The story of ‘Servis’ begins with a group of friends – young, energetic, fresh from college – who established Service Industries more than 50 years ago.
These young men, named Ch. Nazar Muhammad (Late), Ch. Muhammad Hussain (Late) both from Gujrat district and Ch. Muhammad Saeed (Late) from Gujranwala District, started business in 1941 at a small scale in Lahore. At that time, they were only manufacturing handbags and some other sports goods. Within years their business flourished remarkably and they were supplying their products to every corner of India at the time of Partition.
In 1954, they installed a shoe manufacturing plant at industrial area Gulberg, Lahore. This started production in the same year. The industry started manufacturing various types of shoes. Later management shifted the factory from Lahore to Gujrat. Service Sales Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. the Group’s marketing company was established in 1959. Humility, fairness, and respect were the values close to the heart of these founders and it were these values that led to phenomenal success of the Group over the years.
Ch. Mohammad Hussain
Today, the production side of the company has flourished into Service Industries Limited (SIL) which has world-class shoes, tyres, tubes, and rubber production facilities in Gujrat and Muridke. SIL is also the leading exporter of footwear. Service Sales Corporation (Pvt.) Ltd. (SSC) is today Pakistan’s leading footwear retailer which is also diversifying into other businesses. A humble venture of friends has grown into a Group that makes a difference in lives of millions of people every day today.