The founder of the present Bawany Family was late Ahmed Ebrahim Bawany. He established his business activities at Rangoon (Burma) in 1900 and in a short span of time became one of the leading importers of Hosiery, Textile and various items. In the year 1931 he established a hosiery mill known as Ahmed Violin Hosiery Works Limited in Rangoon. This was at that time considered the largest hosiery mill in Asia with 400 circular machines. Subsequently, he established a textile and blanket factory with a very large printing and finishing plant. These factories are still in existence, but have been nationalised by the Burmese Government.

During second world war Mr. A.E. Bawany migrated to India. He sponsored and organised a joint venture project with leading businessmen of Kathiawar known as "Kathiawar Industries Ltd." These industries were manufacturing cement, leather goods, salt, ghee and margarine in the state of Junagadh. Immediately after the inception of Pakistan Mr. E.A. Bawany migrated to Pakistan to contribute to the economic and industrial development of the new muslim state.

The Bawany Group of Industries consisted of various industrial units in both the wings of Pakistan and were among the leading Industrial groups of Pakistan.

Major investment were made in former East Pakistan which is now known as Bangladesh.

The following companies were established in former East Pakistan:

  1. LATIF BAWANY JUTE MILLS LTD. (With 1000 Looms)
  2. AHMED BAWANY TEXTILE MILLS LTD. (Complete Horizontal Mill with 40000 Spindles, 700 looms and upto date dying, printing finishing and hosiery plants).
  3. R. R. TEXTILE MILLS LTD. (With 25,000 spindles).
  4. R. R. JUTE MILLS LTD. (A broad looms unit).
  5. M. M. JUTE MILLS LTD. (A broad looms unit).
  6. EASTERN CHEMICALS INDUSTRIES LTD. (With urea and melamine compound manufacturing unit with know how from Fudow Chemical Industries Ltd. Japan).
  7. EASTERN CHEMCIALS INDUSTRIES LTD. (Crockery Division).
  8. BELA ARTIFEX INDUSTRIES LTD. (Plastic resins and polythelene manufacturing units).
  9. EASTERN TUBES LTD. (Technical joint venture with Toshiba Japan. Manufacturers of Florencent Tube lights).
  10. GAZI WIRE (Know-how from Furukawa Japan, manufactures of Enamelled Wires)
  11. GADIT INDUSTIRES.(Textile Processing unit).
  12. YACOOB INDUSTRIES (Textile Unit).
  13. PAKISTAN COCONUT INDUSTRIES LTD.
  14. BAWANY TEA ESTATES LTD. (Tea Gardens).
  15. ORIENT WATERWAYS LTD. (Coastal Shipping).

Bawany Group have re-organised in Pakistan under independent management and established the following companies besides being involved in other Business and welfare activities:

  1. BAWANY SUGAR MILLS LTD.
  2. AL-ASIF SUGAR MILLS LTD.
  3. FARAN SUGAR MILLS LTD.
  4. ANNOOR TEXTILE MILLS LTD.
  5. SIND PARTICLE BOARD MILLS LTD.
  6. VIOLIN GARMENTS LTD.
  7. DELITE INDUSTRIES LTD
  8. PIONEER CABLES LTD.
  9. BAWANY METALS LTD.
  10. LATIF JUTE MILLS LTD.
  11. BAWANY AIR PRODUCTS LTD.
  12. GAZI TANNERIES LTD.
  13. RELIANCE INSURANCE CO. LTD.
  14. AHMED HOSIERY LTD.
  15. B. F. MODARABA
  16. PAKISTAN TELEPHONE CABLES LTD.

(No Longer Part of Bawany Group)