Uganda exported it’s first mobile Phones manufactured locally

Simi mobile electronics, a subsidiary of Engo holdings Uganda limited was in November 2019 launched in Uganda by he the president at their factory located in Namanve industrial park, Wakiso district.

This follows a memorandum of understanding that was hitherto signed in July 2019 between government of Uganda the Chinese giant simi mobile technologies to start manufacturing and assembling mobile phones and laptops in the country.

Founded in 2013, simi electronics  is an excellent electronics products and service provider specialised in mobile phones (both featured & smart phones) , laptops, chargers, usb cables, tablets, wireless surveillance camera, site enforcement recorders, projectors,ear phones, wireless terminal products’ (mifi, routers, dongle, inter-phones) designing and producing.

Simi has established  a close partnership with a number of mainstream wireless communication chip enterprises, and has a set of leading domestic research & development ( r&d) capabilities based on the underlying chip, including software and hardware design.

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At the same time, they also have a group of high-quality talents, who has lead or participated in the research and design of many internationally renowned brands, such as lg software outsourcing design, sharp screw-screen flip phone project  design and sonim xp7700 production design.

They aim to provide customers with overall solutions — “one-step shopping”, from concept planning, id appearance, mechanical design, hardware, software development, quality control and management, and eventually mass production.

Simi commits to providing global telecom operators with high competitive quality, perfect experience in products and services. 

Adhering to the “innovation, value” concept, simi is determined to become a world-class wireless terminal products and service enterprises with impeccable, tested and proven operations in China, Ethiopia, Cameroon and now Uganda.

Barely six months after its inaugural launch in Uganda, simi mobile have so far exported over 18,000 mobile phones and laptops to North Africa (Morocco in particular) with propensity of attracting other prospective bigger markets across the globe.

The company has also closed a section of the unemployment gap through direct employment of over 400 youth in Uganda.

The company has also boosted the manufacturing sector port folios.

The company is also building the local capacity through ICT knowledge & skills and this is inline with the policy drive to achieve government initiative of promoting Buy Uganda, Build Uganda (BUBU)

The company is also directly contributing to Uganda’s economic growth and development by addressing the export – import trade imbalances.