Akij Food & Beverage Ltd. (henceforth to be termed as AFBL), a renowned name in Food Processing and Marketing sector in Bangladesh, started its journey formally in 2006 with only 3 products. But within a span of 10 years, the company expanded its area of production in Food and Beverage sector by adding a good number of products which attract the consumers largely and win commercial goodwill. This has been made possible by the visionary concept of its founder late Sk. Akijuddin and its owner Mr. Sk. Shamimuddin.
AFBL is now producing almost all sorts of food and food based beverages.
It has established the factories of high standard with most modern technology and has been producing wide range of varieties like carbonated soft drinks, energy drinks, juices, dairy products, snacks, chips, drinking water etc. The products of snacks and beverages by AFBL earns both national and international repute and find international market of South-East Asia, East Asia, Middle East and Africa. This is no doubt a phenomenal achievement by a Bangladesh Company.
AFBL started its production at 400 bpm in the carbonated soft drinks line and 300 bpm in the juice line. In a period of one and a half year, they have increased their capacity to the level by 1200 bpm. At present, this capacity is at the ground breaking rate of 5000 bpm. During this period, most of their brands earned the position of either no. 1 or nearing to it in their respective categories among the consumers.
The AFBL is a project valued worth us $90 million and is being funded by its parental company named
Akij Group. The annual sales’ return is about us $181 million and the export percentage comes to the extent of 2%
of its total investment.
The factory of AFBL has been established of Krishanpura, Dhamrai, Dhaka. It is located at about 50 km away from the capital. The built in area of the factory is over 100,000 square meters.
The machineries thus setup, have been imported from world famous brands like Krones, Tetra Pak, Alfalaval, Sipa, Husky in order to achieve the high quality products. The most of the Raw materials required for quality products are imported from abroad. It is because of the facts that the quality of the goods thus produced, is strictly controlled.
The process of maintaining the quality of the finished products reminds the saying of the founder of Akij Group i.e. “Uncompromising quality even in adverse situation.”
More than 3000 employees are working in the factory. The employees are being supervised by R&D and QC staff of 15 and 90 respectively.
The factory has been built with the most modern operating facilities of European origin for processing and packing including asceptic filling line which is the lone example in the entire sub-continent.