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Andhra Sugars is engaged in manufacturing and marketing of sugar. Incorporated in 1947, the company also has business interest in area of organic and inorganic chemicals, edible and non-edible vegetable oils and non-conventional power generation.
The Andhra Pradesh-based company has manufacturing facilities located at Tanuku, Kovvur, Guntur, Taduvai, Saggonda and Bhimadole.
Andhra Sugars is primarily focused on manufacturing of sugar and chemicals with power generation.
After acquiring Jawharlal Nehru Pharmacity, Visakhapatnam, the company has forayed into the pharmaceutical sector and is engaged in manufacturing Aspirin. The company’s Aspirin plant has received USFDA approval and EDQM (European Directorate for Quality Medicines) certification. It exports to countries like USA, Mexico, Bangladesh, Romania, Bulgaria and Spain.
Andhra Sugars has associate companies namely Sree Akkamamba Textiles manufacturing various grades of cotton yarn, polyster cotton blended yarn and viscose cotton blended yarn; and Andhra Petrochemicals produces Oxo-Alcohols.
Sugar-Andhra Sugars has sugar manufacturing capacity of 5000 TCD capacity plant at Sugar Unit-I, Tanuku, a 2500 TCD capacity plant at Sugar Unit-II, Taduvai and a 2000 TCD capacity plant at Sugar Unit-III, Bhimadole. The company produces 30 KL per day of industrial alcohol from molasses. industrial alcohol is raw material for the ethanol (absolute alcohol), acetic acid, acetic anhydride and ethyl acetate.
Chemicals- The company’s inorganic chemical plant located at Kovvur and Saggonda manufactures chlor-alkali products such as caustic soda, chlorine, sulphuric acid and other allied chemicals. These products have applications in area of paper, aluminium, soaps and detergents, paints and host of other industries. The company has production capacity 400 TPD of caustic soda.
While producing these chemicals, it generates by-products which are capable of producing chemicals like hydro chloric acid and sulphur trioxide. hydro chloric acid is used in producing chlorosulphonic acid.
Power- The company has forayed into power generation through investing in equity capital of Andhra Pradesh Gas Power Corporation (APGPCL). Currently it produces 7 MW co-gen power generated at Sugar Unit II, 70 Ton Boiler, 8.9 MW Turbine at Sugar Unit I and 2.025 MW Wind Power at Ramagiri.
Andhra Farm Chemicals Corporation manufactures Hydrazine Hydrate. This chemical has applications in drug intermediates and thermal power stations. Based at Kovvur, the company is largest manufacturer of Hydrazine Hydrate (300 TPA) in India.
JOCIL is engaged in producing fatty acids, glycerine and soaps with manufacturing capacity of 67,500 TPA, 1,800 TPA and 25,000 TPA respectively. Based at Dokiparru, the company also has captive power plant with 6 MV capacity.
The company is planning to set up a 120 MW coal-based power plant at Saggonda.