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1890 As we took off

Construction Company in Ludhiana, pre-partition India

The H. A. Shah Group of Companies, originally only a singular entity by the name of H. A. Shah & Sons,
was founded in 1890 as a leading construction company in Ludhiana, India. Post partition, the business
was re-continued in 1965 by the family’s 2nd generation, Mr. Ashraf Hussain Bokhari, & it wasn’t until another decade that the company took its roots in the chemical analysis market of Pakistan, with the new head office shifted to the country’s capital, Islamabad, in 1975. Starting off as the exclusive distributor of Metrohm (Switzerland) and Anton Paar (Austria), H. A. Shah & Sons set a milestone in the history of Pakistan’s chemical analysis industry, as this was the first time that industrial devices and products relevant to this field and manufactured by the global market leaders were made available in the country..

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1965 Beginner’s time period


Rawalpindi office inaugurated
Business taken over by the family’s 2nd generation: Mr. A. H. Bokhari.

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1975 Good times

Enters the chemical analysis industry
Starts off as the exclusive distributor of Metrohm (Switzerland) and Anton Paar (Austria) in Pakistan.

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1997 Touching new horizons

Karachi office inaugrated
Becomes the exclusive distributor of Retsch(Germany).

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2000 New paths

Alliance with Agilent Technologies

Becomes the exclusive distributor of Agilent Technologies (USA)
Business taken over by family’s 3rd generation.

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2002 Growth Witnessed

Expansion of offices

Inauguration of Lahore's and Peshawar's office

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2008 The undisputed market leaders

Company enters international arena.

Bangladesh office inaugurated
Founding of Chrom World 2008
Chrom World expands its market to the Middle East and opens up office in UAE

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2013 Providing you with unmatchable services

Formation of H. A. Shah Group of Companies

Company attains international standards (ISO 9001:2008 Certification obtained) and forms H. A. Shah Group of Companies.

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2014 Success is the word

Company launches Chemistries , Forensic and Supply Divisions.

Proline Pakistan launched as a joint venture with Proline Turkey