Runner Group started its journey in Bangladesh with its flagship company Runner Automobiles in 2000. The group has a state-of-the-art two-wheeler manufacturing facility and an assembly plant for completely knocked down four-wheeler commercial vehicles in Bhaluka, Mymensingh, around 70kms north of Dhaka.
The business group manufactures various models of Runner motorcycles, including AD 80 Deluxe, Bullet 100, Turbo 125, Kite, Royal+, Cheeta, Duranto, F100 6A, Turbo Racer 150cc, Knight Rider 150cc etc. It also manufactures 200-250cc motorbikes for foreign markets. Other than that, the group extends complete support in terms of technology and technical knowhow to small and medium entrepreneurs to help them establish their own factories for spare parts and accessories of two-wheelers.
Runner currently exports motorcycles to Nepal and Bhutan and plans to send its products to African countries, including Tunisia, Kenya, Sudan, Togo, Nigeria and Burkina Faso, in the near future. Its annual turnover rose 74.35 percent year-on-year to Tk 420.2 crore in 2018, while its profit per unit hit Tk 28.5 crore, a 43.21 percent increase from 2017. The group of 2,296 employees was honoured with the President’s Award in 2016 for its contribution to Bangladesh’s industrial development. Runner also achieved the ISO certification on QMS (9001:2015), EMS (14001:2015) and OHSAS (18001:2007) as a recognition for best management practices, environmental issues and occupational health and safety.
The group has memberships of the Dhaka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh Chamber of Industries, Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Commonwealth of Independent States-Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Bangladesh China Chamber of Commerce and Industry and India Bangladesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry.