The history of Yunus Brothers Group (YBG) can be traced back to 1962 when the foundation of a trading house was laid. The establishment of the fabric trading business house, which turned into one of the largest conglomerates in Pakistan in a period spanning four decades, served as the first milestone in this prolific journey. Since then, Yunus Brothers Group has established various other business concerns in textiles, cement, construction and power generation sectors and has proved its business standing in local and international markets by virtue of its outstanding achievements. It proudly owns one of the largest cement manufacturing facility and the largest yarn manufacturing unit in the country.
The following companies are part of the Yunus Brothers Group:
In 1962, Yunus Brothers Group started as a trading house; exporting cotton yarn to Far-Eastern countries and gradually added other commodities in its business portfolio. It holds a strong reputation in provision of high-quality products; accompanied with reliability and excellent customer services.
Lucky Cement Limited is Pakistan’s largest cement manufacturing company with an annual production capacity of 7.75 million tons. LCL is also Pakistan’s first and largest exporter of loose cement and is the only cement manufacturer to have loading and storage terminal at Karachi Port. Other exclusive attributes that allow Lucky Cement to stand ahead of its competitors are its unique supply chain function with specialized loose cement carriers and ship loaders.
Consequent to the acquisition of ICI Omicron B.V. shareholding by Lucky Holdings Limited in 2012, it is part of the Yunus Brothers Group. ICI Pakistan (formerly ICI Omicron B.V.) manufactures and trades in a diversified range of products including Polyester Staple Fiber, Soda Ash and Specialty Chemicals. It also markets toll-manufactured Pharmaceuticals and Animal Health products along with a range of Chemicals, Field Crop Seeds, Vegetable Seeds and other Agri Products. Its four businesses, Soda Ash, Polyester, Life Sciences and Chemicals manufacture and sell a wide range of industrial and consumer products.
Lucky Textile Mills took off as a fabric manufacturing concern in 1983. However, it modified its operations and currently has transformed into a vertically integrated mill, having annual production capacity of 60 Million meters. LTML has also exported its products and enjoys a strong presence in the international markets.
Fazal Textile Mills Limited is one of the top spinning mills in the country. It specializes in producing Cotton Ring Spun Yarn. FTML is equipped with state-of-the-art machinery from world’s renowned textile machinery manufacturers and has the capacity to produce around 150 M tons of yarn daily.
Established in 1988, Gadoon Textile Mill’s aim was to provide employment to the local natives of the Swabi District that used to rely on cultivation of poppy and opium on their lands for achieving their livelihood. Thus, not limited to a profit-making venture, GTML has a socially motivated reason as its essence. GTML holds the distinction of being the second largest textile mill in the world to introduce compact core spun yarn. However, in Pakistan, it’s the largest spinning unit with an approximate number of 200,000 spindles under one roof.
Yunus Textile Mills Limited is the producer and exporter of home textiles and beddings accessories. It is a fully vertically-integrated textile manufacturing facility, from spinning to stitching, with the annual production capacity of100 million meters. Although, the manufacturing facility is based in Karachi, the company has its distribution units in USA, Canada, France, United Kingdom and Spain.
In 1993, YB Group diversified in the energy sector with establishment of Lucky Energy which is a gas-based thermal power generation unit. It is equipped with one of the most sophisticated and highly-efficient generators from Caterpillar USA. LEPL not only fulfills energy requirements of the Group companies, but also sells electricity to the Government of Pakistan.
Social activism has always been a hallmark of YB Group. Aziz Tabba Foundation, started in 1983, serves as a testimony to the philanthropic spirit of the company’s founders. The Foundation carries out various activities for social welfare of the community in areas of health, education and enhancing economic prosperity.
Aziz Tabba Kidney Centre is a centre of excellence that provides cost-effective and state-of-the-art dialysis facilities to the underprivileged section of the society. ATKC is also the only centre in Karachi where HBpositive patients are treated separately.
Tabba Heart Institute, a state-of-the-art, yet not-for-profit cardiac hospital, was established with the aim to provide quality services and compassionate care at an affordable cost. THI is a 120–bed cardiac unit equipped with modern and up to date equipment, with renowned cardiologists and cardiac surgeons.