National Fertilizers (NFL) incorporated in 1974 is second largest producer of Nitrogenous Fertilizers in the India commanding 16.5% of market share. Company started its operation by setting up two manufacturing Units at Bathinda and Panipat. NFL is public sector undertaking which is controlled by Department of Fertilizers in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
In 1978 the Nangal Unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India was shifted to NFL. A decade later company expanded its capacity by installing gas based plant located at Vijaipur in Madhya Pradesh. Later in 1997 company doubled its capacity by setting up another unit- Vijaipur-II and increased it to 14.52 lakh MTs.
The company was given responsibility by Government of India to revive the closed Urea plants of HFCL and FCI located at Baruani and Ramagundam. Company received ISO-9001 (2000), ISO-14001 and OSHAS-18001 certification for quality management. Company also undertakes R&D activities and has developed value added products such as Zincated, Sulphur Coated Urea and Neem coated Urea.
Company’s Kisan Urea is highly concentrated, solid, nitrogenous fertilizer, containing 46.0% and very popular brand with a pan-India presence.
Company manufactures Bio-Fertiliser such as Nitrogen Bio-Fertilizer, Azetobactor and Phosphorous Bio-fertilizer. The product has market presence in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttrakhand, Chattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Company also manufactures spectrum of industrial products which include Methanol, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Nitric Acid, Sulphur, Liquid Oxygen, Liquid CO2, Liquid Nitrogen etc.
AwardsNCL’s Vijaipur unit was awarded at National Productivity Award for Bio-Fertilizers in 2002-03 for it productivity.
NCL’s Vijaipur unit received FAI Award for Best Overall Performance of an Operating Nitrogenous Fertilizer unit.
Company has received Green Tech Environment Excellence Silver Award 2007 for its outstanding achievement in environment management from Green Tech Foundation.
New DevelopmentNational Fertilizers has formed a joint venture RCF and KRIBHCO to promote Urvarak Videsh. The company was formed to explored investment opportunities in India and abroad in segments like nitrogenous, phosphatic and potassic sectors.
In 2010 National Fertilizers entered into business of power generation.