Iron and Steel industries are considered to the backbone of any nation. First Iron and Steel company in India was established in Kulti (West Bengal) in the year 1874 AD Brakar Iron company was the name of the establishment. But this first modern Iron and Steel plant was set up by Jamshedji Tata Sakchi (Jharkhand) in 1907.
Mumbai, Akola, Sholapur, Pune, Nagpur, Sata (Maharashtra); Ahmadabad, Surat, Baroda, Rajkot, Bhavnagar (Gujarat); Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur, Bhopal (Madhya Prades Kanpur, Lucknow, Agra, Saharanpur, Modinagar, Varan; Rampur (Uttar Pradesh); Kolkata (W. Bengal); Chennai, Coimbator Madurai (Tamil Nadu); Ludhiana, Amritsar (Punjab); Bangalore (Kamataka); Panipat (Haryana) and Delhi.
Devaria, Gorakhpur, Barabanki, Basti, Sitapur, Mozaffarnagar, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Faizabad, Jaunpur Pradesh); Saran, Champaran, Darbhanga, Motihari, Sub Majhaulia, Madhaura, Panchrukhi, Sasamusa, Gopalganj Pune, Nasik, Manmad, Sholapur, Kolhapur, Ahmadn2 (Maharashtra); Mursnidabad, Howrah, Nadia, 24 Pargana Bengal); Coimbator. Madurai, Tiruchirapalli (Tamil Nadu)Phagwara, Amritsar (Punjab); Rohtak, Panipat (Haryana); Bijapur, Shimoga (Karnataka); Hospet, Kode, Hyderabad (A.P.); Sarangpur, Palanda (Madhya Pradesh); Surat (Gujarat).
Titagarh, Triveni, Kolkata (W. Bengal); Kagaznagar, Tirypati (Andhra Pradesh); Merrut, Saharanput, Mozaffarnagar (Uttar Pradesh); Dalmianagar, Brauni, Katihar (Bihar); Bhopal, Hoshangabad, Balaghat (Madhya Pradesh); Salem (Tamil Nadu); Mumbai, Pune (Maharashtra); Bhadravati, Dadeli (Karnataka); Punnaloor, Kozikode (Kerala); Surat, Baroda (Gujarat); Sangroor (Punjab); Faridabad, Sonipat (Haryana); Kota (Rajasthan).
The first cement factory in India was set up in Chennai in 1904 AD. To increase the production of cement in the country Associated Cement Company was set up in 1934. Following are the places where the cement factories are situated :
Sindri, Khilari, Banjari, Japla, Kalyanpur, Jhinkapani (Jharkhand); Dalmianagar (Bihar); Jabalpur, Katni (Madhya Pradesh); Durg, Raipur (Chhattisgarh); Churk, Kanpur, Dala (U.P.); Hirakund (Orissa); Porbandar, Ahmadabad (Gujarat); Likheri, Sawai, (Rajasthan); Bangalore, Bijapur (Karnataka); Guntur, Mangalagiri (Tamil Nadu); Kottayam (Kerala) and Surajgarh (Haryana).
Sindri (Jharkhand); Barauni (Bihar); Gorakhpur, Varanasi (U.P.); Ramagundam, Vishakhapatnum (A.P); Rourkela, Talchar (Orissa); Khetri, Kota, Slkar (Rajasthan); Mumbai, Ambarnath (Maharashtra); Namrup, Chandarpur (Assam Burnpur, Haldla, Risra (W. Bengal); Mangalore, Munlrab (Kamataka); Neyvell, Ranlpet (Tamil Nadu); Kandla, Ha2j! Bhavanagar, Barodra (Gujarat); Alwaye (Kerala); Nangal (Purijju
Hatia (Jharkhand); Durgapur, Kolkata (W. Benga Hyderabad, Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh); Naini (Uttar Pradesh); Bangalore (Kamataka); Ajmer (Rajasthan); Ambernatr Pimpri (Maharashtra); Plnjore, Batala (Punjab).
