Team / Manpower
|B.C. Shetty |
|G K Narayanaswamy |
General Manager (Marketing)
Export and Institutional Business
|Kishore M. Shetty |
2004- During 2004 we started producing Bio-Fertilizers and Bio-Pesticides in Liquid form. Our Bio-Fertilizers & Bio-Pesticides are analysed at Regional Centre of Organic Farming, Bangalore.
Our Group Companies – Karnataka Agro Chemicals, Multiplex Bio-Tech Pvt.Ltd., & Multiplex Agricare Pvt.Ltd., are certified under ISO 9001-2000 for Quality and ISO 14001 – 1996 for environmental friendliness.
Under the recent policy of the Government i.e. Public Private Partnership, we have MOU with ICRISAT, Hyderabad, wherein ICRISAT provides all the latest technical data on Bio Control Agents.
1999- 2000- During the year 1998-2000, the Micronutrient industry had faced the problem of short supply of one of the most important deficient nutrient of the soil viz. Zinc, the source of which is Zinc Sulphate. For the manufacture of Zinc Sulphate, Zinc Ash is one of the raw-material. Central Government has banned the import of Zinc Ash. As a result of which, due to scarcity lot of manipulations had taken place and other chemicals were sold as Zinc Sulphate for the use by farmers. Because of this, poor ignorant farmers were put into lot of problems both financially and also loss of crops due to wrong application of manipulated Zinc Sulphate. To overcome this problem, we started our own Zinc Sulphate Manufacturing Unit.
Multiplex created awareness like Coconut mites - and Boron in Agriculture, the advantage of which was taken by our competitors also. We have taken up mite/Black Headed Caterpillar problem in Coconut; undertaken treatment to more than 80,000 trees including 5000 trees in Dharmastala, Dakshina Kannada District.
1999- Celebrated Silver Jubilee during May 1999.
Training undertaken to all our Marketing Staff technically
Soil Samples are collected from the fields of farmers to analyse for different parameters and status of nutrients including major and micro nutrients status at a nominal cost and advise the farmers about the cost effective package of practice to be followed based on the results of Soil test..
1996- We established business through a dedicated network of Dealers and Distributors and established our product in all States, State after State.. To cover the entire country, we took 15 years.
After establishing our business in the country, we started product diversification with demand from the farmers and our Marketing Associates. We introduced Seeds during 1996 and the farmers received it well.
1993- When we started manufacturing of Multi Micronutrient Fertilizers there was no control by the Agriculture Department over neither on the Multi Micronutrient products nor any grades were fixed by the Department of Agriculture.
On the advise of Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India, in the year 1993 established State Fertilizer Committee consisting of Director of Agriculture of the State as Chairman, Joint Director of Agriculture as Secretary, one member from the local Agriculture University, one member from Fertilizer Association of India and one member from INDIAN MICRO-FERTILIZERS MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (IMMA).
1982- Tamilnadu was the first State wherein we established our branch in the year 1982.
1975- Andhrapradesh was the first State out of Karnataka where we introduced Multiplex in the year 1975.
1974- Karnataka Agro Chemicals started in the year 1974 under the self employment scheme sponsored by the Government of Karnataka.
Vijaya Bank came forward for financial assistance.
Memberships / Affiliations
Multiplex Group an ISO 9001:2000 and 14000 certified company
Quality Policy / Processes
Multiplex encourages the quality-in-all-we-do philosophy to make stronger connections with our business partners.