Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd.
Partnering the Indian farmer for over four decades.
Promoted in 1967 in Goa, by pioneering industrialist Dr KK Birla, Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited is one of the leading fertilizer conglomerates in India. The company is also a significant importer of fertilizers and farm nutrients. The company produces high-quality complex fertilizers of various grades along with seeds, pesticides, micro nutrients, and specialty fertilizers.
Zuari fertilizer plant has an annual installed capacity of 9,46,000 metric tonnes of fertilizer. The entire manufacturing facility comprises of four separate plants, namely Ammonia, Urea, NPK A and NPK B. The plants employ the latest in pipe-reactor technology and are based on the slurry granulation process.
Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited continues to nourish its core fertilizer manufacturing operations, with extensive renewal, revamping and expansion programme at its plants. The company has a manufacturing facility at Goa, with four plants, dedicated to provide farmers with urea, DAP and NPK based fertilizers. All products are marketed under the "Jai Kissan" brand.
Zuari has marketing offices spread over a wide area covering Goa, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. Zuari has over 2,000 dealers and 5,000 sub dealers that market various brands of fertilizer and other agri-inputs.
In 2010-11, Zuari Agrochemicals recorded the highest ever sales of 2.21 million metric tonnes of fertilizer of which over one million metric tonnes were traded fertilizers. In the last three years, traded fertilizers have not only boosted volumes in the market, but also given the company�s profitability a big fillip.
Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited announced on 19th December, 2011 that it has formed a Joint Venture Company, MCA Phosphates Pte Ltd, with Mitsubishi Corporation, Japan for the for the purpose of investments in rock phosphate assets.
Since then MCA Phosphates Pte Ltd has acquired 30% equity stake in Fosfatos del Pacifico (Fospac), of Peru for a consideration of USD 46.12 million. Fospac is a subsidiary of Cementos Pacasmayo S.A.A (Pacasmayo), a company listed on the Lima Stock Exchange. Additionally, the Zuari- Mitsubishi combine has entered into an Off-Take Agreement with Fospac, to purchase the entire production of concentrated rock phosphate after meeting local demand, if any, for a minimum term of 20 years.
The company produces high-quality complex fertilizers of various grades along with seeds, pesticides, micro nutrients, and specialty fertilizers. All products are marketed under the "Jai Kisaan" brand, a household name among farmers.
The Zuari fertiliser plant is a landmark in large-scale industry development in Goa. At the time of installation, the plant was the largest industrial undertaking in Goa, acting as a catalyst for economic growth in the neighbouring areas.
The plant was started as a financial and technical collaboration between the House of Birlas, US Steel Corporation (USX), International Finance Corporation, and the Bank of America. The design, engineering, and construction of the plant were carried out by Toyo Engineering Japan. The plant has an annual installed capacity of 9,46,000 metric tonnes of fertilisers.
The entire manufacturing facility comprises four separate plants, namely Ammonia, Urea, NPK A and NPK B. The plants employ the latest in pipe-reactor technology and are based on the slurry granulation process.
Zuari is rapidly transforming the core fertiliser operations to become an integrated agricultural services provider. In this new and improved avatar, Zuari is going beyond conventional manufacturing. Packaging its services for all farmer requirements, Zuari is making huge volumes of nutrient-rich fertilisers available in the market place through securing assets and long- term sourcing arrangements for traded fertilisers internationally, to become one of the country�s largest importers of fertilisers. In the last three years, traded fertilisers have not only boosted volumes in the market, but also given the company�s profitability a big fillip.
India's economy is heavily reliant on its agricultural output. Naturally, the demand for effective and affordable fertilisers is enormous. Zuari has marketing offices spread over a wide area covering Goa, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Our marketing head-office is based at Zuarinagar, Goa. Zuari has over 2,000 dealers and 5,000 sub-dealers that market various brands of fertilisers and other agri-inputs.
Zuari seeks to facilitate farming and farmers, guiding them through innovative, scientific agricultural practices that help in improving crop yields.
The company has set up agricultural labs and toll-free help-lines, conducted training programmes and pioneered demonstrations for the farmer. An educated farmer is the first step towards bettering the quality of rural life. We have even adopted villages as part of the rural action scheme, ensuring that the community benefits, as a whole.
Some of the welfare programmes that Zuari has conducted in the past include projects for rain-harvesting, borewell recharging and crop specific projects catering to coconut, sugarcane, paddy and cashew.
Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited
Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited
Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited
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In its continuing effort to close the demand supply gap, in its marketing territories, Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, which is today regarded as one of the major suppliers of imported fertiliser in the country, has embarked upon ambitious plans to increase increase import of DAP, MOP and complexes. Its sales of imported fertiliser is likely to cross the two million tonne mark in the next two years.
In fiscal 2010-11, Zuari registered its highest ever sales performance of 2.1 million metric tonnes of fertiliser, of which over one million tonnes was imported fertilisers. The performance represent's an increas of 21% over the previous year.
Jai Kisaan Junction: The highlight of last fiscal year was on delivering 'total farming solutions' through an innovative and highly interactive retail chain called the 'Jai Kisan Junction'. The first junction was inaugurated at Sangli in Maharastra and has quickly gain currency as a one stop shop for fertiliser products and agri inputs as well as gamut of support services such as soil testing, market information on commodity prices, crop insurance, agronomic advice on crop management etc. Zuari innovative 'Hello Jai Kisaan' helpline service, commissioned in January 2011, can be availed by farmer customers, from the telephone line at the junction.