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"Enzymes are the Energy of Life; we are here to bring the power of enzymes to the masses!”: Advanced Enzymes


Advanced Enzymes Technologies Ltd. was incorporated in 1989. However, the company’s journey began in 1957, when its founder Late L. C. Rathi pioneered the extraction of papain, an enzyme complex derived from papaya fruit and widely used for pharmaceutical and medical purposes. Advanced Enzymes went on to set up India’s first enzyme manufacturing plant in 1958. Since then, Advanced Enzymes have continued to grow with that same entrepreneurial and innovative spirit and are today, the largest producer of enzymes in central Asia!

Advanced Enzymes is a research-driven company with global leadership in the manufacturing of enzymes and probiotics. It is the largest Indian enzyme company engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of 400+ proprietary products developed from over 65 indigenous enzymes & probiotics. The company’s aim is to help consumers access side-effect free healthcare, help farmers enhance nutrition for animals, and also to help the industry replace traditional thermal-chemical-mechanical processes into enzyme passed processes.

Having pioneered the production of enzymes in India, Advanced Enzymes continue to set trends with the research & development of new applications for the use of enzymes across various industries. It is equipped with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and research & development centers across India, U.S., and Europe.

After acquiring a German R&D company evoxx technologies GmbH, its R&D capabilities have increased with the State of Art “Directed Evolution” Technology in creating any desired enzyme molecules.

Today, Advanced Enzymes with three wholly-owned subsidiaries, three joint ventures, and five stepdown subsidiaries is able to service 700 customers across 45 countries worldwide. At Advanced Enzymes, building enduring relationships with its customers is at the heart of its business. With exports across 6 continents, Advanced Enzymes provide customized and effective enzyme solutions coupled with the best in technical advice and superior service.

The Mission

Words from the Chief:

“It is our mission to see that every human being is able to utilize the power of enzymes, for general well-being, for health and for improving the quality of life.

It is also our mission to see that every possible industry is able to take the advantage of enzymes, to create & produce innovative products, improve the quality of the end products, reduce energy costs, optimize the use of raw materials & resources, reduce pollution & overall carbon footprint of the process.”

Products & Solutions

Advanced Enzymes is the largest Indian enzyme company, engaged in the research and development, manufacturing and marketing of 400+ proprietary products developed from over 65 indigenous enzymes & probiotics. It is committed to providing eco-safe solutions to a wide variety of industries like human health care and nutrition, animal nutrition, baking, fruit & vegetable processing, brewing & malting, grain processing, protein modification, dairy processing,  specialty applications, textile processing, leather processing, paper & pulp processing, biofuels, biomass processing, biocatalysis, etc.

  • Human Nutrition: its enzymes are being used by a wide range of customers globally as active ingredients in their pharmaceutical and nutraceuticals formulations.
  • Food Processing: its enzymes play an essential role in bringing more nutrition and appeal to food & beverages products, offering significant benefits beyond the scope of traditional alternatives.
  • Animal Nutrition: By adding its enzymes to feed, the digestibility of the feed components can be enhanced considerably.
  • Non-Food Processing: AETL offers eco-safe solutions for a variety of industries such as textiles, leather, detergent, paper & pulp which are used in manufacturing a wide range of products.

Meet the Master 

V. L. Rathi, President and Director: Rathi is armed with a degree in Food Science and Biotechnology, has more than 35 years of experience in the field of enzymes. He has had a brief stint in the Food Sciences industry before he was introduced to Enzymes very early in his career. Since then there has been no looking back and he has pioneered many developments in this field. Mr. Rathi has been resident in the US since 1973. As Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. (the erstwhile Advanced Biochemicals Ltd) was being set up in India, he parallely setup Specialty Enzymes & Biochemicals Co in the US to lead the enzyme initiatives in the Western hemisphere.

Based out of California, he travels the globe for promoting the Enzyme cause. His interactions with people and technology across the world, allow him to bring a wholesome global perspective to Advanced Enzymes. It is only his wholesome discipline which has allowed Advanced Enzymes to come this far. A pioneer and a world leader in his own right, Mr. Rathi has never allowed success to get to him. He is well balanced & down-to-earth and feels blessed for his family and the people working with him. A philanthropist, he is involved with various NGOs like Sarathi and The Art of Living Foundation.

“Our vision at Advanced Enzymes is to become a leading, respected & preferred, enzyme-based solutions provider in the global market.”