TIMELINE

1984

Shetu Pesticides Ltd registered & construction of formulation and repacking plant in Hemayetpur, Savar, Dhaka started.

 

NAAFCO (Pvt) Ltd registered and became the exclusive agency of Potacan, Norsk Hydro (now Yara International), & Kali und Salz (now K+S).

1986

Supply of hundreds of tons of fertilizer to Government of Bangladesh by NAAFCO (Pvt) Ltd from Potacan, Canada.

1987

Shetu Pesticides Ltd starts formulation

1989

SEMCO (Shetu Marketing Company) created to market and distribute Shetu Pesticides Ltd products.

1990

SEMCO establishes 6 regional offices with own delivery vehicles.

 

Shetu Pesticides Ltd formulates Cheminova products and becomes exclusive distributor for Elf Atochem (now Cerexagri), Cequisa, Atabay, Asiatic Industries, Korea Explosives (then Lucky Goldstar, then Hanwa Corp), Forward International, and Pilar International (now Pilarquim).

1991

Supply of hundreds of tons of fertilizer to Government of Bangladesh by NAAFCO (Pvt) Ltd from Potacan, Canada.

1994

SEMCO 12th regional office established within years of inception.

1996

D K Packaging Ltd begins production of corrugated cartons for internal packaging requirements.

1997

NAAFCO imports Bangladesh’s second commercial shipment of DAP from Norsk Hydro Tampa.

1999

NAAFCO imports Bangladesh’s first commercial shipment of NPKS from Norsk Hydro Norway.

2001

NAAFCO becomes first Bangladeshi company to import Chinese phosphate fertilizers (DAP & TSP).

2002

Shetu Pesticides Ltd installs and operates a plant for production of Carbofuran 3G & 5G.

2006

NAAFCO commences production of 8mt/hr NPKS plant using steam granulation and local fabricated machinery.

2008

SEMCO CNG Filling Stations starts operation with its first station in Bogra.

2009

Second SEMCO CNG Filling Stations starts operation in Elenga, Tangail.

2010

Third SEMCO CNG Filling Stations starts operation in Madabhpur, Habiganj.

2011

NAAFCO is first company to import Saudi DAP fertilizer.

 

Shetu Pesticides starts selling Isagro products.

 

Groundbreaking on NAAFCO Pharma Ltd plant.

2012

NAAFCO Agrovet Ltd starts marketing animal nutritional items.

 

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd makes animal health medicines.

2014

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd signs toll manufacturing agreement with Renata Ltd.

 

Shetu Pesticides starts selling FMC products.

2015

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd commences human medicine general production with liquid and solid dosage forms.

 

BanglaStrong Ltd is registered to manufacture and distribute consumer products.

2016

BanglaStrong launches Isotoniks, an electrolyte sports drink brand.

 

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd markets its ORS brand.

 

NAAFCO (Pvt) Ltd receives ISO 9001-2008 certification from SGS Switzerland.

2017

AG Bricks Ltd, a brick manufacturer based on environment friendly Hoffman kiln process, is acquired.

 

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd signs toll manufacturing agreement with Square Pharma Ltd. It starts own brand marketing and also Injectable operation.

 

Shetu Pesticides Ltd finalizes deal with BASF for setting up a joint venture GMP compliant factory to repack BASF crop protection products and also manufacture its own crop protection products.

 

NAAFCO Agrovet Ltd signs toll manufacturing agreement with Elanco to manufacture their animal health products.

2018

NAAFCO Pharma signs Quality Control agreement with Novartis.

2019

NAAFCO (Pvt) Ltd receives ISO 9001:2015 certification from SGS Switzerland.

 

NAAFCO Pharma Ltd exports to Cambodia.