In 2017-2018 financial year, per capita income of Bangladesh hits the record growth. It has achieved 7.86% highest ever GDP growth rate in history of Bangladesh. For last 2 decades, Bangladesh’s economy has grown by 6% annually where Bangladeshi Local Companies are contributing remarkably. It’s surprising for the world but Bangladesh is somehow pulling their economy up with 109.1 million labor force. Companies like PRAN, BEXIMCO, and SQUARE are the asset in Bangladesh’s Economy. Here, we showcase the list of 10 group of companies in Bangladesh. These group of companies are pushing Bangladesh’s economy to a new level.
List of 10 group of companies in Bangladesh:
1. PRAN-RFL GROUP
PRAN stands for “Program for Rural Advancement Nationally”. For developing the rural economy and agro based product, PRAN was established in 1981 by retired Major General Amjad Khan Chowdhury. Today it is one of the largest food product corporation in Bangladesh. PRAN started their journey in 1981 as a processor of fruits and vegetables. Its products are exported to 138 countries these days.
On the other hand, RFL previously called ‘Rangpur Foundry Limited’ started their operation in 1980 with cast iron. Today it is the market leader in Cast Iron, PVC and Plastic Items. Its first shipment was worth 3 million USD and its continuously increasing its product line these days.
Recently, In 2017 PRAN’s exports had reached $231 million. PRAN-RFL has 80 thousand direct employees and 200 thousand indirect employees to run their operations around the country. The biggest markets for the company are in India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Malaysia & Oman. PRAN also have started to export cassava to New Zealand from April 2016. The Products of the PRAN-RFL groups are Lift & Generator, Culinary, Biscuit & Bakery, Confectionery, Dairy, Juice, Rice, Snacks, Textile, Toiletries, Spice, Electronics, Furniture, Foundry, Bike, Stationery, Poly Bag, Hanger, Water Tank, PVC.
Contact PRAN-RFL Group:
105 Middle Badda,
Phone: 880-2-8835546, 880-2-8835547 Fax: 880-2-8820256
2. ACI GROUP
ACI the “Advance Chemical Industries” is one of the leading conglomerates in Bangladesh, founded by Mr. M Anis Ud Dawla. In 1968, in East Pakistan ACI was established as the subsidiary of Imperial Chemical Industries or ICI. ACI is doing business in three segments- Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Brands and Agribusiness. It has over 8,384 employees around the country. In 2016, ACI marketed around 5000 products in 10 Countries across 3 Continents.
ACI’s sister concern are- ACI Consumer Brands, ACI Fertilizer, ACI Formulations Ltd, ACI Agrochemicals, Apex Leather-crafts Limited, ACI Salt Limited, ACI Pure Flour Limited, ACI Foods Limited, Premiaflex Plastics Limited, Creative Communication Limited, ACI Motors Limited (Yamaha), ACI Logistics Limited (Shwapno), ACI HealthCare Limited, ACI consultants, ACI Pharmaceuticals, ACI Electronics Ltd.
Authorized Capital: Taka 500 Million
Paid Up Capital: Taka 482.20 Million
Sales: Taka 47,668 Million [June 2017]
Career at ACI Group – http://career.aci-bd.com
Contact ACI Group:
ACI Centre 245, Tejgaon Industrial Area,
Phone: (+8802) 8878603: Fax: (+8802) 8878619, 8878626.
3. NAVANA GROUP
NAVANA was founded in 1964 by Mr. Jahurul Islam. But Mr. Jahirul Islam’s business journey started in 1953 with a construction company named Bengal Development Corporation. NAVANA was the largest business group in Bangladesh that time. It has expanded its business quite rapidly than other group of companies. NAVANA is now doing business in 15 types of industries including renewable energy and security & protection. NAVANA Group is now handled by Mr. Shafiul Islam Kamal the Chairman of NAVANA Group. NAVANA has 5500 employees in 27 different business unit
Moreover, it has emerged as a separate physical entity from Islam Group after the death of its Chairman. At the present time, Navana Group comprises a number of companies, has diversified its activities in various areas like product and project marketing, construction and real estate business, international trading, distributions and production of various items and already attained significance in the business arena of Bangladesh.
