The emergence of the ceramic industry in Bangladesh began in the late 1950s. But given how rapidly the sector grew, it is now one of the most prominent industries in the country. Now, there are more than 21 ceramic industrial areas in Bangladesh, which are responsible for employing more than 500,000 people. 85% of the ceramic market in Bangladesh is being served by local companies, while the rest of the demand is met by importing products. Moreover, the ceramic industry is very lucrative as it is one of the leading sources of exports. However, most of the raw materials required to make ceramic products have to be imported from foreign countries.
Ceramic products like tiles are used on roofs, floors, walls, toilets, etc. And the reason why ceramic tiles are so widely used is because of their physical properties – they have excellent durability, are easy to work with, can be easily cleaned, and are very tough. So, which companies in Bangladesh make some of the best ceramic products? As of now, there are more than 60 ceramic manufacturing companies in Bangladesh and it is expected that more will join the fray. Among them, there are 10 companies that have truly elevated the ceramic industry of Bangladesh to new heights.
List of Top 10 Tiles and Ceramics Companies in BD
- DBL Ceramics Ltd.
- RAK Ceramics Ltd.
- Great Wall Ceramic Industries Ltd.
- Akij Ceramics Ltd.
- Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries Ltd.
- Shinepukur Ceramics
- Mir Ceramic Ltd.
- Star Ceramics Bangladesh Ltd.
- X Ceramics Ltd.
- China-Bangla Ceramic Industries Ltd
1. DBL Ceramics Ltd.
DBL Ceramics Ltd. is one of the leading companies in the ceramics industry of Bangladesh. They are widely renowned for their commitment to manufacturing premium-quality ceramic tiles, which are used for interior design as well as other architectural requirements. The company primarily uses cutting-edge manufacturing technology and machinery from Italy to ensure that its quality never falters. Since its inception in 2016, DBL Ceramics Ltd. has completed 2000+ projects, has 6+ display centers all across Bangladesh, and has more than 1000+ employees. Currently, there are more than 12 product categories under the belt of DBL Ceramics Ltd., which include a variety of different contemporary styles of tiles for lobbies, bedrooms, living rooms, dining rooms, commercial spaces, kitchens, verandas, stairs, etc.
With innovation driving the company forward and environmentally sustainable practices in place, DBL Ceramics Ltd. is undoubtedly the most advanced ceramics brand in the country. Even some of the most prolific figures in Bangladesh are brand ambassadors for DBL Ceramics Ltd., including Jaya Ahsan and Shakib Al Hasan. Furthermore, the company has also received ISO 9001:2015, 14001:2015, and 45001:2018 certifications for its impeccable manufacturing practices. The head office of DBL Ceramics Ltd. is located in Gulshan 1, Dhaka, with its factories in Gazipur.
2. RAK Ceramics Ltd.
RAK Ceramics is a multinational ceramics brand, originating from the U.A.E. The brand specializes in making ceramic tiles, tableware, sanitaryware, and faucets, with a production capacity of 18 million square meters of tiles, 5 million pieces of sanitaryware, 24 million pieces of porcelain tableware, and 1 million pieces of faucets every year. Currently, RAK Ceramics has 21 state-of-the-art manufacturing plants across the U.A.E, India, and Bangladesh, with clients from Europe, Asia, Australia, America, and the Middle East. The company is publicly listed in the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange and Dhaka Stock Exchange, with an annual turnover of approximately $1 billion.
RAK Ceramics Ltd. was incorporated in 1998, and it entered the Bangladeshi market in 2000. It serves the market with a wide range of ceramic products, which include wall tiles, floor tiles, rustic glazed tiles, grease porcelain tiles, sanitaryware, and interior decor items. The company has further expanded its product portfolio by including paper holders, towel holders, urinal bowls, soap cases, etc. All of its product offerings are contemporary and modern so that the brand can keep up with their customers’ evolving tastes. However, an innovative design language is not the only aspect at the company’s forefront as it is deeply committed to maintaining environmentally sustainable practices. And because of RAK Ceramics’ company philosophy, the brand has been granted the prestigious ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001:2004, and ISO 13006:2012 (E) certifications. Moreover, RAK Ceramics Ltd. also won several international awards, such as the Business Stevie Awards in 2015 for ‘most innovative company’ and ‘health, safety and environment program of the year’. The brand was also given the award for ‘Brand of the Year’ at the prestigious World Branding Awards 2015.
