A multinational company is a business that operates in many different countries at the same time. In other words, it’s a company that has business activities in more than one country. From that perspective in Bangladesh, we can see so many multinational companies running their business.
People might confuse what about the top 10 multinational companies in Bangladesh? Well, it should be a common question among the people mostly who think about business and corporation. To solve that we made a research based on the internet about the top 10. Let's dig in the top 10 Multinational Companies and top profit making multinational companies in Bangladesh.
1.Unilever Bangladesh (FMCG):
Unilever Bangladesh is one of the leading multinational companies in Bangladesh and started its journey in Bangladesh in 1964 with a soap factory that was set up at Chittagong. Unilever is an Anglo–Dutch multinational consumer product manufacturing giant. Unilever Bangladesh has more than 10000 people directly or indirectly related to the working framework. Unilever has announced itself as a sustainable lifestyle brand and is committed to becoming a ‘carbon positive’ business by 2030.
The company was formerly known as Lever Brothers Bangladesh Ltd. and changed its name in December 2004.
Unilever Bangladesh Product categories are:
Household Care, Fabric Cleaning, Skin Cleansing, Skin Care, Oral Care, Hair Care, Personal Grooming, Tea based Beverages.
Unilever Bangladesh Brands:
Wheel, Lux, Lifebuoy, Fair & Lovely, Pond’s, Close Up, Sunsilk, Taaza, Pepsodent, Clear, Vim, Surf Excel, Rexona, Axe, Dove, Vaseline and so on.
Unilever Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
Plot 2, Road 8
Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212
Phone: 88 (02) 9888452
Fax: 88 (02) 9862299
2.British American Tobacco (Cigarette):
British American Tobacco Beginning their journey 100 years back in Bangladesh. They have started their journey properly after the independence of Bangladesh in 1972. At that time the name of the company was “Bangladesh Tobacco Company Limited”.
In 1998, the Company changed its name and was identified as “British American Tobacco Bangladesh Company Ltd”. Bat Bangladesh is the first company listed on both the Dhaka Chittagong Stock Exchange. British American Tobacco Group, the world’s most international tobacco group with brands sold in more than 180 markets across the world. “British American Tobacco” is the second largest tobacco items seller after “Philip Morris International”. In Bangladesh, British American Tobacco got more popularity than “Philip Morris International”.
British American Tobacco Bangladesh Brands:
Benson & Hedges, John Player Gold Leaf, Pall Mall, Capstan, Scissors, Star, Pilot, Bristol, and so on.
Corporate Office Address of BAT in Bangladesh:
British American Tobacco Bangladesh
New DOHS Road, Mohakhali
Dhaka – 1206
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3.Grameenphone Ltd (Telecommunication industry):
Grameenphone is one of the leading telecommunications service providers in Bangladesh, with more than 74 million subscribers and 46.3% subscriber market share.
It is a joint venture between Telenor and Grameen Telecom Corporation. Telenor, a telecommunication company from Norway, owns a 55.8% share of Grameenphone, Grameen Telecom owns 34.2% and the remaining 10% is publicly held. Grameenphone was the first company to introduce GSM technology in Bangladesh and built the first cellular network to cover 99% of the country.
Grameenphone Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
4.Standard Chartered Bank (Banking Industry):
Standard Chartered Bangladesh is a leading multinational bank. Standard Chartered Bank is the largest international bank in Bangladesh with 26 Branches, 57 ATMs, and 7 Financial Kiosks; employing over 1,300 people. Standard Chartered the only foreign bank in the country with presence in 6 cities – Dhaka, Chittagong, Khulna, Sylhet, Bogra, and Narayanganj; including the country’s only offshore banking units inside Dhaka Export Processing Zone (DEPZ) at Savar and Chittagong Export Processing Zone (CEPZ). Standard Chartered has been operating in Bangladesh for over a hundred years.
Standard Chartered Bank Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
67 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan
Tel: + 880 2 8833003 – 4
5: Nestle Bangladesh (FMCG):
Nestlé with headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland was founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé.Nestle is today the world’s leading nutrition, health, and wellness Company. Nestlé Bangladesh Limited started its first commercial production in Bangladesh in 1994.Factory of Nestlé in Bangladesh situated at Sripur.500 people directly working in Nestle and indirectly more than 1000. The motto of this company is Good Food, Good Life. Maggi noodle and Nescafe coffee are the top products of Nestle Group Bangladesh.