It has 15 types of Industries: Automobile, Industrial Equipment, Battery, Real Estate Construction, Electrical and Electronics, Furniture, Food, Medical Equipment, Petroleum Products, International Freight Forwarding, Oil & Gas, Plastic, Renewable Energy, Security & Protection.
GROUP COMPANIES: Navana Limited, Navana Automobiles Limited markets Mahindra and Toyota vehicles in Bangladesh, NAVANA Batteries Limited, Navana Real Estate Ltd, Navana Construction Ltd, Navana Textiles Ltd, Biponon Limited, Navana Distributions Ltd, Navana Electronics Ltd, Navana Taxi Cab Co. Ltd, Navana Renewable Energy Ltd, Navana Logistics Limited, Navana Petroleum Limited, NAVANA ENGINEERING LTD, NAVANA CNG LIMITED, NAVANA LPG LIMITED, NAVANA WELDING ELECTRODE LIMITED, Navana Furniture Limited, Navana Foods Limited is the franchise holder of Gloria Jean’s Coffees, Navana Engineering.
RELATED ACTIVITY: Automobile Assembling, Automobile Manufacturing, Paint Manufacturing, Marketing & Sales, Battery Manufacturing, Marketing& Sales, Automobile Marketing & Sales, Real Estate Development, Construction, Computer Hardware & Accessories, Trading, Project Marketing, Taxi Cab Sales & Marketing, IPS, UPS, Stabilizer Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Commodity Products Sales & Marketing, Tyre Sales & Marketing, Medical & Scientific Equipment Sales & Marketing, Lubricant Marketing etc.
Career at NAVANA–
NAVANA CNG: http://www.navanacng.com/career.php
NAVANA Petroleum: http://www.navana-petro.com/career
NAVANA Engineering: http://www.navanaengineering.com/career.php
NAVANA Real-estate: https://navana-realestate.com/career
NAVANA Logistics: http://www.navana-logistics.com/careers
Contact NAVANA Group:
Navana Toyota 3S Center,
205-207 Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka – 1208.
Phone: +88-02-9892911, +88-02-9893048
4. ABUL KHAIR GROUP
Abul Khair Group is operating their business as an industrial conglomerate in Bangladesh since 1953. It has developed their production facilities for steel, ceramics, cement, cigarettes and food products. It was a Cottage Industry in 1953 than, it started its journey as a tobacco marketing. Abul Khair Group is mainly based in the commercial capital Chittagong. It is one of the nation’s fast-growing business conglomerates, engaged in manufacturing & marketing of many diversified fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Such as Beverage, Juice, snacks and Branded Tea, Cement, Ceramic, Ready Mix Concrete, Tobacco, and Cigarettes- “from Seed to Smoke” Matches, Biris (Hand Rolled Tobacco Smoking product), Shipping line and logistics operations and General Trading Operations. The group provide employment to approximately 38,000 people in different business unit.
The companies listed under Abul Khair Group are Abul Khair Condensed Milk Industries Ltd, Abul Khair Tea Limited, Shah Dairy Products Ltd, Abul Khair Steels Ltd, Abul Khair Condensed Milk and Beverage Industries, Smark Coconut Oil Products Ltd, Shah Dairy Foods Ltd, A.K Properties Limited, A.K Corporation Ltd, Abul Khair Tobacco Company Ltd.
Contact ABUL KHAIR GROUP:
House # 75 (New) Raod # 9/A, Dhanmondi R/A, Dhaka
Phone Number: 9115972, 8115468
5. BASHUNDHARA GROUP
Bashundhara Group has become one of the largest conglomerates industry of Bangladesh over the year. It was founded by Ahmed Akbar Sobhan in 1987. In the beginning, it started their operation as a real estate company venture under the name of East West Property Development Limited (EWPD). EWPD was a successful project then. Today the number of employees in Bashundhara Group is over 15000.
