Coromandel Fertilisers (CFL) incorporated in 1964; is engaged in manufacturing of fertilizers, plant protection chemicals and speciality nutrients. It is part $ 2.4 Billion Murugappa Group.
CFL markets around 2.5 million tonnes of phosphatic fertilisers making it a market leader and it is the second largest phosphatic fertiliser player in India. The Company also markets phosphogypsum and sulphur pastilles.
The company has fertiliser plants in Visakhapatnam, Ennore and Ranipet and plant protection chemicals unit at Navi Mumbai, Ranipet and Jammu. It also has marketing branches in the Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Orissa, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
In May 2009 CFL signed a Joint Venture Agreement with M/s. Soquimich European Holdings BV, Netherlands, a subsidiary of SQM, Chile, for setting up of 15000 MT Water Soluble Fertilisers (NPK Grades) plant at Kakinada at a total investment of Rs 100 Million, with both the parties holding equal share in the proposed JV venture.
On 25 Sep 2009 the name of the Company has been changed from 'Coromandel Fertilisers Ltd' to 'Coromandel International Ltd'.
In April 2010, it has entered into share purchase agreement with the promoters of Pasura Biotech to acquire 100% shareholding in Pasura. Pasura is engaged in formulation of Pesticides and has a plant in Jammu in the State of Jammu & Kashmir (J&K).
Coromandel International has executed a licence agreement with Shell Research, an affiliate of London-based Royal Dutch Shell plc., in Sep 2010 for using the latter’s ‘Shell Thiogro’ technology to manufacture Sulphur Enhanced Fertilisers (SEF).
The company is exploring the possibilities to conduct business in Latin America.
Coromandel was ranked among the top 20 best companies to work for by Business Today and was also voted as one of the ten greenest companies in India by TERI, reflecting its commitment to the environment and society.
Coromandel has also ventured into the retail business setting up more than 425 rural retail centers in the agri and lifestyle segments.
In its endeavour to be a complete plant nutrition solutions company, Coromandel has also introduced a range of Specialty Nutrient products including Organic Fertilizers.
Fertilisers- The company manufactures and markets range of fertilisers namely Gromor 14-35-14, PARAMFOS 16-20-0-13, PARRYGOLD, GODAVARI DAP and many more.
Plant Protection Chemicals- Under this the company manufactures and markets pesticides including insecticides, fungicides, herbcidies and plant biostimulant. The company exports its product to various companies and technical collaboration with companies like Dupont, BASF, FMC, Otsuka , etc for marketing their products in India
Speciality Nutrients- The company manufactures and markets a range of speciality nutrients such as bentonite sulphur, water soluble fertilisers, micronutrients and organic fertilisers.
The company won FAI Best Production Performance Award – 2006 for the Phosphoric Acid Plant at Vizag.
CFL received award for 2005-06 Best Energy Conservation in the Fertiliser sector.
CII EXIM-BANK Business Excellence Award for 'strong commitment to excel' for Vizag and Kakinada plants.
CNBC Award for most engaged workforce.
DMA - Erehwon National Award for innovation in HR.