Sajjan India Ltd. (Sajjan) was established in 1905 as a family-owned business. With strong international ties, the company has become one of India’s leading contract manufacturers while remaining a passionate advocate for the needs of local communities.
Sajjan focuses on delivering active ingredients (agro), electronic chemicals, speciality chemicals and intermediates to customers in key industries around the world. The company’s 86,000 square-meter site is located in Ankleshwar, Gujarat, in one of the country’s largest chemical hubs.
“We have been doing business with Japan for three decades. Continuous process improvements and sustainable manufacturing practices have helped us to grow with our Japanese partners,” said Sajjan Chairman M. P. Aggarwal.
Sajjan has increased its productivity in recent years by implementing the Japanese management technique 5S: sort, set in order, shine, standardize and sustain.
In the past few years, experienced and well respected representatives from the chemical industry in Japan have joined the Sajjan family. This has helped to further develop and grow business there.
“As a zero debt, privately owned export company we have ended all nonsustainable production practices and products and today focus on high-quality products with reduced environmental impact,” said Aggarwal.
Sajjan has always believed in giving back to society and hence undertakes large-scale corporate social responsibility activities spanning education, health and the environment.
These initiatives include funding a new intensive care unit in Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, Maharashtra; establishing Agrawal Vidya Mandir school over 40 years ago in Ratlam; Madhya Pradesh which currently houses close to 1,000
underprivileged children who are sponsored by Sajjan; the department of chemical engineering at a university in Gujarat funded by
Sajjan; and funding an international standard school — Sajjan Lions International Academy — in Ankleshwar, Gujarat.
“Good health and quality education contribute to the nurturing of young minds,” said Aggarwal. “The project closest to my heart is the school we built in Ratlam, the city in which I was born.
We have also been awarded the Gold recognition certificate by EcoVadis putting us in the top two percent of the companies globally.”
“We carry out CSR projects to support the communities in which we work and as we continue to grow our business, we will contribute to the betterment of peoples’ lives.”