Kandra, Bhurkunda, Dhanbad (Jharkhand Patna, Kahalgaon (Bihar); Firozabad, Naini, Shikohabad (U-P) Baildharia, Risra, Burdwan, Raniganj (W. Bengal); Mumbai, Nagpur (Maharashtra); Barodra (Gujarat); Ambala (Haryana Amritsar (Punjab); Hyderabad (A.P.); Jabalpur (Madhya Pradesh- Bangalore (Kamataka) and Guahati (Assam).
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Industrial companies have an enormous carbon footprint. Their production and logistics operations account for more than half of all global carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions from fuel combustion. Considering current trends, emissions from production and logistics would need to decrease by approximately 45% by 2030 to be on a path to meet the Paris Agreements 1.5C target for limiting the global temperature increase. As longstanding environmental concerns intensify, industrial companies are feeling increasing economic pressure to tackle the problem.
Recognizing the need for action, leading companies are implementing initiatives to decarbonize their operations. Moreover, some companies have gone further and started to require their business partners in the supply chain to demonstrate a commitment to decarbonization as well. The result is a convergence of environmental and economic imperatives that all industrial companies must be prepared to address. The solution is a concept that we call the green factory of the future, in which the integrated application of decarbonization measures reduces net emissions to zero.
To better understand the opportunities and challenges that decarbonization presents, a BCG study examined expectations for and adoption of decarbonization measures in industrial operations. The study focused on the results of a global survey of nearly 1,200 operations executives from numerous producing industries. (See About the Study.) This survey was conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic spread globally. However, although the pandemic has altered some short-term priorities, the climate challenge and the urgency to respond to it remain unchanged. In the middle term, the actions described in this report will continue to be relevant and may even have gained significance. Indeed, as companies revamp their strategies to win the post-pandemic future, they have a unique opportunity to focus on climate action.
BCG conducted a survey of industrial companies executives and operations managers to assess their progress toward implementing decarbonization measures in operations. We defined industrial operations as producers core transformation processes, including production and such related functions as maintenance, product quality, and logistics (inbound, in-plant, interplant, and outbound).
We selected the survey participants at random from 1,188 global companies of at least 250 employees each. The companies represent a broad array of producing industries: automotive, consumer goods, engineered products, health care (pharmaceuticals and medical technology), materials and process industries, and technology (telecommunications and IT equipment). The participants were based in Austria, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, Poland, the UK, and the US.
The survey sought to evaluate the participants current degree of implementation of decarbonization measures in their operations and their motivation to implement further measures. It also sought to identify the most important levers affecting implementation, as well as the major challenges and enablers. In addition, the survey asked about the benefits that participants expect to gain from decarbonization.
Our studys analyses focused exclusively on industrial-sector emissions resulting from fuel combustion. In order to pinpoint the relevant issues for industrial companies, we chose not to consider other important sources of emissions, such as the agriculture sector, or other specific types of emissions, such as waste and fugitive emissions.
The study found that industrial companies want to reduce their carbon footprint, with more than three-quarters of them viewing decarbonization as a high priority. So far, however, most companies have struggled to achieve their goals. Only 13% of survey respondents say that their company has fully implemented decarbonization measures in their production and logistics. The biggest obstacle to more aggressive action seems to be concern that the initiatives will raise conversion costs.
We believe that industrial companies should not regard environmental sustainability as a threat to economic sustainability. Indeed, as pressure intensifies to pursue decarbonization throughout the industrial supply chain, environmental and economic sustainability will become increasingly difficult to separate. Although the challenges are significant, the results of our study show that companies can implement win-win actions that benefit the environment and create financial value. The keys to success are to identify the most effective decarbonization measures and to evaluate the economic impact of adopting these measures in a way that considers factors beyond conversion costssuch as getting ahead of regulations, attracting investors, and winning new customers. By using a rigorous evaluation process, a company can ensure that environmental and economic sustainability go hand in hand in the green factory of the future.
Our study focused on environmental sustainability in industrial operations, comprising production and logistics. We gave special emphasis to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are predominantly CO2but also include such gases as methane and nitrous oxide. (See The Basics of Sustainability in Operations.)
