Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers (MCF) incorporated in 1966; is the only manufacturer of chemical fertiliser in state of Karnataka. This Karnataka based company is Rs 1625 crore enterprise that manufactures products such as urea, di-ammonium phosphate, muriate of potash, granulated fertilizers, micronutrients, soil conditioners and specialty fertilizers.
The company’s factory is strategically located at Panambur, 9 km north of Mangalore City, on the banks of the Gurpur River, in front of the New Mangalore Port. The plant is well connected, both by rail and road. The West Coast National Highway (NH-l7) from Kochi to Mumbai separates MCF from the New Mangalore Port.
Company’s wholly owned subsidiary MCF International (MCFIL) is engaged in consultancy and plant management services.
UB Group (Parent Company)
MCFL is part of the UB Group with Group shareholding of 30%. Dr. Vijay Mallya is Chairman of the Board of Directors.
UB Group business interests are in area of brewing, distilling, aviation, fertilizers, life sciences, engineering, research and development and information technology.
MCFL’s ammonia/Urea plants was designed and developed by Humphreys & Glasgow Limited of London. Its phosphatic plant is designed and engineered by Toyo Engineering Corporation of Japan. PDIL constructed Ammonium Bi-Carbonate plant whereas Furnace Fabrica constructed Sulphuric Acid SAP.
MCFL’s manufacturing facilities has received ISO 14001:2000, ISO 14001:2004, OHSAS 18001:1999 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification for its quality management
The Company has capacity to manufacture 2,17,800 MT Ammonia (intermediate product), 3,80,000 MT Urea, 2,60,000 MT Phosphatic Fertilizers (DAP & NP 20:20:00:13), 13,860 MT Ammonium Bi-Carbonate (ABC) and 33,000 MT Sulphuric Acid (SAP) annually.
FAI Award for 'Improvement in overall performance of a Company’ for three consecutive years 1996-97, 1997-98 and 1998-99
Letter of recognition in 1997 from Directorate General of Factory advisory Services and Labour Institutes (DGFASLI) for maintaining good safety and occupational health standards
The company received the ‘Honest Tax paying businessmen’ award from Commercial Taxes Department, Mangalore Division, a unique initiative taken by Government of Karnataka to honour the prompt Tax payers. Mr. P. C. Jain, Senior Vice President (Works), MCF, Mangalore, received the award in a felicitation function held at Mangalore on March 18, 2005
The company has been awarded the prestigious certificates on 1. Environment Management System conforming to ISO 14001:2000 in 2003 which was updated to latest version ISO 14001:2004 in 2005 and 2. Occupational Health & Safety Management System conforming to OHSAS 18001:1999 standard in 2005 which was updated to latest version OHSAS 18001:2007 in 2008.
The certificates were awarded by DET NORSKE VERITAS (DNV), the Netherlands, a global certifying agency
FAI Environmental Protection Award in NP/NPK Fertilizer Plants for the year 2009-2010.
2010 - SECOND BEST SAFE INDUSTRY IN LARGE SECTOR FOR THE YEAR 2010 award conferred by the Karnataka State Safety Institute (R) (Department of Factories & Boilers) and the National Safety Council, Karnataka Chapter, Bangalore.
FAI Environmental Protection Award in NP/NPK Fertilizer Plants for the year and 2010-2011.
FAI runner up award for best technical innovation in Fertilizer Industry for the year 2010-11.
FAI joint runner up award for Production Performance in Nitrogenous Fertilizer Plant for the year 2010-11.
1976- The company started its ammonia and urea production.
1982- Company installed 60 tons per hour auxiliary boiler. In the same year it also set up Ammonium Bi-carbonate plant.
1984- MCFL set up a purge gas recovery unit.
1985- Company set up a captive power plant.
1986- MCFL established di-ammonium phosphate plant.
1993- Company developed a 2.5 Million Gallons reservoir.
1999- Company started selling granulated fertilizers.
2002- Company installed Pipe Reactor. In the same year, MCFL started marketing of micro nutrient - Zinc Sulphate
2003- Company implemented SAP R/3, integrated software system and OPERATION MITE. Company received ISO 14001 Certification.
2005- Company received OHSAS certification.
2006- MCFL has installed a 100 TPD Sulphuric Acid plant.
2008- MCFL has installed an imported fertilizers handling unit.
2011- The company received an approval from High Court of Karnataka, Bangalore to merge MCF International, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the company with the company.