About

Dai-ichi Karkaria is one of the pioneering Specialty Chemical companies in India. We commenced production in 1963, in technical collaboration with the renowned Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co. Ltd., of Japan. We have over 50 years of experience in the development and manufacture of high-performance specialty chemicals for various applications. Using modern technology, we continue to produce and market products to optimize and enhance our portfolio, providing intelligent solutions tailored to our customers’ needs. We aim to deliver the highest quality products, whilst contributing to conserve resources. At Dai-ichi, sustainability and innovation are key factors in all our business operations.

Partners and Alliances

Dai-ichi has collaborations with market leaders known for their pioneering Specialty Chemical technology. Our technical collaborators are leading manufacturers and exporters of high-quality products to various countries.

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Nalco Champion Dai-ichi India (NCDI)

Champion Dai-ichi Technologies India, established in 2010, is a joint venture between Dai-ichi Karkaria Ltd. and Champion Technologies, a leading global specialty chemical company. In 2013, Champion Technologies was acquired by Nalco, an Ecolab company, and our JV was renamed Nalco Champion Dai-ichi India. NCDI currently services and supplies the oil field chemical market in India.
The company has extensive experience in traditional & non-conventional oil and gas production for deepwater, heavy oil, oil mining, shale oil & gas and coal bed methane. NCDI’s R&D supports a fit-for-purpose products line, applied by field experts based on thorough analysis and sophisticated modeling technology.

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Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co. Ltd.

Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co. Ltd (DKS) commenced its operations in 1918 focussing on the production and sales of surfactants and other fine chemicals for a variety of industries. With continuous investment in R&D and focus on business expansion, DKS now exports high-quality products to over 40 countries.
Dai-ichi Karkaria India has a technical collaboration with Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku Co. Ltd. who provided us with the initial surfactant technology in 1963. More recently, they’ve supplied our photo polymerisation technology for the manufacture of polyether polyols and polyacrylamides at our Kurkumbh plant.

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Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co. Ltd.

Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co. Ltd. started operations in 1926 as manufacturers of oils and sizing agents for textiles. They are one of the leading manufacturers of a wide series of textile chemicals, which form more than 60% of their production.
Our technical collaboration with Matsumoto has enabled us to indigenously manufacture a range of textile auxiliaries (both for dry & wet processing). Today we are one of the leading suppliers for world-class spin finishes and sizing agents for polyester filament yarn.

Milestones

1963
Commercial production commenced at Kasarwadi Plant in technical collaboration with Dai-ichi Kogyo Seiyaku of Japan.
1967
Developed the first demulsifier in the country, used to start the Oil & Natural Gas Commission’s Demulsification plant.
1973
Received Certificate of Merit from the National Research Development Corporation for import substitution work.
1980
Developed the first Pour Point Depressant in India at the request of the Oil & Natural Gas Commission for Bombay High.
1981
Technical collaboration with Matsumoto Yushi-Seiyaku Co. Ltd., Japan for sizing agents for Polyester Filament Yarn & Spin Finishes.
1984
Won an award from the Indian Merchants Chamber for original research in the development of Pour Point Depressants (PPD). Starts supply of Oilfield chemicals to ONGC.
1991
Established a joint venture with Baker Petrolite for the manufacture of oilfield chemicals.
1995
Dai-ichi Karkaria Ltd. went public and was a listed company on BSE.
Undertook expansion for spin finishes at Kasarwadi.
Invested in flocculants plant at Kurkumbh, near Pune.
Setup a pharmaceutical facility at Hyderabad.
1996
Established a formulation facility for the manufacture of various maternal health care products.
Pilot Plant is inaugurated by the company’s director, Prof. Sune Bergstrom, Nobel Laureate.
2000
Tie up with Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. for the sale of its maternal health care products in the country.
2001
Acquired ISO 9001 certification.
2005
DIK Pharma Unit at Hyderabad is transferred to the newly created joint venture company, Inogent, in collaboration with GVK Biosciences.
2008
Acquired 40% stake of Baker Production Services (UK) Ltd. in Basic Oil Treating (India) Ltd. making it a wholly owned subsidiary of the company.
2010
Executed shareholders’ agreement with Champion Technologies Inc., to form a joint venture, viz. Champion Dai-ichi Technologies India Ltd.
2013
Ecolab Inc. acquired Champion Technologies Inc. New name for the JV is given as Nalco Champion Dai-ichi India Pvt. Ltd.
2014
Joint venture with GVK Biosciences in Inogent stands concluded.
2015
Preliminary land development commences at Dahej.
2016
Environmental clearance received and construction of Dahej plant commences

Board of Directors

MRS. S.F.VAKIL

CHAIRPERSON & MANAGING DIRECTOR

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MR. ADI JEHANGIR

INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT

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MR. KAVAS PATEL

FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

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MR. KEKI ELAVIA

CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT

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DR. ANIL NAIK

STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT

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Key Management Personnel

Mrs. Meher Taff

Chief Operating Officer

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Mrs. Kavita Thadeshwar

Corporate and legal department

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Mr. Nitin Nimkar

 Chartered Accountant

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CSR


CORPORATE SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The essence of our CSR is to ensure we have a positive impact on society and the environment around us.

Through the Maneckji and Shirinbai Neterwala Foundation, we are actively involved in providing medical support to patients suffering from diseases such as renal failure, cancer, heart problems, lung disease, etc. In addition, we provide medical equipment for special needs children. The foundation also awards educational scholarships to students that have excelled in their local schools.

We support the Jimmy S. Bilimoria Foundation providing aid for palliative health care in areas around Maharashtra.

We have actively supported the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry by providing good sanitation facilities and safe drinking water to societies in Latur, Maharashtra. We are associated with the Bombay Environmental Action Group and Utkarsh Star Mitra Mandal, helping in the cause of environmental sustainability

Our mission is to add value to our customer businesses by providing quality products and solutions tailored to their needs. We pursue value creation, profitability and the long-term growth & success of our company, employees, customers, and stakeholders.

To develop high-quality products for our customers using modern technology, proficient R&D, and sustainable operations and to strengthen our market position locally and globally. We persistently engage with customers and key stakeholders to experience our growth journey together.

Over the years, customers have partnered with Dai-ichi to create advanced  products, challenging our R&D team to design new methods and processes utilizing cutting edge technology. Fifty years ago, Dai-ichi developed the first demulsifier in India and over thirty years ago, Dai-ichi and the first PPD in India. Today, we remain at the forefront of innovation, pioneering the latest advancements across various industries.

Dai-ichi driven by its business ethics, embraces sustainability in all of our operations. We work towards continuous improvement in creating products and processes that are clean, with minimum use of hazardous chemicals, promoting efficient chemical synthesis. We work with a focus on product design, process efficiency and environmental health & safety.

Our batch to batch consistencies are maintained by rigorous, regular, and complete testing at every stage. We conduct thorough application testing to ensure precise performance of our products. We conform to all relevant health, safety & environmental, national & international standards

We have built our reputation by developing quality products and supporting the highest standards of integrity towards our employees, customers and environment. We maintain a true and transparent relationship with our stakeholders.