Monday, the 15th of May in 1989 is a Red Letter Day in the annals of India’s pesticides industry. It was on this day that three veteran entrepreneurs - Mr. Sat Narain Gupta, Mr. Mahabir Prasad Gupta and Mr. Rajender Prasad Gupta of Bharat Group set up the conglomerate’s flagship company, Bharat Rasayan Ltd. (BRL) in New Delhi. It was a backward integration project to manufacture Technical Grade Pesticides and Intermediates confirming to International Standards.
Within two years, BRL commenced production at its fully equipped plant located in Mokhra village of Rohtak district in Haryana. This plant has a capacity of 5000 MT per annum and also facilities for bulk packaging of formulations.
Another modern and larger plant, spread over 11 hectares in the Chemical Approved Economic Zone at Dahej in Gujarat was set up to manufacture tech grade pesticides, intermediates and bulk formulations. Commissioning of this plant has enhanced BRL’s total annual capacity to 20,000 MT and opened vistas with tie-ups for new products including orders from several MNCs.
Both the units have in-house R&D laboratories to ensure consistent perfection in quality and also to act as pilot plants for new products and formulations. The Ministry of Science & Technology has recognized these testing facilities at BRL.
The Initial Public Issue by BRL in 1993 evinced an overwhelming response. Currently listed on NSE, the company became a major stakeholder in the Tata owned Siris Crop Sciences Ltd. and even acquired it in due course.
Besides earning the status of Export House, the company has been crowned with two prestigious national awards for outstanding performances in exports, from the FIEO and CHEMEXCIL, set up by the Union Ministry of Commerce and Industry.
In addition to ISO 9001:2008 for Quality Management, the professional commitments of high order have earned BRL the rating of ISO 14001:2004 for Environment Management system and also OHS 18001:2007 certification for Occupational Health & Safety norms. The company is also registered with global mercantile data compiler and rating agency Dun & Bradstreet (91-846-1229)
Right from Day-One, BRL has surged ahead to emerge as India’s Numero Uno in agrochemicals industry.