UPL earlier known as United Phosphorous (UPL) is a producer of crop protection products, intermediates, specialty chemicals and other industrial chemicals, was incorporated in the year 1969. UPL is largest producer of agrochemicals in India. It is amongst the top five post-patent agrochemical manufacturers in the world.United Phosphorus informed that the name of United Phosphorous Ltd. shall be changed to UPL Ltd. and the trading symbol of the Company be changed from UNIPHOS to UPL with effect from October 23, 2013.
It offers wide range of products and has developed more than 100 insecticides, fumigants, rodenticides, fungicides PGR and herbicides.
UPL is global player of crop protection products has customer base in 123 countries. It has subsidiary offices in Argentina, Australia, Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Canada, Denmark, Indonesia, France, Hong Kong, Japan, Korea, Mauritius, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, Spain, Taiwan, South Africa, USA, UK, Vietnam and Zambia.
UPL has 23 manufacturing facilities -- 9 in India, 2 in Spain, 4 in France,3 in Argentina and 1 in UK, Vietnam, Netherlands, Italy and China. All the units are certified under the ISO 9001 for quality assurance, 14001 for Environment Pollution Control norms and OHSAS 18001 for healthy and safety.
Along with crop protection products UPL also manufactures plant growth and regulatory products. Under this segment it has created brands like Saaf, Doom, Samar, Jhatka, SaathiI, Renova and Ratol among others.
UPL also manufactures Caustic Chlorine, White Phosphorus, Industrial Chemicals and Specialty Chemicals. It has created brands like Copter, Vijeta, Uthane, Phoskill, Sweep, UMet , TikTok, Oorja and many more.
It also has captive power plant that has a generating capacity of 48.5 MW.
BEIL (Bharuch Enviro Infrastructure) UPL hold majority stake, in this company. It has developed centralized secured landfill facility. BEIL is engaged in collection and disposing off solid/hazardous wastes from member industries in the regions.
CEL (Chemo Electronic Laboratory) is part of UPL's diversification strategy. It is one of the largest manufacturers of toxic gas detection devices in India; the only manufacturer of chemical detector tubes in India.
ETL (Enviro Technology) has a common effluent treatment plant located in Gujarat.
2010 - Finalist Nomination Award of Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
2009 - Lifetime Achievement Award from CHEMXCIL
2008 - Rolta Corporate Award 2008
2013: United Phosphorus has informed that the name of United Phosphorous Ltd. shall be changed to UPL Ltd. and the trading symbol of the Company be changed from UNIPHOS to UPL with effect from October 23, 2013.
2014: ESR Award for UPL Mexico.
• UPL Limited enteres into an agreement to subscribe to 40% Shares in Sinagro Group, a Brazilian Company in the State of Mato Grosso
• UPL Ltd, through its subsidiary has completed the transaction to acquire 40 per cent in the Sinagro Group, a Brazilian company.
• UPL Ltd have approved amalgamation of Advanta
2016: UPL acquires 26% stake in Weather Risk Management Services