United Phosphorus

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About United Phosphorus Limited

United Phosphorus Limited (UPL) is a seeds, chemicals and global generic crop protection company based in Mumbai, India. The two groups of companies - UPL and Advanta are enlisted in the Indian stock exchange. Both have a combined market capitalization of around $2.5 billion.

Over the last 5 years, the company's revenue has grown at CAGR of 26%. This has happened due to the backward and forward integration and consolidation in the agrochemical industry.

United Phosphorus was established in 1969. It currently deals in value added Agri inputs from post harvest activity to seeds and crop protection. It is the largest agrochemicals manufacturer in India. It provides various products such as fungicides, fumigants, PGR, rodenticides, herbicides and insecticides.

The company has operations in every continent and has a customer base in 86 countries. It is now ranked among the world's top 5 post- patent agrochemical manufacturers. There are subsidiary offices of United Phosphorus Limited in Denmark, Russia, Spain, USA, UK, Australia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, France, Korea, Mauritius, Argentina, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong, China, Canada, Vietnam, New Zealand, Taiwan, South Africa and Zambia.

There are 21 manufacturing sites of United Phosphorus (9 in India, 2 in Spain, 4 in France, 1 each in UK, Argentina, Vietnam, Italy, Netherlands, China). All these have close support from on-site technical services and operate according to strict international quality standards.

The formulation plants can produce a range of sophisticated formulations for the company's needs as well as for foreign companies. The synthesis of active ingredients is the main reason behind the company's towering success. It is one of the few companies in the world manufacturing complex organo-phosphorus compounds from rock phosphate ore and basic raw materials. Its integrated caustic chlorine plant uses modern membrane technology for producing the materials for specialty chemicals and agrochemicals.

One of the major strengths of United Phosphorus is its applied R&D facility. It has invested in environment friendly formulations. The company has a dedicated registrations team working closely with registration authorities and customers. The company has access to the world renowned Jai Research Foundation, which is an independent center of research and toxicology with Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) certification.

The company is committed to support from the initial to the final stages of the agricultural sector. It aims to meet the market needs through development and introduction of new and existing branded and generic products.

The company manufactures and markets products like Caustic Chlorine, Industrial Chemicals, Specialty Chemicals, White Phosphorus, and Captive Power Generation of 48.5 MW. Some of the popular brands in Agro Chemicals are Chlorban, Copter, Doom, Flora, Furan, Saaf, Ustaad, Vijeta etc.

Some United Phosphorus Specialty Chemicals include:

  • 2-Hydroxy Quinoxaline (2-HQ)
  • Triphenyl Phosphite (TPPI)
  • Tris Chloro Ethyl Phosphate (TCEP)
  • Phosphorus Red (RXP)
  • Diethyl Phosphite (DEP)
  • Triethyl Phosphite (TEPI)
  • Dichloro Phenyl Isocyanate (DCPI)
  • Dimethyl Methyl Phosphonate (DMMP)
  • Triphenyl Phosphate (TPPO)
  • Phosphorus Pentoxide (PPO)
  • Hydroxy Ethylidene Diphosphonic Acid (HEDP)
  • Phosphorus Trichloride (PTC)
  • Tris Chloro Isopropyl Phosphate (TCPP)
  • Meta Chloro Phenyl Isocyanate (MCPI)
  • Phenyl Isocyanate (PI)
  • Phosphorus Pentachloride (PPC)

Some United Phosphorus Industrial chemicals include -

  • Phosphorus Pentasulphide (PPS)
  • Phosphorus Pentoxide (PPO)
  • 2-Hydroxy Quinoxaline (2-HQ)
  • Phosphorus Trichloride (PTC)
  • Phosphorus Pentachloride (PPC)
  • Triethyl Phosphite (TEP)
  • N-Phenyl Maleinic Acid Hydrazide (PMH)
  • Phosphorus Red (RXP)
  • Thio Diphenol (TDP) Potassium Mercuric Iodide (PMI)
  • Phosphorus Oxychloride (POC)
  • Trimethyl Phosphite (TMP)
  • D V Acid Chloride / Cypermethric Acid Chloride (DVAC / CMAC)
The company is also committed to the protection of the environment. Through its quality control (QC) system, the company aims to have a ‘Zero Defect’ target. Every stage from sourcing of raw materials and production to manufacturing and post-production are monitored.

The company has invested in maintaining and improving high standards of environmental care to reduce energy use and effluents. The raw materials and energy are efficiently used in various production processes. The various units of United Phosphorus are certified under OHSAS 18001 for healthy and safety, 14001 for Environment Pollution Control norms and ISO 9001 for quality assurance.

The groups of companies of United Phosphorus are -

  • United Phosphorus US
  • Advanta
  • Cerexagri
  • Uniphos Enterprise Ltd
  • Decco
  • Evo Farms
  • Cequisa
  • United Phosphorus De Columbia LTDA
United Phosphorus has won numerous awards including the Trishul Award for Excellence Performance in Exports of Chemicals, Outstanding Exporter of the Year at the first International Trade Award and Greentech Environmental Excellence Award in 2007.

UPL Corporate Office Address

UPL Limited
Uniphos House,
Madhu Park,
11th Road,
Chitrakar Dhurandar Marg,
Khar (West), Mumbai 400 052
Tel : 2646 8000 (Board)
Fax : 2604 1010
Email : [email protected]
Investor Mail us: [email protected]
Procurement and Supply Mail us : [email protected]

Sales Office Address

UPL Limited
V-Fortune Building,
3rd Floor, S V Road,
Next to Surya Children's Hospital,
Near Vijay Sales , Opp. Petrol Pump,
Santacruz (W), Mumbai- 400052
Tel : 27847769, 27811554
Fax : 27842399
Email : [email protected]

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Last Updated on 1/4/2012