Incorporated in 1981, Oswal Chemicals & Fertilizers (OCFL) promoted by the Oswal group which comprises Oswal Agro Mills and Oswal Agro Furane. The company has plants at Shahjahanpur, UP; Mandideep and Dewas, Madhya Pradesh and Rishra, West Bengal. OCFL manufactures agro-products like vegetable ghee; it has a soyabean processing plant, a vegetable oil refinery, a hydrogenation plant and a flour mill; it also produces chemicals like low-density polyethylene (LDPE).
In Oct.'89, the company came out with a public issue of 1.97 cr 12.5% FCDs of Rs 200 aggregating Rs 395 cr to part-finance the Rs 695 cr project of setting up a gas-based fertiliser complex at Shahjahanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Commercial production of urea commenced in 1995. The re-location of LDPE plant from Rishra in West Bengal to Shahjahanpur in U.P has been successfully completed and commenced commercial production on March, 98. The company also shut down its LDPE plant in September, 1998, after lifting of price control on molasses.
The 1.92 million TPA Phosphatic Fertilizer project at Paradeep, Orissa has started trial production from March, 2000. Teething troubles faced during the trial runs were attended to with the helpof process licensors. The Company has tied up the raw material requirements for the plant on a long term basis.