After its first successful project, Bashundhara started to expand their business. They invested in various new promising business fields, including manufacturing, industry, and trading. Today it operates over 20 major concern and continue to invest in new fields. From Government, Bashundhara Group got permission to set up specialized economic zone in Karanigang, Dhaka.
It’s major concern are- East-West Property Development, Bashundhara Cement Industries Limited, East West Media Group, Social Islami Bank Limited, Bashundhara Kings, Rangpur Riders, Meghna Cement Mills Ltd, (a member of the Bangladesh Cement Manufacturers Association) and Bashundhara City (Bengali:বসুন্ধরা সিটি) – the second-largest shopping mall in Bangladesh.
Starting from the real estate sector to the steel industry Bashundhara Group is continuously expanding its business in different sectors. East-West Media Group Ltd is their new media concern. Bashundhara Group now owns four big media houses of Bangladesh.
Contact BASHUNDHARA GROUP:
Plot # 125/A, Block# A, Bashundhara R/A,
Road No – 2 Baridhara,
Phone: +880 2 8432008-17
Phone: +880 2 8432196
6. BEXIMCO GROUP
The largest and most diversified industrial conglomerates of Bangladesh is BEXIMCO. It is a Multinational Company founded in 1970 by two brothers – Ahmed Sohali Faisur Rahman and ASF Rahman. Since 1970, BEXIMCO is proudly presenting Bangladesh to the world through modern textile, pharmaceuticals, ceramics and information technology. It is the first Bangladeshi Company to be listed in London Stock Exchange. Today BEXIMCO exports their products to 103 countries. It has over 60,000 people working for BEXIMCO worldwide. BEXIMCO holds one of the largest vertically integrated textile and Garment Company in South Asia. It is also the largest exporter of pharmaceutical product. BEXIMCO’s pharmaceutical products are exported in 45 countries.
Some of the companies of BEXIMCO are- The Beximco Group, Beximco Jute Division, Beximco Pharma, Beximco Synthetics Ltd, Bangladesh Export Import Co. Ltd. – Textiles & Apparel Division, Shinepukur Ceramics, Beximco Petroleum Ltd, Beximco Power Company Ltd, Beximco Engineering Limited, Bangladesh Export Import Co. Ltd. – Marine Foods Division, Bangladesh Export Import Co. Ltd. – IT Division, Bangladesh Online, IFIC Bank, Yellow, The Independent, Independent Television, Real VU, Bangladesh Export Import Co. Ltd. – Real Estate Division, Beximco Computers Ltd, Dhaka Dynamites, Bextrade Limited, Beximco Securities Limited, Beximco Communications Ltd. (DTH), Westin Hotels (Bangladesh), Shinepukur Cricket Club.
Career at BEXIMCO Pharma- http://beximco-pharma.com/career/index.php
Contact BEXIMCO GROUP:
19 Dhanmondi R/A
Road No. 7, Dhaka 1205
Phone: +880-2-58611001-7, +880-2-58613888, +880-2-58614601
7. SQUARE GROUP
Samson H Chowdhury and his 3 friends founded Square Group in 1958 as private firm. It went public in 1991 and is currently holding the strong leadership position in the pharmaceutical industry. Square Group is now on its way to becoming a high-performance global player for Bangladesh. It has 28000 people working in different business units of Square Group. Square expanded its business in consumer product, toiletries, health products, textiles, agro vet products, textile, agro vet products, information technology and few more. Its yearly turnover now 616 million USD.
Career at SQUARE Pharma- http://www.squarepharma.com.bd/career.php
Contact SQUARE GROUP:
SQUARE Centre 48, Mohakhali C/A Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh
Phone: +88-02-9859007, +88-02-8833047-56
Fax: +88-02-8834941, +88-02-8828768
8. CITY GROUP
City Group started their business as a mustard oil company venture under the name City Oil Mills in 1972. It has 40 major concern in Bangladesh. Fazlur Rahman was the man behind the City Group. It was awarded Worlds Prestigious UK based Superbrand Award 2009.
