The Chemical Hub of Hinduja Group was created with Gulf Oil India Limited merging with IDL Industries Limited from 1st January 2002. The merger has enabled the Company to leverage the large marketing networks of lubricants and industrial explosives businesses and achieve a turnover for the financial year 2008-09 of Rs.1000 crore (US$200 million). Exports accounted for 5% of the turnover.
IDL Industries Limited was renamed as GULF OIL Corporation Limited with the merger of Gulf Oil India’s business. A property Development Division was started in the Company from 2006. With effect from 1st April 2008 the business of specialty chemicals Division has been transferred to a 100% subsdiary – IDL Speciality Chemicals Limited through a scheme of arrangement sanctioned by the High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad.
The activities of the current 4 operating Divisions are:
Manufacture, marketing and technical services in lubricants, greases, auto accessories and car care products. Major exporter of lubricants from India. Network of over 2000 distribution outlets in India.
Industrial Explosives Division
Manufacture, marketing and technical services in industrial explosives , detonators, explosive bonded metal clads and special devices for Defence and Space applications. The largest exporter of explosives products from India. Widest marketing and sales network in India.
Mining & Infrastructure Contracts Division
Undertakes large scale mining services in coal, iron ore, limestone and bauxite mines. Contracts in the infrastructure sector such as underground metro railways, elevated highways, industrial structures / buildings.
Development of large properties at Bangalore (Bengaluru) and Hyderabad into SEZ, industrial parks and commercial conglomerates.