Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilizers (RCF) was incorporated in the year 1978 under Companies Act 1956. RCF was formed after the reorganisation of FCI into five companies.
Till 1992, the company was a wholly-owned PSU. During 1992 and 1993, 7.5% of the equity was disinvested to financial institutions, public, etc. RCF has been a MoU signing company since 1988-89.
RCF is one of the leading producers of fertilizers in India. Sujala, Suphala 15:15:15, Suphala 20:20:0, Ujjwala, Microla and Biola are its major fertilizer brands. All the products can be used with different soil types and in various climatic conditions.
The company pioneered the manufacture of basic chemicals such as methanol, sodium nitrate, sodium nitrite, ammonium bicarbonate, methylamines, dimethyl formamide, and dimethylacetamide in India.
Today RCF is the only manufacturer of DMF in India. Product characteristics, consumer needs, economy to the consumers and safety are the primary considerations in determining the type of packaging and modes of transportation for each of the products.
The company owns two complexes, one at Trombay, Mumbai and the other at Thal, Raigad district, Maharashtra. The company has its marketing headquarters at Mumbai.
RCF also undertakes project management and renders O&M services to its clients in fertilizer/chemicals industry
RCF offer turnkey projects, which involve total management, whose services includes preparation of project report, budgetary offer detailed engineering, know-how, licence tie-up along with performance guarantee, civil and mechanical erection with instrumentation including procurement of equipment, commissioning, guarantee trial runs and successful operation thereafter if desired.
The company also enters into joint ventures to conduct feasibility studies in area of fertilizers, industrial chemicals and petrochemicals.
Awards - RCF has won several awards for pollution control and clean technology. Notable awards being the Indira Gandhi Memorial award for Pollution Control and the Rajiv Gandhi Award for Clean Technology awarded to Thal.
The company was rated ‘Excellent’ for the years 1989-90, 1997-98, 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03 and 2003-04 and ‘Very Good’ for the remaining years.
It also received merit certificate for excellence in the achievement of MoU targets for the year 1998-99, 1999-2000, 2000-01 and 2002-03.