history

    legacy of innovation, investment and inspiration

    a journey through time

    Engro has come a long way since its inception, as a fertilizer manufacturing and marketing company, to becoming one of the largest conglomerates in Pakistan. Here is a look at our journey through time which is punctuated with investments that are geared to impact maximum benefit for all our stakeholders.

    2020
    Engro wins UNGC Sustainability Award for second consecutive year in recognition of promoting UNGC Principles and Sustainable Development Goals. 1
    Engro wins UNGC Sustainability Award for second consecutive year in recognition of promoting UNGC Principles and Sustainable Development Goals.
    Engro Fertilizers and MCB Bank introduce first electronic bank guarantee solution in Pakistan. 2
    Engro Fertilizers and MCB Bank introduce first electronic bank guarantee solution in Pakistan.
    Thar Coal Block-II mine and power projects complete first year of successful operations. 3
    Thar Coal Block-II mine and power projects complete first year of successful operations.
    Pakistan Onshore LNG invites Expression of Interest to set up Pakistan’s first onshore LNG terminal. 4
    Pakistan Onshore LNG invites Expression of Interest to set up Pakistan’s first onshore LNG terminal.
    Engro Foundation signs 3-yr MoC with Gates Foundation. 5
    Engro Foundation signs 3-yr MoC with Gates Foundation.
    Hussain Dawood, Engro, Dawood Hercules group and his family pledge a contribution of PKR 1bn in services, kind and cash to combat COVID-19. 6
    Hussain Dawood, Engro, Dawood Hercules group and his family pledge a contribution of PKR 1bn in services, kind and cash to combat COVID-19.
    Engro bags the highest number of Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark (GDIB) Awards 2020. 7
    Engro bags the highest number of Global Diversity & Inclusion Benchmark (GDIB) Awards 2020.
    Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate) and Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd (EETL) sign a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the expansion of the EETL liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Port Qasim, Pakistan. 8
    Excelerate Energy L.P. (Excelerate) and Engro Elengy Terminal Ltd (EETL) sign a Heads of Agreement (HOA) for the expansion of the EETL liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal located in Port Qasim, Pakistan.
    2019
    EPTL and SECMC declare commercial operations of the first phase of the Thar Coal project. 9
    EPTL and SECMC declare commercial operations of the first phase of the Thar Coal project.
    Engro enters telecom infrastructure vertical with Engro Enfrashare. 10
    Engro enters telecom infrastructure vertical with Engro Enfrashare.
    Engro sponsors Quetta Gladiators as title sponsors in PSL season 4 and wins the championship 11
    Engro sponsors Quetta Gladiators as title sponsors in PSL season 4 and wins the championship
    Engro Elengy Terminal Limited completes 200 ship to ship (STS) transfers 12
    Engro Elengy Terminal Limited completes 200 ship to ship (STS) transfers
    History Redefined: Engro successfully synchronizes the 330MW power plant on Thar Coal 13
    History Redefined: Engro successfully synchronizes the 330MW power plant on Thar Coal
    2018
    Engro launches Engro Leadership Academy at Karachi School of Business & Leadership 14
    Engro launches Engro Leadership Academy at Karachi School of Business & Leadership
    Engro closes deal with Dutch giant Royal Vopak for 29% shareholding in Elengy Terminal Pakistan Ltd. This deal will pave the way for Engro and Royal Vopak to combine their resources and expertise to collaborate in future ventures at home and abroad 15
    Engro closes deal with Dutch giant Royal Vopak for 29% shareholding in Elengy Terminal Pakistan Ltd. This deal will pave the way for Engro and Royal Vopak to combine their resources and expertise to collaborate in future ventures at home and abroad
    Engro Polymer and Chemicals secures US$35 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a billion dollar expansion plan 16