3. Great Wall Ceramic Industries Ltd.
With over 16 years of experience in the ceramics industry, Great Wall Ceramic Industries Ltd. has firmly cemented itself as one of the key business entities in Bangladesh. The company was founded in 2006. It is the top exporter of tiles and ceramics from Bangladesh. The brand was formerly handled by the renowned Thai brand COTTO in collaboration with the Bangladeshi brand CHARU. Now, it has become its own entity with its identity set in vogue design and advanced manufacturing processes.
The company offers a large collection of vibrant floor and wall tiles, such as ceramic, stone, rustic, vitrified, glazed polish, etc. However, the primary products of the company are ceramic wall tiles in various sizes, rustic wall tiles, homogenous, homogeneous & porcellanato print, décor, and borders. Modern technologies in manufacturing and a large variety of designs that appeal to everyone have made this brand stand out. Moreover, with high-quality products and great customer service, Great Wall Ceramic Industries goes above and beyond when it comes to satisfying the needs of its clients. They also have a wonderful workplace for their employees, so that they can create something truly unique. The head office of Great Wall Ceramic Industries Ltd. is situated in Bangla Motor, Dhaka.
4. Akij Ceramics Ltd.
Established in 2012, Akij Ceramics Ltd is one of the biggest ceramic and tile manufacturers in Bangladesh. The brand is currently producing 49,500 square meters of ceramic tiles every day. Mirror Polished, Rustic, Satin Matt, and other magnificent designs and textures are produced by Akij Ceramics to cater to its customers’ every need. Since its inception, Akij Ceramics Ltd. has become a major player in the ceramics industry due to its perseverance, creativity, and excellent client support. Akij Ceramics has modernized its facilities with European technology in an effort to reduce its carbon footprint and has grown to be one of Bangladesh’s top tile manufacturers.
The brand has adopted some of the most advanced manufacturing technologies from Europe in order to maintain a high standard of quality for its products. The primary offerings include wall tiles, uniform floor tiles, ceramic floor tiles, and porcelain-printed floor tiles. The company also manufactures high-end VANITA kitchen and bathroom tiles.
5. Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries Ltd.
A joint venture company, Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries Ltd. started its journey in May 1995. And since its inception, the company has been engaged in manufacturing and marketing various types of top-tier wall and floor tiles. Mr. Javed Opgenhaffen is the managing director of Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries Ltd. In 1998, the company entered the market as a public limited company by sharing its listing with DSE and CSE, and local and foreign shareholders. They are the pioneer of luxurious glazed floor and wall tiles that were made using the latest printing technology. Moreover, their product line consists of Glazed Floor Tiles, Design Glazed Floor Tiles, Glazed Wall Tiles, Homogeneous Floor Tiles, Porcelain Floor Tiles, Homogeneous Stair Tiles, Punch Wall Tiles, Digital Printed Wall Tiles, and Rustic Wall Tiles. They use high-quality imported raw materials, Spanish, Italian, and Chinese machinery, and highly experienced multicultural workers who are experts in production.
According to the Daily Star, Fu-Wang Ceramic Industries Ltd. will invest Tk 650 crore to expand its business operations. The company’s board of directors decided to launch a greenfield project to enhance its tile production capacity by around 15,000 square meters per day. After fulfilling the demand of the local market, they’re also exporting to countries like India, Bhutan, and Taiwan.
6. Shinepukur Ceramics
Founded in 1997, Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd is a member of the country’s largest private sector business Conglomerate BEXIMCO Group. SCL has a very strong position in the global tableware market. The company is located in the BEXIMCO Industrial Park, 40 kilometers away from Dhaka City and close to the Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ). Their manufacturing plants were set up in 1998, and the commercial manufacture of Bone China and porcelain tableware began in 1999. SCL has been successful in outpacing its rivals and capturing market share from them in both the porcelain and bone china industries. Along with its excellent collection of Bone China and Shinepukur Ceramics, SCL also offers Plain Porcelain, Ivory China, and High Alumina tableware, with the intent to capture different market segments. Dinner to tea plates, soup tureens to soup spoons, retail tabletop to industrial, hotel ware, and airline in-flight products are just a few examples of the wide range of SCL’s offerings.
