The birth of Pakistan’s first PC brand, INBOX

 

An idea to introduce a reliable brand of locally-assembled computers that was floated one evening between three friends, was executed within six months with the creation of Inbox Business Technologies in February 2002.

Mir Nasir, the current CEO of Inbox, was one of the three founders when the company was set up over 15 years ago.
Prior to Inbox, Nasir managed his own small-sized computer assembly business which was later integrated with the Inbox technical team. Despite the presence of leading multinational brands, locally assembled, non-branded personal computers were a rage in the 90s and the first half of the 2000-2010.

In the initial years of Inbox, Mir Nasir headed the technical operations and rose to become the CEO in 2015, replacing his predecessor Ghias Khan. Khan is now the President of Engro Corp, one of the largest industrial groups in the country.

Inbox today is a foremost technology company in the country and has moved away from being a system assembler or integrator. However, its foundations remain embedded in the original thought, which is to be a prominent name in computing technologies in Pakistan and beyond.

Here Mir Nasir shares with VCast Online about how Pakistan’s first PC brand came into being.

You can find this video and other interviews of CEOs on our YouTube channel. Subscribe to learn more about entrepreneurs and entrepreneurship in Pakistan.