Akij Match Factory Ltd.
Akij Match Factory Ltd. has been established in the year 1992 at a beautiful site near Muktarpur Ghat on the bank of river Sitalakshaya.
It is a fully automatic match factory which produces 100% Carborized high quality safety matches.
Dolphin is the brand name of the matches produced from this factory. Immediately after the introduction of the brand it became very popular among its consumer because of the high quality and intensive distribution in every nook and corner of the country.
Most of the raw material comes from various parts of Bangladesh by river. The river Shityalakhkha flows next to the factory and facilitates transportation greatly. Some of the wood used to make match sticks comes from Pakistan.
A cutter with a circular saw cuts the logs into 15” portions. The bark is taken off the portions and these are then put through the peeling machine which peel layers of wood off the log. These layers are chopped into the rough shape and size of match sticks. As these sticks are usually quite moist, they are dried. Carborization and treatment with other chemicals such as Boric acid occurs at this point. This is to ensure that the match sticks don’t break when ignited and that their quality is preserved even in highly humid conditions. The chemically treated sticks are polished in two stages to give them uniform proportions.
The quality is very strictly controlled. At every stage, non standard products (wood layers or sticks) are rejected. However, these are not wasted. The sticks, wood layers and any other scrap wood goes to be recycled in AKIJ Particle and Hardboard Mills. The faults in the rejected matches are dealt with and these are packed manually.
The bulk of the matches are packed by rotary packers and these go directly to the market.