At the heart of our strategy lies the vision to be a leading provider of world class products and services in the emerging & frontier economies in the Plastics, Personal Care, and Real Estate businesses, thereby delivering on our promise of creating value for a multitude of stakeholders.
Established in 1969, with the import and distribution of Powder Milk from Holland and Japan, and establishment of first of its kind hi-tech manufacturing facility of Polypropylene Strap in Karachi, Zarc Group, Inc. is now a group of four fully functioned well-known companies with a wide reach to cater local market and diverse exports portfolio. We strongly believe that our pursuit of an inclusive growth model continue to yield meaningful success for all Zarc stakeholders and Zarc team members.
Currently, Zarc’s portfolio consists of varied business fields, which include Polyvinyl Chloride Hose manufacturing, Polypropylene Strap manufacturing, Personal Care Products’ manufacturing, and Real Estate Development. Fueled by the vision of becoming the premier giant with a global reach, we at Zarc are passionately pursuing value creation for all stakeholders. Zarc’s investments in Plastics, Personal Care, and Real Estate sectors are all designed to deploy inclusive business models to pursue an integrated and inclusive growth for all who interact with our businesses. We create positive impact not just in the lives of our stakeholders, but across the entire economies wherever we function.
Integrated in the Personal Care sector and reaching out to a wide consumer base globally, we are equipped with hi-tech Italian Bar Soap Finishing Lines with integrated wrapping/packing units, Emulsifying Mixers for Liquid Formulations, and Filling cum Packing Lines to make sure that our consumers get the full value of their spending every time they prefer us on our competitors.
Taking advantage of extensive petrochemical resources of Saudi Arabia, we are able to produce low cost, yet high quality PVC Hoses for local market as well as to cater huge demand of our valuable partners around the world. We have direct exports of our PVC Hoses to 22 countries around the world including USA, UK, Canada, France, Spain, Portugal, Brazil, Russia, Morocco, Libya, South Africa, Ghana, Tanzania, Maldives, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, New Zealand, Tajikistan, UAE, and Yemen. Our presence in Saudi Arabia has helped us to effectively source Polypropylene for our Polypropylene Strap Factory in Karachi. We are the only manufacturer of Polypropylene Straps in Pakistan and the ever increasing demand of our PP Straps due to the trust of our consumers in our quality has helped us to enlarge our manufacturing facility constantly. We have been adding equipment regularly every year since 1969 in our PP Strap Manufacturing Facility and still have not been able to cater 100% demand of PP Straps locally.
Our Real Estate Development concern is known for its fine structures and architectural marvels spread across Karachi. The streets of the largest city of Pakistan, Karachi, with 26 high-rise structures and 200 medium-sized residential and commercial projects pretty much sum up our Real Estate Development Portfolio.
Today, we enjoy the patronage of more than 500 million consumers globally. We firmly believe that this consumer base is only due to our persistence in quality and implementation of quality improvement measures. Our vision is to keep improving the quality of our products and services, to safeguard the trust of our consumers in our Group Companies, and ponder the ultimate emphasis on Sustainable Manufacturing Practices.
For us, it is the most important aspect that besides our strong financial performance and innovative, much-loved products and services, we remain a green establishment. We are bringing together our passion and purpose to make a difference through our Good & Green strategy of ‘shared value’ to create a more inclusive and greener world.
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Zarc Group, Inc. website. These are exciting yet challenging times at Zarc and I hope our portal creates an opportunity for our valued visitors to learn more about our leading-edge operations, reputed products, trusted services, financial performance, future strategies, sustainability initiatives, HSE&S activities, and group values.
This website is a part of the external manifestation of our commitment to transparency and open communications to all our stakeholders as well as to wider public interest in our activities.
Our journey in the last five decades has been a story of pioneering innovation, engineering excellence and strategic evolution as we expanded our footprint across Asia, Africa, Gulf Region, America, and Europe; diversified our services and products portfolio, while achieving significant growth during periods of both economic prosperity and regional challenges.
Involved in diverse sectors of Personal Care, Plastics, and Real Estate Development; our group has succeeded in making ‘diversity’ its strength.Our success lies in our diversity, which contributes immensely to the growth of our Group Companies. Each year, a different division sees the most success. If one division has a bad period, there is always another division that is doing well. On one hand, our diversity, and on the other hand, our group’s entrepreneurial spirit has led to its sustained success over the years.
The efforts of our international operations continue to focus on expanding our market share outside Pakistan and we are pleased with the acceptance we are receiving. To that end, our market share continues to grow and our global footprint continues to expand. We have a number of promising new products in our research and development pipeline, and several new and exciting products are drawing closer in their launch.
We are responsible for driving our business forward to the benefit of all our stakeholders and providing our stockholders with a return on their investment commensurate with our valuation as a premier Group of Companies. This will only be accomplished by our continued focus on quality, reliability, durability, vocational value and customer services.
A diverse business depends on the people within, and we have always chosen to work with the type of people who not only share our philosophy and commitment, but also want to grow within the company. Today we are a thriving team of professionals ranging from sales and marketing, to technologists such as Solutions Architects and System Engineers. We are very selective when adding someone to our team to ensure that we don’t lose track of the purpose we started with. The source of our growth and progress remains our strong workforce who continue to lead the industry with their unmatched skills, discipline, dedication, innovation and passion. We will continue to invest in our people and train them with the latest technology and innovations to retain our competitive edge in the market.
