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.

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Refining India Seminar 2023

Refining India brings together engineers and senior representatives from global operating and refining technology companies to discover leading developments and connect the key leaders across the sector.


Jutesh Gupta
Country Sales Manager, Axens (India)
Dinesh Kumar Khosla
Global Market Manager, Hydrocracking & Heavy Ends

Meet Our Local Management & Experts

Siddhartha Saha
Managing Director, India
Axens India
Siddhartha Saha

Siddhartha has been working in the petroleum downstream sector for more than two decades. He started his career as a refinery process engineer with Indian Oil Corporation Limited 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.

Dinesh Kumar Khosla
Global Market Manager, Hydrocracking & Heavy Ends
Axens India
Dinesh Kumar Khosla

Dinesh Kumar Khosla is Global Market Manager for Hydrocracking and Heavy Ends in Axens. He has, overall, 18 years of experience in Hydroprocessing field, having worked in Operations, Process, Design, Technical Assistance and Sales. He has been Regional Sales Manager for Catalyst and Adsorbents business unit in Axens India.

He holds a Master degree in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur.

Alexandre Corsini
Technical Services Group Manager
Axens India
Alexandre Corsini

Alexandre has been working in Refining and Petrochemical industry for 13 years now. He commenced his career with Arkema, in 2011, and joined Axens in 2014 at the position of start up advisor for middle distillate and conversion business line. During this time of his carrer, Alexandre took part in start-up operations for various technologies, in many different countries. He  moved to Axens Moscow office in 2019 as Technical Services Group Manager, and finally joined Axens India office in 2022 at the same position.

Alexandre holds a Master of Science Degree in Energy and Processes from IFPEN (Rueil Malmaison, France), and a Master’s Degree from National Superior School of Chemical Industries (Nancy, France).

Aravind Kumar
Technology Engineer, Diesel & Co-Processing
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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