Ceramic Industries began producing porcelain tableware for the
home market in 1985, and secured its first export order the following
Monno soon earned an enviable reputation for both quality and value.
subsequent introduction of bone china to its range of quality
has only served to strengthen that reputation. As the original exporter
of porcelain dinnerware ‘Made in Bangladesh’ Monno is proud to
to the growth of the Bangladesh economy. In a developing country the
accorded to exports and the valuable foreign exchange derived is
Today in Bangladesh Monno is a household name and regarded as one of
country’s premier companies.
is still a relatively young country. When after independence British
was partitioned in 1947, West Pakistan and East Pakistan were created.
Subsequently East Pakistan proclaimed independence in 1971 and
(meaning Bengali homeland) came into being. As a developing country
is accorded preferential tariffs by the European Union which means zero
import duty on Monno tableware.
offers products in Porcelain, New Bone China, Ivory China, and real
China. In fact they source the materials in their bone china body and
from Stoke on Trent, to which is added pure water filtered from their
wells. So Monno likes to think of it as ‘English’ Bone China. Customers
include many well known prestigious department stores, speciality and
stores around the world for whom they manufacture own label products.
customers have been with Monno for as long as 20 consecutive years and
Monno is proud to enjoy a close relationship with them. They work with
customers to develop their own shapes or decorations, or can offer
from their extensive stable. Their talented teams of artists and
work closely with the experienced technicians of an own in-house decal
print unit. That combination of man and machine helps achieve striking
Porcelain & Bone China factories are perhaps unique in being able
offer under one roof the flexibility and versatility of many
methods as best suit the size or nature of the product. Monno has
in modern machinery and can boast high pressure casting, ISO Static
auto cup lines, auto dip glazing, spray drying, and an open firing
That technology helps them in their never ending pursuit of excellence.
Manufacturing capacity is in the order of 2 Million pieces per
Products are safe! Tests carried out by CERAM show their products fall
well below the thresholds for lead and cadmium release in tableware or
cookware coming into contact with foodstuffs as specified under current
European regulations. They also meet Australasian and US Federal
as well as those specified by California’s very tough ‘Proposition
Monno Group of companies includes, significantly, Monno Fabrics Ltd.
Monno Attire Ltd, as well as printing and packaging companies mutually
supporting the activities of the Group. Monno is not therefore
on outside suppliers for labels or packaging, which helps to ensure
are available on time.
provides employment to some 5,000 skilled and unskilled local artisans,
crafts men and women, who are encouraged to develop their full creative
potential. Training is highly regarded, especially when working with
of the very best advanced machinery selected from manufacturers
That technology helps to provide Monno with a competitive edge in the
is a strong supporter of the environment, using for example only
non toxic materials in its porcelain, and only recycled pulp in its
disposing of waste factory product in accordance with Federal and
standards. Monno does not employ children or discriminate between
and has an equal opportunity policy. Monno also cares for the
providing welfare, vocational training, basic education for those less
well off, together with a home for underprivileged children. Those
from these programmes are helped to find jobs according to their
abilities. Monno’s own ethical and social environmental policy is in
with that of their customers and has satisfied the requirements of all
factory and ethical audits independently carried out on their
the time of writing the Monno Group is currently building a hospital as
will further benefit its employees and residents in local communities.