Ko Yo Chemical(Group)Limited (The "Group") was incorporated in Cayman Islands in 2002. The Group was firstly listed on the GEM of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (the "Stock Exchange")in 2003 and then transferred to the Main Board of the Stock Exchange in 2008. The International Finance Corporation ("IFC"), a member of the World Bank Group has entered as strategic investor of the Group since April 2009.
The Group is principally engaged in the research and development, manufacture, marketing and distribution of chemical fertilizers and chemical products. The Group possesses of six wholly-owned subsidiaries, Chengdu Ko Yo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Chengdu Ko Yo Compound Fertilizer Co., Ltd., Qingdao Ko Yo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd, Dazhou Ko Yo Chemical Industry Co., Ltd., Sichuan Chengyuan Chemical Industry Co., Ltd and Sichuan Ko Yo Agrochem Co., Ltd.
The Group's operations are based in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, in the southwest part of the PRC. Sichuan Province is located in the upper Yangtze Valley and is also known as the ¡°Land of Abundance¡± because of its rich supply of natural resources. Chengdu is one of the most developed cities in the southwestern part of the PRC with well-established transportation facilities. The Group has established an extensive sale and distribution network covering over 20 provinces and 4 autonomous regions in the PRC. The Group is devoting its attention to product and service promotion for the purpose of increase its market share in the chemical industry.
The Group has an experienced management team, key members of which possess experience and technical expertise in the PRC chemical fertilizers and chemical products industries. The Group also has a research and development team. All members of the R&D team obtained bachelors, masters or doctorate degrees in related fields. In addition, the Group's commitment to quality control and quality assurance is demonstrated by its proven success in attaining international standards, namely, ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System Certification and ISO 14001:1996 Environmental management system Certification. The Group will continue to maintain its product quality to meet such standards.
With the development over the last ten years, the Group has grown up as one modern enterprise , which gradually set foot in high-tech research field from a primary producer. In 2007, the Group acquired a phosphates mine in Sichuan. And in the same year, the Project of New Urea Plant with annual productivity of ammonia and urea of approximately 400,000 tonnes and 450,000 tonnes commenced to construction in Dazhou, Sichuan. With the advantage of local natural resources, good management operations, low production costs, as well as the outsourced financial supports, the Group will forward to extend its production chain and speed up its further development.
Along with the steady expansion, the Group has always paid much more attention to the environment and society. Pursuing more returns to the society and better lives for the farmer will be our long-term future goals!