Shinepukur has successfully expanded its export market by serving clients all across the world, such as Australia, Argentina, Canada, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Norway, New Zealand, Poland, Pakistan, Portugal, Russian Federation, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Taiwan, Turkey, USA, UK, and UAE. They were also awarded the National Export Gold Trophy by the Ministry of Commerce in recognition of the highest export performance in Ceramics products during FY 2016-17.
7. Mir Ceramic Ltd.
Mir Ceramic Ltd. is known for manufacturing the strongest and most resilient tiles in Bangladesh. The brand is a member of the Mir Group of Companies. It was founded by a leading business figure in Bangladesh and former president of FBCCI – Mr. Mir Nasir Hossain in 2001. Mir has been a dominant force in Bangladesh’s high-end tile industry thanks to its consistent production of superior-quality tiles and other ceramic products. Their portfolio includes LPorcelain (Homogeneous) Tiles, Ceramic Wall Tiles, Granito Floor Tiles, Homogeneous Stair Tiles, Mir Polished Tiles, and Industry Tiles. Mir Ceramics has relied on SACMI (Italy), which is widely regarded as the world’s greatest supplier of ceramics manufacturing equipment.
Their raw materials are obtained from countries like Spain, Italy, Malaysia, and Thailand. Mir Ceramics produces tiles that have the maximum bending strength and the least amount of water absorption. Moreover, to manage the manufacturing process, MCL has also put together a knowledgeable production team with decades of expertise in the sector.
8. Star Ceramics Bangladesh Ltd.
Star Ceramics Bangladesh Ltd. is a Bangladesh-Lebanon joint venture and is the pioneer of manufacturing digitally printed tiles in Bangladesh. The brand started its journey in 2012. And Qamar Uz Zaman is the managing director of this company.
Using the latest technology and modern equipment, Star Ceramics offers a wide range of tiles and sanitary wares. They began producing tiles on a commercial scale in 2013 and sanitary ware in 2015. Star Ceramics places a great priority on product quality, modern design, the highest degree of customer happiness, and providing the most affordable prices for tiles and ceramics in the market. Star ceramics has Bangladesh’s biggest production plant for 900 x 600 mm and 600x 600 mm tiles, with a capacity of 15000 square meters per day.
In addition to that, they have been granted accreditation for quality, environmental, and occupational health and safety management systems with ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007.
9. X Ceramics Ltd.
Producer of word class Italian Ceramics Tiles, X Ceramics Ltd. was founded in 2008. It’s a joint venture of X Index Company (XIC) and Majorca, Italy, the benchmark of Italian tiles. Mahin Bin Mazher is the current Managing Director of X Ceramics Ltd Bangladesh. X-Ceramics Group has four premium tile brands: X Monica, X Monalisa, X Alexander, and Venus Ceramics. Wall tiles and floor tiles are the main product of this company, which are produced at its cutting-edge manufacturing plant. X Monica provides its exceptional ceramic offerings to the most luxurious homes and business venues in the country. X Monalisa started its journey in 2013, and they mainly focus on design, research, and technological advancement for its product.
And finally, X Alexander is known for their affordable and long-lasting tiles. Lastly, the product line of Venus Ceramics has been inspired by Italian heritage following long years of legacy. Their product line promotes aristocracy and innovation with its glazed vitrified tiles (GVT).
10. China-Bangla Ceramic Industries Ltd
China Bangla Ceramic Industries Limited was established in 2001 as a partnership between China and Bangladesh. Mr. Md. Shirajul Islam Mollah is the Managing Director of the Company.
This company is successfully producing a wide range of products that includes wall tiles, premium wall tiles, homogeneous tiles, and stair tiles in the categories of Microtech, Crystal Mirror Glossy (MG), Glazed Porcelain, Crystal Nano Polished Floor (PGVT), Sugar Glitter Floor, and Double Charge. CBC is currently producing 9000 square meters of homogeneous tiles per day, which have almost little water absorption. All around the nation, CBC has dealerships with attractive showroom facilities. This company integrates sophisticated technology which helps them to produce quality products.
- Final Verdict
With the ever-expanding landscape of Bangladesh’s ceramic industry, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that enterprises have been trying to get a piece of the pie. But as it stands, these 10 companies are at the pinnacle of the ceramic industry due to their excellent category of products, advanced manufacturing procedures, and sustainable business practices.