History of the Company
The Company owes its existence to A.M. Rahim, a very
senior figure in the rubber trade. He joined Henderson
& Company Limited in 1921 and steadily gained the
confidence of his superiors due to his dedication and
astute business acumen. Over the years he learned all
aspects of the Rubber trade from manufacturing to marketing.
Eventually, at a time when almost all the business houses
in Ceylon were owned and headed by Britishers or Europeans,
A.M. Rahim created history by being appointed the first
Ceylonese Managing Director of Henderson & Company
Ltd., which was then the third largest exporter of rubber
from Ceylon. He resigned from the Board to start his
own firm A.M. Rahim & Company, in December 1964.
He was supported by his sons, M.S. Rahim in Colombo,
and H.I. Rahim based in the U. K.
Mr. M.S.Rahim was elected as Chairman of the Colombo Rubber Traders Association, The apex body affiliated to The Ceylon Chamber of Commerce in 1996 and 1997.And then again from 2010 through to 2016.
We purchase our supplies direct from plantation estates
and at the auctions. Our Team regularly visits the various
plantations, inspects, and supervises quality control
when they produce specialized grades of Crepe and Sole
We have an excellent Marketing Team, which makes competitive
offers for any destination. Due to an open seas policy
prevailing, we obtain the lowest freight rates with
best transit times. This benefit is included in our
prices. Prices are quoted on a day-to-day basis on either
C&F (Cost and Freight), CIF or FOB ex-Colombo terms
by fax, e-mail and telephone.
Offers are usually valid for 24 hours unless otherwise specified.
Company quickly established an immaculate reputation
and was referred to by their bankers, The Bank of
Ceylon, as “An established trading house undoubted
for their commitments”.
The Company has its own modern warehousing complex
outside Colombo in close proximity to almost all
the freight forwarding Companies, which facilitates
speedy planning and shipment of goods to any part
of the world.
We export to Germany, U.K., France, Italy, Spain,
Pakistan, India, Japan, U.S.A., Canada, Argentina,
China, Taiwan and South Africa. The Company has
a long-standing association with the Bata Shoe organizations
in Kenya, Zimbabwe, Pakistan & Bangladesh.
by Letter of Credit but other Terms are negotiable
depending on buyer-seller confidence. Our principal
bankers are the Bank of Ceylon (Corporate Exports),
HSBC and Habib Bank Ltd., Colombo.
Board of Directors
Mr. M S Rahim - Managing Director
Ms. Z M Rahim - Director
Mr. A S Rahim - Director