Advanta is an agronomic and vegetable seed company with a 20 year track record of success and growth. Advanta Limited is the holding company for the global business of Advanta. We have direct operations in India, Australia, Argentina and Thailand. We have exports of our products going into 25 more countries. United Phosphorous Ltd., a large Indian group in the global Agro Chemical sector, acquired Advanta in February 2006. Advanta Limited is now a member of the UPL Group of companies. In the month of April 2007 Advanta completed a very successful IPO. Advanta is now listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and National Stock Exchange (NSE) in India.
We have unique, superior and proprietary germplasm. This, combined with technology and bioscience capability gives us a robust platform for growth. Our experienced management team is ready to give a dynamic push to the aggressive growth plans we have. While continuing with traditional breeding principles, we have over the years successfully adopted the latest technological innovations to fast track our crop research. Dihaploid and Molecular Marker technology are some of the technologies we have successfully adopted in our crop improvement programs. We have entered into strategic alliance with some of the leading and high quality technology innovation companies across the world for value added biotech traits like pest resistance, herbicide and drought tolerance. Advanta is now embarking upon a very aggressive growth strategy. While organic growth will be a key factor in this, strategic acquisitions will play a crucial role in achieving our objectives set for the next five years.