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Research & Development

Shaping the future by developing affordable and Innovative Catalysts for a Sustainable tomorrow….

Organization and location:

The key mission of our R&D organization is to create value for our stakeholders by developing and supplying innovative and sustainable catalytic solutions. Sustained improvement of our effectiveness is also high on our agenda.

R&D at Süd-Chemie India Ltd. is focused on speedy development of quality new catalysts at competitive prices, using sustainable chemistries.

With R&D departments at two locations, one at Vadodara in North Western India and the other at Kochi in South Western India the company has a wide outreach to customers seeking development of customized catalysts and opportunities for tolling and partnership.

Both R&D Centres are equipped with modern infrastructure covering the development spectrum all the way from lab scale to semi-commercial.

The R&D team consists of dedicated, highly skilled scientists with diverse skills, who engage in new product development / product performance improvement / contract research services / tolling / troubleshooting manufacturing and customer complaints.

SCIL R&D is recognized by the DSIR, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. of India.

Long term growth depends on Healthy, Basic and Applied Research……

R and D Strategies:

Our R&D strategy is focused on quick capitalization of regional and global opportunities to create business value for our organization. The R&D function works closely with Marketing and Technical Services to this end.

Our R&D works with its stakeholders to create “Win-Win” partnerships.

R&D functioning is harmonized with other functions such as Production, Projects and Quality Assurance through a cross functional platform within the organization to harness resident knowledge and expertise for quick idea-to-market deployment.

Employee development through talent management initiatives, trainings and mentoring are fostered in the organization.

Values of Safety, Good work culture, Ethics and Professionalism are inculcated and encouraged in the daily working of the organization to build a strong edifice.

Six Sigma techniques and 5S initiatives are practiced for improving effectiveness.

Excellence through research:

Catalysts touch the lives of people in one way or the other, directly or indirectly. Our catalysts service the Fertilizer, Automotive exhaust after-treatment, Refining, Petrochemicals, Specialty and Fine Chemicals market segments.

Competitive excellence and strong strategic partnerships are key to research and innovation at Süd-Chemie. Catalyst technology is a niche area which relies on multi-disciplinary inputs and accumulated knowledge and expertise which is acquired through experience over the years. To date we have to our credit over 40 different catalysts and catalytic processes performing successfully the world-over.

External Collaboration:

Süd-Chemie strongly believes that working co-operatively with reputed R&D institutions is essential for path breaking research.

Süd-Chemie India’s R&D division and the manufacturing units work hand-in-hand with various National Laboratories and Universities. We have collaborated and successfully commercialized our products in association with premier government laboratories like Indian Institute of Chemical technology (IICT), Institute of Petroleum (IIP), National Chemical Laboratory (NCL), Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) and Indian Institute of Technology (IIT).

“Evolution & Significance of assuring excellence”- Süd-Chemie assures excellence in research by promoting young researchers.


The dynamic business climate at Süd-Chemie India throws up new and exciting challenges to its researchers not only in areas of its core businesses but also custom catalysts and basic research.

Building Generation Next:

Süd-Chemie encourages Industrial visits by students from academic institutions to provide avenues to be inspired into taking up Catalytic Science as a career. We, provide unique opportunities to Graduate and Post Graduate level students to carry out their academic project work - to produce results of global significance. Here they are involved in observing and investigating basic research in catalysis. SCIL employees often give lectures and presentation to students and teachers at all levels and are open up for discussions.

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