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Coromandel commissions third fertiliser unit at Kakinada

Our Bureau Kakinada | Updated on March 12, 2018 Published on March 23, 2013

Coromandel International Ltd, a manufacturer of a wide range of fertilisers, crop protection products and specialty nutrient products, has commissioned its third complex fertiliser plant (C- Train) at Kakinada in Andhra Pradesh on Friday evening, according to a press release.

“The plant has undergone commissioning activity and we have started the production,” announced Kapil Mehan, Managing Director, Coromandel International Ltd. “The new plant is capable of manufacturing all grades of complex fertilisers and this will strengthen our position in phosphate fertiliser segment. This investment is consistent with our constant endeavour to provide farmers quality fertilisers to help enhance their productivity.”

The company has also introduced a range of specialty nutrient products including organic fertilisers. It is the second-largest manufacturer of Malathion and only the second manufacturer of Phenthoate. Coromandel has also ventured into the retail business and has setting up more than 640 rural retail centres in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.

The company clocked a turnover of Rs 9,823 crore in during 2011-12. Coromandel is part of the Rs 22,314 crore Murugappa group, adds the release

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Published on March 23, 2013
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