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  • First Indian multinational seed company
  • Total sales of Rs 1.02 trillion (US$ 16.7 billion) in 2012
  • Total income of Rs 1.07 trillion (US$ 17.53 billion) in 2012
  • 34,632 hectares under seed production

Advanta Ltd is an associate company of United Phosphorus Ltd (UPL), a large Indian agrochemical company with a group turnover of Rs 3,500 crores (US$ 573.27 million). Advanta Ltd is the holding company for the global business of Advanta. It is also the first Indian multinational seed company with a global footprint, which enjoys a strong presence in the domestic and International market.

The company has been steadily investing in research, development and technology. Today, Advanta Ltd enjoys a leadership position in crops such as sunflower, rice, corn, mustard, cotton, etc. Advanta uses the Molecular Marker Technology in some crops, while building up value-added biotech traits through seeds.

A financially sound company with the ability to invest in the future, Advanta with its strong network of collaborations is a preferred partner for technology providers. The company has a unique opportunity to capitalise on future potential benefits of innovation in the hybrid seeds industry. It has an outstanding base, both in terms of its market share in key crops and its proprietary products and expertise.


Advanta Ltd: A unique place where modern science co-exists with traditional values

2012 Developed the first brand element to be applied across the brands – a modern packaging design defining a specific pantone colour to identify each of the brands and another one for each product category
2012 Crosses Rs 1,000 crore (US$ 163.83 billion) mark
2011 Market share in the Argentinean sunflower market reaches 13 per cent
2010 Market share in the highly competitive corn market reaches 15 per cent
2009 Establishes its own subsidiary in Indonesia
Agriculture and Allied Industries
Indian Agri exports is likely to reach US$ 60 billion by 2022. Essential agricultural commodities export for April-September 2020 increased by 43% as compared to same period last year to Rs. 53,626 crore (US$ 7.3 billion).