The successful completion of the company's first rest camp for soldiers after the First World War rapidly led to orders for more complex engineering projects. After the partition of India, the Delhi based firm shifted to Pakistan. Shaukat and Raza was formally registered in Pakistan, and opened its doors in Karachi on 10th September, 1950.
After steady work on prestigious projects within Pakistan, the company had its first overseas exposure in Libya in 1973, and in Qatar and Abu Dhabi shortly after.
The size of projects undertaken gradually increased, along with the resources of manpower, experience and equipment. The Company also developed mechanical engineering capabilities, fabricating steel structures, equipment erection and pipelines to cope with the demands of clients. Electrical and instrumentation engineering capabilities were added by entering into association with reliable specialist firms.
In 1981 the Company received a special award from the President of Pakistan for its work in designing and constructing the famous 110 million gallon reservoir at Pipri, one of the largest reinforced concrete reservoirs of its kind in the world.
In 1999, the Company entered the Nigerian market, winning the Gombe Regional Water Supply project contract - the largest single water supply contract ever awarded in Nigeria. Gas pipelines and related projects on an engineering, procurement and construction basis followed.
In 2003, an office was opened at Algiers, and several gas pipeline projects have been completed in Algeria to date with Shaukat and Raza (Algeria) S.p.A.
In 2006 the Company entered the Ghanaian market, constructing gas pipelines for Takoradi and Tema power stations on an EPC basis.
Today, Shaukat & Raza's diverse portfolio includes oil and gas pipelines, water treatment, building works, heavy industrial projects and infrastructure development services. The Company's longevity is a testament to its exacting standards and its motto, "precision in strength".