Dhanuka Pesticides was incorporated in Feb.'85, commenced commercial production in 1986. It is promoted by the Dhanuka Group of Industries.
The company is engaged in the manufacture of various technical-grade pesticides which includes insecticides and weedicides also. The company's production facilities are located in the Gurgaon district of Haryana. It has installed capacity for the manufacture of fenvalerate technical, fenvalerate 20% EC, butachlor technical, cypermethrin technical and 2,4-d-ethyl ester technical.
The company has a technical tie-up with Du Pont, US, for the formulations of pesticides using the raw material - methomyl, which is imported from Du Pont. The plant was inaugurated in Jun.'92.
In 1993, the company implemented an expansion-cum-diversification scheme to widen its operations by installing capacities for the manufacture of 200 tpa of technical grade atrazine and 80 tpa of the intermediate product parachloro benzyl cyanide and various pesticides and formulations.
In 1995-96, the company commissioned plants to manufacture metaphenoxy benzaldehyde, an intermediate, and formulation plants for cypermethrin 10% EC and 25% EC.
During 1998-99, the company successfully launched Nukil 10% EC in technical association with M/s Mitsui Chemicals Inc. Japan. The company also launched a systematic antibiotic , Validamycin 3L in technical tie - up with M/s. Takeda Chemical Industries Ltd., Japan.
The company started marketing of Dunet 40 SP in technical tie-up with M/s EI Du-Pont.It has also launched a Soyabean Weedicide-Targa Super in technical tie-up with M/s Nissan Chemicals Industries Ltd in May 2001.