When we celebrated the foundation day of two of our flagship companies in June, it was a testament to our ability to endure and succeed despite the challenges that a business must encounter when it has been around for more than three decades. So it was with immense pride that AM International Holdings (AMIH) marked the anniversaries of Chennai-based Manali Petrochemicals Ltd (MPL) and Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd (TPL), which turned 37 and 39, respectively.
MPL’s impressive arc over the last 37 years has seen it become a market leader in all the sectors in which it operates. A manufacturer of specialty chemicals used to make products of daily use, MPL is also the only integrated polyol manufacturer in India. Over the years, it has developed a global customer network, using innovation as a key driver of growth. It has also always maintained an unwavering focus on customer satisfaction and a commitment to adding value to its offerings, all of which have set it apart.
TPL was launched to establish a world-class Linear Alkyl Benzene (LAB) manufacturing facility. LAB is extensively used in the manufacture of domestic detergents, as well as institutional and industrial cleaners. With a strong emphasis on continuous upgradation of technology, and the ability to meet the evolving needs of customers and deliver quality solutions in a growing market, TPL has been able to realize its full potential. Today, the company’s portfolio of products includes a range of industrial intermediate chemicals, such as caustic soda, propylene oxide and chlorine.
Both MPL and TPL have contributed significantly to AMIH’s five-decade-long journey, and the key to their stability is their ability to drive long-term growth by rigorously pursuing sustainable business practices. Moreover, for manufacturing industries like ours, sustainability is even more important as we rely on raw materials. That is why we are firmly focused on practices that meet global ESG goals, such as the efficient use of resources, the use of clean energy, deploying carbon capture technology, and the conservation of water.
TPL, meanwhile, is working towards achieving Zero Liquid Discharge (ZLD) at its plants by treating the effluents generated by its Linear Alkyl Benzene plant and reusing the water thus produced. It has also signed a deal with Wärtsilä to commission two 34SG gas engines, to prepare for a future when green hydrogen will be available.
Additionally, both MPL and TPL have switched to the use of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), a green fuel, greatly shrinking their carbon footprint and stepping up their green quotient. TPL is also India’s first manufacturer of LAB to be accredited with BIS 12795:2020 certification.
As we navigate an increasingly complex world, AMIH will continue to rely on the four pillars that support our robust foundation – a focus on R&D and innovation, the use of technology to drive our processes and operations, a customer-centric approach, and sustainable practices. The global business landscape is also defined by uncertainty more than ever before, and we are proud of our able and agile leadership teams and employees, who have time and again demonstrated their ability to pivot to in order to meet challenges in the path to progress. And, at AMIH, we define progress not by profits alone but by our ability to contribute to a cleaner, greener and more sustainable tomorrow.