IN BRIEF : Struggling A-link switches to restaurant business

A-Link Technologies, a Chinese mobile phone assembling company in the country has decided to diversify its business after experiencing major decline in sales. Edward Yin, CEO of A-Link technologies said that, “business in phones is getting harder and harder and that is why I have opened the restaurant.”

A-Link Technologies, a Chinese mobile phone assembling company in the country has decided to diversify its business after experiencing major decline in sales.

Edward Yin, CEO of A-Link technologies said that, “business in phones is getting harder and harder and that is why I have opened the restaurant.”

They are concurrently running a restaurant and weight loss program at A-Link Chinese Club in Rugando in Kimihurura, in the Kigali City suburbs

The latter was started after registering A-Link Investment limited Company following the drop in sales. Yin estimated that, “unlike last year when we were selling 1,000 phones monthly, this year we declined to between 200-100.”

He attributed the slump in sales to the global crisis and the aggressive competition from the telecommunication companies.

“The causes are the global economic crisis and MTN and Rwandatel competition of selling phones cheaper handsets,” he explained.

In 2007, A-Link technologies started operations in Rwanda as the first phone assembling plant in the country.

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