In tune with ‘Small is Beautiful and Bountiful’, the farsighted entrepreneur Mr. S. N Gupta set up a proprietorship firm in 1977 to manufacture just two pesticide formulations. In due course, the seeds sown by him sprouted and the tiny company, Bharat Insecticides (Now Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd) grew to be among the leaders in the industry of pesticides.

Under the stewardship of Mr. S. N Gupta, Mr. M. P Gupta and Mr. R. P Gupta, it was converted into a public limited company and since then the company never looked back. Currently, the profile and track record of the company are listed in Dun-7 and Bradstreet Global Database.

In September 2020, Bharat Insecticides Ltd got associated with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. ("Mitsui" Head Office: Tokyo) and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd., (“Nisso”, Head Office: Tokyo). Mitsui and Nisso have acquired majority stake in the company through a special purpose company co- founded by Nisso and Mitsui and the new entity Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd is a group company of Mitsui & Co., Ltd. The new relationship with Mitsui and Nisso will further strengthen Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd.’s ability to deliver innovative crop protection products and support the sustainable growth of India’s agriculture sector.

The company has two manufacturing plants, located at Bahadurgarh that comes under Delhi NCR and Kathua in Jammu and Kashmir. Both the units are equipped with latest processing technology and function as per appropriate safety and environmental norms in spacious buildings with in-house R&D laboratories and also pilot plant facilities for assessing new products.

The company has assigned top most priority to the safety, security, health and welfare of its 700-strong workforce. Commitment to quality and professional ethics has earned Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. the tag of ISO 9001: 2015 and ISO 14001:2015. certified company. It provides wide range of products in Insecticides, Fungicides, Herbicides, Plant Growth Promoters and Adjuvants segments with applications in agriculture. It also supplies a range of products for Household segment pest control. These are formulated in various concentrations, quantities and packings with directions on their usage. Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. has tie-up with Nissan Chemical, Japan to make available Innovative products to farmers.

On the domestic front, Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. has a nationwide network of 26 warehouses, more than 4000 distributors, and 22000 dealers. Experts from the company periodically advise the farmers on latest trends in pest management.

Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. is eager to capitalize on the overall forecast about the pesticides industry witnessing average annual growth rate of 7-8%. With this objective, the company has set a target of annual growth in the range of 15-20%.Looking at the low usage of pesticides and low treated area in India, there is huge potential for growth in future.

Government of India has recognized Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. as Star Export House. The company is exporting its products to 28 countries. CHEMEXCIL (Basic Chemicals, Pharmaceuticals & Cosmetics Export Promotion Council), set up by the Ministry of Commerce & Industry conferred the Award for Export Performance to Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. in 2014-15.Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. was also conferred with the ‘Excellence in Stewardship’ Award-2019-20 by PMFAI.

International business

Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. has strong overseas distribution network in more than 30 countries, mainly in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Middle East. The company is committed to supply best quality products at competitive prices and is also working towards providing excellent services to our Distributors. We wish to help farmers around the world to increase productivity of their crops. With access to the latest SAP software technology and with highly qualified, trained, experienced and talented staff, we have a vision to become the TOP EXPORTER of Crop Protection products from India.

We have taken below mentioned measures to increase our exports

• Supplying products as per need gaps of farmers globally

• Adopting Quality control measures at various stages of production as per International standards

• Building capability and infrastructure to produce all kind of formulations (SC, EC, FS, ZC etc)

• Experienced and well qualified Customer service, sourcing and logistics team

About Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Mitsui & Co., Ltd is a global trading and investment company with annual revenue of USD 63 billion. Mitsui has a diversified business portfolio that spans approximately 65 countries in Asia, Europe, North, Central & South America, The Middle East, Africa and Oceania.

Mitsui has over 45,600 employees and deploys talent around the globe to identify, develop, and grow businesses in collaboration with a global network of trusted partners. Mitsui has built a strong and diverse core business portfolio covering the Mineral and Metal Resources, Energy, Machinery and Infrastructure, and Chemicals industries.

Leveraging its strengths, Mitsui has further diversified beyond its core profit pillars to create multifaceted value in new areas, including innovative Energy Solutions, Healthcare & Nutrition and through a strategic focus on high-growth Asian markets. This strategy aims to derive growth opportunities by harnessing some of the world’s main mega-trends: sustainability, health & wellness, digitalization and the growing power of the consumer

Mitsui has a long heritage in Asia, where it has established a diverse and strategic portfolio of businesses and partners that gives it a strong differentiating edge, provides exceptional access for all global partners to the world’s fastest growing region and strengthens its international portfolio.

Mitsui has built trust-based relationships with its customers and partners around the world in the business of agricultural inputs that contribute to improving the productivity and quality of agricultural produce through its group companies: Certis USA (a global leader of bio-pesticides), Spiess Urania in Germany (a global leader in copper products), Certis Europe and Ouro Fino Quimica Brazil. Mitsui also plays an active role in the intermediates business of Crop Protection Products and works closely with many Crop Protection Products’ manufacturers in India and globally through its strategic relationships.

About Nippon Soda Co., Ltd.

Since our founding in 1920, Nippon Soda has accumulated unique technologies and know-how, and provided highly functional and high-value-added chemical products in such diverse fields as agriculture, pharmaceuticals and specialty chemicals. Furthermore, as a company that handles chemical substances, we have always been mindful of the doctrine of responsible care and have driven business activities with attention to the environment, safety and health. Going forward, Nippon Soda will contribute to the building of a rich society that realizes the dreams of the next generation through innovative technologies and products.