictly maintained at every phase of production.
Televisions: Walton brand of high-quality televisions, ranging from 19-inch to 55-inch, are manufactured at Walton Micro-Tech Corporation, another sister concern of R.B. Group. Walton televisions’ picture quality is so clear, sharp, bright and flicker-free that consumers have cordially accepted the Walton brand of televisions. As many as 26 different models of televisions are manufactured at Walton Micro-Tech Corporation. The latest and sophisticated technology is used to make picture quality sharp, smooth and vivid.