“OTOBI – means forest and is a Bengali word chosen by Late Nitun Kundu, one of the most renowned artist and sculptor and also the founder of Otobi Limited.”

Otobi, the leading furniture manufacturer and retailer in Bangladesh is the most preferred lifestyle solution brand because of its constant innovations, advanced technological expertise, manufacturing capacity in the widest range of furniture categories, largest distribution network and time tested service reputation.

From humble beginnings in 1975 in the corporate furniture realm to the spectacular escalation into the lifestyle giant that it is now, Otobi's story of success spans over four decades. With creative reinvention pulsating through the entire organization, Otobi has integrated the entire furniture solution platform in home, office, industrial and interior design through its operation.

Nitun Kundu, founder and late chairman started this organization with the urge to create products that none other could do. Now Otobi has turned into an institution of creativity and inspiration containing 5,120 members with the same intention as the maestro.

Nitun Kundu, with his unique vision and creativity, led Otobi for over three decades and with his innovative leadership turned it into the most prominent furniture company in the country. Mr. Kundu was not only a famous artist and sculptor, but also one of the most successful entrepreneurs of Bangladesh. Since 1975 Mr. Kundu had been designing a wide variety of artistic objects including steel furniture for home and offices, trophies, souvenirs, etc.

Mr.Kundu’s greatest talent lay in developing mechanically operative system for commercial manufacturing of artistic objects and items of utility. He served as Chief Designer for the US Information Service from 1958 to 1971. From 1972 Mr. Kundu began his career by devoting his energy in making pavilion designs and creating artistic metal gift wares in addition to his normal painting and fine art works. From 1956 to 1987 wherever Mr.Kundu had participated in competitions, he won the first prize. A recipient of National Awards for painting, Mr.Kundu was honorably mentioned in several painting and sculpture exhibitions at home and abroad. Mr. Nitun Kundu was honored with the highest accolade of our country ‘The Ekushe Padak’ for the year 1997 for his outstanding contribution in Art and Culture.

As part of Otobi Ltd., Mr. Kundu was sent by the Export Promotion Bureau of Bangladesh to participate in Trade Fairs in the U.A.E., Malaysia, U.S.A. and West Germany. The culmination of success of Mr. Nitun Kundu as an artist was through the design and construction of the war memorial ‘Sabash Bangladesh’ at Rajshahi University in 1991, the ‘SAARC Fountain’ in Dhaka in 1992 and the ‘Sampan’ at Chittagong airport in 2001.

He graduated at the top of his class from the Institute of Fine Arts, University of Dhaka in 1959. Nitun Kundu was a widely respected cultural figure, businessman and a prominent figure of the Bangladesh Liberation War for his artistic contributions. He received a State funeral that was attended by distinguished members of the civil society and government.

OTOBI started its journey in 1975 as a studio by Mr. Nitun Kundu, one of the best artists and sculptor of Bangladesh of the 20th Century, for making objects of artistic value. Later the studio turned into a workshop for innovative objects which subsequently turned into a workshop for manufacturing modern furniture. Being the only local manufacturer of modern furniture, OTOBI immediately gained immense popularity and established OTOBI itself as a reliable brand. OTOBI Limited was incorporated as a private limited company in September 29, 1984.

In the last 39 years, OTOBI has established itself as the leading and the most innovative branded furniture manufacturer of the country. The company holds the Market Leader position in the branded furniture manufacturing and marketing sector.

  • 1975-1982
    1975

    With an opening capital of Tk. 5,000, Nitun Kundu starts producing decorative products in a tiny house in Shukrabad, Dhaka under the name Art in Craft.

    1977

    Shifts to a larger workshop at Topkhana Road, Dhaka. Introduces mild steel tubular furniture 1st time in Bangladesh.

    1978

    First Showroom opens in Elephant Road with the name of Otobi.

    1981

    Starts producing chair that brought huge success to the company. Government allotts plot at Mirpur for establishment of full-scale industry.

    1982

    Starts producing tubular furniture in large scale to meet increasing customer demand.

  • 1983-1994
    1983

    Launches a 75,000 sq ft factory in Mirpur.

    1984

    Incorporates as Otobi Limited - a Private Limited Company

    1985

    Government rewards with a 100,000 sq ft land area to set up factory at Shyampur

    1993

    Builds its own multi-storied display center in Dilkusha, the commercial hub of Dhaka

    1994

    Establishes a gigantic factory in Shyampur. Starts exploring international market through the first export to Ukraine.

  • 1997-2005
    1997

    Opens another showroom at Uttara, Dhaka.

    1998

    Launches the first exclusive Dealer in Chittagong.

    1999

    Otobi introduces laminated board with complete knock-down panel furniture - the first in Bangladesh. Opens another showroom at Gulshan, Dhaka.

