Bengal Friends & Company Limited founded in the year 1948 by the leadership of Late Mr. Golam Haider Khan widely known as G.H.Khan as a Coal Tar (Alkatra) manufacturing company in Dhaka. Company started its business as partnership business among the family members. In the year 1972 it’s become Private Limited Company. Mr. M. H.Khan Monju, managing director of Comfort Group has joined this company by purchasing 36 percent share and Mr. Niaz Rahim of Rahimafrooz join this company by taking 25 percent share.
Bengal Friends & Co, Ltd is one of the leading Coal Tar distillation industry in Bangladesh. By using a by-product of coke coal we are producing –Coal Tar (Alkatra), creosote oil light & heavy, naphthalene etc. Coal Tar (Alkatra) uses in Bambo fence, wooden pillar, tin roof of village houses, steal barges, ferry boat, fishing trawler and widely uses in wooden boat. BFCL’S product alkatra main market is in grater Sylhet, grater Barisal, Bhairab Bazar, Chittagong, Bhramanbaria, Chadpur, grater Faridpur, Cox bazaar, Dhaka and Narayangonj etc. When BFCL started business of Alkatra in that time there was only few company doing Alkatra business in the country. In fact BFCL introduced Alkatra’s uses in this country they were the pioneer in this trade, now many company come in this trade, but BFCL still has good reputation in the market due to its sincerity, trust and quality. Its trade mark “Famous Jahaj Marka Alkatra” become brand name in the market as well as in the country. At present BFCL is occupying about 40% market share.
Company’s executive office is at BSEC Bhaban(Level 8), 102, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Karwan Bazar, Dhaka-1215 and its factory is in Kalurghat Heavy Industrial Estate, Chittagong.