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HATIL Complex Ltd.
Key people
Selim H Rahman
Number of employees

Hatil is a Dhaka, Bangladesh-based furniture maker.[1][2] The company was established in 1989 by Selim H Rahman.[3] HATIL traces its roots to H.A. Timber Industries Ltd., a company established in 1963 by Rahman's father, Al-Haj Habibur Rahman.[3]

In 2018, Hatil was one of several companies recognized by the National Board of Revenue, Bangladesh for having paid the highest Value Added Tax (VAT) in the country.[4]

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HATIL started its global journey making exports to the US, Canada, Australia, Russia, Egypt, KSA, UAE, Kuwait, Qatar, and Thailand by the OEM furniture supply. Brand showrooms were opened in Nepal, Bhutan, and across India.

CSR (corporate social responsibilities) activities[edit]

  • Full Free Studentship School- HATIL runs a school with two different shifts, morning and day, for the children for its workers.
  • Art Competition- In a bid to celebrate Bangla New Year 1426 and spark the creative ideas of kids, HATIL arranged an art competition for the students.
  • Handed-over Award to Purna Das Baul Samrat- Shah Abdul Karim is a legendary musician, composer, lyricist, and music teacher.
  • Patronizing Young Artists- To be part of art and patronize young artists, Hatil buys about 6,000 works of art (watercolors) every year and gives them as gifts to each customer to spread the art.

Prestigious work[edit]

  • Sonargaon Museum- HATIL got the opportunity to work on doors for Sonargaon Museum, one of the oldest museums bearing witness of the old regime of Bengal, in 2015 under the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.
  • Bangladesh Bhavan Auditorium at Shantiniketan, West Bengal, India- In the year 2018, HATIL has supplied furniture in the library of Visva-Bharati University in Bangladesh Bhaban, West Bengal, India.
  • Tungipara Bangabandhu Mausoleum Library- Bangabandhu Mausoleum is an important architecture for the people of Bangladesh in terms of respect as well as aesthetic and historic value. In 2018, HATIL worked in the library of the mausoleum complex.

Business history[edit]

Hatil Timeline
Hatil Timeline

In 1993, HATIL started making furniture by renting a 5,000 square feet factory in Kuril. It lasted there for several years. However, due to the opening of new outlets and increasing demand for furniture, another factory was rented in 2003 at Shampur Industrial City in Old Dhaka. Even then it is not going to be sufficient as per the demand. Later, Selim H Rahman rented three or four sheds in Farashganj and surrounding areas. HATIL has stood well as a brand in those days. Scattered factories need to be brought together. With that in mind, Selim H Rahman bought his father's 12 bighas of land in Savar's Jirani in installments and started making the factory. HATIL started its journey to a new factory in 2006. At present they have two factories of 75 bighas in total.

Selim H Rahman did not stop with the new factory land. The factory includes state-of-the-art equipment from Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States. All units of the factory are free from wood dust by the instigated dust collector system. As a result, the employees of the organization are working with ease. Their health risks have decreased a lot. HATIL is currently one of the most modern wooden furniture factories in South Asia.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Hatil wants to expand globally". Dhaka Tribune. 11 January 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  2. ^ "B'desh's global furniture brand 'Hatil' enters India". United News of India. 17 August 2017. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  3. ^ a b "From timber shop to going global". The Business Standard. 25 January 2020. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  4. ^ "NBR gives awards to top VAT payers at the DITF". Dhaka Tribune. 6 February 2018. Retrieved 10 December 2020.
  5. ^ "From an idea to an established brand". The Daily Star. 2 September 2021. Retrieved 2 September 2020.
  6. ^ "In the world with furniture". Prothom Alo. 5 November 2021. Retrieved 5 November 2021.
  7. ^ "দেশের গণ্ডি পেরিয়ে বিশ্ববাজারে হাতিল". Prothom Alo. 1 December 2021. Retrieved 1 December 2021.
  8. ^ "বৈশ্বিক ব্র্যান্ডের পথে বাংলাদেশের হাতিল". Prothom Alo. 15 December 2021. Retrieved 15 December 2021.
  9. ^ "Our furniture industry needs a seat at the table: Hatil MD". The Business Standard. 6 December 2021. Retrieved 6 December 2021.
  10. ^ "Hatil to display digital features at 2022 Trade Fair". The Business Standard. 30 December 2021. Retrieved 30 December 2021.

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