Background & Introduction
In 1943, the late Mr. Shah Nawaz founded his business in Agra and Delhi. After the creation of Pakistan in 1947, he moved his headquarters to Karachi. Relations were established with some of the leading Agricultural, Industrial and Automotive manufacturers of the world for import of their equipment. This led to rapid expansion of the Company.
Today, the name SHAHNAWAZ stands for a successful group of Companies in Pakistan. The network of Shahnawaz covers the whole country with full-fledged offices in all principal cities, namely Karachi, Hyderabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Peshawar and Quetta with dealers and sub-agencies in all major towns.
Over 3,000 employees, working in a professionally managed environment, contribute in the progress of Shahnawaz Group and help in technical advancement of Pakistan.
Shannawaz Group owns seven Public Limited Companies, out of which three are quoted on Karachi and Lahore Stock Exchanges. Brief introduction of group business is given below:
Shahnawaz (Pvt.) Limited
Shahnawaz (Pvt.) Limited represents, exclusively; a large number of world‘s reputed manufacturers. They are Sole Distributors of Mercedes Benz for the complete range of its products. Its branches in Pakistan are full-fledged offices having their own workshop, spare parts departments and other support & service facilities for the complete range. It also undertakes installation of Industrial projects and is well known in a wide spectrum of diverse activities ranging from implementing turnkey computer based solutions to air-conditioning multistoried buildings.
Shezan International Limited.
Shezan International Limited is the biggest food processing Plant in the country. This plant produces fruit juices, squashes, jams, ketchup, pickles etc. Besides selling locally it also exports these products to Middle East and Europe.
Shahtaj Sugar Mills Limited.
Shahtaj Sugar Mills is located on 120 acres at Mandi Bahauddin, Gujrat with its Head Office at Lahore. Its daily crushing capacity is 8,000 tons.
This is a fully developed fruit plantation and agricultural farm; spread over 2,100 acres in Tando Allah Year, near Hyderabad. It is one of the largest Mango producers in Pakistan. Other fruits include Litchis, Dates, Grape Fruit and Chikoo etc.
This highly successful farm has consistently won first prize in the Horticultural Exhibitions.
Information System Associates Limited. (ISA)
The company formed in collaboration with COMSAT/RSI of USA in early 1995, is the Satellite Communications Company of the group. ISA operates under COMSTAR trade name and was one of the first companies to obtain Data Communications License, to setup private VSAT network in Pakistan.