Since 1967, the Pakistan Cutlery & Stainless Utensils Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCSUMEA) has played a central role in representing the interests of the PCSUMEA community and its membership by advancing community development, promoting the business and economic environment, and improving the welfare of the community by enhancing the quality of life in the region.
If you are new to the community, we welcome you and hope you find this guide to be a resource to make your transition smooth. In this publication, there are several articles that will be of interest to newcomers as well as locals.
General Koi-Noos alongwith other soldiers of Great Alexandar was appointed on River Chenab. After the war of Hydaspes Alexandar the Great conquered some areas on joint place of two rivers i.e. River Chenab and River Ravi and conquered area was included in State of Porus. Raja Porus was the companion of Alexandar the Great on above mentioned place. When Alexandar the Great crossed the Wazirabad the Englishman made/constructed the bridge in his honour. The bridge was Sikandaria Bridge. This bridge historically present till today. Meanwhile those people technically trained these local people of manufacturing knives, swords etc. After that Wazirabad becomes a brand name about manufacturing Cutlery and Kitchen ware Industry.
Wazirabad City is situated in the North of Lahore in the Center of the triangle cities of Gujranwala, Sialkot and Gujrat. There is high concentration of Small-Scale Metal/Light Engineering Industrial Units. These are mainly concentrated at its suburb areas.
The Cutlery Sector is an important one in the country. The industry structure reflects that it is purely SME in nature. The major of this industry is situated in the locality of Wazirabad, Nizamabad and Allahabad in Gujranwala District.
There are approximately 500 units’ presents in this region and about half of them are registered with the Pakistan Cutlery Stainless Utensils Manufacturers & Exporters Association (PCSUMEA) Wazirabad. About 25,000 people are associated directly or indirectly with this sector. An Annual Export of Cutlery Product is US $-90 (Millions) and local sale is also quite considerable.
Our products are exported to the following Countries:-
The following Cutlery Products are recognized the world over and for its quality and craftsmanship:-
Professional Kitchen Knives
Stainless Steel Flatware
Kitchen Gadgets and Tools
Kitchenware and Utensils
Hunting and Pocket Knives
Swords and Daggers made of Stainless Steel
Swords and daggers made of Damascus Steel
Hunting Knives and Pocket Knives
Kitchen Knives and Boucher Knives
Swords and Daggars made of Prime Stainless Steel
Note: 100% Export to foreign Countries
Stainless Steels Magnet / Non Magnet and Dencified Wood
Note: 60 % Export to foreign countries and local sale 40% only
We will continue to work for you, your business and for our community. It is our goal to promote a healthy business environment and a good quality of live for our residents. We have an exciting year ahead of us. I invite you to explore the Association’s differently than you may have before. Whatever your needs or interests, you will be able to find something through the Association I encourage you to get involved and forge relationships with other business owners in the community.
PCSUMEA always tried to work for its members through give awareness to list members about the policies of government departments for promotion of industrial activities. The different departments are Ministry of Commerce and TDAP, Ministry of Industry and production, SMEDA, TUSDEC, NAVTTC, Ministry of science and technology, etc.
We hold Seminars with the help of TDAP for awareness about export documentation. We give information about international exhibition and arrange participation of members in these exhibitions for the promotion of export of Cutlery Products. Association has also sent many delegations abroad to Africa and Middle East for the exploration of new markets for exports of Cutlery Products. Export has increased up to Millions US $ annually in the last 20 years.
We are cooperation with ministry of science and Technology also to develop a Pakistan Cutlery Cluster at Wazirabad industry in Wazirabad as per cluster development program of ministry. We have also arranged many Seminars with the UNIDO (United Nation Industrial Development Organization) official for the promotion of our Industry. Many small units actively working now on small clusters for collective purchase and sale and export.
We are holding Seminars and technical training workshops with technical institutions like SMEDA, TUSDEC, NAVTTC, Engineering Development Board, NAVTTC etc to upgrade technical capability of our members.
We are also providing awareness and practical help for taking advantages of the incentives announced by the Government of Pakistan for small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s).
The Association is also helping its member and tax revenue officials of the Government enhance tax revenue without unduly troubling our members.
The office bearers of the Association have always Participated in all advisory meetings arranged by the Government such as Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Science and Technology, FPCCI and other departments. The Ministry was provided with very valuable input for budget proposal and Trade Policy every year. Many time our proposal were accepted by the relevant Government departments for the promotion of Pakistan Cutlery Cluster Industry.
Thanking you, we remain
Mr. Hamza Shakil Bhutta
M/s HHH Crafted Knives
Thathi Araian Road