About Trade Corporation
Trade Corporation is a prominent importer, distributor & retailer of Imaging, Photo Printing, Large Format Printing, Stationery & IT Peripheral products based in Dhaka, Bangladesh.Founded in 1982, at the port city of Chittagong, we are among the biggest importers of various products in Bangladesh and have been presented with multipleimport awards by our banking partners.
Since shifting our head office from Chattogram to Dhaka in 1991, our business has expanded manifolds. During the year 1995, Trade Corporation inaugurated Color Bazar, then one of the most advanced Photo Labs in the country with state-of-the-art printing equipment and a team of skilled technicians and designers. As of today, Color Bazar is still one of the most preferred destinations for professional photographers from all across the country, including almost all registered photographers of Bangladesh Film Development Corporation (FDC). In 2008, Trade Corporation introduced an IT peripheral department to tap into the booming computer hardware market in the country. With a focus on high-volume & high-quality products, we have become one of the largest importers of blank optical discs, laser toner cartridges, and video surveillance products. Our IT brands include YDD, Mr. Data, Legend, Inkstone, Zmodo& Juan. In 2010 we acquired Hotel Asia, which was then a 25-room residential hotel. During May 2016, the newly constructed Asia Hotel & Resorts was inaugurated as a 3-star boutique hotel with 54 rooms, 2 banquet halls, 3 restaurants and many other facilities.
During 2017, our company entered the large format printing market, introducing high quality media, ink & accessories. At the moment, we are working with many print houses around Bangladesh, supplying them with machines, media, consumables, and after sales support.
Going forward, we will be expanding our core import & hospitality businesses, as well as entering new sectors with high growth potential.
Mohammad Zahirul Islam is a visionary entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist who founded Trade Corporation in 1982. A former President of Bangladesh Photographic Association, he was also a member of the country's elite business association, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). He is one of the Co-ordinators of Voluntary Blood Donation Program, Quantum Foundation. He has been actively involved in the development of his hometown, Laxmipur, where he has set up an orphanage and mosque. He is among the school board members of Nurullapur Anjum Ara High School. His vision, hard work and dedication have led Trade Corporation from its extremely humble beginning, to where it is today.
Other Affiliations :1. Managing Director, Lama Rubber Industries Ltd
2. Managing Director, Asia Hotel & Resorts
3. Proprietor, Color Bazar Color Lab
4. Proprietor, Bright International
5. Proprietor, Trade Agro Industries Ltd.
6. Co-ordinator, Voluntary Blood Donation Program, Quantum Foundation
7. Life Member, Lakshmipur Samity
8. Life Member & Ex-President, Bangladesh Photographic Society
9. EC Member, Bangladesh Rubber Bagan Malik Samity
10. General Member, FBCCI
11. Member, Bangladesh Computer Samity
12. Member, Dhaka Chamber of Commerce & Industry
13. Founder, Baitul Aman Jam-E-Mosque
14. Founder, Hasina Parvin Yatimkhana