The Al-Noor Group first began trading activities in the late nineteen century in Mauritius. In 1897 sugar
manufacturing facilities on a very small scale were opened in Mauritius and thereafter offices in India, Sri Lanka
and Burma were established to handle trading of sugar, rice and jute.
After the partition of the sub-continent the Group established Noori Trading Corporation (Pvt) Limited at Karachi
to handle the trading of general merchandize. In 1960 Noori Sugar Factory was established with a cane research
farm in Moro/Nawabshah District, and with a small sugar-manufacturing unit.
In 1971 Al-Noor Sugar Mills Limited was commissioned and the Company was listed on the Karachi Stock
In 1980 Shahmurad Sugar Mills Limited was commissioned and also listed on the Karachi Stock Exchange.
In 1984 the Group established Reliance Insurance Company Limited.
In 1987 the Al-Noor Medium Density Fiber (MDF) Board Industries (known as Lasani), was established as a unit
of Al-Noor Sugar. The unit has since expended in MDF laminates and continues to expand in various furniture
and décor products.
In 1991 the Al-Noor Modaraba Management Company was established and subsequently Al-Noor Modaraba
was floated on the Karachi Stock Exchange.
In 1996 export of rice was started under the brand name of "Shalamar".
In 2004 a Distillery unit installed in Shahmurad Sugar Mills Limited.