Products From Nestle:
Maggi Noodles. Maggi Shaad-e-Magic, Nescafe, Nestea, Nesfruta, Coffee-Mate, Nido, Cornflakes, Koko Krunch, Munch and various other baby foods.
Nestle Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
Nestlé Bangladesh Ltd.
Ninakabbo, Level 4
227/A, Tejagaon-Gulshan Link Road
Tejgaon Industrial Area
Tel : + 88029882759
Fax : +88028822035, +88029881302
The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) is an American multinational consumer goods corporation headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio operating more than 180 countries worldwide including Bangladesh. P&G specializes in a wide range of personal health/consumer health, and personal care and hygiene products. These products are organized into several segments including Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine, & Family Care.P&G successfully operating their business in Bangladesh.
P&G Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
20 Kemal Ataturk Avenue
Banani Commercial Area
7. GlaxoSmithKline – GSK Bangladesh:
GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) is a British multinational pharmaceutical company headquartered in Brentford, London and GSK was the world's sixth largest pharmaceutical company according to Forbes as of 2019. It concentrates on the development, manufacturing, and commercialization of pharmaceutical and consumer health related products. GSKsupplies products to 140 global markets and has over 100,000 employees worldwide.GSK has a 180manufacturing site in 41 countries. Every second, this organization distributes more than 35 doses of vaccines. Every minute, more than 1100 prescriptions are written for GSK products.
GSK Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
House 2A, Road 138
Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212
8.Grey Advertising Bangladesh Ltd:
Grey Group is a global advertising and marketing agency with headquarters in New York City. Grey advertising is the first multinational advertising and media buying group in Bangladesh. Being a strict believer in following the global credo of producing “Famously Effective” works, Grey Advertising Bangladesh Ltd has become the most awarded and sought after the agency of the country. Grey advertising Bangladesh Ltd. develops highly creative solutions to marketing problems on a worldwide basis. Its service includes brand positioning; brand planning; creative development; and production. It is also planning to elevate a new generation of management.
Grey advertising Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
House 06 (5th Floor), Road 137 Block- SE (D), Gulshan 1 Dhaka 1212
9.Reckitt Benckiser Bangladesh Ltd. (RB Bangladesh):
Reckitt Benckiser Group plc (RB) is a British multinational consumer goods company headquartered in Slough, England. It is a producer of health, hygiene, and home products. Since 1961, RB is doing business in this country. Reckitt Benckiser has its operations in around 60 countries.
RB Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
Plot 2 (B)
Block SE (C), Road 138
+88 02 988 7209
10.Chevron (Petroleum Industry):
Chevron Corporation is an American multinational energy corporation and Chevron is the largest producer of natural gas in Bangladesh, supplying approximately 50 percent of the country’s natural gas consumption. It has increased production tenfold in the last decade to meet the country’s ever-increasing demand for natural gas. Chevron is active in more than 180 countries including Bangladesh.
Chevron Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
Chevron Contact Address
Khandker Tower (9th Floor)
94 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1
Tel: +88 (02) 989 2244, 882 8891
List of Multinational Companies in Bangladesh
- HSBC(Banking Industry):
In Bangladesh, the HSBC Group’s history dates back to 1996 when The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (HSBC) Ltd opened its first branch. Today, the HSBC Group offers a comprehensive range of financial services in Bangladesh including commercial banking, consumer banking, payments, and cash management, trade services, treasury, and custody and clearing.
Opened first Bangladesh branch in December 1996
The network of 13 offices, 39 ATMs, 7 Customer Service Centres, an offshore banking unit, and offices in 7 EPZs.
Key business areas of HSBC Bank:
-Retail Banking and Wealth Management
-Corporate and Institutional Banking
HSBC, Bangladesh Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
Management Office: Level 4, Shanta Western Tower
186 Bir Uttam Mir Shawkat Ali Road
Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka 1208
- Citi NA (Citi Group, Banking Industry):
Citibank N A a foreign private bank in Bangladesh and Citi has established a strong presence in Bangladesh. It now has four branches, four service outlets, and employs more than 180 people. Citi’s clients in Bangladesh comprise both public and private sector institutions.
