Nilar Group Of Companies – Alliance

The Nilar Group Of Company is a well known diversified group in Myanmar. The Group's activities span from exploration and production of pulp and paper to food and beverage to international trading to agriculture to Saw Timber to Plywood. Major Group Companies are Myanmar Nilar Foodstuff Company, Nilar Pulp And Paper Company, CO2 Solutions and United Nilar Agribusiness.

1960 – Our Humble Beginnings

Nilar has its humble beginnings in 1960 in a small leased shop on Anawrahta Street, Yangon, Myanmar. People from every corner of Yangon would travel to this shop to savor the perfect biryani. People have fond memories of the pleasure of every bite of the biryani. They loved the delicious biryani, painstakingly made with specially selected spices and herbs. The unmistakable aroma of Nilar biryani has since won the hearts of many Yangonites, both young and old.

Rapid Growth

With a clear vision, Chairman Mr.Tin Hla quickly set about modernizing and re-engineering the business. He moved the production of the biryani from a small corner in a leased shop to a larger premise. New systems were implemented and critical steps were taken to ensure consistency in the quality of the products. He knew that to bring the business into the big league, he needed to continuously upgrade the production facility. Aggressive programmes were launched to grow Nilar into a leading brand of hot biryani. The Company was family owned from the day it started ( till date). The progress took shape by early 1990, Nilar International Limited was incorporated, from just a business name to to a Company.

Nilar has since evolved. It has 35 restaurants all over Yangon. It now specializes in the manufacture and sales of a State of the art technology wide range of very affordable high quality food products including the signature biryani. Production is carried out in a modern factory and high-end technology and stringent quality control measures ensure that the exacting standard, that is synonymous with the Nilar brand, is consistently achieved. All production processes and facilities are certified to have met Halal standards.

Having brought to where it was, Mr. Tin Hla realized then that he needed to diversify his business. It was then (1995) that he started “Innwa Cold Drinks And Confectionary” fast food outlet and today there are three bakery houses which now markets its wide range of baked products.

In 1998, Mr.Tin Hla introduced his eldest son, Mr.Tin Myint Ni, in the business arena to help him bring the business to another level. Fresh ideas and innovative marketing strategies, in sync with changing consumer trends, were implemented. A pivotal decision regarding diversification of business was made .Though the food industry was the upbringing of the Company, it decided to venture into other industries.

In 2000, the company set up a paper mill under the name “Nilar Paper Mill” which produces recycled paper for the local market. International trading was at its boom during 2000’s, Nilar Company decided to follow the trend and registered itself under “Nilar Star International Co. Ltd”. The company entered into export & import trading business with a wide range of products right from car parts, iron for construction to consumer products. The company also exported beans, rice and fishery products.

In 2003, the Company started the trial production for making virgin pulp for rice straw. After doing a year long research for the same, the Company started the commercial production of high quality unbleached rice strawpulp. The havoc created by 2006 Cyclone Nargis did not leave the Mill untouched. The Company had to spent a fortune to rebuilt the Mill. It was then the company decided to stop the local paper production and focus only on pulp production for Export The Company’s focus shifted towards the “Agro-products”. Import of Urea was started in 2005 but by 2008 the Company started producing Straw Pulp on large scale. In 2015, Company had over 1000 full time and 200 part time-project based employees. The Company started farming in 2010, currently it does farming on 7000 hectare of land.

To handle day to day operations, separate offices were opened. Group of companies were formed and their names were altered according to the respective sector they dealt with.

Nilar International Limited, which dealt with food products, was changed to Myanmar Nilar Foodstuff Company.
Nilar Paper Mill, which dealt with virgin rice straw pulp production, was changed to Nilar Pulp and Paper Company.
Nilar Star Company Ltd. which dealt with fertilizer, farming and farm machinery, was changed to United Nilar Agribusiness.
CO2 Solutions Company is new venture of NGC group, we are going to start commercial production of Saw Timber plant and Plywood Plant by third quarter of 2015.

Besides the above Companies, Nilar Group of Companies continues to run thirty-five Nilar Biryani And Cold Drinks Restaurants, three Innwa Cold Drink and Confectionaries in Yangon with a centralized facility which is in line with the international standards and it employs eight hundred and fifty employees. We are in preparing of getting ISO Certificate for food and beverages in Myanmar.


Our Road-map starts with our mission, which is enduring. It declares our purpose as a company and serves as the standard against which we weigh our actions and decisions.
• To provide our best...
• To inspire moments of optimism and happiness...
• To create value and make a difference.


Our vision serves as the framework for our Road-map and guides every aspect of our business by describing what we need to accomplish in order to continue achieving sustainable, quality growth.
• People: Be a great place to work where people are inspired to be the best they can be.
• Portfolio: Bring to the world a portfolio of quality products and services that anticipate and satisfy people's desires and needs.
• Planet: Be a responsible citizen that makes a difference by helping build and support sustainable communities.
• Profit: Maximize long-term return, while being mindful of our overall responsibilities.
• Productivity: Be a highly effective, lean and fast-moving organization.

United Nilar Agribusiness

We are pleased to introduce ourselves as a farmer, fertilizer importer and service provider for farmers. UNA had produced many different kind of high quality rice ...

Myanmar Nilar Foodstuff

We are proud to let you know that our Nilar Briyani and Cold Drinks is the oldest and the longest restaurant operating business in Yangon. We have been successfully serving ...

Nilar Pulp & Paper

Established in 2003, the family-owned Nilar Pulp and Paper (NPP) is one and only rice straw pulp manufacturer in Myanmar. We believe in creating long-term ....

CO2 Solution Co,.Ltd

CO2 is our latest venture, we have around 10 acres land, with State of the art technology of Saw - mill and plywood fact with peeling and making versus and plywood facility ...