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Introduction

VISION

To be the premier association for promoting, fostering, encouraging, protecting and advancing the interest of members engaged in trade, commerce, industries and manufacturing in SITE industrial area.

MISSION

To promote or oppose legislative or other measures affecting interests of members and to make representations at Local, Provincial, Central, Federal and other authorities on matters concerned with such interest.

To secure, wherever possible, organized and/or concerted action on all subjects involving the interests of members.

  • To assist in fostering a conducive, open and equitable business environment
  • To facilitate transfer of best global practices
  • To enhance the image of Pakistan

SITE ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION

SITE ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY is the representative body of industries in the Sindh Industrial Trading Estate in District West, Karachi. It holds the privilege and honor to represent the industry whose foundation was laid by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Founder of Pakistan who performed the foundation ceremony of the first Textile Mill M/s. Valika Textile Mills on 26th September, 1947. Today, the vision of Quaid-e-Azam has become a reality in the form of SITE, which has provided the complex but crucial impetus to the rapid industrial growth. There are now over 4,500 industrial units of varying sizes in the estate. These include all kinds of textiles, heavy mechanical, beverages, automobiles, silk, oil, soap, foodstuffs, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, steel, glass, cigarettes, paints, filament yarn, ready-made garments, etc.

Visionary industrialists of SITE area realizing the importance of this area realized the need for establishment of a representative body to look after the interests of the entrepreneurs, to develop a common approach to problems, and to provide a base for collective action for presenting their views to concerned authorities, such as SITE Ltd., and the Provincial and Federal Governments. Accordingly, in 1958, a representative body called “Trading Estate Industrialists Association” was formed but was wound up in 1963 due to certain limitations imposed by governmental regulations. A new body was then formed called the “Manghopir (SITE) Association of Trade and Industry” in May 1963, under Trade Organization 1961 and Companies Act 1913 as Town Association. In 1982, on the proposal of general body members the word ‘Manghopir’ was dropped. The word “trade” was deleted in 1986.

SITE ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY affairs are directed and managed by an elected Executive Committee and a permanent secretariat. The Executive Committee consists of a President, Senior Vice President, Vice President, and nine Members of the Executive Committee. There are Chairmen of various Sub-Committees to separately handle issues confronting the industrialists.

The Secretariat functions under a full-time, experienced Secretary with supporting staff members who are also attached to Chairman of each Sub-Committee.

Over a period of 56 years, SITE ASSOCIATION OF INDUSTRY has truly become strong and forceful representative body for SITE industries and has significantly contributed towards the well-being of the industrial units. The representative capacity of the Association is well accepted by all concerned. The government agencies having close and direct interest in SITE have acknowledged permanent representation of the Association. The Association is helping the Government to evolve a pragmatic and long-term industrial policy for revival of industrial sector and enhancement of exports.

The Association, along-with S.I.T.E. Ltd., and the Sindh Government is setting up a fifty-acre software park called Indus Technology Park on the Super Highway. The list of achievements of the Association can go on and on.

It is in the fitness of things that while recounting the success story of SITE, due recognition is given to those who founded this Association, and worked hard to make it a vibrant and dynamic organization for promotion of trade interests.

SITE Industrial Area

The SITE area is managed by the S.I.T.E. Limited, which also administers many other estates all over the province of Sindh, established in November 1947. Karachi SITE Industrial area encompasses an area of nearly 4,700 acres and is the oldest industrial estate of the country.

Total Area of SITE 4,700 Acres
Total # of Plots Allotted 4000 (Approx.)
Total # of S.F. Units Allotted 140
Total # of Godowns Allotted 59
Total Covered Area totally covered
Length of Roads 60.5 Miles (approx.)

CHART OF INDUSTRIES IN
SINDH INDUSTRIAL TRADING ESTATES, KARACHI

Textile 550 Allied Textile 250
Oil & Soap 20 Silk 140
Foodstuffs 35 Chemicals 65
Engineering 300 Plastic 75
Miscellaneous 1295 Commercial 100
Optical 01 Pharmaceuticals 40
Glass 10 Paints 30
Tannery 10 Garments 80
TOTAL 3001

DETAILS OF INDUSTRIES IN SITE AREA, KARACHI

  • Agricultural Pesticides
  • Aluminium Wares, Foils, Sheet Strips
  • Caps and Tubes
  • Audio Video Cassettes
  • Anodized metal doors and Windows
  • Bailing Press
  • Bed covers and Furnishing Cloth
  • Bed covers and Furnishing Cloth
  • Carpets & Rugs
  • Ceramic and Perfumes
  • Cotton Cloth, Yarn and Processing
  • Cotton Raw, Waste and Absorbent Cotton
  • Dry battery Cells
  • Electric Appliances, TV, Radio, Bulbs Fabrication
  • Fluorescent Tubes and Refrigerators
  • Electric Fans
  • Electric Wires, Copper enameled wires
  • Safety Matches and Cables
  • Embroidered Fabrics, Lace and Tape Braid
  • Flour Mills
  • Foodstuff (Biscuits, Canned Foods, Chatni, Pickles, Beverages etc.)
  • Garments
  • Gas and Electric Appliances
  • Guar Gum
  • Heavy Mechanical Engineering
  • Heavy Vehicles (Tractors, Busses), Two Wheelers and Four Wheelers (Motor-Cycles and Cars)
  • Hardware and Utensils
  • Hosiery and Knitted Wares
  • Industrial Chemicals, Acids, Salts and Minerals
  • Industrial Gases
  • Leather and Tanned Skin
  • Light Engineering
  • Locks and Padlocks
  • Oil Cookers & Hardware Items
  • Paper
  • Paints & Varnish
  • Plastics Products
  • Plastics Toys
  • Printing & Packaging
  • Printing Ink
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • RCC Pipes
  • Re-Rolling Mills & Steel
  • Rice Mills
  • Rubber Products
  • Sanitary Products
  • Sewing Machines
  • Shoe Polish and Metal Polish
  • Silk & Rayon Fabrics
  • Soap & Detergents
  • Spectacles & Spectacles Frames
  • Stationery Products
  • Steel Furniture
  • Terry Towels
  • Thermopole Molding
  • Threads all Sorts
  • Tin Containers and Drums
  • Type Foundry
  • Vacuum Flasks and Refills
  • Can Manufacturer
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Wooden and Plywood Door, Windows
  • Wool and Wool processing
  • Services (Banks, Leasing Companies, Weigh Bridges, Petrol Pumps, Workshops, Lubricant Outlets, Hotels, Mobile Phone Outlets, Godowns etc.)
  • Toiletries