In 1936, George Boulos was among many Lebanese people who chose Nigeria as an immigration destination at a time when many Lebanese left their country to experience life and wealth in Africa, Brazil and Australia. Soon after followed by his sons, Antoine and Gabriel, he established a jewellery business and, as a family, they worked on expanding their business.
In 1943, Antoine and Gabriel Boulos started their business operations in Lagos, mainly focusing on trading and importation of general merchandise including some brands of motorcycles from Western Europe.
In 1958, they established a partnership under the name of Boulos Enterprises Limited (BEL), first located at Oregun, Ikeja, and later relocated on its present 25-acre plot at Ogba Industrial Scheme, Ikeja.
1959 was a turning point in the motorcycle business in Nigeria boulos Enterprises Limited saw the opportunity and signed an exclusive distribution agreement with Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) / Japan In 1964, BEL was incorporated and the partnership with the SMC Japan became a limited liability company. Fifty years later, the association with SMC is still going strong: BEL built a state of the art assembly plant - the largest worldwide after Japan itself - under licence from SMC.
In 1987, seing it was time to look into alternative fields of business, the Boulos brothers invested in waste recycling tissue production and founded Bel Papyrus Limited (BPL).
In 2001, Bel Impex Limited (BIL), the converting arm of BEL Papyrus Limited, the group's paper mill operation, was incorporated by Group Boulos in 2001.
Equipped with the best European converting machines, BIL is currently producing and distributing several lines and sub-brands of tissue paper such as:
Due to the quality of its products, BIL has maintained an eminent reputation, and its market shares grew constantly and steadily over the past years due to an efficient distribution network and an everlasting commitment to fulfil the customers' needs and meet their every expectations.
In 2002, the Boulos family bought a second tissue mill, PM2, and a Crescent Former Tissue Machine, designed to meet the very high demands required by tissue paper manufacturers.
In 2009, Boulos Enterprises limited signed a tripartite Agreement with SMC Japan and Jiangmen Dachangjiang Group Corporation limited for supply & distribution of Haojue products.
In 2010, Boulos Enterprises Limited signed a Distribution Agreement with Piaggio vehicles Pvt .Ltd, India.
In 2011, BPL modenized their existing facilities and bought a third Paper Mill, PM3, to double their production capacity.
In 2011, BIL launched its 3rd generation Baby Diaper, a product of international standard.
In 2012 - Because Boulos Group's purpose is to keep investing in their own growth, they have bought a new state of the art tissue converting line that is installed in the actual Ogba compound. BIL has started producing aluminium foil, cling film, wet wipes and sanitary napkins. With this project, the Ogba compound has doubled BPL's production capacity and is now one of the most advanced tissue mills in Africa.
Our vision is clear and our sail steady. We aim at being the largest and the more renowned tissue paper manufacturer in West Africa.