While our constant desire to improve will change some of the things we do as an establishment, but we pledge that we will always continue to exercise ethical business practices, maintain respect for every individual in our team and run our businesses in ways that earn us the trust of those whom we encounter. Throughout our history, we have been a wellspring of innovation, creativity and technological advances, and I am proud to say, our group plans to continue its heritage of leadership in the markets we serve and in the communities where we live and work.
Last but not the least; I would like to offer thanks to our clients, partners and shareholders for their understanding and trust. We are inspired by your faith and your perseverance and remain committed to generating value by all means and more.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Mr. SHEIKH MUHAMMAD YOUSUF
The Personal Care, Plastics and Real Estate industries are experiencing unprecedented levels of growth around the world, and fortunately we are a part of all these industries. Success in these industries cannot be presumed; only leaders with exceptional management skills, vision, and drive can expect to rise to the top.
The last few years have brought both challenge and change for our group companies. We adopted a corporate structure that allows us to be a more competitive business and market player. The ongoing economic and social changes have required the focused attention of all our employees to improve performance and position us for success, no matter what kind of markets we encounter. We have made excellent progress, but we have more to do. We will continue to take decisive action to strengthen and grow our group companies in a sustainable way.
Our group companies have invested over the years in a geographic presence, a product portfolio, a flexible supply chain and technical and operating capability that together give us competitive advantage. But that competitive advantage can never be taken for granted, especially when business conditions pose challenges that need to be tackled in the most sophisticated manner as possible.
Our management team recognized the need to do more and embarked on a comprehensive program of self-help initiatives across Zarc’s global operations; to reduce operating costs, enhance operational and asset management capabilities and improve customer focus. This self-help program has been a driving influence over the years and will better equip our group companies to sustain profitable growth over the business cycle. This work will continue in the future as well.
I am proud to be a part of this successful organization which is dedicated to doing business while living up to our Corporate Business Principles by being transparent, honest and caring for individuals and society.
On behalf of the Management team and all staff members of Zarc Group, Inc., I thank our valued customers for their continued patronage and confidence in our products and services which inspires us to extend the best of our capabilities, and enables us to provide value for their money.
I commit to work hard with the whole Zarc team to continue to deliver durable, reliable, sustainable and healthier products and hard-wearing services to our valued customers and maintain the high international quality and safety standards you have come to expect from us. We do this so you can close your eyes when consuming our products and employing us for your services because you know ours are open.
Mr. SAAD YOUSUF
"Flowing Water never goes stale. So just keep on flowing."
Behind our successes is our corporate philosophy of ‘management like water’. The business strategies we employ may change over time, but our corporate philosophy will remain constant behind everything we do. Our corporate philosophy is based on three separate and inter-related angles.
The first is the inculcation of the BELIEF among our people that what we produce for the world is as valuable, affordable, plentiful, and important as water. It is a belief anchored on the premise that our output contributes to society and the betterment of the world we live in.
Next is the understanding that water only flows downwards. In other words, it is essential that we respect the laws of NATURE and SCIENCE as we seek solutions and attempt to tackle different challenges.
Finally, like the FLEXIBILITY of water, we always adopt a fluid and adaptable stance, allowing us to react and respond promptly to various challenges with clarity and transparency. It is this flexibility that places Zarc in a better position to seize opportunities in times of crisis.
We hold ourselves accountable to this philosophy in our commitment to our people, our customers and our investors.
ZARC CORE VALUES
“A company is a reflection of its Core Values”
At Zarc, we support our leadership culture through unique systems and policies which ensure open communication, foster an environment of our Team members’ and partners’ privacy, and guarantee the well-being and safety of our employees. Our core values form the basis of everything we do at Zarc; from formal decision making to how we conduct our business to spot awards and recognition. At Zarc, we never forget what we stand for. Following are our core values:
HEALTH, SAFETY, AND ENVIRONMENT
We will manage and utilize resources and operations in such a way that the safety and health of our people, neighbors, customers, and visitors is ensured. We believe our safety, health and environmental responsibilities extend beyond protection and enhancement of our own facilities.
We strongly believe in the dignity and value of our people. We must consistently treat each other with respect and strive to create an organizational environment in which individuals are fairly treated, encouraged, and empowered to contribute, grow, and develop themselves and help to develop each other. We do not tolerate any form of harassment or discrimination.
COMMUNITY AND SOCIETY
At Zarc, we believe that a successful business creates much bigger economic impact and value in the community, which dwarfs any philanthropic contribution. Hence, sustainable business development is to be anchored in commitment to engage with key stakeholders in the community and society.
ETHICS AND INTEGRITY
We do care how results are achieved and will demonstrate honest and ethical behavior in all our activities. Choosing the course of highest integrity is our intent and we will establish and maintain the highest professional and personal standards. A well-founded reputation for scrupulous dealing is itself a priceless asset.
INNOVATION AND RISK TAKING
Success requires us to continually strive to produce breakthrough ideas that result in improved solutions and services. We encourage challenges to the status quo and seek organizational environments in which ideas are generated, nurtured and developed. Zarc appreciates employees for well thought out risks taken in all realms of business, and for the results achieved due to them, acknowledging the fact that not all risks will result in success.