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3-4-2011 INDUSTRIAL VISIT REPORT

FERTILISERS AND CHEMICALS TRAVANCORE Ltd.

ABOUT FACT

The Fertilizers And Chemicals Travancore Ltd., (FACT) is India’s pioneering chemical
fertilizer manufacturer, located near Cochin in Kerala State, South India. Since
inception in 1944, they have witnessed a phenomenal transformation from a
manufacturer of fertilizers to a multi-dimensional corporate entity engaged in the
manufacture of various fertilizers, allied chemical products, petrochemicals;
engineering services, fabrication, design, R&D and consultancy services.

DIVISIONS

Units of FACT include the two manufacturing divisions – Udyogamandal complex (UC)
and Cochin division (CD). We visited the Cochin Division on 23.04.2011. The division
lies in close proximity to the Cochin refineries.

• FACT Engineering and Design Organization: this division was established in the
year 1965 for the sustained growth of chemical fertilizer industry.
• Petrochemical Division: The petrochemical division was established in 1990 for
manufacturing caprolactum.
• Udyogamandal Division: This division looks after the production of ammonium
sulphate and was set up in the year 1947.

The other divisions include research and development, computer service center and
marketing.

PRODUCTS

The products manufactured by Fertilizers and Chemical Travancore Limited range


from:

• Ammonium Sulphate
• Caprolactum
• Sulphuric Acid
• Nitric Acid
• Ammonia
• Soda Ash

Fertilizers and Chemical Travancore Limited does fabrication of equipments and


engineering consultancies. Besides, the company also manufactures chemicals,
petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals and hydrometallurgy. The company is one of the
eminent companies in Kochi, generating huge revenue.