About

Atul is an improvement driven, integrated chemical company serving about 6,000 customers belonging to 27 industries across the world. The Company has established subsidiary companies in the USA (1994), the UK (1996), China (2004), Brazil (2012) and the UAE (2015) to serve its customers and thus enhance breadth and depth of its business.

With depth in science and technology, Atul manages almost all unit processes and unit operations to manufacture about 1,350 products and formulations and has state-of-the-art facilities and processes to ensure safety and treatment of gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants. The Company is ISO 14001 certified.

Atul established successful joint venture companies with world-renowned multi-national companies namely American Cyanamid Company (now a part of BASF AG and Pfizer Inc) in 1947, Imperial Chemical Industries plc (now a part of Akzo Nobel and Astra Zeneca plc) in 1955 and Ciba-Geigy Ltd (now a part of BASF AG and Huntsman Corporation) in 1960.

Atul was founded on September 05, 1947 – a month after Indian independence – by Kasturbhai Lalbhai, an institution builder par excellence and a legendary Indian of his times. The Company was a manifestation of his dream to generate large-scale employment, create wealth in rural India and make the country self-sufficient in its requirements of chemicals.

Milestones: 1947-1951

Incorporated by Mr Kasturbhai Lalbhai as the first private sector company of independent India to be inaugurated by its first Prime Minister

Established a joint venture (JV) with American Cyanamid Company of the USA, Cyanamid India Ltd, to produce crop protection chemicals and pharmaceuticals

Milestones: 1952-1971

Inaugurated by Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru on March 17, 1952

Commenced the manufacture of dyes (including Vat dyes) for the first time in India

Established Kalyani Shala, a school for children residing in and around Atul, with Gujarati as the medium of instruction

Established a JV with Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) plc of the UK, Atic Industries Ltd (Atic), to produce textile dyestuffs

Established a JV with Ciba-Geigy Ltd (Ciba-Geigy) of Switzerland, Cibatul Ltd (Cibatul), to produce epoxy resins and curing agents

Set up a JV with American Cyanamid (65%) to manufacture crop care chemicals

Commenced the manufacture of Phosgene for the first time in India

Held 2 Ranji Trophy cricket matches at the cricket ground in Atul

Milestones: 1972-1991

Commenced the manufacture of Carbamite and 2,4-D Acid for the first time in India

Set-up Atul Rural Development Fund to formalise programs undertaken since inception related to serving society

Constructed a central effluent treatment plant

Acquired loss-making Gujarat Aromatics Ltd through a reverse merger and got its second production site in Ankleshwar

Commenced the manufacture of para Cresol for the first time in India

Established Atul Vidyalaya, an ICSE school for children residing in and around Atul, with English as the medium of instruction

Modernised epoxy plant and expanded Vat dyes manufacturing unit

Acquired controlling interest in Piramal Rasayan Ltd engaged in the production of dye-intermediates and renamed Amal Ltd

Milestones: 1992-2011

Formed Atul USA Inc, Atul Europe Ltd and Atul China Ltd

Merged Atic after the JV partner ICI PLC exited

Acquired DPD Ltd in the UK engaged in the production of tissue culture raised date palms

Acquired Anchor Adhesives Pvt Ltd which owned Polygrip, a leading Rubber and Polyurethane based adhesive brand in India

Established Atul Vidyamandir, a residential school for tribal children

Established a wholly owned subsidiary company, Atul Bioscience Ltd, to produce Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) and their intermediates

Merged Cibatul after the JV partner Ciba-Geigy exited

Established a JV with Rudolf GmbH of Germany, Rudolf Atul Chemicals Ltd, to produce textile chemicals

Inaugurated Atul’s first office in Mumbai in Dadar on March 2007

Milestones: 2012-2013

Established a JV with the Government of Rajasthan, Atul Rajasthan Date Palms Ltd, to produce tissue culture raised date palms for the first time in India

Expanded para Cresol manufacturing facility – the world’s largest

Established a 22,000 sq ft research facility to build the business of APIs and API intermediates

Inaugurated the Learning Center at Atul on January 2012

Inaugurated the Inspiring Center at Atul on March 2012

Milestones: 2013-2014

Automated payroll processing of 5 subsidiary | associate companies

Decreased (liquid) effluent in 41 products by 79% on an average

Converted Ankleshwar site into a ‘zero liquid effluent discharge’ facility

Developed 67 new products and formulations in R&D

Developed a mobile application to send requisitions and receive quotations

Milestones: 2014-2015

Implemented ‘Atul mobSales’ – open source integrated mobility solution for brand sales

Implemented ‘Atul i-Quote’ – open source vendor portal to ensure better connect with vendors

Implemented ‘Saral' – open source human resource self-service multi-lingual kiosk system

Established and commissioned well equipped occupational health centre at Ankleshwar

Achieved zero liquid effluent discharge in 1 key product

Milestones: 2015-2016

Achieved zero liquid discharge in the manufacture of a key product

Built a 6,500 kL reservoir for rainwater harvesting

Replaced mercury based caustic | chlorine plant with an environment-friendly, membrane based plant

Introduced 65 products and 19 formulations

USFDA approval received for Dapsone manufacturing plant

Inaugurated the new registered office at Ahmedabad in January 2015

Inaugurated the second office in Mumbai at Goregaon in September 2015

Milestones: 2016-2017

Visit of Mr Vijay Rupani, Honourable Chief Minister of Gujarat, to Atul Institute of Vocational Excellence

Built 2,000 individual household toilets across 15 villages through Atul Foundation

Visit of Ms Arundhati Bhattacharya, Chairperson of State Bank of India, to Atul Vidyalaya

Established a JV with Nouryon of the Netherlands, Anaven LLP, to produce MCA

Inaugurated office in Thane on March 2017

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