These pillarsinformally known as people, planet, and profitsare tightly interwoven. As emissions regulations become more numerous and more stringent, a companys economic success will depend increasingly on its ability to become environmentally sustainable. For example, as of 2019, 46 countries had launched initiatives to establish a price for CO2 emissions, either through a tax on emissions or through certificates that offset emissions. Compliance with such regulations directly impacts companies economic performance. Social sustainability is implicated, too. For example, as public awareness of the need for environmental sustainability increases, employees can better relate to a company with a strong environmental agenda and will feel more satisfied working there.
Although the pillars are interconnected, our study focused on environmental sustainability as a pivotal element of a companys long-term success. Of the many topics relevant to environmental sustainability in operations, four are especially prominent:
Although industrial companies must address each of these topics, we focused on GHG emissions in operations that result from fuel combustion. The Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an organization that provides global standards, categorizes GHG emissions into three scopes. Our study encompassed all three:
Achieving environmental sustainability through reduced GHG emissions is an essential element of The Factory of the Future and is integrated into all of its dimensions. These dimensions include structure (for example, improving the insulation of the factory building), processes (for example, optimizing the routing of logistics vehicles in the plant), and technology and digitization (for example, monitoring energy usage of machinery equipment and automating the shutoff of equipment).
As noted earlier, industrial operations are responsible for a significant share of global GHG emissions. CO2e, the standard unit for measuring GHG emissions, estimates how much of a contribution a given quantity and type of GHG may make toward global warming. Production accounts for more than 40% of global CO2e emissions from fuel combustion, and commercial logistics accounts for more than 10%. (See Exhibit 1.)
The share of CO2e emissions attributable to production- and logistics-related activities depends on the product, as the life-cycle assessment in Exhibit 1 illustrates. For example, for a car powered by an internal combustion engine (ICE), the share of emissions attributable to production is relatively low (15%), whereas 78% of emissions result from operating the car. In contrast, for a battery-powered electric vehicle (EV), nearly 43% of emissions are attributable to production, mainly owing to battery production, which is quite energy intensive. For this reason, although it may seem counterintuitive, the lifetime emissions for EVs are almost the same as those for ICE vehicles. We based our life-cycle assessment for EV batteries on production in China, where battery producers and power companies depend, to a significant degree, on electricity from a power grid that relies on emissions-heavy hard coal, lignite, and natural gas. To calculate emissions from EV utilization, we used the global average power-grid mix.
Leading companies are taking action to reduce their operations carbon footprint. For example, the Volkswagen Group has announced that its ID.3 EVs will be the first model manufactured at its Zwickau plant using carbon-neutral production. The automaker hopes to achieve carbon-neutral production for its entire fleet by 2050.
Daimler has announced an even more aggressive time frame for decarbonization. The automaker wants its entire fleet of passenger cars to be carbon neutral by 2039. It also intends to make its assembly plants carbon neutral by 2022, by transitioning from coal-based electricity to energy generated exclusively from renewable resources. Looking beyond its own operations, Daimler is requiring its suppliers to adopt its standards for decarbonization. Other large automakers have imposed similar requirements. As a result, having a climate-friendly production process in place has become table stakes for winning their business.
Various stakeholders are demanding that companies transition to environmentally sustainable operations. For example, BlackRock, a leading investment management company, has announced that sustainability will become its new standard for investing and an integral part of its strategy for increasing long-term returns.
Industrial companies management teams seem to recognize the need for action. Among study participants, more than 75% say that carbon neutrality is either the most important initiative at their company or one of the top three initiatives. When asked their main reason for seeking to decarbonize operations, 28% of respondents cite the need to meet regulatory requirements, and 25% point to reducing conversion costs. Only 15% say that customer demand is their primary reason.
Given the clear need for action to reduce GHG emissions in operations, what targets are reasonable? Companies usually discuss goals for reducing GHG emissions in terms of meeting the 1.5C target derived from the 2015 Paris Agreement, in which more than 190 countries committed to taking steps to limit the global average temperature increase to 1.5C above pre-industrial levels. To achieve the 1.5C target, countries would need to reduce their overall net emissions to zero by around 2050, with incremental reductions along the way. Unfortunately, many countriesincluding the top five emitters (China, the US, the European Union, India, and Russia)are falling short of meeting their goals. The concrete actions we discuss below can bolster efforts to achieve the target.