    Engro Polymer and Chemicals secures US$35 million from International Finance Corporation (IFC), a billion dollar expansion plan
    Engro Energy Services Limited signed a MoU for Project Management with Thal Nova Power Limited, a majority-owned company by Thal Limited & Novatex Limited 17
    Engro Energy Services Limited signed a MoU for Project Management with Thal Nova Power Limited, a majority-owned company by Thal Limited & Novatex Limited
    Engro Fertilizer celebrates 50 years in Agri-Business solutions 18
    Engro Fertilizer celebrates 50 years in Agri-Business solutions
    Fertilizers wins the PAS Award in the ‘Agriculture & Related Industries’ category at the Pakistan Advertisers Society Awards 2018 for its ‘Aam Aadmi Nahi’ campaign 19
    Fertilizers wins the PAS Award in the ‘Agriculture & Related Industries’ category at the Pakistan Advertisers Society Awards 2018 for its ‘Aam Aadmi Nahi’ campaign
    Fueling our passion for cricket, Engro sponsors Quetta Gladiators for PSL season 3 20
    Fueling our passion for cricket, Engro sponsors Quetta Gladiators for PSL season 3
    2017
    Engro partners with IFC to explore opportunities in Pakistan’s logistics sector 21
    Engro partners with IFC to explore opportunities in Pakistan’s logistics sector
    Backed by IFC’s technical expertise, Engro aims to explore and develop an integrated platform aimed at providing warehousing and logistics solutions to several industries, such as agriculture, restaurants and healthcare, which require reliable TCL solution to operate effectively, while focusing on their core business.
    Engro Elengy Terminal Private Limited (EETPL) signs LSA with SSGC for additional gas 22
    Engro Elengy Terminal Private Limited (EETPL) signs LSA with SSGC for additional gas
    With the recent amendment in the LNG supply Agreement between SSGC & EETPL, the tolling rate for the additional 200MMSCFD will be 0.1745 USD/MMBTU, which is lowest in the region & this will bring down the overall rate of 600 MMSCFD rate to 0.4799 USD/MMBTU.
    2016
    Industrial Alliance with GE 23
    Industrial Alliance with GE
    GE and Engro Corporation signed a digital industrial alliance to accelerate the transformation of industries.
    Friesland Campina’s strategic partnership with Engro Foods 24
    Friesland Campina’s strategic partnership with Engro Foods
    Engro sold 51% shares of Engro Foods to Friesland Campina Pakistan Holding B.V. (FCP). Resultantly, Engro Corporation is now the second largest shareholder of Engro Foods with significant ownership of 40%.
    2015
    Celebrating 50 years 25
    Celebrating 50 years
    Engro commences 50th year since inception of the company.
    LNG Terminal starts operations 26
    LNG Terminal starts operations
    EETL constructed the world's fastest built LNG terminal with commercial operations beginning in March.
    2014
    Engro signs LNG Service 27
    Engro signs LNG Service
    Engro signs LNG Service Agreement (LSA) for set up of LNG Terminal.
    Engro Powergen Qadirpur 28
    Engro Powergen Qadirpur
    Engro Powergen Qadirpur Limited conducts a successful listing through Offer For Sale (OFS) – public issue oversubscribed by more than 2.24 times.
    Engro Islamic Rupiya 29
    Engro Islamic Rupiya
    Engro successfully launches Engro Islamic Rupiya in June 2014.
    Thar Coal Project 30
    Thar Coal Project
    Engro commences groundwork on Thar Coal Project – Block II.
    2013
    Overseas Energy Project 31
    Overseas Energy Project
    Engro enters into a power project in Nigeria.
    IPO – oversubscribed 32
    IPO – oversubscribed
    Engro Fertilizers conducts a successful IPO – oversubscribed by three times.
    2012
    Elengy Terminal 33
    Elengy Terminal
    Elengy Terminal Pakistan Limited is incorporated.
    2011
    Engro Excellence Awards 34
    Engro Excellence Awards
    Engro hosts the first ever Engro Excellence Awards.
    Al Safa Halal 35
    Al Safa Halal
    Engro acquires Al Safa Halal in Canada.
    Eximp FZE 36
    Eximp FZE
    Engro Eximp FZE, a trading hub is set up in Dubai.
    2010
    Uniform brand identity 37
    Uniform brand identity
    Engro adopts a logo change to reflect a uniform brand identity across its diverse businesses.
