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 were awarded an Import Award by the biggest bank in the country, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited.
During the year 1995, Trade Corporation inaugurated Color Bazar, 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 the most preferred destination 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 managed to 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 reconstructed 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, consumables and after sales support.
Going forward, we will be expanding our core import & hospitality business, as well as enter new sectors with high growth potential.
Md. Zahirul Islam is a visionary entrepreneur and dedicated philanthropist who founded Trade Corporation in 1982. He is the current President of Bangladesh Photographic Association, being elected in 2013. As such, he is a member of the country's elite business association, Federation of Bangladesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FBCCI). Also 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.
Other Affiliations :
1. Ex-President, Bangladesh Photographic Society.
2. Co-ordinator, Voluntary Blood Donation Program, Quantum Foundation.
3. Managing Director, Lama Rubber Industries Ltd.
4. Life Member, Lakshmipur Samity.