Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited
Address:Berger House, House No. 8, Road No. 2 Sector-3, Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230
Ms. Rupali Chowdhury
Berger Paints is one of the oldest names in the paint industry, yet, it is one of the most technologically advanced companies in the country. It is constantly striving for innovating superior quality products and services. With more than 250 years of rich heritage, Berger manufactures world class paints for all kinds of substrates and also provides unparallel services.
Berger’s inception was laid out in 1760 by a German national named Louis Berger, who started dye and pigment making business in England. Louis involved his family into the business and eventually changed the status of the company to Louis Berger & Sons Limited. The company grew and expanded rapidly with a strong reputation for excellence in innovation and entrepreneurship. In the initial years, Louis successfully refined the process of manufacturing Prussian blue, a deep blue dye. This dye was widely used for the uniforms of many European armies of that time. Production of dyes and pigments evolved into production of paints and coatings, which till today, remains the core business of Berger. The company grew rapidly, by establishing branches all over the world and through mergers and acquisitions with other leading paint and coating manufacturing companies.
Berger Paints started ‘painting’ Bangladesh since independence. Over the past few decades, Berger has evolved and transformed itself in becoming the leading paint solution provider in the country with a diversified product range that caters to all your painting needs.
Berger has heavily invested in technology and Research & Development (R&D) compared to any other manufacturer in this market. Investment in technology and plant capacity is even more evident from the establishment of Powder Coating and Emulsion plants at the Dhaka factory. The state-of-the-art Dhaka factory is an addition to Berger’s capacity, making it the paint giant in Bangladesh. It sources raw materials from some of the best known names in the world. The superior quality of Berger’s products has been possible because of its advanced plants and strict quality controls that match international standards.
With its strong distribution network, Berger has reached almost every corner of Bangladesh. Nationwide Dealer Network, supported by 8 Sales Depots strategically located at Dhaka, Chittagong, Rajshahi, Khulna, Bogra, Sylhet ,Comilla and Mymensingh has an unmatched capability to answer to paint needs at almost anywhere in Bangladesh.
Berger’s one of the prime objectives is to provide best customer support-connecting consumers to technology through specialized services like free technical advice on surface preparation, color consultancy, special color schemes etc. To bolster customer satisfaction, Berger offers Home Decor Service from where one can get an array of services pertaining to painting.
The product range includes specialized outdoor paints to protect against adverse weather conditions, ColorBank, Superior Marine Paints, Textured Coatings, Heat Resistant Paints, Roofing Compounds, Epoxies and Powder Coatings. In each of these product categories, Berger has been the pioneer. Besides, Berger offers illusions-the first designer paint solution in Bangladesh. The company also launched Power Bond adhesive, lnnova Wood Coating in collaboration with Sherwin-Williams, Vehicle Refinish in collaboration with world renowned PPG-USA, Texbond binder to cater to the growing needs of the customers.
Apart from business, Berger Paints has added another dimension to its social responsibilities by contributing to the well being of the autistic children in Bangladesh from 2009. Berger Paints Bangladesh Limited has been promoting the young and creative talents of the country through Berger Young Painters’ Art Competition (BYPAC), Berger Award for Excellence in Architecture (BAEA), Berger Award Programme for the Students of Architecture of BUET (BASAB), Scholarship Programme for the students of Architecture Discipline, Khulna University.
Bureau Veritas (BIVAC) Bangladesh Ltd.
Address:Bureau Veritas (BIVAC) Bangladesh Ltd. 84, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue Farmgate, Dhaka-1215
Telephone :9129723-4 9127714 F
Dr. A. Qayyum Khan
DHL Worldwide Express (Bangladesh) Pvt. Ltd
Address:Molly Capita Centre (4th & 5th Floor) 76, Gulshan, Gulshan 1, Dhaka-1212
Telephone :+8802-55668101, 9895810
Mr. Md. Miarul Haque
DHL was founded in 1969 to deliver documents between San Francisco and Honolulu. The company expanded its service throughout the world by the late 1970s. Air Express Services of DHL was established in Bangladesh on 10th May. This was on request ofStandard Chartered Bank Singapore (SCB – 1st Customer in BD). Mr. Henry Jacobwas 1st Country General Manager. DHL Express in Bangladesh started its office through its Agent Homebound Packers & Shippers Limited in only one room in Gulshan, Dhaka within Homebound office premises. DHL started its operation with only 5 staffs, only one baby taxi and one delivery van.