Corporate Office Address in Bangladesh:
8 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan-1
Dhaka – 1212
Phone: +88 096 6699 1000 / +88 02 8833567
Fax: +88 02 986 0917
- Siemens (Electronics):
Siemens is one of the leading companies in the growing area of electrical engineering and electronics sector in the world. Siemens is a German electrical giant company and operating in 190 countries across the world. Siemens is creating leading-edge innovations for a better life and driving profitability and corporate responsibility around the globe.
Siemens started his journey in Bangladesh in 1956. Siemens has contributed to Bangladesh’s major modernization and infrastructure development programs. Siemens has successfully concentrated in the power and energy sector of Bangladesh.
Siemens has been operating in Bangladesh for more than 50 years. Major services are from Siemens are Transportation System, Power Transmission and Distribution, Medical Solutions, Power Generation, Power Distribution and Lighting Solution in the electrical and electronics market, Automation, and Drive, Industrial Solutions and Services.
Siemens Corporate Office in Bangladesh:
Siemens Bangladesh Limited.
ZN Tower (Siemens House)
Plot – 02, Road – 08, Gulshan-1
Phone: (+8802) 9893536
Fax: (+8802) 9893597
- Ericsson (Telecom service industry):
Ericsson is one of Sweden’s largest company, it provides telecommunications and IP networking equipment including mobile broadband, cable TV, IPTV and video systems, and has an extensive services operation. Ericsson also operating their business in Bangladesh and it is now one of the remarkable Multinational Company in Bangladesh.
Corporate Office Address of Ericsson in Bangladesh:
LM Ericsson Bangladesh Limited
Street address: Grand Delvistaa (Level 3), Plot 1A, Road 113
Postal code: 1212
Phone: +880 2 882 3864 Phone: +880 2 988 6641
Fax: +880 2 988 6642
- Avery Dennison (Service Industry):
Avery Dennison Bangladesh Ltd.
3rd Floor, Uday Tower, 57 Gulshan Avenue, Gulshan, Dhaka-1212
Business: global leader in pressure-sensitive technology and innovative self-adhesive solutions.
- Youngone(Garments Industry):
Youngone Padding (Cepz) Ltd office address:
Plot # 9-11, 18-20, Sector # 07, Chittagong Export Processing Zone
Phone: +880-31-740466-67, 740184
- Novartis (Bangladesh) Limited:
House 50, Road 2A Dhanmondi RA, Dhaka – 1209 BANGLADESH Tel: +880 2 8615302-8 Website: www.novartis.com.bd
Business: Pharmaceuticals & Consumer Health
- Linde Bangladesh Limited:
(Formerly BOC Bangladesh Limited)
Corporate office :
285 Tejgaon Industrial Area,
Dhaka – 1208, Bangladesh.
Phone : +88 02 8870322
Business: Global market leader in gases and engineering solutions.
- Coats Bangladesh Ltd:
a Joint Venture between A. K. Khan & Company Ltd. and world’s largest Sewing Thread Manufacturer Coats Viyella Group of UK. Involved in producing sewing thread.
Dhaka Office Address:
Novo Tower 270
Tejgaon Industrial Area
Phone: (88 02) 8837872 – 6
Fax: (88 02) 9886008
- GIZ Bangladesh:
Since 2014, GIZ Bangladesh – a German-based multinational company in Bangladesh (Non-Profit Organization) is working for the following priority areas :Renewable energies and energy efficiency good governance, rule of law and human rightsAdaptation to climate change in urban areas
GIZ Office Dhaka Address :
GIZ Office DhakaRoad 90, House 10/C, Gulshan 2, Dhaka 1212, Bangladesh.Phone : + 880 9666 701 000Fax : + 880 2 882 30 99 Postal Address :P.O. Box 6091Gulshan 1, Dhaka 1212
Bangladesh is an investment and employment-friendly country. Investors and Businessmen across the globe have a sound intention to use these opportunities. Given company lists are the most common, except these many more multinational companies are operating their business in Bangladesh.