As of 2019, global GHG emissions from fuel combustion totaled approximately 33 gigatons of CO2e (Gt CO2e). To be on a path to achieve the 1.5C target, net emissions would need to fall to 18 Gt CO2e by 2030. However, extrapolating the current trend for global emissions to 2030 yields emissions of 33 Gt CO2ea shortfall of 15 Gt CO2e against the incremental goal for meeting the 1.5C target. To close this gap by 2030, GHG emissions from production and logistics would have to decrease by 45% relative to the current trend. (See Exhibit 2.) From that point, incremental reductions would have to continue for two more decades until net emissions dropped to zero.
How can a company help close the gap? To reduce its operations-related GHG emissions, a company can avoid, reuse or store, or offset or compensate for emissions. Each category of actions includes one or more abatement levers. For each lever, we present examples of the most important applications in industrial operations, as confirmed by study participants. (See Exhibit 3.)
Offset or Compensate. A company can compensate for its CO2emissions through offsetting measures. Such measures can be unrelated to the companys own production or logistics. For example, Willmott Dixon, a UK-based construction company, has partnered with Natural Capital Partners to select and execute carbon-reducing projects that provide social benefits to local communities. These benefits advance the goals of the foundation that Willmott Dixon has established to promote social causes. The projects include preserving 47,000 hectares of a carbon-dense tropical peat swamp in Borneo that was in danger of being converted into palm oil plantations. Most companies, however, view offsetting as a complement to other abatement levers, rather than as a standalone solution with significant independent impact. For example, Bosch is using offsetting as an interim solution to accelerate its progress toward carbon neutrality. As the company increases the share of renewable energy in its production through 2030, it will compensate for unavoidable CO2emissions through carbon offsets.
More than 60% of study participants say that their company plans to implement decarbonization measures. And more than 90% of participants say that their company will dedicate a portion of its manufacturing investment budget to decarbonization measures in the next three years. Among those participants, roughly half say that the company will spend more than 10% of its available manufacturing investment budget on decarbonization in the next three years.
To realize their ambitions, companies must improve how they implement their plans. Although we see promising examples and high ambitions, many previous efforts to implement decarbonization measures have not been very successful. Only 13% of participants report that their company has fully implemented decarbonization measures in their production and logistics.
Exhibit 4 shows the gap between future ambitions and current implementation status from an industry perspective, separately for production and for logistics. The technology industry has the highest ambition to reduce carbon emissions. Already, many companies that produce IT and technology equipment and hardware have the necessary capabilities to develop and implement decarbonization measures. In addition, many technology companies are highly motivated to address sustainability issues. For example, Microsoft has announced plans to become carbon negative (removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it emits) by 2030. Beyond that, it plans to erase by 2050 a volume of carbon equal to all of its emissions since its founding in 1975.
Although many companies have good intentions and plan to implement decarbonization measures, in most instances they have not set science-based targets for measuring their success. Worldwide, only about 330 companies have established science-based targets for decarbonization, according to a collaborative initiative that monitors such efforts. That number represents a tiny fraction of the more than 10 million companies that would need to decarbonize their operations in order to comply with the Paris Agreements CO2emissions goal. Moreover, no company in China, the worlds largest emitter, has approved science-based targets.
After China, the worlds two top emitters are the US and the EU. Together, these three sources account for more than 50% of global GHG emissions. Despite their tendency not to set science-based targets, companies in these countries are highly ambitious to reduce their carbon footprint in the future. Companies in China have the highest ambitions, motivated by rising public demand for environmental sustainability and by higher taxes on emissions. Companies in the EU are experiencing similar pressure to take action. For example, Germany plans to introduce a CO2tax on fossils fuels (including gas) of 25 per ton of emitted CO2in 2021, with a planned increase to 55 per ton by 2025. And Sweden has enacted statutory decarbonization roadmaps for specific industries.
Although study participants indicate that companies are committed to reducing carbon emissions, concerns about incurring higher costs pose a major obstacle to taking necessary action in support of these good intentions. Nearly two-thirds of participants (63%) believe that decarbonization will increase their conversion costs (total manufacturing costs minus material costs) by 2030. Only 21% believe that they can lower their conversion costs through decarbonization by 2030. A similar picture emerges in connection with the development of investments and implementation costs for carbon-reduction applications: 63% of participants believe that these costs will increase during the next five years, versus only 18% who believe that they will decrease.
