Astro Films is the flexible packaging manufacturing division of Ismail Industries Limited, one of the largest and most prominent business groups of Pakistan. Established in 1988, Ismail Industries Limited has a diverse portfolio, ranging from food products and packaging to pharmaceuticals and power generation along with significant investments towards CSR projects. Ismail Industries’ food businesses include CandyLand – the largest confectionaries company in the country; Bisconni – Pakistan’s fastest growing biscuits company; Snackcity – one of the country’s top 5 potato chips companies; and Ismail Nutrition – Pakistan’s only UNICEF approved food supplier, with dedicated production for specialized food supplies to UNICEF and World Food Program, battling malnutrition in Pakistan. Astro Films is the packaging division of IIL. It is one of the country’s largest flexible packaging manufacturers supplying BOPET, CPP and BOPP films. The pharmaceuticals division consists of Hudson Pharma, while power generation consists of investments in renewable energy as part of a consortium called Act Group.
Ismail Industries’ CSR projects include provision of clean drinking water for under privileged areas of Karachi, managed by the Hamid Ismail Foundation; and a fully funded girls education initiative comprising of a school (Ismail Academy) and a college (Khadija Girls College). The Group recently concluded a Tree Plantation Drive aiming to convert various barren parks and university grounds of Karachi into green fields; achieving our goal to plant 20,000 trees in December 2019.