Who We Are
Petrochem Group, one of the leading group of companies in Bangladesh, established in 1990 but over the time has become one of the renowned business conglomerates in the country. Initially it was a dream of A B A Siraj Uddowlah, but after a long journey of 30 years, Petrochem Group has made a breakthrough in its strong foundation and business diversifying in Agro Sector, Power & Energy Sector, Real Estate Sector, Information Technology Sector, Chemical Sector etc. In the private sector, Petrochem Group is a name of Conglomerate with its sister organizations like Petrochem (Bangladesh) Limited, Petrochem Agro-Industries Limited, Petro Product (Bangladesh) Limited, Bangla Solar IT Limited, Habitat Builders Limited, International Services (Bangladesh) Limited, Solar Power Limited.
Petrochem now a brand in the Agro, Power & Energy, Real Estate, Information Technology and Chemical Sector of Bangladesh has successfully created enormous opportunity of employment for the vibrant and visionary educated human resources. Petrochem mission is to achieve business excellence through quality by understanding, accepting, meeting and exceeding customer expectations. Petrochem follows International standard on quality management system to ensure consistent quality of product and service to achieve customers’ satisfaction.
Petrochem has been contributing greatly to the economy, GDP and also a vibrant tax payer of Bangladesh. Petrochem is playing a humanitarian role through contribution in the line of CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility).
FOREWORDS FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR AND FOUNDER CHAIRMAN:
Since my childhood, I adored nature and its beauty and studied Agriculture. On completion of my M.S. in Agronomy, Seed Technology and Entomology, at the American University of Beirut, I returned home and joined James Finlay as a Tea Planter in Sylhet. Thereafter I worked in Pharmaceutical Company for six years before joining Shell Petroleum Company. So I became an oil man, looking after both marketing as well as exploration of Oil and Gas. Despite being the Managing Director and Shell Representative in Bangladesh, I craved to pursue my own trade, which was agriculture and not Petroleum.
Thus, I started Petrochem (Bangladesh) Ltd. in 1990 in a humble way. Today, I remember with great respect those colleagues who helped me to take this company forward, but left this world before the completion of 30 years of this company. They are Mr. M.M. Alam, Mr. Jashimuddin, Mr.A N M Alam and many others, such as Mr. A. Rahim Chowdhury, Managing Director of Arab Bangladesh Bank Ltd. Without these support, it would have been impossible to the present Petrochem (Bangladesh) Ltd. May Allah bless them all in heaven.
Today, by the Grace of Allah, I am very happy that we have been able to build such a wonderful team of dedicated colleagues, both in office and the field, who can take this company to any height.
We are now engaged in educating poor farmers on how to increase his income even from marginal farms. We supply high quality micronutrient fertilizer and eco-friendly latest generation Agricultural Pesticides, which are harmless to useful insects and soil borne lives such as frogs, earth worms etc. Some of them even help in releasing plant nutrients which were locked and became un-useable by plants.
I feel proud to recall that we have been able to fix reasonably higher salary to our staff, compared to the Industry, besides introducing contributory Provident Fund, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, Gratuity, regular training etc., so that they feel secured and competent to perform their job.
Many Internationally reputed companies are now associated with us and we enjoy the fruits of their Research & Development (RAD) work. Thus, our farmers are benefitted with the latest technologies in Crop Protection and high yielding and Hybrid Seeds. Through our reliable Officers and conveniently located Depots, we are now able to supply Fertilizers, Agricultural Pesticides and Seeds within hours to any of our more than 500 Distributors in any part of Bangladesh. Our packing are good and we do not experience any spillage, whatsoever, in transit. Germination of our seeds is always over 90% with full satisfaction of our farmers. Today, I am proud to note that Petrochem (Bangladesh) Ltd. is treated by farmers as well as by our Distributors as a company who always maintains very high quality of their products. May Allah keep this reputation of our company forever! Ameen
A.B. A. Siraj Uddowlah
Managing Director & Founder Chairman