The company was incorporated in September 07, 1953 under the companies Act 1913 (Now Companies Ordinance 1984) as a Public Limited company. It had the crushing capacity of 1200 TCD (tons crushed per day) while Double Carbonation and Double Sulphitation (DCDS) were the manufacturing processes that were employed in the production of sugar.
Crushing capacity was enhanced from 1200 TCD to 2000 TCD. The manufacturing process was also changed to Defecation Remelt Phosphatation (DRP) which is still used today.
Crushing capacity was increased to 2700 TCD.
Thal Industries Limited was privatised.
Drastic measures were taken to revolutionize the mill: a new milling plant, turbines, a new mill house, power house and a boiler were installed in the mill. The crushing capacity was also increased to 3500 TCD.
The mills went through two phases of expansion: the crushing capacity was increased to 4000 TCD in the first phase and increased to 6700 TCD in the second phase.
We introduced condensing system and started exporting surplus electricity. Sugar production was also raised to international standards.
Thal Industries Limited acquired Safina Mill with a crushing capacity of 4500 TCD.
Mill Max technology was introduced in our mills. The company introduced the core-sampler machine to get a homogenized sample of cane from every incoming cane trolleys purchased. Cane testing laboratories was established to test the quality of homogenized sample from the core-sampler. Along with core-sampler and cane-core laboratories, we also achieved ISO certifications: ISO 9001:2008 for Manufacturing and Sales of High Quality Refined Cane Sugar and ISO 14001:2004 for Manufacturing and Sales of High Quality Refined Cane Sugar.
Crushing capacity of both mills combined was increased from 15,300 to 17,800 TCD.
Crushing capacity for Safina Sugar Mills was increased to 7500 TCD, while crushing capacity for Layyah Sugar Mills was increased to 12,000 TCD. Warehousing capacity has also been increased and we have taken a co-generation initiative which will enable 12 MW of electricity to be generated and supplied in the vicinity. We also comply with Halal Certification.
The Thal Industries Corporation Limited (TICL) has entered into seventh decade from the time of its incorporation. It produces several grades of quality sugar and involved in the co-generation to export surplus electricity to the national grid. The Company has two sugar manufacturing units, Unit-1: Layyah Sugar Mills, Layyah with a crushing capacity of 12,000 TCD and Unit-2: Safina Sugar Mills, Lalian, Chiniot with a crushing capacity of 7,500 TCD.
Advanced sugar technologies at both the plants have enabled the Thal Industries to produce high quality sugar to cater needs of the multinational clients. Thal Industries is equipped with milling tandems that are automated from cane feeding to packaging through PAN, Mill Houses etc. Innovative French design research "Millmax" has enhanced the cane crushing capabilities. International standards and procedures are kept in view for juice purification and clarification at plants of TICL. Selection of best food grade quality process chemicals to the Halal standards shows our special care attention in the manufacturing processes. The state of the art sugar packing enables to ensure smooth and consistent filling, stitching and conveying of the packed sugar in the sugar warehouses.
Procurement of the cane has some prerequisites at mills site relating to its quality and variety. A modern technology "Core Sampler", integrated with a modern cane testing lab has been installed that helps testing each cane vehicle before reaching at cane carrier.
At Layyah, the company has recently commissioned a new high pressure boiler with a capacity of 135 Tons/Hour. This will enable to produce additional 12MW electricity. TICL believes in minimizing efficiency losses by installing efficient equipment therefore the company in future will continue to invest in the technologies related to energy conservation and efficiency maximization.
Our vision is to be the world's leading innovative and sustainable-centric producer of sweeteners, bio-energy and allied products and services.