The History Of Akij Group
An industrialist, entrepreneur and social worker, SK. AKIJ UDDIN was born in the village Madhyadanga under Fultala upazila of Khulna in 1929. His mother’s name is Matina Begum. His father Sheikh Mofijuddin was an ordinary local trader and led a very humble life. Sheikh Akijuddin was the only child of his parents as his father was also the only son of his grandparents. Akij was admitted into a school, but used to remain away from the school, as he was required to give time in his father’s business. The economic distress of the family led Akij to earn for the family.
During the Great Famine of 1942-43, Akij left home and reached calcutta in search of a job or business. Having no relative in Calcutta, Akij made the Shialdah Railway Station his shelter. He used to search some kind of work all through the day and at night would return to the platform of the station to sleep using bricks as pillow under his head. One day he got a cleaning job at Zakariya Hotel and that became the point of his rise in fortune.
The legacy of AKIJ GROUP is over half a century old and over the years Akij has established itself as the full of confidence and much revered industrial family of Bangladesh.
- Akij Group is one of the biggest conglomerates in Bangladesh.
- It consists of 24 big concerns with diverse activities & different products.
- Akij Group launched its venture as a small jute trader more than 50 years ago.
- Since then it has been progressing with tremendous pace in the industrial area of Bangladesh.
- A large number of people are employed by the group and cared for as members of the Akij family.
- The non-profit concerns are also involved in sustaining development of the country & for social welfare.
Mission and vision of Akij group of industries:
In this era of mass production, as it is very hard to stand out with one product, AkijGroup focuses on making the best in all sectors. Any company’s vision is actually the dream to which the company always strives to reach where it may become possible or not. Akij Group is not something different.Expanding the business in the abroad and becoming one of the market leadersinternationally are the visions of Akij Group.
The mission of Akij Group is to be the market leader through their best effort, suitable and competitive marketing strategy and the consumers support. Now they are in the position of challenger and their vision focuses on those missions, goals and objectiveswhich will make them able to be the leader from the challenger to the leader in the market