The President Message

Shirajul Islam Mollah

Md. Shirajul Islam Mollah
President, BCMEA

Managing Director of Chaina-Bangla Ceramic Ind. Ltd.

It is my great feelings to introduce the website of Bangladesh Ceramic Manufactures and Exporters Association (BCMEA), the only well organized associate body of the Ceramic Industry in Bangladesh.

The ceramics industry is now a great prospect manufacturing sector in Bangladesh. Over the years the industry has flourished immensely. While it caters to 85 percent of the local demand, also exports quality ceramic products to international markets. The growth trend is an indication of the industry's potential to be one of the top foreign exchange earners of the country.

Bangladesh Ceramic industry has started its journey in 1958 with the establishment of a small manufacturing plant for porcelain tableware by Tajma Ceramic Industries in Bagura. Currently, there are more than 60 ceramic manufacturers in the country. Another 20 in the pipe line to hit the market within in short. The local ceramics industry mainly produces tiles, tableware and sanitary ware and the yearly capacity is as: tableware (250 million pieces), tiles (120 million square meters) and sanitary ware (7.5 million pieces). Value addition in ceramics stands at nearly 65 percent. Recent demand of ceramic products all major Bangladeshi ceramic companies have been expanding their plants and operations with actively exploring advanced ceramic products such as industrial ceramics for spinning and textile factories, medical ceramics, ceramic plate for bulletproof jackets, and so on.

Currently, more than 500,000 people are engaged in the local ceramics industry. To create skilled manpower for the sector specialized departments and institutes have been established in the leading universities of the country.

BCMEA website has been created for all of our industry stakeholder, members, and well-wishers that they can get all the necessary information to be benefited in the long run.

On behalf of the Board of Directors of BCMEA, we hope you visit our website in every now and then and provide us important information, valuable suggestions to keep the dignity of Bangladesh Ceramic Industry.