Sneak peek into our story of coming into existence
The partition of 1947 led to the mass migration and displacement of thousands of people, which meant that the security conditions in the country were tragic. People had very few valuable items and they wanted to protect what little they had.
Our founder, Mr. Muhammad Jamaluddin visited a bank in Karachi one day where he noticed that all the cash and other valuables, were being stored in trunks and cupboards. He realised there was a big need for safes and vaults in the new country as storing valuables in trunks wasn’t secure enough. He also realised that the solution had to be affordable, yet durable so that it would last through decades.
After thinking for a few days on the issue, researching on the possible solutions and experimenting with different techniques and procedures, Mr Jamaluddin came up with an idea to build a safe to store valuables. Initially he set up a small workshop in Saddar, Karachi, to manufacture a few beautiful, durable and affordable safes for close friends and family.
After this, Mr. Jamaluddin decided to explore this field even further as he purchased land and set up a factory at S.I.T.E, in 1962. He also branched out to include the manufacturing of racking systems and furniture items. Thus, from there onwards, there was no turning back and Gujrat Steel Pvt. Ltd. continued to prosper in the national market.