Unavoidably, some decarbonization measures will increase conversion costs or require additional investments. Nevertheless, by selecting the right measures, a company can implement win-win actions that help the environment and generate financial value. In general, decarbonization applications can yield a positive business case in one of three ways:
As of 2019, 46 countries (responsible for approximately 20% of global GHG emissions) had implemented CO2taxes or certificates to promote decarbonization. The pricing of CO2e emissions varies widely among countries. Swedens tax of 114 per metric ton of CO2(tCO2) is currently the worlds highest. The CO2tax rate affects a companys optimum manufacturing footprint. BCG has modeled the tipping point at which potential savings from tax avoidance make it economically attractive to relocate manufacturing operations from one country to another. (See Exhibit 5.)
The various assumptions underlying this model include the distance between the respective countries where the parts are produced and received, the transportation mode, the parts per truckload, the labor costs in the producing and receiving countries, and the labor requirements per part. In the example shown in Exhibit 5, the receiving country is Germany and the producing country is Romania. We calculated the conversion costs (including logistics costs and CO2tax) for producing in Romania as the base case, and we calculated the costs for producing in Germany as a potential new production location, in both cases as a function of the CO2tax rate on transportation.
For a part that requires low labor intensity (2 hours per part) to produce, the tipping point for the CO2tax is approximately 70 per tCO2. If the CO2tax exceeds 70 per tCO2e, producing in Germany entails lower conversion costs than producing in Romania, indicating a business case for relocating production to Germany. For a part that requires high labor intensity (10 hours per part) to produce, the tipping point is approximately 9,500 per tCO2e. Since the highest CO2tax worldwide is 114 per tCO2, relocating production of parts with high labor intensity from Romania to Germany would not be warrantedthe labor arbitrage benefits of producing in Romania significantly exceed the costs arising from current CO2tax rates on emissions.
Our survey respondents indicated that their companies see regulation as critical to enabling further implementation of decarbonization measures, including changes to the manufacturing footprint. Approximately 60% of participants view governmental pull (such as subsidies) and push (such as a CO2tax) as being the most important factor for motivating implementation of more decarbonization measures in their operations. Only 22% say that reduced investment cost is the most important factor, and just 9% point to stronger demand from customers.
Management teams should move beyond debating whether decarbonizing operations is the right move for their company. As Daimler, VW, and other leading players make commitment to decarbonization an explicit criterion for supplier selection, it is clear that every industrial company must take action on this front to remain competitive. Simply providing the best cost is becoming less relevant to winning business.
Industrial companies should regard efforts to decarbonize operations as integral to their strategy for maintaining competitiveness in the post-pandemic future. In recent years, as the effects of climate change have become increasingly visible, demands for actionby the public, by governments, and by leading companieshave grown louder and more specific. There is a strong possibility that these demands will intensify quite radically as stakeholders recognize the importance of environmental resilience in promoting a recovery from the current crisis. In view of the multiyear time frame required to successfully implement decarbonization measures in complex production systems and supply chains, companies should begin systemically ramping up their activities immediately. Indeed, the next few years may well be the turning point. As others have observed, we are the first generation to witness the effects of climate change and also the last generation with the ability to prevent those effects from irreversibly harming our planet.
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According to the U.S. Geological Survey, production of Portland cement in USA in the year 2018 was 85.4 million tons. The top 10 Portland cement manufactures in USA are LafargeHolcim, CEMEX, Lehigh Hanson, Buzzi Unicem, Ash Grove Cement, Martin Marietta Materials, Eagle Materials, Essroc Cement, Argos, and St. Marys Cement.
The Multinationals LafargeHolcim, CEMEX and Lehigh Hanson hold more than 40% (19+14.7+9.2) share of the cement industry in the USA. The rest is shared by small multinationals and some domestic players.
LafargeHolcim has 13 cement plants in the USA and produce around 22 million tons of cement annually. It has its headquarters in Chicago. Going by the production capacity LafargeHolcim is the largest cement production company in the United States.
