Mr. Abdus Samad established Samad Rubber Works (SRW), formerly known as Pakistan Rubber Industries, in 1948. Pakistan Rubber Industries was the first company to set up a state of the art latex foam manufacturing unit and manufacture rubber hoses.
In 1962, following a split in the family business, Pak Rubber Industries was incorporated as Samad Rubber Works (Pvt.) Ltd. Samad Rubber Works then entered extensive R&D in rubber and mainly adhesives. It was soon after that SRW launched its first adhesive with the brand name SAMAD BOND101 which went on to become a household name in adhesives in Pakistan.
In recent years the company, now in its third generation, has continued to expand and evolve, both through the growth of market share and by diversification into a group of new industries under Samad Group of Industries which includes Apparel, Foam, Adhesives, Marine and Defence.
Corporate Social Responsibilty
Worker Loan Program
Our loan program is interest free and open to all Samad workers who may need financial support. Loans are often used to fund weddings and education. This provides an immediate line of credit to our workers for emergencies while also preventing their exploitation at the hands of loan sharks. Workers are allowed to pay back according to flexible schedules and in some cases where a worker is unable, the loan is written off.
Widow Welfare Program
Initiated by Mr. Abdus Samad, the widow welfare program provides monthly rations and financial support to women who have lost primary breadwinners in their homes. Basic household necessities such as sugar, cooking oil, milk and soap are provided every day to support over 350+ needy households along with monetary support.
Healthcare facilities in many parts of Lahore are inadequate. The Samad Group and family believe that healthcare is a fundamental human right and should be available to everyone. With this belief, Samad Group regularly funds Jinnah Hospital and various other hospitals and clinics throughout the city.