NFL, a Schedule A and Mini Ratna Company, is the second largest producer of Nitrogenous Fertilizers in the Country with 16.5% share in domestic production of Urea achieved in the country during 2007-08.
NFL was incorporated on 23rd August 1974 with two manufacturing Units at Bathinda and Panipat. Subsequently, on the reorganization of Fertilizer group of Companies in 1978, the Nangal Unit of Fertilizer Corporation of India came under the NFL fold. The Company expanded its installed capacity in 1988 by installing and commissioning of its Vijaipur gas based Plant in Madhya Pradesh.
The Vijaipur Plant was a landmark achievement in project management in India. The plant was completed well within time and approved project cost. In recognition of this achievement, the project was awarded the First Prize on Excellence in Project Management by Govt. of India. Subsequently the Vijaipur plant doubled its capacity to 14.52 lakh MTs by commissioning Vijaipur Expansion Unit i.e. Vijaipur-II in 1997. The annual capacity was subsequently re-rated w.e.f. 1.4.2000 from 7.26 lakh MT of Urea to 8.64 lakh MT for Vijaipur-I & Vijaipur-II Plants each.
Three of the Units Three of the Units are strategically located in the high consumption areas of Punjab and Haryana. The Company has an installed capacity of 32.31 lakh MT of Urea and has recorded an annual sales turnover of Rs.4140.65 crores during 2007-08.
NFL, a profitable public sector undertaking operates under the administrative control of Department of Fertilizers in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers.
The Company is consistently making profits and registered a profit (PBT) of Rs.155.82 crores for the year 2007-08. The Companyï¿½s strength lies in its sizeable presence, skilled manpower, Marketing and strong distribution network nationwide.
Aiming towards further growth, NFL is already in the process of revamping its three fuel oil based plants for change over its feedstock from FO/LSHS to NG/R-LNG and Capacity Augmentation of Urea at Vijaipur Unit. Apart from this, NFL has also been entrusted the responsibility by GoI to revive the closed Urea plants of HFCL & FCI at Baruani & Ramagundam.
Kisan Urea NFLï¿½s popular brand is sold over a large marketing territory spanning the length and breadth of the country. The Company also manufactures and markets Bio-fertilizers and a wide range of industrial products which include Methanol, Sodium Nitrate, Sodium Nitrite, Nitric Acid, Sulphur, Liquid Oxygen, Liquid CO2, Liquid Nitrogen etc. The Company has also developed Neem coated Urea which on demonstration has shown improved results in terms of increase in yield by 4-5% and environment friendly. Accordingly Company has been manufacturing and selling Neem Coated Urea from its manufacturing plants since 2002-03 The Company is further focusing its thrust to widen the marketing operations of Neem coated Urea. The company is also undertaking R&D for the development and production of other value added products like Zincated & Sulphur Coated Urea.
NFL over the years has developed a team of dedicated professionals in the areas of production, maintenance, project management, safety and environment control. These professionals are sought after in the Industry both in India & abroad for their Specialized Services.
NFL is known in the industry for its work culture, value added human resources, Quality Management, Safety, Environment, Concern for Ecology and its commitment to social upliftment and to ensure their compliance, All NFL plants are certified and being maintained under ISO-9001 (2000), ISO-14001 & OSHAS-18001 by conforming to International Quality, Environmental & Occupational Safety & Hazards standards. With the certification of Corporate Office/Marketing operations under ISO-9001: 2000, NFL has become the first Fertilizer Company in the country to have its total business covered under ISO-9001 Certification.
Urea is an essential commodity under the Essential Commodities Act, 1955. . The Department of Fertilizers (DoF) plans and monitors production, import and distribution of fertilizers and manage the subsidy for indigenous and imported fertilizers in the country. In this regard, DoF has set up an on line web based Fertilizers Monitoring System (FMS). Presently Fertilizer companies are allowed to market 50% of their total Urea produce out side EC allocation.
The Department of Public Enterprises, Govt. of India in order to improve accountability and giving higher autonomy to Public Sector Undertakings, introduced the concept of MoU from early nineties NFL enters into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government for each year under which the Government undertakes to assist NFL with regard to availability of inputs, obtaining ECA allocations commensurate with the availability of fertilizers from NFL plants etc. NFL on its part undertakes to adhere to its production and movement plans, achieve its ECA allocation and provide regular feedback to the Administrative department.. NFL signed first MoU with Department of Fertilizers (DoF) for the year.
1991-92. The company has been awarded Excellent rating for the fiscal year 2006-07, which is 7th excellent rating in a row. Company is also expecting Excellent MoU rating for the fiscal year 2007-08.