About

Atul is an improvement driven, integrated chemical company serving about 6,000 customers belonging to 31 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 1,380 products and formulations and has state-of-the-art facilities and processes to ensure safety and treatment of gaseous, liquid and solid pollutants.

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 15, 1947 – exactly 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

2014-2015
2013-2014
2012-2013
1992-2011
1972-1991
1952-1971
2015-2016

Golden Peacock Award 2014 for Best Eco-Innovation in Agriculture for ‘Greening the deserts’

IIA Excellence Award 2015 India for Innovation

Gujarat Cleaner Production Award 2014 for outstanding achievement in implementing cleaner production practices

National Quality Excellence Award 2015 for
environmental sustainability

Sustainability Award 2014 for best green
process in chemical sector – Sulphur Black plant

National Quality Award 2015 for creating
wealth from waste

100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders Award 2015 for excellence in Human Resources

Ruby Jubilee 40th National Competition for Young Managers – 2014 in Western Region

IDC Insights ICONIC Award 2014 for best IT
solution deployed in India’s Manufacturing
and Logistics category

Global Sustainability Leadership Award 2014 for best business under ‘Eco-efficiency’ category

Global Sustainability Leadership Award 2014 for best project collaboration (Atul Vidyamandir)

Advocacy Award 2013 in Kaizen competition for wealth from waste – pollution abatement

CIO 100 honouree Award 2013 for excellence in strategic enterprise IT deployment

Silver EDGE Award 2013 – Information Week

TISS LEAPVAULT CLO Award 2013 for L&D team of the year

100 Most Talented Global HR Leaders Award 2015 for excellence in Human Resources

Ruby Jubilee 40th National Competition for Young Managers – 2014 in Western Region

IDC Insights ICONIC Award 2014 for best IT
solution deployed in India’s Manufacturing
and Logistics category

Human Resources Leadership Award 2013 for excellence in Human Resources

Quality Circle Award 2014 under ‘Excellence’ category

C-Change Gold Award 2014 for best business enablement through Information Technology in India

Establishment of tissue cultured date palm production facility in Jodhpur for the first time in India

Commissioning of the world biggest p-Cresol facility in Ankleshwar

Establishment of 22,000 square feet R&D facility to grow APIs and API Inters business

Upgradation of environment facilities at Valsad Complex (in 3 sites)

Formation of Atul USA Inc

Setting up of Atul Club

Commencement of manufacture of p-Anisic Aldehyde for the first time in India

Merger of Atic Industries Ltd

Establishment of Atul Europe Ltd

Construction of 4 km pipeline in mid-sea for discharge of treated liquid effluent
Ruby Jubilee 40th National Competition for Young Managers – 2014 in Western Region

IDC Insights ICONIC Award 2014 for best IT
solution deployed in India’s Manufacturing
and Logistics category

Commencement of manufacture of p-Anisic Alcohol for the first time in India

Construction of Power plant-V

Commencement of manufacture of Carbamite for the first time in India

Commencement of manufacture of 2,4-D Acid for the first time in India

Commissioning of Aluminium Chloride plant

Commissioning of Anthraquinone Disperse dyes plant

Incorporation of Gujarat Aromatics Ltd

Construction of Power plant III

Construction of Power plant IV

Setting up of Atul Rural Development Fund

Construction of Central Liquid Effluent Treatment plant

Inauguration by Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru

Construction of weir I on river Par

Construction of Power plant I

Commencement of manufacture of dyes for the first time in India

Setting up of Kalyani School

Setting up of Atul Medical Centre

Establishment of a JV with Imperial Chemical Industries plc (50%)

Construction of Power plant II

Commencement of manufacture of Vat dyes for the first time in India

Second USFDA audit for Dapsone plant conducted by FDA auditors in February 2016 and Approved.

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