Brief Company Profile

Business Type: Manufacturing and trading of Jute products

Key Focus: Best-in-class Jute products using state-of-the-art machineries

Main Products

  • Yarn and Twine: CRM, CRT, CRX and CRP for high-speed automatic carpet looms; yarn and twine in small spools for tobacco and agro-based industries; fused yarn for explosives; multi-plied twine for cable, wire and rope; bleached, dyed and treated yarn; wax-coated yarn
  • Hessian (Full Bright, Bleached and Coloured): IJO standard, vegetable-oil-treated, food-grade bags for packing potato, fish, mussel, olive, onion, almond, beans, coffee, cocoa and corn with customized logos, labels and barcodes; sand bags for military and civil use; tobacco sheets and wrappers; bag liners, squares and fire-retardent bags/cloths
  • Treated Hessian: NJML is Bangladesh’s only FDA approved manufacturer of copper ammonium-bicarbonate treated nursery items for USA
  • Geo-Textile for embankment and erosion protection (NJML is one of three soil-saver manufacturers in Bangladesh)
  • Carpet Backing Cloth (CBC): Finest fabrics packed in rolls with widths up to 5.20 meters and continuous lengths of 1,000 yards
  • Sacking Bag: Rice, wheat, cocoa, coffee, sugar and flower bags; tarpaulins
  • Diversified: Slivers for automotive industries; laminated bags; geo-textile bags; shopping bags; nursery sheets

Total Production Capacity in Metric Tons (2016): Yarn and Twine: 12,000;  Hessian: 4,500;  Sacking: 2,500;  CBC: 500

Bag Production Capacity: 80,000 bags per day

Printing Capacity (Multicolour): 40,000 bags per day

Installed Looms: Broad, Hessian, Sacking and Rapier

Yearly Sales Revenue: US$ 25 million (approximately)

Total Employees (2016): 4,000 approximately

Factory Location: Nowapara, Jessore, Bangladesh

Head Office: Firoz Tower (10th floor) 152/3- B Panthapath, Green Road, Dhaka-1205, Bangladesh

For 50 years, Nowapara Jute Mills Limited (NJML) has been providing the global market with best-in-class Jute products from Bangladesh. Our production facility is located along the bank of the river Bhairab, adjacent to the southern railway tracks, on 50 acres of land in Nowapara, Jessore, Bangladesh. Our three main factory buildings provide 30,000 sqm of covered workspace and we use another 30,000 sqm of building space for offices, workshops, employee housing, schools, hospitals and clubs. We own warehouses for more than 10,000 metric tons of raw materials as well as 1.50 MVA power generating plant.

Research & Innovation

We are keen to explore and diversify Jute products: non-woven and felts (needle punch machines); composite Jute bags with other natural fibers and alternatives; Jute in construction and packaging materials as eco-friendly alternatives to replace various non bio-degradable materials; Jute in furniture upholstery, shoes and domestic household products; and novel use of rapier looms for blended yarn/fabric for the retail markets.

We have established a joint-venture GerBan Fibres Ltd (www.gerban.com) with century old German trading house Wilhelm G. Clasen (www.wgc.de) for automotive applications.

We are committed to solar energy and all viable, eco-friendly, Jute-related products for sustainable future.

Corporate Social Responsibility

We provide various facilities for our employees, including accommodation/housing, schools for the children of the employees, education funds for poor families, education scholarships for meritorious students, medical care, eye care and dental care.

We contribute to employee welfare and profit sharing.

We are strictly committed to international standards in the workplace and enforce employee well-being under all circumstances.

Awards & Honors

NJML is the first ISO 9001-2008 certified Jute mill in Bangladesh.

NJML is five-time award winner of National Export Trophy (given to the best exporters of Bangladesh).

Since inception, performance of NJML has always ranked in the top three of all Jute mills in Bangladesh.