Our History


Mr. Ramanandan Hegde founded Nandu Chemical Industries in 1978, after completing his master’s degree in Chemistry from Karnataka University, Dharwad. As a young man embarking on an entrepreneurial venture, Mr. Hegde had the vision to start a pharmaceutical industry as he saw the right opportunity in the pharmaceutical domain, and wanted to contribute to human welfare and well-being by manufacturing world class products.

In the year 1981, the manufacturing of pharmaceutical grade Sodium Chloride was commenced at Nandu Chemical Industries, Hubli.

Nandu Chemicals Private Limited, Belur was incorporated in the year 1986. Subsequently, Nandu Chemical Industries and Nandu Chemicals Private Limited diversified into manufacturing a wide range of inorganic salts used in IV and dialysis solutions, electrolytes, nutritional supplements, confectioneries, mineralised/bottled water and personal care.

Mr. Ramnandan Hegde
Mr. Hegde has been awarded by several entities like the Government of Karnataka, The Karnataka Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Banks and Financial Institutions. He is a philanthropist and also an avid photographer who loves to travel and explore the world.