We are driving collaborative innovation to continuously and swiftly map and resolve customers’ future needs, leading to significant gains.

As an innovation-driven company, we invest in reinforcing R&D capabilities coupled with focusing on off-patent molecules. We drive innovation ‘from field to lab’ and involve farmers and distribution partners.

We enjoy 1,000+ strong network with scientific community, research organisations, R&D companies and governments enabling us to constantly enhance our knowledge bandwidth. We are focusing on our core competencies, reduction of time to market and achievement of best-in-class R&D capital allocation.

Global network of field stations, chemistry and formulation R&D labs

R&D facilities across four continents, including a new network of field research stations
R&D Professionals

Existing field testing facilities

Planned additions to the field testing network

Synthesis and/or formulations

GLP analytical


New active ingredients in early stage
New active ingredients in late stage

R&D platform creating a strong pipeline

We are creating one of the leading R&D pipelines in the industry, leveraging our research capabilities, along with our strong complementary formulation development expertise.

Potential for UPL Proprietary AIs

Herbicides 5 1
Insecticides 10 3
Fungicides 15 7
BioStimulants 4 2
Seed Treatments 4 1
Total 38 14
Peak sales value of our proprietary pipeline accounts for US$ 1,000-1,500 million with projects reaching sales maturity progressively in 5 to 8 years.

For a bigger cause

Saudi Arabia’s government banned the export of PepsiCo potato chips into the Gulf region as they equate exporting of chips to exporting water. PepsiCo challenged itself to improve water efficiency of its direct agricultural supply chain by 15%. In high-water-riskareas, this volume is equivalent to the entire water use of all PepsiCo’s direct operations.

This was the perfect opportunity to see how UPL technology might change the

face of agriculture in areas where saving water is critical and growing conditions are challenging. Zeba is our patented starch-based smart climate technology, a ground-breaking innovation that absorbs water and releases it back to plants when they need it, creating healthier plants, more uniform crops and higher yields. PepsiCo worked in close collaboration with UPL to trial Zeba in multiple locations, and the early results, we’re pleased to say, were excellent.

Overall impact

With Zeba’s smart climate technology, PepsiCo has been able to demonstrate its water conservation initiatives to the region’s government, and its potato farming operations in the Middle East have seen game-changing results, including:

Water saving per tonnes of potatoes grown, improved product yield and quality

Zeba also reduces the leaching of nitrates, which makes more nutrients available to the plant