Having completed the consolidation phase of our strategic journey, we are now focused on enhancing value for our customers, employees, partners and stakeholders alike.

Having completed the consolidation phase of our strategic journey, we are now focused on enhancing value for our customers, employees, partners and stakeholders alike.


  • Manali Petrochemicals Limited acquired Notedome Limited, UK
  • AMCHEM Specialty Chemicals UK Limited (subsidiary of AMCHEM Singapore & SPV) was established
  • Sicagen India Limited acquired Danish Steel Cluster Private Limited


  • The group’s philanthropic arm AM Foundation was established
  • AMCHEM Speciality Chemicals Private Limited in Singapore (subsidiary of Manali Petrochemicals Limited) was incorporated


  • Sicagen India Limited acquired Wilson Cables Private Limited, a Singapore-based manufacturer of premium cables for industrial and other critical applications
  • Greenstar Fertilizers Limited acquired phosphatic business


Sicagen India Limited was established


Singapore Shipping International Pte Limited obtained ICC International Maritime Bureau certification
(valid till January 2018)


Wilson International Trading Private Limited was enlisted as a part of Singapore 1000


Wilson International Trading Private Limited becomes Approved International Trader


Incorporated of South India Drugs & Devices (SIDD) Life Sciences Private Limited, now known as Spictra


  • Joint venture with local partners in Jordan – incorporation of Indo-Jordan Chemicals Company Ltd. (Manufacture of phosphoric acid)
  • Joint venture with French company – incorporation of Technip India Ltd. (Engineering, procurement and construction services)
  • Inaugurated a cashew farm in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma)
  • SPIC – SMO (Engineering division) was incorporated
  • SPIC Pharma Division (Healthcare division) was established
  • Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited (Manufacture of linear alkyl benzene, epichlorohydrin, caustic soda, chlorine) (1984) was founded
  • Henkel SPIC India Limited (Manufacture of detergents, cosmetics, toiletries) was incorporated
  • Manali Petrochemical Limited (Manufacture of propylene oxide, propylene glycol, polyols) was founded
  • Wilson International Trading Private Limited (1981) was established
  • Tuticorin Alkali Chemicals and Fertilizers Limited ( Manufacture of soda ash, ammonium chloride) (1981) was incorporated
  • Joint venture with Jurong Engineering Limited, Singapore – incorporation of SPIC JEL Engineering Construction Limited (electromagnetic works for power, refinery, petro-chemical and fertilizer sectors) – now known as EDAC Engineering Private Limited (1987)


Singapore Shipping International Pte Limited was established


Incorporated VRW Refractories (refractory and manufacture of high-alumina bricks)


Incorporated Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited (SPIC) (manufacture of fertilizers)


  • Inaugurated of SPIC’s site facilities
  • SPIC’s public issue


Collaborated with Otto Suhner of Switzerland– Sunner India (manufacture of speedometer cables and flexible shaft grinding machines)


Joint venture of API with Innocenti of Italy (manufacturing of Lambretta scooters)


  • Retained South India Automotive Corporation (SIAC) (auto distribution business) & API as part of the Group
  • Southern Industrial Corporation Limited (autorickshaw manufacturing) was incorporated


Dr. MA Chidambaram founded and was appointed as the Chairman of Automobile Products of India (API)

  • South India Steels Limited was founded
  • Tubes and Malleables Limited was incorporated (erstwhile Madras Circle Registered Stock Holders Association Limited, and Madras Pipe Dealers’ Association Limited)
  • South India Corporation (Agencies) Limited (SICAL) (Hardware & pipe division, clearing & forwarding division, ship agency division, stevedoring division and marine logistics and port-related activities, sugar production, liquor manufacturing and brewery) was incorporated

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