Since it’s starting DHL expanded its operation in Bangladesh to help local business grow globally. The timely launch of different product and services has helped to fulfill the needs of local enterprises. DHL is the first company to have Air Side ExpressHandling Unit at Airport in 1994. It was extended, modernized at the international standard in next phases later. The launch of two innovative packaging solutions DHL ‘Jumbo’ and ‘Jumbo Junior’ helped thousands of enterprises grow their business globally.
DHL pioneered door to door import service understanding the growing demand of the RMG sector in 2001. Standing at 2013, DHL offers different service and product for both outbound and inbound to cater different needs of the customers. DHL develops its capability to provide sector specific solutions for its customers.
DHL is the first to introduce frontline customer service in the industry in 1997. Now DHL has the most advanced state of the Art customer service department in the country.
Desmond Quiah took over the position of Country Manager for the 2nd time. (His 1st tenure in DHLB was 1991 – 1997) in 2000. Under his abled leadership, DHL started to grow aligning with the requirement of 21st century. The installation of modernQuality Control Center (2006), custom built shipment processing facility (2007), introduction of six sigma based efficiency program “First Choice” (2008), launching ofCertified International Specialist (2011); a globally award winning training program for the all employees of DP DHL, have accelerated the path towards a greatness for DHL. DHL expanded its retail network with 25 service points nationally which is the highest among the players.
DHL and The Daily Star jointly launched “Bangladesh Business Award” on 6th November, which was the first award of its kind in Bangladesh to recognize the business laurels of the country. This award has recognized 50 business persons and institutions in last 13 years.
DHL always believes that giving back to society is a responsibility. DHL involves in different CSR activities as part of its global campaign “Living Responsibly”. DHL volunteers extended their effort in the programs like afforestation, education for underprivileged and blind children, pure water supply for schools in different times.
DHL creates a unique bridge between Bangladesh and the world. Currently DHL Express Bangladesh connects Bangladesh to more than 220 countries and territories worldwide with its average weekly 120 commercial flights. There are 49 vehicles running from 5 stations to serve our customers need timely. A team of 450+ dedicated employees are ensuring world class service in Bangladesh. DHL Express-Excellence. Simply Delivered.
Duncan Brothers (Bangladesh) Limited
Address:Camelia House 22, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Dhaka-1000
Telephone : 8619336-8 9661397-8
Mr. Imran Ahmed
Duncan Brothers is a Camellia Plc group company, which in addition to Bangladesh has investments in the UK, India, Brazil, South Africa, Kenya, Malawi, Switzerland, the US, the Netherlands and Bermuda. The investments are diversified, however agriculture and horticulture is Camellia’s core business. Camellia produces nearly 80 million kgs of tea which makes it one of the world’s largest and the most geographically diversified producers of tea in the private sector.
“Camellia sinensis”, the tea plant, is of major commercial importance as tea is made from its leaves. It is an exquisite name, for a remarkable gift of nature, both in terms of aesthetic beauty and the multiple benefits derived from the bush. The name in essence also reflects the Group’s philosophy and objectives where humane considerations are equally important as its business. This is what makes the Group unique with a long history of 150 years in the subcontinent. The primary and overall strategic direction of the Group has always been to be an asset based agricultural company with a focus on the long term.
Expeditors (Bangladesh) Ltd.
Address:25 Gulshan Avenue, Dhaka 1212
Telephone : 9890594-6
Syed Ershad Ahmed
CM & Managing Director
Expeditors is a global logistics company headquartered in Seattle, Washington. As a Fortune 500 company, we employ over 14,600 trained professionals in a worldwide network of over 250 locations across six continents. Expeditors satisfies the increasingly sophisticated needs of international trade through customized solutions and seamless, integrated information systems. Our services include the consolidation and forwarding of air or ocean freight, customs brokerage, vendor consolidation, cargo insurance, time-definite transportation, order management, warehousing, distribution and customized logistics solutions.
At Expeditors, we pride ourselves on being a solutions-based organization and take time to understand each customer’s individual business needs. As a non-asset based organization, we have considerable flexibility when managing customers’ supply chains. Due to our relationships with local suppliers and global air and ocean partners, we can provide customers with the best routing and pricing options. Our comprehensive, flexible spectrum of services is supported by leading-edge information technology that provides a high level of visibility from end to end.
To maintain consistent quality and customer service across the globe, Expeditors has regional headquarters located in London, Dubai, Shanghai and Singapore.
