Our History

We are proud of our incredible history and the journey that ICI Pakistan Limited has made over the years.

Our History

The origins of ICI Pakistan Limited predate the formation of Pakistan itself. From a small trading concern with a single manufacturing unit, our Company transformed over the decades into one of the largest industrial conglomerates of the country.

Eventually, ICI Pakistan Limited attained iconic status – known and trusted by generations across Pakistan. Now, with a revitalised purpose and a new promise, we look forward to being part of Pakistan’s future for many years to come.

1944

ICI establishes its first manufacturing site for the production of Soda Ash at Khewra

1953

The Khewra Soda Ash Company is incorporated as a public limited company

1965

ICI Pakistan acquires Fuller Paints Limited

1966

The name of Khewra Soda Ash Company changes to ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited

1968

ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited commissions its Speciality Chemicals Plant in Karachi

1970

ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited sets up a Pharmaceutical Factory in Naryanganj East Pakistan. After 1971, the factory became part of ICI Bangladesh Manufacturers Limited

1973

Fuller Paints changes its name to Paintex Limited

1982

ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited sets up a Polyester Plant at Sheikhupura with a capacity of 12,000 tons

1985

Imperial Chemical Industries Pakistan (Private) Limited and Paintex Limited merge into ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited

1987

The company changes its name to ICI Pakistan Limited

1991

ICI Pakistan PowerGen Limited is incorporated as a public limited company

1994

ICI Pakistan increases capacity of Soda Ash Plant by 50,000 tons

1996

ICI Pakistan increases Polyester Fiber capacity to 60,000 tons and Polymerization capacity to 91,000 tons

1998

ICI commissions its PTA Plant at Port Qasim Karachi

2000

PTA Business demerges to form a separate entity, Pakistan PTA Limited

2001

Soda Ash Site completes Automation Cogeneration & Debottlenecking Project

2002

ICI Pakistan increases capacity of Polyester Plant by 44,000 tons

The Pharmaceutical and Animal Health Segment was combined with the Agrochemicals and Seeds Segment to form the company’s Life Sciences Business

2006

As a part of an asset modernization and improvement plan the Polyester Business commissions a sixth processing line

2007

ICI Pakistan completes 50,000 tons expansion of its Soda Ash plants

2008

AkzoNobel, one of the largest coatings and chemicals company in the world becomes the ultimate holding company of ICI Pakistan Limited

2009

ICI Pakistan completes 65,000 tons expansion of its Soda Ash plant

Polyester Site completes Cogeneration Project

Pakistan PTA Limited is acquired by Lotte Worldwide Group

2010

ICI Pakistan Foundation implements a PKR 50 million pan-country Flood Relief & Rehabilitation Program providing food and medical care and constructing two villages for affectees

2011

AkzoNobel demerges the Paints Business into a separate legal entity, Akzo Nobel Pakistan Limited

2012

Lucky Holdings Limited acquires majority shareholding from AkzoNobel and becomes the ultimate holding company of ICI Pakistan Limited

2013

Launch of new corporate identity, vision and values