Mr. C. C. Shroff, an entrepreneur, prolific chemist and a nationalist took upon himself to help Indian farmers with indigenous solutions to crop disease and pest infestation. Excel Industries Limited, a Company founded by him started manufacture of crop protection products using indigenously developed processes. The crop protection business of Excel Industries Limited grew under the leadership of Mr. C. C. Shroff and after his demise, under the leadership of Mr. Govindji Shroff and Mr. Kantisen Shroff, his younger brothers.
In 2003, the crop protection business of Excel Industries Limited was hived off and transferred to Excel Crop Care Limited. Excel Crop Care Limited grew further under the leadership of Mr. Ashwin C. Shroff and Mr. Dipesh K. Shroff.
In October, 2016, Sumitomo Chemical Company, Japan acquired majority stake and management control of Excel Crop Care Limited. Information on Sumitomo Chemical Company, Japan can be accessed through their website www.sumitomo-chem.co.jp/english.