Serving Bangladesh & Our Affiliates for 30+ Years

CNC Group was established in 1989 with the inception of Columbia Enterprise Ltd – the Shipping and Freight Forwarding arm of the Group.

Following years of success as a Shipping Agency, the company grew by expanding into new lines of businesses such as Garments Accessories and FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) Manufacturing, as well as, Engineering and Construction Services.

In all, CNC Group brings 30+ years of experience in Shipping, Engineering, and Manufacturing catering to Asia’s fastest-growing economy* with 7 – 8% Year-on-Year Real GDP growth from 2016 – 2020 and a projected 7% growth for the next 4 years**.

*According to this article from NASDAQ.
** Projections were created before the COVID-19 Pandemic according to this article leveraging IMF data.

Brands We Serve

Business Verticals

Shipping & Freight Services

Established in 1989Columbia Enterprise Ltd (CEL) has been steadfast partners with Wan Hai Lines (WHL) acting as their sole Shipping Agent in Bangladesh.

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Garment Trims & Accessories

National Accessories Ltd (NAL), sole licensee of Slik Zips, has been engaged in the manufacturing and export of Zippers since 1995. Sister concerns of NAL are involved in the export of Hangers.

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Fast-Moving Consumer Goods

Silver Soap Ltd (SSL) began operations in 2007. Currently, SSL manufactures Toilet, Laundry and Kitchen Bar soaps.

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Engineering & Construction

JES Holdings Ltd, founded in 2002 offers a variety of Engineering & Construction Services such as Drafting and Estimations.

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Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety: Impact

According to the Alliance’s fifth and final annual report, published November 2018:

  • 93% of all remediation items identified in Alliance factories have been completed, including 90% of all high-priority items
  • 428 factories have completed Corrective Action Plans covering all material items
  • Nearly 1.6 million factory employees have been trained on basic safety, with more than 1.3 million having received an interactive refresher course
  • More than 1.5 million workers in 1,000 factories have access to a helpline to anonymously report safety or other job-related concerns
  • The Alliance has provided, together with factory owners, wages for more than 6,600 displaced workers

GRS - Global recycled Standard

The Global Recycle Standard (GRS) was originally developed by Control Union Certifications in 2008 and ownership was passed to the Textile Exchange on 1 January 2011.

The GRS is an international, voluntary, full product standard that sets requirements for third-party certification of recycled content, chain of custody, social and environmental practices, and chemical restrictions. The GRS is intended to meet the needs of companies looking to verify the recycled content of their products (both finished and intermediate) and to verify responsible social, environmental, and chemical practices in their production.

The objectives of the GRS are to define requirements to ensure accurate content claims and good working conditions, and that harmful environmental and chemical impacts are minimised.

What does the label mean?

If a textile article carries the STANDARD 100 label, you can be certain that every component of this article, i.e. every thread, button and other accessories, has been tested for harmful substances and that the article therefore is harmless for human health.

The test is conducted by our independent OEKO-TEX® partner institutes on the basis of our extensive OEKO-TEX® criteria catalog. In the test they take into account numerous regulated and non-regulated substances, which may be harmful to human health.

In many cases, the limit values for the STANDARD 100 go beyond national and international requirements. The criteria catalog is updated at least once a year and expanded with new scientific knowledge or statutory requirements. It is not easy for manufacturers and customers to keep an overview of the legal situation concerning harmful substances every day. Our experts from the OEKO-TEX® institutes do this for you.

Intertek's Trim Qualification Program (TQP)

The Trim Qualification Program focuses on production capability and quality control systems. The aim of the program is to ensure product safety and quality expectations are built into the children’s apparel and footwear manufacturing process, minimizing risks from product recalls and test failures.

Leveraging on Intertek’s technical expertise and global footprint, the Trim Qualification Program provides suppliers with a unique approach to educate and improve performance, which combines:

  • Training and awareness to understand CPSIA regulations and the Testing and Certification Rule
  • Onsite visits to assess measures and controls are in place to support the manufacturing of high-quality products on consistent basis, with focus on Management Environment, Risk Management, Process Control, Product testing, and Monitoring.
  • Continuous improvement through open benchmarking of results, and risk-based score cards.

ISO 9001:2015 Quality management systems

ISO 9001:2015 specifies requirements for a quality management system when an organization:

a) Needs to demonstrate its ability to consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements, and

b) Aims to enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of the system, including processes for improvement of the system and the assurance of conformity to customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements.

All the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 are generic and are intended to be applicable to any organization, regardless of its type or size, or the products and services it provides.

SMETA, the world’s leading social audit

SMETA (Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit) assesses a site based on their organisation’s standards of labour, health and safety, environment and business ethics. Sedex believes these are key areas for assessing an organisation’s responsible business practices and meeting social compliance.

SMETA is designed to help auditors conduct high-quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice. It is also designed for suppliers to share one audit with multiple customers, meeting multiple customer requirements and reducing duplication and audit fatigue. Only audit companies (and their auditors) that meet a set of criteria set out by Sedex can conduct SMETA. These are known as a Sedex Affiliate Audit Company, and are independent organisations from Sedex.

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