    Single train urea-ammonia plant 38
    Single train urea-ammonia plant
    Engro completes construction of the largest single train urea-ammonia plant in the world, with an aggregate capacity of 2.3 million tons.
    Engro Rupiya launched 39
    Engro Rupiya launched
    Engro launches Engro Rupiya – the company’s first-ever Term Finance Certificate for the retail segment.
    Engro Corporation Limited incorporated 40
    Engro Corporation Limited incorporated
    Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited demerges into a diversified conglomerate with Engro Corporation Limited as the holding company.
    2009
    Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company 41
    Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company
    Engro enters into the largest public-private partnership in the history of Pakistan by setting up Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company with the Sindh Government.
    Engro Polymer 42
    Engro Polymer
    Back integration of Engro Polymer completed.
    2007
    Expansion Project 43
    Expansion Project
    Engro commences 1.3mt Enven expansion project. Largest industrial investment of USD 1.1 bn.
    2006
    Hussain Dawood becomes Chairman 44
    Hussain Dawood becomes Chairman
    Hussain Dawood becomes the Chairman of Engro Corporation.
    First Ramadan Campaign 45
    First Ramadan Campaign
    Engro launches the first ever TV Commercials for Olper’s (Thematic + Ramadan campaign).
    Foods Business 46
    Foods Business
    Engro enters foods business and sets up milk processing plant at Sukkur.
    2005
    Energy Business 47
    Energy Business
    Engro enters energy business and begins work on a 220 MW power plant based on flared gas.
    2003
    Engro Eximp formally launched 48
    Engro Eximp formally launched
    Engro Eximp formally launched as a trading entity; becomes the largest importer of Phosphatic, Potash and Zinc based fertilizers in Pakistan.
    Engro enters automation 49
    Engro enters automation
    Engro enters automation/control business; acquires majority stake in Avanceon.
    Engro’s Revenue 50
    Engro’s Revenue
    Engro’s revenue crosses the PKR 12 billion mark.
    2002
    Energy Business 51
    Energy Business
    DH Group becomes patron shareholder.
    2000
    Engro Zarkhez launched 52
    Engro Zarkhez launched
    Engro sets up NPK Plant in Karachi at Port Qasim and launches Engro Zarkhez – the branded NPK blend of fertilizer.
    1997
    Engro enters Petrochemicals Business 53
    Engro enters Petrochemicals Business
    Engro enters petrochemicals business as the sole manufacturer of PVC in Pakistan through a JV with Mitsubishi and Asahi Glass.
    1995
    Chemical Storage & Handling Business 54
    Chemical Storage & Handling Business
    Engro enters the chemical storage and handling business in a JV with Royak Vopak of Netherlands.
    1993
    Completion of Pakven 600 55
    Completion of Pakven 600
    Completion of Pakven 600 – Engro’s first post start-up expansion project results in increase in production capacity from 268,000 tons to 600,000 tons per annum.
    1991
    Company led buyout 56
    Company led buyout
    Exxon divests its equity from fertilizer business globally; the Company is renamed Engro Chemical Pakistan Limited through an employee led buyout.
    1978
    Renamed to Exxon Chemical 57
    Renamed to Exxon Chemical
    Esso Pakistan Fertilizer Company Limited renamed as Exxon Chemical Pakistan Limited.
    1968
    Urea plant commissioned 58
    Urea plant commissioned
    Urea plant commissioned; largest foreign investment in private sector in the history of Pakistan.
    1965
    Esso Pakistan Fertilizer Company 59
    Esso Pakistan Fertilizer Company
    The Company is incorporated as Esso Pakistan Fertilizer Company Limited, to manufacture and market fertilizers.
    1957
    Mari gas field 60
    Mari gas field

    Mari gas field discovered by Esso Mobil joint venture.

    past leaders

    Every past leader of Engro had a progressive vision for the company which has contributed immensely towards the growth of the company.