Plans To Deploy Robotics At Zinox New Plant Underway
…Plans To Generate Employment Opportunities
By Olabisi Olaleye
Zinox Technologies Ltd disclosed in Lagos that it may deploy robotics in handling the certification processes in the new assembly plant that would be located in Ogba-Ikeja, Lagos.
The new assembly plant is expected to be opened by the third quarter (Q3) of 2018, thereby reducing the pressure on the existing production/assembly plant at the company’s headquarters.
According to the organisation, considering the use of robotics and latest technology to meet the need of the consumers may be necessary especially since arrangements have been finalized to expand its hardware assembly and production capacity with the acquisition of a 129,166.925 square feet warehouse.
Through the new facility, Zinox would assemble the products and devices of other multinational Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), which it has recently signed agreements with in a bid to domesticate technology and generate employment opportunities for many unemployed but skilled Nigerians.
The move,according to Zinox Head of Corporate Communications, Mr Gideon Ayogu would significantly boost Zinox’s assembling capacity.
“It is also in line with the company’s future visions mandate targeted at anticipating the future of technology and creating products for the savvy consumers in areas like Internet of Things (IOTs), Robotics, and Artificial Intelligence”.
He stated that Zinox is a Nigerian-based OEM that has endured the peculiar pains and challenges that have stifled many businesses in the nation’s technology sector. But it has enjoyed a measure of confidence and patronage from several blue-chip companies and multinationals including Shell, Chevron and Total for whom it has supplied high-end personal computers (PCs), laptops, workstations, desktop units, monitors and other accessories.”
Ayogu reiterated that the new assembly plant would help the company expand its capacity to meet the changing demands of a dynamic market and employ more Nigerians.
“As Nigeria’s IT identity, we have not lost focus of the fact that no country can claim to be independent until it achieves technology independence. We have gained trust with global tech giants such as Microsoft Corp, Intel Inc. and many others. All we need is the support of the government and people of Nigeria.
“The acquisition of the new facility and expansion of Zinox’s assembly/production line is a critical step in the right direction as it would go a long way to boost our internal capacity and effortless delivery of large-scale roll out projects, all of which require meeting very tight deadlines. We have worked with several mega institutions in recent past including Shell, Chevron, NCC, and INEC,for whom we have implemented the roll out of major computer hardware and accessories. Expanding our assembling capacity would further equip us with the agility to scale and take on more of such deployments, both in the private and public sector and not outsource jobs to companies in other countries thereby empowering their citizens when many tech-savvy Nigerians graduates are unemployed and crying out for opportunities to show their competence.
“In addition to plans to deploy robotics, the new assembly plant will function with the latest technology in line with our future visions mandate which involves anticipating and proactively deploying latest technology to meet the demands of the future consumer,” he said.