BCL Industries & Infrastructures Ltd is one of the largest agro-based industries of North India. The company is one of the leading vertically integrated plants in the country. The company is engaged in the business of edible oils includes refined oil in the name of Homecook, Vanaspati, Do Khajoor and Mustard as Murli. They are having their manufacturing unit located at Bhatinda in Punjab.
Homecook brand offers a wide range of refined oils, which includes soyabean oil, sunflower, cottonseed oil and rice bran oil. Different crude edible oils are imported like palm oil etc. every year for blending and refining with other edible oil based products.
BCL Industries and Infrastructure Ltd was incorporated on February 3, 1976 as a private limited company with the name Bhatinda Chemicals. In September 3, 1992, the company was converted into a public limited company.
During the year 1991-92, the company installed a new solvent extraction plant of 150/200 TPD capacity. They also installed a Vanaspati plant of 25 TPD which commenced commercial production during the year. During the year 1992-93, the company increased the production capacity of Vanaspati by 7,500 MT to 15,000 TPD.
During the year 2001-02, the company increased the production capacity of Vanaspati by 15,000 MT to 30,000 MT. In June 30, 2007, the company received 'Shri B K Goenka-SEA Award for Refined Rice Bran Oil' for the year 2006-07 at the 10th National Seminar on Rice Bran Oil at Chennai.
During the year 2007-08, the company set up a Deodorising system to achieve excellent quality of Rice Bran refined oil. In August 3, 2008, they received 'Shri B K Goenka-SEA Award for Refined Rice Bran Oil' for the year 2007-08 at the 11th National Seminar on Rice Bran Oil at Kolkata.
During the year 2008-09, the company had done the modernization of their existing Plant & Machinery. They upgraded their parboiled unit to get better quality of parboiled rice with less broken percentage. In November 2009, the company changed their name from Bhatinda Chemicals Ltd to BCL Industries & Infrastructures Ltd.
The project of cogeneration system i.e. steam boiler and turbine is under process and on completion of the same the company will generate their own power/electricity to run the plant uninterrupted and smoothly.