Axens India

Axens India, a subsidiary of Axens, serves as an easy-to-reach local interface to Axens Solutions for the Indian energy and engineering industry.

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Over 9000 tons of Catalyst & Adsorbent delivered annually


Active technology licenses


Locally based experienced technical assistance team 

Our History & Activities

Axens’ technologies have found a steadily growing customer base in India since 1970s. Around 2006-2008, in anticipation of the implementation of Bharat Stage III fuel quality norms, sweeping investments in cleaner fuel units such as Prime-G+™ and C5/C6 Isomerization, as well as diesel hydrotreaters across refineries in the country led to a quantum jump in the volume of business in the area.
At that juncture, the need to have an establishment closer to the customers for enhanced reactivity in services and sales activities was perceived, and that led to the birth of Axens India Private Limited (AIPL) at the end of 2008.
Siddhartha Saha
Sales & Marketing Head of India

We help industry players select the right process configuration and solutions for the conversion of oil and biomass to cleaner fuels and petrochemical intermediates, and also for gas purification, CCS, and recycling of plastics.  

Customers in India, some of who have been with Axens for more than five decades, rely on assistance from Axens India team of seasoned technical experts to get the best out of Axens' technologies and products. 

Your local challenges, our global solutions

We empower your transformation to meet today’s and tomorrow’s challenges and opportunities.

  • Cleaner mobility on Indian roads

    Eleven refineries in the country are relying on Axens' market-leading Prime G+TM technology and catalysts to deliver BS VI compliant MS (Motor Spirit/ Petrol) for cleaner mobility on Indian roads.

  • CO2 reduction targets

    As per the draft National Automotive Policy, India is on the way to put in place CAFE norms, with a target to match CO2 reduction targets set by developed countries within 2025. This will call for MS quality standards to move beyond BS VI. With a complete offer of MS quality upgrading technologies, including Alkylation, Etherification, and Oligomerization of olefins, Axens is ideally poised to continue assisting Indian refiners to keep pace with this upcoming market demand.

  • India's National Policy on Biofuels 2018

    India's National Policy on Biofuels - 2018 proposes a target of 20% blending of ethanol in petrol and 5% blending of biodiesel in a diesel by 2030. For operators looking to venture in this area, Axens is a one-stop shop for biofuel production technologies - be it 2G ethanol (FuturolTM), renewable diesel in the form of hydrotreated vegetable oils, animal fats or used cooking oils (Vegan®) or integrated biomass to liquid complex using gasification and FT synthesis.

    Working with Axens in this nascent domain, apart from processes with cutting-edge innovation, operators get the benefit of more than 50 years of experience in the industrialization of process technologies.

Meet Our Local Management & Experts

Siddhartha Saha
General Manager
Axens India
Siddhartha Saha

Siddhartha has been working in the petroleum downstream sector for more than eighteen years. He started his career as a refinery process engineer in 2002, and has been with Axens India since 2009. He has worked in process design, technical services and sales before taking up the current position.

Cyril Collado
Group Manager, Technical Services
Axens India

Cyril is the focal point of all requests for technical assistance from the twenty plus refining and petrochemical industrial sites in India. With a single-minded focus on customer satisfaction, apart from managing and deploying his team of seasoned experts, Cyril makes it a point to devote a good share of his time working at sites himself, shoulder to shoulder with refinery engineers - tackling start-up of grass-root units, replacements of catalysts or discussing performances.  

Cyril started his career in 1999 with the R&D department of Axens’ Parent Company IFPEN, in Paris. In 2005, he moved to Axens technical services department and participated in various grass root and revamp commissioning projects. Before moving to India in 2018, Cyril was in Axens’ South East Asia subsidiary, responsible for hydrotreatment and hydroconversion units in the Asia-Pacific area.

Ravinder Kumar
Chief Manager, Tech Services
Axens India
Ravinder Kumar

Ravinder is the resident expert at Axens India on catalytic reforming, light ends isomerization and naphtha hydrotreatment.  

He started his career in 1998, carrying a vast experience in projects, design, operations and technical services for various refining processes. He joined Axens India in 2009 as Technical Services Manager. During his tenure in Axens, he participated in various unit performance monitoring, troubleshooting activities, unit commissioning/startup and process optimization for a wide range of technologies.  

Aravind Kumar
Senior Manager, Technical Services
Axens India

Aravind's expertise lies in the wide domain of hydroprocessing technology ranging from diesel and vacuum gas-oil hydrotreatment to high conversion hydrocracking. 

He carries with him extensive experience in managing onsite activities for Axens in commissioning of grass-root units, catalyst loading, performance follows up and troubleshooting.  

Aravind Kumar has been working in the Indian refining sector for the last fifteen years. He started his career in 2006 and has been working with Axens India since 2014.

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