Protochem Industries Private Limited was established in 1973 for the manufacture of metal treatment chemicals. At the time, Protochem was among the few professionally run Indian companies operating in this industry. The company grew at a rapid pace under the able leadership of its promoters, J. C. Dixit, L. S. Maheshwari, Pratap Sheth, & Hemant Parikh and joined later by Harish Maheshwari and M. Balakrishnan, supplying its products to the general and automotive industries and the defense industry.
Looking into the changes and the growth of the demand for metal treatment products, Protochem entered into a collaboration in 1988 with Chemishe Werke Kluthe of Germany to introduce the latest technologies in metal treatment chemicals. By 2010 Protochem had established a name for itself among the major automotive OEMs, ordnance factories, engineering companies, and the defense production companies in India for the performance of its products and technical expertise.
Today Protochem is a part of Chembond Chemicals Ltd. with products for heat treatment, maintenance repair & overhaul (MRO), defense production, and industrial enzymes. The wide acceptance garnered by Protochem’s products in the market from its modern, IS 9001:2008 certified plant in the outskirts of Mumbai, speaks for its performance.