Aftab group of companies is followed by a very long and great history behind its success. This success is an outcome of untiring efforts of their elders. Aftab group is serving Pakistani consumers over a very long period of time.
In February 1948 a trading company was formed to deal coal, charcoal and hard coke, gradually the company diversified and expanded its business into different fields.
In 1970 Paper wax Match under brand name "SHAMA" was introduced, in 1978 the company introduced Safety Wooden Match under brand name of "TANGA" which was a complete success.
Later in 1984 Late Khawaja Aftab Ahmed founded M/S Fazal Sons Match Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. in Lahore Pakistan as his family owned company.
The setup was established with few at-hand resources, which comprised of some imported and local manufactured machinery. With the passage of time the company developed its own engineering division to cope with the technical needs of the manufacturing unit, which is pioneer in development of plastic accessories for match manufacturing in Pakistan.
FAZAL SONS MATCH INDUSTRIES
At present M/s. Fazal Sons Match Industries (Pvt.) Ltd is fully equipped with the latest technology of match manufacturing and is currently producing high quality safety wooden matches "HOCKEY", which is the leading brand in the domestic market also having the largest distribution network across the country. Our matchstick comes in two sizes namely SUPER HOCKEY and CLASSIC HOCKEY.
Due to the higher standards and excellent quality control measures we also export our matches to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Our distinguished client in the kingdom is BIN ZAGHAR group of companies, which is also the manufacturer and distributors of UNILEVER, the quality of our matches, is highly appreciated in the kingdom and have an ever increasing demand.
Recently a new match factory in name of Aftab Sons Match Ind. (Pvt.) Ltd. has also started production. This not only increases our production capacity but has also helped us in become the market leaders in the match industry.
The constant innovation and a well versed matches making chemistry is what makes us one of the most successful matchsticks producing company. Our formula is well renowned and we are more than just committed keep our reputation in tact as well as our slogan, stating that whatever the weather or season be each stick of ours will get enlightened in first go
AFTAB SONS WRITING INSTRUMENTS INDUSTRIES
In 2002, after several years of experience in the manufacturing and knowledge of strategic marketing network for “HOCKEY” brand safety wooden matches, our Group decided to set up a company to produce and market writing instruments.
Aftab Sons Writing Instruments Industries was established in 2002 and is located in the City of Gardens; LAHORE. Manufacturing writing instruments under Trade Mark “SIGNATURE”. Signature includes a complete range of writing instruments required in daily working for consumers of wide age group. Merely, in the time span of 14 years, “Signature” has become one of the largest stationary manufacturer and exporter of Pakistan.
All the products made by the company are being appreciated due to the following four major factors that had never been considered by anyone earlier:
1. RESEARCH& DEVELOPMENT
Constant Research and development in the chemistry, mechanics, designing and marketing has enabled SIGNATURE to attain a wonderful position in stationary market.
All the products meet the European quality standards. SIGNATURE enjoys the privilege of supplying the finest stationary products in Pakistan with the lowest quality complaints from the market.
SIGNATURE firmly follows the concept of bringing constant improvement in terms of product design, feel, quality, features and its packaging. The company is proud of some of the globally appreciated innovations such as Matte grip, translucent barrels available in blue and orange colors.
Creating a good quality product is never enough if you do not know how to sell it. Being in a highly competitive era of 21st Century, SIGNATURE has a strategic advantage of distributors in more than 350 towns and cities nationwide. It has fortunately enabled the company to provide in time and best possible services to the costumers.
AKS - Reflection of Timeless Beauty
Continuing the tradition of diversifying the group and introducing quality products for consumers, a new line for silver and gold jewelry has been introduced for high-end consumers under brand name “AKS”; currently located in the commercial hubs of Karachi and Lahore. The company also has a line of luxury wear Abayas under brand “RABAYA” and designer women’s wear.
AKS has also started a new project of a Multi Brand store in Lahore. For this purpose, company has acquired a plaza at a premium location in Y-Block, Phase III, DHA, Lahore.The main purpose of this project is to provide the Best Wedding Solutions and designer wear. This will provide our customers a perfect platform to get all the wedding related products from top designers’ wedding dresses, accessories, Rabaya Abayas and AKS’s Jewelry including Silver, Gold and Diamond.
As mentioned earlier the constant passion for diversifying and introducing new business ventures for the ever growing local consumers, the group carries pride in introducing a one of a kind online shopping experience under the title of OLSHOPPERS.COM.
TO BE A SUCCESSFUL AND SUSTAINABLE E-COMMERCE SERVICE PROVIDER TO LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONSUMERS.
TO PROVIDE THE CONSUMERS WITH A DIFFERENT AND UNIQUE ONLINE SHOPPING EXPERIENCE ALONG WITH THE MOST SECURE TRANSACTION SYSTEM AND EXCELLENT AFTER SALES SERVICE.
The tradition and pride of our group is to provide products that are unique in nature and there is a constant process of innovation and brainstorming. Our current brands available in the market whether they are Hockey Matches, Signature, AKS and Rabaya have constantly strived for the same.
This venture also has quite a few features that are unique in nature and being provided to the users for the first time such as:
OLSHOPPERS.COM is the only website that has been made on magento frame for a speedy and secure set up. It carries all necessary functionalities that meet the International E-commerce standards. Our system makes the transactions completely secure and well equipped to manage the back end process required.