Akij Group

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Akij Group
Company typePublic
FoundedJanuary 1, 1950; 74 years ago (1950-01-01)
Phultala, Khulna, Bangladesh
FounderSheikh Akijuddin
RevenueIncrease US$1.5 billion (2017)
Number of employees

Akij Group is one of the largest Bangladeshi industrial conglomerates.[1] The industries under this conglomerate include textiles, tobacco, food and beverage, cement, ceramics, printing and packaging, pharmaceuticals, consumer products etc. In 2009,[2][3] Akij Group paid 390 million euros in tax, making it the biggest local tax-payer, contributing two per cent to the nation's entire budget. Akij also provides services in healthcare, information and communication technology. Its turnover in 2009 was 89 billion taka.[4] In 2018, Akij sold their tobacco division to JTI for $1.47 billion.[5] It was the biggest ever single foreign direct investment in Bangladesh.[6]


Akij Group was established in the 1950s by industrialist Sheikh Akijuddin as a cigarettes manufacturing business, before moving into other areas of business Like Rice, Jute, Paddy etc.[4][7]

Sister projects[edit]

In August 2018, Japan Tobacco acquires Akij's tobacco business for US$1.5 billion.[8][9]

  • Akij Bakers Limited.
  • Akij Plastics Limited.
  • Akij Cables limited.
  • Kan Tours and Travels
  • Ad-din Foundation
  • Akij Automotive Industry
  • Akij Biri Factory Ltd.[10]
  • Akij Cement Company Ltd.[11]
  • Akij Ceramics Company Ltd.
  • Akij Computer Ltd.
  • Akij Corporation Limited
  • Akij Food & Beverage Ltd.[12][13]
  • Akij Foundation School & College[14]
  • Akij Gas Company Ltd.
  • Akij Gas Station Ltd.
  • Akij Hotel and Resorts
  • Akij Institute of Technology
  • Akij Jute Mills Ltd.
  • Akij Match Factory Ltd.
  • Akij Motors
  • Akij Particle Board Mills Ltd.[15]
  • Akij Printing & Packaging Ltd
  • Akij Real Estate Ltd.
  • Akij Securities Ltd.
  • Akij Textile Mills Ltd. [16]
  • Akij Wildlife Farm Limited
  • Akij Zarda Factory Ltd.
  • Dhaka Tobacco Industries
  • S.A.F Industries Ltd.
  • Akij Foundation School and College (Uttara, Manikganj, and Mohammadpur)
  • Akij Rice Mill Industry
  • Akij Flour Mill Industry
  • Akij Ceramics Ltd.
  • Akij BIAX Films Limited.
  • Blue Pill Limited
  • iBOS Limited
  • Akij Assets Ltd
  • Akij College of Home Economics


  1. ^ Sajjadur Rahman (2009-06-24). "Akij Group to branch out into new avenues". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  2. ^ "Akij to invest Tk 1,500cr in three plants in its economic zone". The Daily Star. 2016-09-23. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  3. ^ Sajjadur Rahman (2010-12-09). "Big players buy cargo ships". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  4. ^ a b Sajjadur Rahman (2010-12-19). "Akij goes green". The Daily Star.
  5. ^ "JTI group acquires tobacco business of Akij group in Bangladesh" (PDF). Japan Tobacco International.
  6. ^ "Japan Tobacco closes $1.47b acquisition of Akij venture". The Daily Star. 2018-11-30. Retrieved 2020-07-01.
  7. ^ "Akij Gr set to overtake RAK Ceramics to become country's biggest tiles maker". The Financial Express. Dhaka. 2011-12-05.
  8. ^ "Japan Tobacco to Acquire Bangladesh Company for $1.5 Billion". Bloomberg News. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  9. ^ "Japan Tobacco buying Bangladesh Akij's tobacco business for $1.5..." Reuters. Retrieved 2018-08-26.
  10. ^ "Thousand bidi workers lose job as Akij factory closes suddenly". The Daily Star. 2016-04-04. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  11. ^ "No fly-ash in Akij cement: Official". The Daily Star. 2013-10-10. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  12. ^ "Akij celebrates Independence Day". The Daily Star. 2012-05-23.
  13. ^ Gazi Towhid Ahmed (2013-10-04). "Akij Food brings in German technology to produce juice". The Daily Star. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  14. ^ "AFSC". Akij Foundation School & College. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2021-04-04.
  15. ^ "Akij secures $43m from HSBC to expand particle board business". The Daily Star. 2015-09-23. Retrieved 2016-10-29.
  16. ^ "Akij Textile Mills Ltd".

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