History treetonl_test February 24, 2023

Our History

Treet Corporation: Pioneering Innovation and Enduring Legacy

At Treet Corporation, our rich heritage is steeped in a history of innovation, integrity, and dynamic entrepreneurship that spans over 70 years. From its inception during the pre-partition era, our founder, Syed Wajid Ali, envisioned a future driven by sustainable growth and positive impact. Building upon the entrepreneurial legacy of our ancestor, Sir Syed Maratib Ali, we have embraced a vision that resonates with business individuals and corporate sectors worldwide.

Our journey began with Syed Wajid Ali, who established strong connections during his business trips across the British Empire. These connections led to a pivotal partnership with the American Safety Razor Corporation, resulting in the establishment of the renowned Treet Razor Blade Company. Located in Karachi’s West Wharf, this venture was housed in a building that later became known for assembling Ford vehicles. As our business expanded, we relocated the razor blade plant to Hyderabad, next to the Sind Oil Mills.

In the early 1950s, Treet Corporation had four ventures: the Soap and Vegetable Ghee Company in Rahim Yar Khan set up in partnership with Levers, the Razor Blade Plant set up in partnership with American Safety Razor Corporation at Hyderabad, the Insurance Company set up in partnership with Alliance, and Abbasi Textile set up in partnership with Sir William Roberts. The group’s commitment to and relationship with its foreign partners was based on mutual trust and confidence, a trait that the group still proudly nurtures.

Sir Syed Maratib Ali’s visionary leadership paved the way for Treet Corporation to become one of the oldest and most respected business groups in South Asia. Today, we continue to embrace his legacy of service, devotion, and integrity as we venture into diverse industries such as automobiles, personal care, healthcare, and packaging. Our journey embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and imagination, shaping a future where innovation and excellence thrive.

At Treet Corporation, we invite you to join us on this extraordinary journey, where our commitment to service and integrity remains unwavering. Together, let us create a brighter and more prosperous tomorrow.

An old-school shave on the move: A traveller stops for a quick grooming session at the Lahore Railway Station, where a skilled barber uses a Treet blade for a close shave.
Quality that stood the test of time: A vintage newspaper clipping showcases Treet’s classic carbon steel blade – a favorite among discerning shavers for generations.
This historic photo of Syed Wajid Ali with Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah highlights Treet Corporation’s deep roots in Pakistan’s history and its commitment to contributing to the country’s industrial growth.
Syed Wajid Ali founded and led Treet Corporation to becoming one of the largest and most successful enterprises in Pakistan, setting a benchmark for quality and innovation in the country’s industrial sector.
Watch our Chairman, Syed Shahid Ali, walk you through the history of Treet.