From being a pioneer in manufacturing of chlor-alkali products in Pakistan to operating one of the most energy efficient caustic soda plant in the world, Ittehad chemicals believes in being the “best in its class”.
Our manufacturing complex, located in Kala Shah Kaku, district Skeikhupura, started production in 1964. The company was nationalized in 1972 and was later privatized in 1995.
After successive capacity expansions and technology upgrades, today, our plant has a Nameplate capacity of 425 MT /day of Caustic Soda. Our range of products also includes Liquid Chlorine, Hydrochloric Acid, Sodium Sulphate, Sodium Hypochlorite, Calcium Chloride and Carbon Dioxide which are supplied to our valued customers all over Pakistan and are also exported to UAE and Oman.
In order to diversify, ICL ventured into manufacturing of surfactants (LABSA, SLES1, SLES2 and SLES3) in 2019. Within a short span of time, ICL has established itself as a quality producer of surfactants, supplying its products to world-renowned multi-national companies as well as to the local market.
As a socially responsible organization we believe in having double bottom line where we evaluate our performance not only by fiscal measures, but also by our positive social contribution. Through continuous efforts and significant investments the company now has minimized harmful emissions to the atmosphere and is also commissioning a water treatment plant for safe disposal of effluent generated during plant operations.
Our journey has been a journey of self-belief, continuous improvement, diversification and growth. Our core values of Ethics, Respect, Teamwork and Accountability differentiates us from our competitors. We believe in the immense potential of our great nation and always strive to make positive contributions to the well-being and prosperity of our people.
Status of Company is Public Interest Company (PIC) and Listed on Pakistan Stock Exchange Limited.
The Permissible business activities of Ittehad Chemicals Limited are manufacturing, importing, exporting, packing, repacking of Caustic Soda, Sodium Hypo Chlorite and other allied chemicals.
Note: There are other permissible business activities which are given in the Memorandum of Association of Ittehad Chemicals Limited.
The tremendous success of ICL has attracted high profile employees from near and far. ICL is located at Kala Shah Kaku, District Sheikhupura. This area is reputed for growing high quality high aroma extra long grain rice. The quality of its rice produced is second to none and is acclaimed world-wide. The skilled / semi skilled workers mostly belong to this area and its surrounding vicinity. The establishment of ICL way back in 1962 brought about a revolutionary change in the life style of the people of the area. By nature, the people of the area are hard-working and pride themselves on their commitment. Over the years, Kala Shah Kaku has developed into a hub of commercial, industrial, and educational activities contributing directly towards the prosperity of the local people.
We believe that quality input can only produce quality output. Accordingly, we develop training programs that help polish our human intellectual capital. Our training programs are based on in-house and on-the-job exposure. Accordingly, we constantly monitor the performance and value-addition of our employees through an annual appraisal and compensation system. This assures that our employees are motivated, committed, and constantly updating themselves for the benefit of all parties involved.
Mr. Muhammad Siddique has been associated with Ittehad Chemicals Limited (the “ICL”) since October 1999. He holds Master of Science Degree in Textile Technology. He has over twenty nine (29) years of professional experience in the fields of Chemical, Textile Industries, Finance and Corporate Affairs of International and local Companies. He is also working as Partner of M/s Ittehad Developers.
Director / CEO
Mr. Abdul Sattar joined ICL in June 1997. He holds Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemistry. He is a proactive, dynamic, diligent and result oriented professional with accomplished experience of 22 years across Chemical Manufacturing, Business Development and Textile Processing Industries. He is also on the Board of Ittehad Developers and Chemi Dyestuffs Industries (Pvt) Limited.
Mr. Pervez is a fellow of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of Pakistan and posses over 14 years post qualification experience. He is Creative, result-driven, solution oriented financial leader recognized with special expertise in strategic business development and operational excellence. He has Strong relationship management skills, to manage relationships at seniorlevels, while maintaining highest professional ethics and integrity. Possesses rich experience in driving and managing financial planning and financial operations with focus on corporate strategy objectives. Consistently improvises operations to maximize profits through effective cost and resource management. At ease in stressful situations with a focus on achieving organization objectives. Expertise in development of IT based management reporting system based on profit/cost center approach.