    2003

    Panthapath Showroom Opened

    2004

    Award received: Awarded ISO 9001:2000 Certificate. Starts producing wooden office and home furniture at Shyampur Factory. 42,000 sq ft flagship showroom opens at Gulshan, Dhaka . Otobi starts exporting to India on a regular basis, making it the first Bangladeshi company to become global.

  • 2005-2009
    2005

    Otobi steps in Chittagong Market through Agrabad Showroom

    2006

    Otobi's corporate office starts in its own building known as Otobi Center at Gulshan, Dhaka.

    2007

    Expands in seven cities of India through distributors and dealers. Penetration in local market continues through opening of Sylhet, Nasirabad - Chittagong and Dhanmondi - Dhaka Showrooms

    2008

    Otobi introduces home décor products to meet demand for all spheres of daily life. Mirpur and Khulna Showroom Opened.

    2009

    Manufacturing unit set-up and launching of Wooden Door, Plywood, Mattress and Foam at Savar. Another four Showrooms opens at Wari, Malibagh, Savar and Bogra.

With over 0.6 million square feet of captive selling space through its 18 Retail Showrooms and 288 Exclusive Dealer Outlets, OTOBI is continuously expanding its customer base. To aid in the enhanced brand value over time, OTOBI has always believed in maintaining long term cooperative ties with each and every customer through captivating customer service and dedicated after sales service beyond industry standards. With selling outlets comprising of OBI (Other Business Initiatives) and Franchise outlets along with own retail outlets and exclusive dealers, OTOBI ensures its brand presence in every district of Bangladesh. In addition to being a household name for furniture, OTOBI’s corporate clientele include all the major Banks, Insurance Companies, NGOs, Hotels, Government Institutions, Telecom Companies, and Development Organizations. A total of 500,000 plus square feet of warehouse space is moderating the smooth feeding of products to over 450 countrywide selling hubs of OTOBI.

OTOBI currently holds around a million square feet of factory space laid out in its three state of the art manufacturing facilities namely Mirpur Factory (100,000 sft), Shyampur Factory (300,000 sft), and Savar Factory (600,000 sft). The integrated manufacturing facilities in these factories capable to produce extensive and intriguing lines of laminated board, mild steel, plastic, and wood based products. Beyond that, OTOBI Limited has given attention to meet the expanding demand of traditional Solid Wood products, Wooden Doors/Flush Doors, MDF Furniture, PVC Doors, Mattress, Plywood, and MFC boards through its extended projects located at Village-Akran, P.O. Birulia, P.S. Savar, Dhaka. A special feature of OTOBI products is that extensive care is taken to combine functional utility with elegance, keeping in view the efficient use of floor space. OTOBI is now equipped with state-of-the-art machines and technology to manufacture all kinds of sophisticated furniture including hospital furniture and other such items. Since inception, OTOBI has always deliberated vertical integration (with a balanced linkage) to maximize its control over the production quality facilitated by its increasing demand and business volume in the marketplace. As a result, with an enormous production capacity with superior quality control, production monitoring systems, and technology research; OTOBI enhanced its readiness to serve local as well as international markets with top notch quality promise backed by its sheer focus on Kaizen and 5-S System in the supply chain process.

  • 1981-1990
    DHAKA EXPORT FAIR

    1981 1st Prize for stall

    1982 1st Prize for stall

    1983 1st Prize for stall

    1985 1st Prize for stall

    NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR

    1990 1st Prize for Pavilion

  • 1991-2000
    NATIONAL INDUSTRIAL FAIR

    1995 1st Prize for Pavilion

    DHAKA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

    1996 1st Prize for Pavilion

    1997 2nd Prize for Pavilion

    DHAKA INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

    1998 1st Prize for Pavilion

  • 2001-2008
    BANGLADESH BUSINESS AWARDS

    2001 Enterprise of the Year

    2001 1st Prize for Pavilion

    2004 2nd Prize for Pavilion

    DINAJPUR INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

    2006 Best Pavilion

    CHITTAGONG INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR

    2007 1st Prize for Pavilion

    2008 1st Prize for Pavilion

  • 2009-2012
    BANGLADESH BUSINESS AWARDS

    2011 3rd Prize for Pavilion

    2012 3rd Prize for Pavilion

    2009 2nd Prize for Pavilion

    INTERNATIONAL GOWAHATI TRADE FAIR

    2009 2nd Prize for Pavilion

    BEST BRAND AWARD NO 1 FURNITURE IN DHAKA METRO 2009
    COMMWARD MOST EFFECTIVE PRINT CAMPAIGN 2009
    COMMWARD MOST EFFECTIVE OUTDOOR CAMPAIGN 2009
    BRAND FURNITURE FAIR

    2011 3rd Prize for Pavilion

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