Abdul Rahims Historical Time Line

1872 - 1900

Started in 1872, in Fort Galle by I.L.M Mohamed Cassim in the name of his eldest son, " Mohamed
CassimAbdul Rahim
".  I.L.M Mohamed Cassim's 3 other son's also become part of the business:

Abdul Rahims
Founder: Mr. M.C. Abdul Rahim
  • M.C Semsemi
  • M.C Jaleel
  • M.C Abdul Cader

This formed the partnership of M.C. Abdul Rahims & Brothers.

1900 - 1950's

  • Moved out of Galle, Fort to Bazzar
  • 1929 : Moved head office and branch to Keyzer street
  • 1930 : M.C Abdul Rahims moved from Castle Hill Street to present location at Colombo Street, Kandy.
  • 1940's : Supplied furniture to British Navy in Trincomalee
  • 1948 : M.C Abdul Rahims moved into Nuwara Eliya
  • 1950's : Japan Trading Company Started. Office was at 2nd cross street, Pettah

1950's - 2000

  • 1958 : Opened Welawatta, Colombo Showroom
  • 1940's 50's 60's : Agencies for Johnson Brothers, Wedge Wood...
  • 1964 - 1994 : Joint venture to manufacture: Diamond Fans, Corrugated Paper, Diamond cookers &
    enamel ware
  • 1970's : Invested in the Jewelry Business.
  • 1970's : 50% Stake in businesses in Saudi Arabia - Tea, Watches...
  • 1996 : Purchased Kandy Property & Moved into our own building

2000 - Present

  • 2003 : Moved out of 90, Keyzer Street, Colombo 01
  • 2004 : Shop within a shop concept launched to have wider reach of Abdul Rahim products, without having our own branches - Partnered with Singer Mega. (Mt. Lavinia, Nugegoda, Duplication Road, Wattala, Negambo)
  • 2006 : Opened an outlet at Dwellings, Green Path, Colombo 03
  • 2009 : Opened at Singer Mega - Kandy
  • 2010 : Opened at Singer Mega - Rajagiriya
  • 2010 : Opened an Outlet at LifeStyles Store in Kohuwela

Leadership of the company:

  • 1872 : By founder, Mr. I.L.M. Mohamed Cassim
  • 1952 - 1965 : Mr. M.C. Cader
  • 1965 - 1983 : M. S.M. Hussain
  • 1983 - a few weeks : Mr. S.M.S. Mashoor
  • 1984 - 1988 : Mr. Zain Jaleel
  • 1988 - 31st March 2006 : Mr. Razik Cader
  • 2006 - Present: : Mr. Ruzly Hussain