At Expeditors, our industry professionals, award winning processes and globally unified systems ensure that we always live up to our promise, “You’d be surprised how far we’ll go for you.”
Bangladesh Textile Mills Association (BTMA)
Address:Level-8,UTC Bhaban,8,Panthapath,Karwan Bazar,Dhaka-1215
Telephone :+88029101508, 9130969,58156619
Mr. Mohammad Ali Khokon
Bangladesh Textile Mills association (BTMA) is a national trade organization representing Yarn Manufacturers, Fabric Manufacturers and Textile Product Processing mills of the country under private sector. BTMA has been registered with the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies in 1983 as an Association under the Companies Act, 1994. The followings are its main objectives:-
- To promote and protect the trade and commerce, export and import business of the manufacturers of Bangladesh in general and of the textile related trade in particular.
- To consider question of common interest connected with the trade, commerce and manufactures by its members
- To collect, classify and circulate statistics and information relating to the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
- To take all steps which may be necessary for promoting, supporting or opposing legislative and other measures affecting the trade, commerce or manufactures of its members.
- To make representations to the appropriate authorities on any matter connected with the trade, commerce and manufactures of its members.
- To advance and promote commercial and technical education connected with the trade and commerce of its members.
- To undertake special inquiries and initiate or support any action for securing redress of legitimate grievances connected with the trade or commerce of its members.
- To engage in such activities for imports, exports of raw materials, spares and finished products for the collective benefit of the members of the Association.
- To take any action which may be conducive to the extension of trade and commerce of its members or incidental to the attainment of its objects.
- To organize such fairs and workshops for selling or display products centrally which may be of common benefits for sections which might not be possible or feasible for individual members.
The Association is run by a BOARD OF DIRECTORS comprising of 27 members who are elected from Spinning, Weaving and Dyeing-Printing-Finishing Sub Sectors. BTMA is headed by one President and 3 Vice-Presidents. Board of Directors is elected under the provisions of the Trade Organization Ordinance, 1961 and Rules made thereunder by the Government of Bangladesh. The tenure of BTMA’s Board of Directors is for 2 years. The Association has a Secretariat to look after its activities. It is headed by a Secretary General who is assisted by a number of officials and staffs in the discharge of responsibilities.
Linde Bangladesh Limited
Address:285, Tejgaon I/A, Dhaka-1208
Telephone :8870322-27 8870341-45
Mr. Sujeet Kumar Pai
The Linde Group is a world leading supplier of industrial, process and speciality gases and is one of the most profitable engineering companies. Linde products and services can be found in nearly every industry, in more than 100 countries. A success story that began with the separation of air.
Nestle Bangladesh Limited
Address:Nina Kabbo, Level-4 227,Tejgaon I/A, Gulshan Link Road, Dhaka-1208
Mr. Deepal Abeywickrema
Nestle is the leading Nutrition, Health and Wellness Company. We enhance lives with science-based nutrition and health solutions for all stages of life, helping consumers care for themselves and their families.
Puls Trading Far East Ltd
Address:House no. NW(K) 8/A, Road No. 50 Gulshan-2, Dhaka-1212
Telephone : 09609000466
Fax:+880 2 9885387/9863032
Mr. Roger Rene Hubert
Country Manager Production & Chief Representative
Robi Axiata Limited
Address:53 Gulshan South Avenue, Dhaka-1212
Sharif Shah Jamal Raz
Vice President-Corporate Affairs
Robi, the most dynamic and rapidly-growing telecommunications operator in Bangladesh, is developing its services to meet increasing customer needs – ranging from voice and high speed Internet services to tailor-made telecommunications solutions. Robi is a joint venture company between Axiata Group Berhad of Malaysia and NTT DoCoMo Inc. of Japan. It commenced operation in 1997 as Telekom Malaysia International (Bangladesh) with the brand name ‘Aktel’. In 2010 the company was rebranded to ‘Robi’ and the company changed its name to Robi Axiata Limited.
Robi draws from the international expertise of Axiata and NTT DoCoMo Inc. Services support 2G and 3.5G voice, CAMEL Phase II & III and 3.5G Data/GPRS/EDGE service with high speed internet connectivity. Its GSM service is based on a robust network architecture and cutting edge technology. The company has the widest International Roaming coverage in Bangladesh connecting 600 operators across more than 200 countries. Robi’s customer centric solution includes value added services (VAS), quality customer care, digital network security and flexible tariffs.
