Huawei has opened the doors to its first ever physical UK store in Westfield Stratford City which it says will “open up more jobs” and “help support the British economy.”
The Chinese technology giant’s new store will sell everything from its flagship smartphones, to its “extensive range” of audio, wearable, PC and tablet products.
According to Huawei, which has now been trading in the UK for 20 years, this is one of three stores it plans to open in the coming months, creating 15 new jobs for local residents.
The store was originally due to open in October, with a second store in an undisclosed London location due to open soon afterwards.
In July, just a day after the UK government announced it would ban Huawei from producing its 5G network, the technology retailer pledged to invest £10 million into the UK’s high streets.
Alongside offering its full range of products, Huawei’s store will provide product training, technical support and a personalised consultation service for customers.
“2020 has been a difficult year for all of us, not least the UK high street,” Huawei Technologies director Sir Andrew Cahn said.
“Huawei has faced its own challenges in the UK, but we remain as committed as ever to serving the UK market and in particular our legions of customers who enjoy our retail products.
“This wonderful new store, and the opportunities it creates, is a great sign of that commitment, our faith in Westfield and business in the UK as a whole.”
Huawei Business Group’s chief executive Anson Zhang added: “The UK is a hugely important market for us, and we’re pleased to be able to offer customers the opportunity to pick up new technology in-store, in addition to a superior customer service experience.
“As well as being a key milestone for Huawei in the UK, we’re excited that this will open up more jobs to Stratford residents and help support the British economy.”