Gujarat Insecticides Ltd (GIL) was established as a joint sector company in 1980, with an aim to manufacture sophisticated and modern technical grade pesticides. The promoters of the Company were M/s Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd, Ahmedabad, a Government of Gujarat Enterprise and M/s Gharda Chemicals Ltd, Mumbai, a company engaged in Research & Development and also in manufacturing of pesticides, intermediates. In August 1996, M/s Gharda Chemicals Ltd purchased the entire holdings of M/s Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation Ltd. Since then Gujarat Insecticides Ltd became the subsidiary of M/s Gharda Chemicals Ltd, Mumbai.
GIL has set up new records by manufacturing technical pesticides in the Country with indigenously developed technical know-how. Formerly, such pesticides were either imported or produced in foreign multi-national sectors.
In July 2008 the Company has obtained the IMS (Integrated Management Systems) Certification, which covers ISO 9001 Quality Management System, ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health & Safety Audit System).
GIL also actively participates in educational, social and rural development projects. Ankleshwar Taluka Educational Development programmes, Mobile Library Projects, Mobile Laboratory Projects, Mobile Medical Van for rural areas, tree plantations in GIDC area as well as adjoining villages, adopting villages for their betterment and participating in State Government’s Gokul Gram Yojna etc are covered under this projects for which the Company was awarded the Social Responsibility award in 1998 by ICMA, Mumbai.
List of Directors:
|Sr. No.||Name||Position||Educational qualification|
|1.||Padma Shree DR. KEKI HORMUSJI GHARDA||Director||M. S. Chem. Engg. (USA), Ph.D. in Chem. Engg.|
|2.||MR. DIWAKAR KATAPADIKAR SHENOY||Director||B.E.Chemical|
|3.||MRS.ALMITRA HOSHANG PATEL||Director||BSc in General Engineering (MIT, USA)
M. S in Industrial Ceramics
|4.||MR.VIKAS MAHADEO VIDWANS||Director||B.E.Chemical|
|5.||DR. ASHOKKUMAR MAGANLAL MALTE||Independent Director||MSC , PHD|
|6.||MR. MANOJ CHANDRAVADAN GANDHI||Independent Director||B.E.Chemical|
|(a)||Mr. Sanjay K. Gandhi||Site Head|
|(b)||Mr R N Chhawsaria||General Manager – Production|
|(c)||Mr. Indravadan J. Patel||General Manager – Marketing|
GIL has impressive manufacturing facilities and it employs around 440 people. The Company is manufacturing Technical Grade pesticides like Quinalphos, Profenophos, Hexaconazole, Propiconazole, Difenthiuron and various formulations and Intermediates like Meta Phenoxy Benzaldehyde& Meta Phenoxy Benzyl Alcohol.
We have plans to manufacture technical products like Tebuconazole, Difenoconazole, etc. in near future.
The company’s R&D programme is helping to upgrade several of its manufacturing processes using modern techniques and analytical equipment.