AIL is the single largest edible oil (Ghee and Cooking Oil) unit in Pakistan. It has an annual capacity of 125,000 MT per annum for edible oil as well as 2000 MT of Soap and Detergent products.
AIL was formed in 1960 by a visionary industrialist named Gul Muhammad. He named AIL as such because he wanted to integrate other manufacturing facilities associated with the Ghee Industry in this unit. Spanning 75 acres it is located in Nowshera, 25 miles south of Peshawar. It was nationalized by the Government of Pakistan in 1974 and became the single most profitable unit under the Ghee Corporation of Pakistan. IMGC took over control of the unit in 1992 by paying Rs. 400 per share as against the face value of Rs. 10 per share. Since taking over, IMGC has tripled the manufacturing capacity by investing continuously in Balancing, Modernization and Replacement (BMR) of the unit.
Its brand SHAMA has been the single largest selling brand not only in the NWFP province of Pakistan but also in Afghanistan. AIL has one of the largest network of distributors for edible oil in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Despite the current turmoil in the NWFO province, AIL had a record production year last year with sales of over 75,000 MT and a turnover of over Rs. 4 billion in 2008-2009.
Annual Production (2008-2009): 75,000 MT
Annual Sales (2008-2009): Rs. 4 billion
Associated Industries Limited
Amangarh Industrial Estate