(formerly MAHATHA PETROCHEMICALS) has been one of the pioneers in the field of petroleum processing, refining and developing of new products ever since its inception in the year 1969.

The company was founded and started by the well - known renowned Petroleum Technologist, Late Sri K.S. Ananthanarayanan, B.Sc., A.M. Institute of Petroleum Technology (London - 1935), who worked as Chief Chemist of M/s.Asiatic Petroleum Co. (SS) Ltd., ( Shell Group ), Singapore, from the year 1932 in their Central Laboratory at Kallang.

During the Second World War he was selected by the Defence Department of the Japanese Military Administration for their R & D work on substitute fuels and lubricants from indigenous sources other than Mineral Oil as a wartime exigency and he was in-charge of "ABURA KOJO" Oil factory.

With such a vast experience of nearly four decades with total dedication and well conversant with petroleum and its ramifications Sri K.S. Ananthanarayanan had been guiding this organisation exclusively as a Technical Consultant in a Supervisory Capacity till 1998.

After the demise of Sri. K.S. Ananthanarayanan during April, 1998, his son Sri K.A. Thirrupathi, B.Sc., (Chemistry) who had been associated with him as working partner in this industry from 1975, had taken over the charge as Managing Partner and sole in-charge for this organisation and its manufacturing and other management activities by virtue of his vast experience and service in this field.

With effect from 1st April 2002, the Firm - Mahatha Petrochemicals - is functioning as a Private Limited Company under the name MAHATHA PETROLEUM PRIVATE LIMITED.

MAHATHA PETROLEUM PRIVATE LIMITED has a production capacity of about 500 KL per month (approx. 2500 barrels) all petroleum products put together with a working area of about 25,000 sq.ft. spread over in 3 acres (about 54 grounds) of land and are classified under "Small Scale Sector".

The Company is having a full-fledged Processing Plant, blending facilities and filtration process using "Sharples" Super Centrifuges. The Company is also having Micron Filtration System and an exclusive Grease Processing Plant using "Thermax" Boiler.

The Liberalisation policy and decontrol of several petro-products has enabled the availability of imported base stocks as well as the locally generated feed stock of raw materials from various refineries, made it possible to diversify into various products and different applications.

All the products are manufactured as per the specifications laid down by Standard Institutions, user bodies as well as individual OEMS (Original Equipments Manufacturers & Suppliers).

For Customers' specific requirements and also for meeting the new stringent needs of the industry, the Company is having a most modern full fledged R & D Testing Laboratory headed by Manager-Quality Control, Quality Control Incharge with qualified, well - trained chemists.

During December 2003, the Company has been certified as an ISO 9001:2000 Organisation by BVQI UKAS.

The Company always strongly believes in using only "Virgin Oils" for all their formulations. These Base Stocks are sourced from:
M/s. Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Chennai.
M/s. Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Chennai, and other installations
M/s. Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Chennai
M/s. Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Chennai
M/s. Tamilanadu Petroproducts Ltd, Chennai.
M/s. Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd, Baroda
M/s Reliance Industries Ltd., Patalganga
M/s.Kothari Sugars & Chemicals Ltd, Chennai

Other process raw materials and chemicals etc. are also purchased from reputed manufacturers and ISO 9000 companies.

Additives are purchased from M/s.Lubrizol India Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai and M/s.Indian Additives Ltd, Chennai.

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