Our Journey

Serving the humanitarian industry for more than 40 years, NRS International has risen from humble beginnings to become the global industry leader that it is today.

1
1966
Sheikh Muhammad Sarwar founded the business to sell canvas in a retail unit in Pakistan, which quickly grew to provide canvas in large volumes.

2
1973
H. Sheikh Noor-ud-din & Sons Pvt. Ltd (HSNDS), the first manufacturing plant in Lahore, Pakistan, was opened to produce high quality tents, canvas, canvas tarpaulins and other allied products.

3
1980
HSNDS started supplying tents to the United Nations during the Iran-Iraq war, where thousands sought refuge in Pakistan.

4
1980
HSNDS won the Best Export Performance trophy awarded by the Federation of Pakistan Chambers of Commerce and Industry. Since then, HSNDS has won 18 of these awards.

5
2004
NRS International’s headquarters formally opened in Dubai, UAE, to manage logistics, sales and marketing operations to allow rapid response and better service to our clients. Plastic tarpaulin production was also added to the HSNDS factory.

6
2005
NRS International established its family-run charity known as the Bilqees Sarwar Foundation.

7
2010
The inauguration of Bilqees Sarwar Free Hospital took place in Lahore, a free community hospital where all staff members of HSNDS receive free medical care.

8
2012
NRS International expanded its facilities in Pakistan to produce Long-Lasting Insecticidal Nets after acquiring TANA Netting, the mosquito-netting experts.

9
2012
NRS International joins UN Global Compact, the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, and promises to uphold universal principles on human rights, labour, the environment and anti-corruption.

10
Feb 2014
NRS International expands its activities by adding a new range of solar products to its portfolio after acquiring Flexiway Solar Solutions.
11
Jul 2014
NRS International launches its core relief sales division, NRS Relief. NRS International became the parent company of three subsidiaries: NRS Relief, TANA Netting and Flexiway Solar Solutions.

12
Nov 2014
NRS Relief wins the AidEx Aid Innovation Award 2014 for the introduction of fire retardant tents and tarpaulins. This historic breakthrough in the humanitarian community makes refugee camps safer.

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