Undoubtedly, India is an agrarian economy. With the appropriate climatic conditions and the rich fertile land, the country has huge potential to become one of the leading producers of various agricultural products. Although it is a flourishing cultivation space, it still lags when it comes to the adoption of innovation for better production. Observing the scenario of the agriculture sector and its effects, Jeevan Chemicals is striving to solve cultivation problems by innovating Specialty Chemicals for crop protection, maintenance, and more.
Founded by the first-generation entrepreneurs Sonir Shah and Ashita Shah, Jeevan Chemicals began its journey with the commitment to drive sustainable development and create a positive impact through its business. Starting off its humble beginning with surfactants for Crop Protection formulations, the company has now diversified its range of products, building a strong foothold in the Specialty Chemicals market.
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“Our biggest strength is innovation,” remarks Sonir Shah, Founder & Managing Director at Jeevan Chemicals. From products to technology and processes, Jeevan Chemicals passionately innovates around all these facets to drive sustainable growth in the agriculture industry.
Staying true to its motto of ‘Creating Your Advantage Through Innovation’, the company is leading a change that sets the foundation of its growth and ever-evolving cultural ethos. “We have been constantly upgrading our systems, quality standards, processes, technologies, and our team to drive our mission. Product innovation is a must and it continues to be one of our core values and one of the primary drivers of our sustainability, which has now become our habit. In that regard, we are already changing every day, and we would not like to change this ever,” Sonir informs.
The Odyssey of Its Own
With over two decades of knowledge and experience in the chemical industry, Jeevan Chemicals has evolved through the vision of working towards a common goal - “creating customer advantage through innovation”. Today, the company has grown to have four state-of-the-art manufacturing plants in Gujarat and a powerful R&D center managed by a team of trained qualified, and experienced technocrats. Jeevan Chemicals has its own in-house application laboratory to offer custom solutions for its specialized clientele. As a result, the firm has designed its product range and improved its strategy to supply them with all necessary answers.
Proudly, Jeevan Chemicals is an ISO 45001:2018, OHSAS18001:2207, Halal, Kosher certified brand, having a range of Reach Registered & EPA approved products in the Specialty chemicals landscape. “We have been conferred with the honor of Export Excellence Award by Pesticides Manufacturers & Formulators Association in 2019, one of the leading SMEs of India 2021 by Dun & Bradstreet. This has enabled us to enrich our client base and our market penetration,” mentions Ashita Shah, Founder.
So far, the company has gained a strong customer base while exporting its products to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and North America. Going forward, it envisions to be a leader in targeted niche sectors in the Chemical industry and become a 250 Cr company by 2025. “We have already started manufacturing agrochemical formulations and have obtained necessary regulatory permissions to manufacture agrochemicals active ingredients. This year, we plan to introduce a wide range of Specialty aldehydes & ketones in the flavour & fragrance industry. We also have plans to launch Pharmaceutical intermediaries based on specialty ketones. In a couple of years down the lane, we wish to be a listed company,” shares the founders Sonir & Ashita.
Customers: The Greatest Source for Ideas
While having a customer focus as one of its core values, Jeevan Chemicals derives its next innovation based on customers’ inputs. “Some of the very rich ideas emanate from the experience of our clients,” they exclaim. The company diligently follows customer feedback which has helped them in arriving at appropriate solutions. This apart, the company feeds innovation pedigree to its team enabling them to try, test, and execute new ideas.
The relentless commitment toward product innovation for clients and client-servicing has enabled Jeevan Chemicals to reach a reputable position today. “Our drive and passion for sustainable growth with a clear customer focus have made it possible for us to reach where we are. Our approach is a blend of being contemporary and futuristic at the same time. This has paved the way for progression in all forms and areas. For others who wish to set off in a similar direction, one piece of advice would be to stay focused and never give up,” the founders assert positively.