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Gharda Chemicals Limited
In-house R&D and innovation has marked the rise of Gharda Chemicals Ltd. (GCL) from a small unit in 1964 to one of the most successful and reputed companies in the field of Agro-chemicals worldwide. A strong and vibrant R&D program and expertise in Process Development coupled with a team of outstanding scientists headed by Dr.K.H.Gharda, has enabled the company to capitalise on superior technology generated in-house. This has led to the production of vital import substitute products and cost-effective Agro-chemicals on a large scale now affordable to even marginal farmers at the national level and a strong competitive international presence, saving foreign-exchange outgo, on one hand and earning significant foreign exchange.
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Gharda Chemicals Limited, established in 1967, is a research-based company with four manufacturing units. The company has won several national awards for technical innovation in the chemical industry and has many firsts in the field of dyestuffs, pesticides, veterinary drugs and polymers. Innovation through a vibrant R&D has marked the rise of Gharda Chemicals Limited (GCL) from a small unit in 1964 to one of the most successful and reputed companies in the Agrochemical Industry. A strong and vibrant R&D program and expertise in process development has enabled the company to capitalize on superior technology. This has led to the production of vital import-substitute products and cost effective agrochemicals on a large scale and consequently to a strong, competitive national and international presence. And all this has been made possible by the vision and unswerving dedication and commitment of Dr. Keki Gharda, Founder - Chairman & Managing Director, Gharda Chemicals Limited.
Among top ranking chemical companies in India, with world class products and annual sales of Rs. 11294 million (2012-13) including exports worth Rs. 6807 million.
Commissioned world class plant manufacturing Chlorpyrifos of 99% plus purity
Both Dombivli & Lote plants have received ISO 9001-2008, ISO 14001-2004 & OHSAS 18001-2007 Certification
Only Indian company to receive U.S. Registration (EPA Approval) for the sale of Chlorpyrifos (Insecticide) and Dicamba (Herbicide) in the U.S.A.
Awarded the prestigious "Chemexcil Trishul Award" for outstanding exports among large-scale chemical manufacturers for 1995 - 1996
Our strength of innovation combined with ethical work practices is bound to bring the Company accolades from time to time. The Company holds a promising future from organic growth as well as gaining a wider geographical reach.
Our Company has pioneer status in the field of agro chemicals. This has been made possible due to its spirit of innovation. We have demonstrated this through timely introduction of a number of agro chemical products as well as polymers.
Our Company has a proud record of manufacturing superior quality products and making these available at very competitive prices. We are well poised to continue our research endeavor and its fruition to continue our foray in agro chemicals, polymer, pigments and other fine chemicals.
Our story is the story of daring and dedicated people. A story of people finding themselves by servicing society, most visibly through research, manufacture and development of innovative and useful products. Our people are proud of their achievements, and yet humble in the realization that even the best can and should improve.
The Gharda story started in 1964 with a handful of spirited people, working with meagre facilities in a hostile environment. Today, we number nearly 2000, the environment has improved considerably but the pioneering spirit of a close knit family has remained. We are a complex blending of merchant and missionary, doer and dreamer, entrepreneur and professional.
Our story is dedicated to these people and the others who will follow them.
Dr. K.H. Gharda Chairman and Managing Director
Our goal over the years has remained the same - "Knowledge converted through products to wealth for the good of society."
Mr. U Vidhyasagaran - Vice President – Technical & Special Projects Dr. S.S.Mathur, Vice President - Corporate Research & Development Dr. K.N.Singh, Vice President - International Marketing & Development Mr. M. Raghavender, Head of Marketing - International & Domestic Mr. D.K.Shenoy - Vice President Operations - Lote & Dombivli