City Group’s business includes consumer goods, foods, steel, printing & packaging, shipping, power and energy, shares and securities, insurance, media, and healthcare. The total workforce of the city group is about 10000 working for different business units.
Some of the companies of City Group – City Oil Mills, City Re-rolling Mills, City Vegetable Oil Mills Ltd, City Fibers Ltd, Hasan Plastic Industries Ltd, Hasan Flour Mills Ltd, Hasan Printing & Packaging Ltd, Hasan Containers Ltd, City Navigations Ltd, City PET Industries Ltd, Shampa Oil Mills Ltd, City Dal Mills Ltd, Farzana Oil Refineries Ltd, VOTT Oil Refineries Ltd, City Feed Products Ltd, Deepa Food Products Ltd, City Seed Crushing Industries Ltd, City Salt Industries Ltd, City Sugar Industries Ltd, C.S.I Power & Energy Ltd, Rahman Synthetics Ltd, Hamida Plastic Industries Ltd, Shampa Flour Mills Ltd, Hasan Securities Ltd, City Bran Oil Ltd, Dhaka Insurance Ltd, Somoy Media Ltd, Asgar Ali Hospital Ltd, New Sagurnal Tea Co. Ltd. Juri, Moulovibazar, Nahar Tea Estate, Sreemongal, Moulovibazar, Chandpur Belgaon Tea estate, Banskhali, Chittagram.
Career at City Group- http://citygroup.com.bd/career
Contact CITY Group:
Plot # NW (J) 06, Road # 51, Gulshan – 02,
Phone: +88-02-9852363 +88-02-9852367
9. PARTEX GROUP
PARTEX started in 1959 with tobacco trading in Bangladesh. It was founded by a well-known industrialist MA Hashem. This conglomerate run their business with different brands in foods and beverages, steel, real estate, furniture, agribusiness, plastics, and etc. sectors. PARTEX has around 40 concerns this days.
Some companies of PARTEX Group: Partex Cables Limited, Star Particle Board Mills Limited, Partex Furniture, Partex Builders Limited, Star Gypsum Board Mills Limited, Partex Laminates Limited, Partex Impregnation Limited, Partex PVC Industries Limited, Partex Agro Limited, Partex Limited, Partex Housing Limited, Danish Condensed Milk (BD) Ltd, Danish Foods Limited, Danish Distribution Network Limited, Danish Milk Bangladesh Limited.
Career at PARTEX Group- http://partexstargroup.com/career/job-vacancies
Contact PARTEX Group:
House # 37, Road # 1, Block # I, Banani,
Dhaka 1213, Bangladesh.
10. ANANDA GROUP
Dr. Abdullahel Bari FARINA is the founder of ANANDA Group. It is a leading enterprise in Bangladesh and established in 1983. ANANDA Group’s renowned concern is Ananda Shipyard & Slipways Ltd. Other business unit includes heavy engineering, textiles, and real estate.
Enterprises of Ananda Group are Ananda Shipyard
and Slipways Limited (incorporated on June 2, 1999), Ananda Shipping Lines Ltd, Ananda Builders Ltd, Ananda Greendock and Shipyard Ltd, Ananda River Port Ltd, Ananda El-Dorado Ltd, Ananda International Ltd, Ananda Bag Mills Ltd, Ananda Railtech Ltd, Zarina Composite Textile Industries Ltd.
Contact ANANDA Group:
10/1 (9th Floor), City Heart,
67 Nayapaltan, Dhaka – 1000, Bangladesh
Tel: 9352031-3, 9330609, 9331510
Source: Wikipedia & Companies Website
Contributor: Sunzida Ferdous| Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.
Revised By: Muhammad Imran Shorif | Studying at Mawlana Bhashani Science & Technology University, Bangladesh.