SHARIF GROUP OF COMPANIES Multan initially was a registered partnership concern (AOP) as M/S Sharif Oil Industries 4-A Industrial Estate Multan in 1997. The sponsors of the group belong to two different families. Before this one family was engaged in manufacturing & fabrication of machinery particularly Solvent oil extraction plants, Cotton ginning plants, Ghee and Cooking Oil plants. The other family was trading in different agricultural Commodities in Grain markets (Mandi) all over the Pakistan.
The firm assisted by the expertise of sponsors Chaudhry Muhammad Tahir (CE) and Chaudhry Amanullaha (Director) Engineering Graduates from University of Engineering and Technology Lahore (UET) established the first Solvent Unit in 1997 by improving modernizing & expanding a simple Oil mill into Solvent plant. The plant started working in February 1998. It was a multi seed crushing unit of capacity 90 M/Tons seed per day. It has a capability to Extract Oil from all kinds of seed including Cotton seed, Canola seed, Sunflower seed, Soybean seed and Rice brane etc.
Soon after the group established another Solvent extraction plant name Sharif Solvent Plant (AOP) located in district Omer Kot at mirpur khas road Sindh province in April 2002 having daily consumption capacity of 90 M/Tons seed daily. In 2003 the group expanded the unit by installing a cooking oil and ghee unit of production 100 M/Tons daily. FAJAR and KUNRI cooking oil and ghee are the group brands launch in the market in 2004. Another solvent extraction plant also having daily consumption capacity of 250 M/Tons seed per day was established in the same boundary in 2004.
In 2003 the group also acquired a paper mill named Union Straw Paper and Allied Industries (Pvt) Ltd located in industrial estate Multan, which started production in record short period of 4 months after acquiring. The paper mill was a sick unit from last 5 years. After 3 years in 2006 the paper mill was disposed off on very attractive & profitable sale value.
The firms (AOP) now changed the Name/Title/Status according to the companies Ordinance 1984 as M/S Sharif Oil Industries (Pvt) Ltd Multan and Sharif Solvent Plant (Pvt) Ltd Mirpur Khas road Kunri on July 2007.
In 2008 the group acquired 70% shares of another Solvent plant namely M/S Ahbab Oil Industries (Pvt) Ltd Kehror pacca Lodhran, having crushing capacity of 125 M/Tons daily.
In July 2008 the group once again start a new project namely M/S Chaudhry Brothers Engineering & Company (AOP) for manufacturing/ assembling of diesel engine of different horse power from 16 HP to 37 HP and wheat grinding Disk Mills of different sizes and capacities. The company is marketing diesel engine and disk mills with brand name of CB.
Now once again in 2010 the group established a rice Husking/Processing unit with state of the art machinery named M/S Sharif Industries (AOP) situated at 24- KM Khanewal Road Qadir Pur Raan Multan. The unit has capacity of processing 100 M/Tons rice daily. Unit has started production in the crop season 2011. The project is design to meet the Export market demands. Group is also planning to market the Basmati rice with the brand name of FAJAR in local markets.