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.

2018

  • Successful commissioning of the 75,000 tons per annum (TPA) Soda Ash Plant capacity expansion project in Khewra
  • Inauguration of the state-of-the-art Chemicals Technical Centre at the West Wharf premises in Karachi
  • ICI Pakistan Limited signs a strategic partnership agreement with Huntsman Textile Effects
  • Launch of the ICI Pakistan Limited’s inaugural intrapreneurship programme: the Explore Challenge
  • Second Hamqadam Mother & Child Community Clinic opens its doors in Sheikhupura
  • ICI Pakistan Limited launches the Pehchan Volunteer Programme, a first-of-its-kind structured employee volunteer programme

2017

  • Joint venture company NutriCo Morinaga (Private) Limited is incorporated
  • Groundbreaking ceremony of the NutriCo Morinaga (Private) Limited manufacturing facility is held in Sheikhupura
  • ICI Pakistan Limited completes the acquisition of certain assets of Wyeth Pakistan Limited and Pfizer Pakistan Limited in accordance with the Asset Purchase Agreements
  • The Life Sciences and Chemicals & Agri Sciences Businesses are restructured to house the Agri Sciences Division within the Chemicals & Agri Sciences Business for greater synergistic focus
  • MoU signed with CARE Foundation, one of Pakistan’s leading NGOs, for the management of the Tibbi Harriya School, Sheikhupura

2016

  • 10% further equity participation in NutriCo Pakistan Private Limited bringing our total shareholding to 40%
  • ICI Pakistan Limited successfully concludes acquisition of Cirin Pharmaceuticals (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Life Sciences Business, Animal Health Division enters into bovine genetics segment in partnership with Cogent Breeding UK
  • Launch of premium international skincare brand, Repavar by the Life Sciences Business, Pharmaceuticals Division
  • Two new power and steam projects commissioned by the Soda Ash Business
  • 14 KTPA Refined Sodium Bicarbonate plant expansion
  • Hamqadam Community Clinic inaugurated in Khewra
  • ‘iMPACT gender diversity forum launched across the Company

2015

  • Inauguration of 18MW CFB 3&4 at the Soda Ash plant
  • Commissioning of steam turbine project at Polyester
  • New Dense Ash plant commissioned at the Soda Ash Business
  • Nutraceuticals manufacturing facility commercialised

2014

  • M. Sohail Tabba is announced as Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • ICI Pakistan Limited signs an MoU with UniBrands (Pvt) Ltd. for investment in NutriCo (Pvt) Ltd.
  • Ground breaking of refined sodium bicarbonate expansion at Khewra

2013

  • Coal Fired Boiler and Steam Turbine project initiated at Polyester site
  • Launch of new corporate identity, vision and values

2012

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

2011

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

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

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

2008

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

2007

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

2006

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

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

2001

  • Soda Ash Site completes Automation Cogeneration & Debottlenecking Project

2000

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

1998

  • ICI commissions its PTA Plant at Port Qasim Karachi

1996

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

1994

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

1991

  • ICI Pakistan PowerGen Limited is incorporated as a public limited company

1987

  • The company changes its name to ICI Pakistan Limited

1985

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

1982

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

1973

  • Fuller Paints changes its name to Paintex Limited

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

1968

  • ICI Pakistan Manufacturers Limited commissions its Speciality Chemicals Plant in Karachi

1966

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

1965

  • ICI Pakistan acquires Fuller Paints Limited

1953

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

1944

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