Amarak Chemicals has been set up for the manufacture of Sulphur Bentonite 90% pastilles.
.Sulphur is one of the essential secondary nutrients for agriculture. The Sulphur Institute estimates that the worldwide deficiency of Sulphur nutrient in agriculture by 2015 is 11 Million MT, of which 70% of the shortage is in India and China. However, of the various manufacturing locations for Sulphur Bentonite (a highly specialized sulphur nutrient delivery system where 90% sulphur is uniformly coated over bentonite pastilles), none are located in the Asian region.
|Aries Agro Limited, being a leading player in the area of specialized plant nutrition in India, test marketed Sulphur Bentonite over the past 2 years by sourcing the product from the USA. Over the 2 years, comprising 4 major agricultural seasons, the company has sold about 10,000 MT of the product and it has performed exceedingly well on crops across India, specifically on Rice, Oilseeds, Pulses, Spices, Plantations, Fruits and Vegetables. The product has also been tried under controlled conditions at leading Agricultural Universities in India and all the trials have indicated a favourable benefit-cost ratio.|
|Recognizing the potential of scaling up the marketing of Sulphur bentonite in India through the Aries’ network of 70,000 retailers and also the potential to sell to other agribusiness companies in India, Aries Agro Limited through its subsidiary in Middle East viz. GHME FZC incorporated Amarak Chemicals FZC in the UAE and is almost through with set up of a large manufacturing unit for this product. In addition to existing markets in India, Amarak will also be a cost effective source of Sulphur Bentonite for companies in China, North Africa and the Mediterranean region of Europe, due to its locational advantage and world class manufacturing infrastructure.|
|The locational advantage for Amarak arises not only due to its proximity to high demand regions but also because its strategic closeness to oil refineries in the UAE and the Middle Eastern countries like Oman, Saudi Arabia, etc. A critical input for the Amarak manufacturing plant is Elemental Sulphur, a byproduct of the oil refineries and an assured source is a critical success factor.|
|Amarak’s plant is located in the Fujairah Free Zone over a land area of 16,000 square meters and Phase 1 of the manufacturing base covers 4,000 square meters of factory shed leaving adequate space for future expansion. The plant will have a capacity of 60,000 tpa, expected to be fully utilized in a short period of two and a half to three years. Amarak currently employs 12 persons in the UAE and the manufacturing unit is completely automated and process controls are truly exceptional in design and efficiency.|