About Us - AJMAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
AJMAL RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
Set up in 1994, with an initial capital of US$ 1 million the Ajmal Research & Development Wing in Dubai is one of the best equipped such a facility in the Middle East with investment touching USD 20 million in 2011. After the idea of a new perfume is conceived, it is passed over to Ajmal's R&D wing, where a series of trials and tests are conducted so as to optimize formulation as per international and local safety regulations. Ajmal is also one of the first perfume companies in the region to work closely with local and regional bodies towards creating a viable and effective regulatory mechanism in the GCC.
Over the past 60 years, Ajmal Perfumes has emerged as an international voice on the manufacture and development of perfumes, not only in the region but also in markets such as South East Asia, Europe and the Americas.
A little known fact is that the company also works very closely with several leading western perfume houses, advising them on how to incorporate natural and oriental ingredients in their fragrance lines. The company is also one of the premier suppliers of raw materials and ingredients to many well-known international brands.
Ajmal is also one of the first perfume companies in the region to work closely with local and regional bodies such as Gulf Metallurgical Standardization Association towards creating a viable and effective quality standard mechanism in the GCC.
It is this unswerving adherence to maintaining the highest possible quality standards that has made Ajmal one of the most reputed fragrance house in the region. A number of royal families in the region have commissioned the company to create a range of customized fragrances for their exclusive use. Several reputed international airlines in the region, such as Gulf Air and Saudi Arabian Airlines, have commissioned Ajmal Perfumes to create special, signature fragrances for them. Burj Al Arab, the worlds only 7 star hotel also has an exclusive signature fragrance created for them by Ajmal Perfumes.
In 1998, Ajmal Perfumes became the first company in the region to patent a fragrance - Oudh Mubakhar, which was launched after 4 years of research, and went to become one of the bestsellers in the industry. The precious ingredient Oudh, which is one of the prime components in oriental perfumery, takes approximately 25-30 years to develop. It is the result of a fungus, which attacks a certain kind of Agarwood tree. At the rate the perfume industry was using this commodity, there was a probability that Oudh would soon be on the "endangered" list. Accepting the need to preserve this vital component, the Ajmal's R&D Center worked on a process to reduce the incubation time of the Oudh tree from 25-30 years to just 10 years, an invention that is now patented in the 6 countries that are the primary source of Oudh in the world.
On yet another front, Ajmal was one of the first companies in Asia to recognize the need to conserve natural resources way back in 1976 and embarked upon a comprehensive afforestation program in the hills of North Eastern India. Over 350,000 trees have been adopted under this program and Ajmal Perfumes will benefit by consistent supply of Oudh in terms of quality and quantity.