Mr. Waqas Siddiq Khatri is working with ICL as Executive Director since February 2012. He has done MS in Chemical Engineering from USA and has vast experience in the fields of Chemical, Business Development and Textile Processing Industries. He is also managing Agri Division of the Company.
Ms. Farhana is working with ICL as Director since 2005. She is also on the Board of M/s Ittehad Developers and has a vast experience in Chemicals Industries.
Mr. Pervaiz Ahmad Khan did his B.Sc in Chemical Engineering and M.Sc in Nuclear Technology. He has extensive experience by holding senior executive positions in the industry. Mr. Khan has professional training in International Executive Program (France); International Manufacturing Program (the Netherlands); International Safety, Health, and Environment Management (UK); and Manufacturing & Benchmarking Trainings in UK and USA. Mr. Khan remained Member, BoD, ICI Pakistan; Trustee, ICI Pakistan Management/non-Management Staff Provident Funds and Gratuity Funds; Trustee, ICI Foundation; and Member BOD, Haleeb Foods Ltd. He was elected director on 28thMarch, 2014.
Mr. Abdullah Mustafa holds a Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering from University of Toronto and is providing fresh insights to shape the company;s vision going forward.
The factory is strategically located on the 19th/20th Kilometer of GT Road and spread over an area of 106 acres. It is approachable from the Lahore-Islamabad Motorway as well as from the main city of Lahore, being less than an hour drive. The place is known as Kala Shah Kaku, an industrial site which has seen the growth of industries over the past decades stretching up and beyond Gujranwala along the G.T Road. Apparently, Kala Shah Kaku and its neighboring vicinities have both gained tremendous importance and become a hub of commercial, economic and educational activities. As industrialization flourished over the years, a large number of small townships also mushroomed in and around the vicinity due to availability of livelihood to the local residents at their doorsteps
Ittehad Chemicals Limited (ICL) was established in 1962 under the name of United Chemicals by a private entrepreneur.
ICL was commissioned in the year 1964 with an installed capacity of 40 MT/day of Caustic Soda. The initial plant was set up by M/S Oronzio Denora of Italy.
Under the Economic Reforms Order, United Chemicals was nationalized in 1971 along with other industries of the country and renamed as Ittehad Chemicals. It was initially managed by the Board of Industrial Management and thereafter the Federal Chemicals & Ceramics Corporation Ltd under the Ministry of Production, Govt. of Pakistan.
During the state enterprise period its production capacity was raised by another 90 tons/day during the year 1984-85.
The factory was ultimately denationalized in 1995 by the Privatization Commission Govt. of Pakistan. It was acquired by the Chemi Group of Industries, a Karachi based dynamic entrepreneurial group. The new management immediately undertook the task of refurbishing the factory, its infrastructure, and updating its production line to improve efficiency and capacity.
Shortly after the takeover, the plant capacity was soon raised to over 200 tons/day.
The environmental friendly “Ion Exchange Membrane Plant” was added to the production line in the year 2003 with a capacity of 163 tons/day.
This was shortly enhanced to 240 tons/day with the addition of more IEM Electrolyzers.
The new technology is not only environment- friendly but also power-conscious. However, due to its subtle and urbane nature, it requires an uninterrupted power supply for trouble-free operations. Accordingly, the company established its own state-of-the-art Power Plant of 30 MW capacity in the year 2005.
With a rich and illustrious history, ICL is the founding company in Pakistan for the Chlor-alkali industry. It has paved the way for other organizations competing in the local market. With a growing interest for ICL products in the international market, the organization has made the necessary arrangements (and will continue to do so in the future) to cater for the growing demand.