Quantum enters India in JV Partnership with Beltron
Dubai-based Quantum Global, the private label mobile devices OEM brand, has made its global market expansion intentions clear after it signed a MoU with Beltron Green Energy Telecom Ltd to supply IT products to various government entities in Bihar State in India.
Quantum Global, the OEM brand that manufactures tablets, smartphones and 2-in-1 notebook PCs, recently partnered with India-Based Beltron Green Energy Telecom Limited to deliver IT products and solutions to the Government of Bihar State, surrounding state governments and public sector organisations in the sub-continent. Under the terms of the memorandum of understanding (MoU), Quantum and Beltron Green Energy Telecom Ltd will set-up a joint venture (JV) company to be dubbed Quantum-Beltron.
Through Quanum-Beltron, the company will be able to supply Quantum branded tablets, smartphones and notebooks to government departments in Bihar State.
The deal comes as Quantum Global looks to take its products globally as part of the company’s quest to dominate the private label mobile devices segment not just in the Middle East and Africa but globally.
Prince Waleed bin Sa’oud, chairman, BDL Group, said while this moment in Quantum’s history is exciting and momentous, the company is looking forward to growing the brand in one of the fastest growing IT markets in the world.
Prince Waleed said Quantum will benefit from the IT skills readily available in India through this partnership. “We are confident this deal will benefit people and the companies involved in supplying a range of IT products and services to the Indian market,” Prince Waleed added.
Remarking about the landmark deal, HE Shahid Ali Khan, Minister, in the Departments of Minority Welfare, Information Technology, said that this is the beginning of a new era for development in the State of Bihar and India. “In our state, we have created two of the world’s largest WiFi free zones all in the quest to promote IT adoption and usage by ordinary people,” he said. “The deal between Quantum and Beltron, will help us to reduce illiteracy levels and boost education that is aided by technology through mobile devices such as tablets, smartphones and notebooks.”
HE Khan said this partnership is a great journey that is just starting in Bihar but should spread to other surrounding states in the East and North-astern parts of India.
HE Khan added that through the Quantum-Beltron JV, the company will be able to provide educational solutions to public schools in the state. “We are delighted at the prospects this partnership will bring especially to the education sector. Giving education to the uneducated is like lighting a lamp in the dark,” HE Khan said.
According to the two companies, the deal will see the new JV supply the Department of Minority Welfare and Information Technology for the Government of Bihar with all the IT products needs.
The company said the deal also paves the way for Quantum-Beltron to start supplying mobile devices including tablets, notebooks and smartphones to the Government of Bihar.
Islam Abdul Hamid, deputy CEO, Quantum Global, said the company is delighted to have signed a landmark agreement with Beltron, a development that will open the Quantum brand to the Indian market.
Beltron Telecom is promoted by Bihar State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd, which is the main IT products supplier for the Government of Bihar State.
According to the two firms, Quantum-Beltron will be based in India and will supply its entire IT products and solutions to various government departments in the state including the education sector.
Ramesh Kumar, managing director, Beltron Green Energy Telecom Ltd, said the alliance will help the two companies through this partnership to supply IT products and services to government departments in Bihar. “We have started in Bihar State initially, but we will be extending this to surrounding states as the brand gains momentum in India. We are delighted at the fact that we will not just be supplying products, but offer post-sales support with in-country facilities including services centres, call centre, research and development (R&D) facility and a manufacturing plant,” Kumar said.
Kumar explained that through Quantum-Beltron, the company plans to supply tablets, smartphones, notebooks, PCs and servers to the government in Bihar.
Tamer Ismail, vice president, Quantum Global, added that the Quantum-Beltron partnership not only opens Quantum to one of the fastest growing IT markets in the world, but lays a platform for the company to start manufacturing its range of IT products from India. “We intend to set-up a service centre, global call centre, R&D facility and a manufacturing plant in India,” Ismail added. “The plant is to start operations as soon as we can as those processes have already commenced with the Government of Bihar State, giving its nod.”
Ismail added: “We are excited at the prospects of working in India, a market that is well-known for producing top IT and software engineers globally. The partnership will help us to further entrench the Quantum-Beltron product offerings in the government, public and consumer sectors.”