A trusted solutions provider

Rallis, a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals, has established a reputation of being a trusted solutions provider for agri-inputs, globally, with an accent on innovation, a thorough knowledge of farm science and a penetrative distribution network.

The company has established a presence across the value chain, with a healthy pipeline of sustainable products and services.

Rallis boasts of a robust product portfolio offering comprehensive crop care solutions, including formulations for crop protection and nutrition. It manufactures and markets a range of agri-inputs, which include pesticides, fungicides, insecticides, seeds, and plant growth nutrients. The product portfolio under each category covers a broad spectrum of crop-related requirements.

Rallis has evolved its innovation strategy on 'Serving Farmers through Science'. Accordingly, it develops innovative solutions to enable farmers to improve their productivity.

A strong distribution network with over 6000 + Dealers and 70000 + retailers reaches a vast multitude of India's farmers covering 80% districts and exports to over 58 countries; over various crop segments and across the cultural and linguistic borders.

Rallis India, a subsidiary of Tata Chemicals Limited which is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE: Living, Industry and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.

Tata Chemicals is the world’s second largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. The company’s industry essentials product range provides key ingredients to some of the world’s largest manufacturers of glass, detergents and other industrial products.


Serving farmers through science


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Our Leadership

Our Legacy

The foundation

Ralli Brothers, a group of Greek merchants, set up a robust trading business in metals, hemp, silk, gums, and other commodities. The group rapidly gains repute as the House of Ralli and establishes itself at Tabriz, Constantinople, Marseilles, London, and Manchester.

1810s - 1840

Entry in India

In 1851, Ralli Brothers commences business in India by buying full-pressed jute bales from press owners in erstwhile Calcutta. The Ralli Brothers prosper and soon establish an office in erstwhile Bombay. In 1866, the firm is re-constituted under a strong management in London with an eye on the Indian trade pie.

1850s - 1860s

A period of consolidation

The Ralli Brothers consolidate their position with opium exports from Bengal. Although jute continues to be the mainstay, the Ralli Brothers trade extensively in Shellac, Teel seed, Turmeric, Ginger, Rice, Borax, and Manchester piece goods.

1880s - 1890s

Crisis strikes

Rallis sets up shop in South India. A stable rupee sees the Ralli brothers double their trade volume in India over the next ten years. The great American depression of 1929 leads to a worldwide economic stagnation and a global currency crisis. Consequently, Ralli Brothers' exports business suffers a setback.

1900s - 1920s

A spell of diversification

In late 1931, Ralli Brothers pass on their Indian business operations to Argenti and Co, who become the selling agents for Ralli Brothers Limited. Then, in independent India, the company diversifies, and its fertiliser and pesticides businesses begin to take shape.

Rallis is incorporated in India on August 23, 1948 with George Euthymopoulo as the Chairman and Managing Director

1930s - 1940s

Turbulent times

In 1951, Rallis India goes public, and the issue is oversubscribed. However, 1952 proves a disaster. Rallis India soon starts posting heavy losses, and its diversification plans go awry. From the latter part of the decade, things start to look up.


Mergers and acquisitions

Fisons and Tatas become the chief shareholders of Rallis India, with Fisons taking charge of Rallis' management and the Tatas reserving the right to nominate the Chairman. Fertilisers and pesticides are carved out as full-fledged divisions.


The rehabilitation

A strong credit discipline and astute management see Rallis India turn around its fortunes in the latter part of the 1970s. All divisions except pharmaceuticals are soon brimming with profits. The rehabilitation is now complete, and Rallis is set to leap into a growth phase.


A new era dawns

The era of cotton trading comes to an end, and Rallis decides to bet big on its engineering, agrochemicals, and pharmaceutical business. It buys Indian Standard Metals and establishes three new manufacturing units, including a pharmaceutical facility in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, with the license for five new drugs, and two agrochemical units in Dera Bassi, Punjab, and Ankleshwar. However, by the decade's end, the pharmaceutical and engineering businesses begin to show losses.


Specialising in agrochemicals

Rallis India closes its engineering and pharmaceutical businesses to concentrate solely on agrochemicals. It restructures and remodels its agrochemical operations and factories, respectively. New plants are added, and the company's research centre develops six new compounds every year. Soon, the company's agrochemicals business extends to seeds and other inputs such as specialty fertilisers.


A growth phase

Through a structured approach termed 'Rallis Poised', the company grows after consolidating its existing business. It strengthens its position in the agriculture space, with an enhanced international footprint. It also leverages its chemical expertise for contract manufacturing. Despite showing losses at the decade's beginning, it declares a profit of Rs 100 crore in 2009. Rallis' decision to divest its pharmaceutical business and consolidate its pesticides and fertilisers position is now paying rich dividends.


A robust entity

Rallis' acquisition of Metahelix Life Sciences, a research-based company on seeds, in 2010-11, gives it a prominent position in the seeds market. Rallis now possesses a robust suite of research, technical knowledge, germplasm, hybrids, and seed production. With a rich experience in Agri practices and a broader product portfolio in crop protection and nutrition, Rallis is a reliable solution provider to Indian farmers.


Awards and recognition

Rallis has been honoured globally for creating a sustainable commercial and industrial ecosystem

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