Everest to set up assembly workshop in Lahore for Chinese machinery products
by Khalid Aziz
ISLAMABAD, June 30 (Gwadar Pro) - After establishing a dedicated display centre, the Chinese exhibition firm Everest Int’l Expo Ltd. plans to also set up an assembly workshop at Lahore, capital of Pakistan’s most-populated Punjab province, to showcase Chinese machinery products imported in parts into Pakistan.
Hira Atif, relationship manager at Everest Int’l, while speaking on behalf of CEO Fa Wenyan, told Gwadar Pro on Tuesday that the firm will hold a physical exhibition for machinery manufacturers of China’s central Henan province in Lahore from September 28-30. As many as 30 Henan-based manufacturers will showcase their products in the expo, which will remain on display for a year at the company’s permanent display centre at Johar Town, Lahore. However, she said that the Chinese manufacturers will send their products in parts to save custom and freight charges. These parts will be reassembled in the workshop for display in the exhibition, she said.
Hira said that the Everest Int’l had arranged 5-day-long online B2B matchmaking meetings between Pakistani importers and Chinese machinery exporters from Henan province from April 26-30. Around 100 Pakistani and 224 Chinese enterprises participated in the B2B online sessions and 311 accurate match meetings were held. During the five days, deals worth $2.1 million were signed while the companies also exchanged their contacts for further negotiations, she said.
Inclusive of the scheduled physical expo, the whole process is expected to facilitate up to $60 million worth of deals between Pakistani and Chinese firms, she said.
The Everest Int’l had earlier organised a physical expo for Chinese manufacturers in Lahore in 2018 in collaboration with COMSATS University, Islamabad.
The company established a permanent display centre in Johar Town, Lahore in 2020 where products showcased in one exhibition will remain on display till the next exhibition, Hira said. The company was unable to hold its planned physical exhibition in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.