Founded by Mr. Amir S. Chinoy, International Industries Limited (IIL) was incorporated in Pakistan in 1948 as Sir Sultan Chinoy & Co. Ltd. - a trading company which primarily dealt with electronic instruments. In 1953, Mr. Amir S. Chinoy sponsored the establishment of Pakistan Cables Limited (PCL) for which IIL acted as a distributor and agent.
In 1966, IIL started producing cold rolled tube for electrical conduit and steel furniture. The Company quickly started diversifying the product range by manufacturing galvanized iron (G.I) pipe in 1982. In 1984, IIL got listed on the Pakistan Stock Exchange (formerly known as Karachi Stock Exchange) and public response was so overwhelming that the initial offer was over-subscribed 67 times.
Following the IPO year, the Company lived up to its expectation and continued to grow rapidly. In 1989, the Company set up Pakistan’s first private sector cold rolling mill and started diversifying its steel pipe size and thickness production to fulfill the demands of Pakistan’s booming industry and economy. The Company started reaching global customers in 1996, and have now grown to cover more than 60 countries across all 6 continents.
In 2006, IIL recognized a gap in the market and entered the polymer division by setting up extrusion plants for high and medium density polyethylene pipes and has now extended its range up to 1600 mm diameter HDPE pipe and lately to include PPRC pipes and fittings. The Company has continued to pursue new markets and incorporated IIL Australia PTY Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary in Australia and IIL Americas Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary in Canada. Further to this, the Company also established stainless-steel pipe manufacturing facilities in 2015 and the setting up of a 12” diameter tube mill to produce API line pipes and hollow structural sections (HSS) in 2016.
Inspired by its past, the Group remains committed to growing its businesses in an ethical and sustainable manner.