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Tata Chemicals to acquire Allied Silica for Rs123 crores

Move to facilitate growth of the specialty Silica business

April 8, 2018, Mumbai: Tata Chemicals entered into a Business Transfer Agreement with Allied Silica Limited to acquire their business of precipitated silica for a consideration of . 123 crores, on a slump sale basis. The deal is expected to be closed within three months. This acquisition is a part of the Rs. 295 crore investment approved by the Board during Feb 2017, towards this specialty business.

This agreement includes the acquisition of an existing manufacturing site in Tamil Nadu, which will produce Highly Dispersible Silica (HDS). The specialty chemical product represents a downstream value addition to Tata Chemicals soda ash business, where it ranks among the top manufacturers globally.

Commenting on the move, Mr R Mukundan, Managing Director, Tata Chemicals said, ‘This acquisition is another step in our journey to build technologically enabled, differentiated businesses, with greater customer centricity, by leveraging our core strengths. The manufacture of speciality and performance silicas is one such area. This is in line with our focus to grow our specialty business, along with our consumer business.’

Precipitated silica is a versatile product with applications in many industries including rubber, oral care, coatings and agrochemicals. The acquisition also offers the possibility to make value added silica in the future for applications that demand high performance.

The technology for manufacturing HDS, for which eight patents have already been filed, has been developed at the Company’s Innovation Centre in Pune.

About Tata Chemicals
A part of the over US$ 100 billion Tata Group, Tata Chemicals Limited, is a global company with interests in businesses that focus on LIFE —Living, Industrial and Farm Essentials. The story of the company is about harnessing the fruits of science for goals that go beyond business.

Through its Living Essentials portfolio the company has positively impacted the lives of millions of Indians. Tata Chemicals is the pioneer and market leader in India’s branded Iodised salt segment. Extending its portfolio from salt to other food essentials, TCL unveiled India’s first national brand of pulses, followed by a range of spices. Tata Chemicals has been rated as one of the top 10% in Business and Consumer brands across all industry and consumer brand categories in India by Superbrands™.

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. Tata Chemicals currently is the world’s third largest producer of soda ash with manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, Africa and North America.

With its Farming Essentials portfolio the company through its subsidiary Rallis, has a strong position in the crop protection business.

The Tata Chemicals Innovation Centre is home to world class R&D capabilities in the emerging areas of food sciences, nanotechnology and biotechnology.

For more information please contact:
R Nanda | Keya Muriya
Tata Chemicals Ltd.
Tel: +91 22 66657860 | 9819635036
Email: rnanda@tatachemicals.com; kmuriya@tatachemicals.com




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