Since its inception in 1996, Axiata Group and its predecessor Telekom Malaysia has invested around BDT 11,000 crore in the form of equity till 2012. Moreover the company has contributed almost BDT 10,000 crore to the Bangladesh Exchequer in the same period.
As a subsidiary of Axiata Berhad Malaysia , Robi draws on leading edge technology to provide its service in Bangladesh, covering almost 100% of the population, Robi is committed to provide best data and voice quality and will continue to ensure that its customers are able to enjoy the best experience through leading edge technology and innovative products and services.
Singer Bangladesh Limited
Address:House-5B, Road No. 126 Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212
Mr. M.H.M. Fairoz
Managing Director and CEO
SINGER BANGLADESH HISTORY
The presence of SINGER in Bangladesh dates back to the British colonial era when the country was a part of the Indian sub continent. The first operation of Singer began in 1905. Later, in 1920, two shops were set up in Dhaka and Chittagong.
After the partition of the sub-continent in 1947, two separate states emerged. Bangladesh became a part of Pakistan and formed its eastern wing. SINGER in East Pakistan operated as a branch of SINGER Pakistan and the products used to come from Western Pakistan. At the initial stage, marketing operation was carried out through only 10 shops, which increased to 43 by the late 1960s.
After the emergence of Bangladesh on December 16, 1971, the East Pakistan Branch Office was elevated to a country Office and the Sewing Machines were made available from different Snger overseas sources. The number of shops was squeezed to only 23 because of low volume of busines.
A change in the investment policy in 1979 created new business opportunities and SINGER registered as an operating company, with 80% of the share held by SINGER Sewing Machine Company (SSMC), USA, and 20% by local shareholders.
In 1983 the company was listed with Dhaka Stock Exchange (DSE) and offered 20% of its total capitalization- 2,565 ordinary shares of Taka 100 each. In 2001, it was also listed with the Chittagong Stock Exchange (CSE).
Since its inception in Bangladesh, the name SINGER has been synonymous with sewing machine. Although sewing machines are SINGER’S core business but the Management realized that this product alone could not substantiate growth for longer periods.
This realization led to diversification into numerous product ranges. Thus, the transformation of SINGER from a single product sewing machine company into a multi-product consumer durable company began in 1985 for further growth and expansion.
This diversification into consumer durables has continued unabated. At different times SINGER has introduced Refrigerators, LCD/LED TV, Color Televisions, Furnitures, Air Conditioners, Fans, Washing Machines, Irons, Microwave Ovens, Rice Cookers, Motorcycles, Instant Power supply, DVD Players, Room Heaters, Air Coolers, Kitchen Appliances, Netbook, Laptop, Desktop Computers, Generators, Blue Ray DVD Players.
SINGER, as part of its diversification program, ventured into the manufacturing and marketing of Frunitures in 2013.
New Role of SINGER Bangladesh – RETAILER
Gradual transformation of SINGER Shops into ‘Singer Mega’ and ‘Singer Plus’ started back in 2006 as part of its multi-branding strategy. The main focus of this strategy is to make available varied world famous brands under the same product category for providing customers a variety of choice under the same roof. As such SINGER Mega and SINGER Plus Shops now offer world famous brands like BEKO, Grundig, Apple, Samsung, Siemens, Skyworth, Videocon, Preethi, Singtech, Dell, Toshiba, Prestige, Lifestraw and many more alongside with SINGER.
Address:House-30, Baliaree (2nd Floor), Road-130, Gulshan-1, Dhaka-1212
Mr. Mahbubur Rahman Chowdhury
Head of Operations, Bangladesh
Founded in 2000, with more than 20 offices in 14 countries including our headquarters in Germany, Tradewind is at the forefront of international trade finance.
Led by attorney-at-law Ansgar Hütten, Tradewind is an international trade finance company that is comprised of experts around the world that truly understand international trade and cash flow management to sustain and grow businesses. We provide liquidity for enterprises in developed, emerging, and frontier markets trading internationally.
Tradewind started in the apparel and textile industry, financing Turkish textile trade to Europe. Today, we have more than 20 offices on 4 continents, clients in over 30 countries, and we service a variety of industries including food & beverage, seafood, electronics, automotive, chemical and consumer goods, among others.
As one of the leading international trade finance companies, we made it our mission to continuously expand globally. We are currently working on opening more locations in addition to those that we already have in Europe, Asia, North and South America.
Nordic Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Bangladesh (NCCI)
Address:C/O Maersk Bangladesh Ltd. 4th Floor, Plot 76/A, Road 11, Block M Banani, Dhaka 1213