Lehigh Hanson has an interesting history. Lehigh started as a cement production company in US in 1897. It was later acquired by the German company Heidelberg which is one of the largest cement producers in the world.
Cement industry has always been riddled with concerns related to environmental safety. The manufacturing process of cement is a source of various pollutants like carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide. Hence, it is expected that the manufacturers of cement follow certain environment safety standards like installation of latest pollution controls in its factories.
Firstly, economic slowdown due to the recession of 2008 has led to an overall low consumption of cement. This means cement companies in America are producing cement at less than full capacity or not producing at all.
A good foundation is a foremost necessity of any construction work. High-grade cement can reinforce that requirement. Hence, every developer searches for only the best cement in India to build a stable and strong structure.
Dry powder is an essential constituent of concretes or mortars, without which construction is incomplete. These days, this raw material is even used for designing facades, roofs, and other decorative features. However, development in the modern world is beyond housing complexes, villas, and office buildings. To make life comfortable, theres also the development of bridges, roads, harbors, runways. These projects constantly require long-lasting cement to withhold the structure for years or, say, a lifetime.
The setting time of Grade 53 is faster than Grade 43. However, the quick setting time causes micro-cracking. Thus, its ideal for projects that require high early strength, including RCC and high-rise buildings.
Make sure you dont buy cement bags with only 90 days of the expiring date remaining because cements strength diminishes over a period. The lumps start forming that will negatively affect the construction work. So, read the manufacturing week, month, and year on the cement bags.
Cement bag labels tell you a lot, including cement type, brand logo, weight, date, ISI mark, and license number. Reading this assures that the cement bags meet all quality standards set by the authorities.
UltraTech produces a variety of cement products, like Portland blast furnace slag cement, regular OPC, and PPC. The brand is a pioneer in producing RMC as well as white cement. Besides, its Indias largest clinker exporter.
The price of the cement produced by UltraTech Cement depends on the grade and retailers. The production of top-notch quality cement products makes them the most reliable and best cement company in India.
The cement production company possesses ten plants in different parts of the country with a strong presence in the east, north, and central India. Birla Cement Corp manufactures a range of cement types like Portland Slag cement, Ordinary Portland Cement, Low Alkali Portland cement, Fly ash based, amongst others.
Its an ISO 9001: 2000 certified cement manufacturer covering the whole spectrum of production and marketing. Some of the other marketed brand names under Birla Cement Corp are Concrecem, Multicam, Unique, Chetak, Ultimate, PSC, Samrat, etc. The brand crossed the mark of Rs. 1,300 Crore turnover under the Chairmanship of Mrs. Priyamvada Birla.
Ambuja Cements boasts over two decades of experience in Indias cement manufacturing industry. Founded in 1986, you might be surprised to know the brand was initially known as Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd. The use of state-of-the-art tools and techniques in its plant makes it one of the most innovative Cement brands in India.
Manufacturing high-grade cement quality is the reason behind Ambuja Cements success, for which it even earned many awards. Moreover, the company makes sure to adhere to environmental protection measures during production.
The companys production units are spreading across different Indian states, such as Maharashtra, Gujarat, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, and Himachal Pradesh. The brand has an annual turnover of over 27 million tons. Thus, its among the top choices for constructors looking for the best cement in India.
In 1975, J.K. Cement stepped into the cement manufacturing industry by opening its first plant in Rajasthan. However, now the famous cement-making company has a lot of units all over India. This company has gained a prominent position in the market by providing high-grade raw cement and cement products to developers.
Established by Lala Kamlapat Singhania, J.K. Cement today has a turnover of 14 million tons and over 4000 cement distribution networks in India. The cement collection at the company ranges from J.K. Super-strong Cement, J.K. Super Cement, JK WallMaxx, JK Gypsomaxx to J.K. White Cement, and much more.
The brand is most famous formanufacturing the best cement for plastering. In fact, it has become the second-largest producer of excellent quality wall putty and white cement in the country. Apart from this, J.K. Cement supplies its raw material to the renowned Larsen & Toubro and Indian Airport Authority.
Another renowned cement manufacturing brand in Indias real estate market is ACC Cement. Developed in 1936, the company works under the internationally acclaimed parent company, Lafarge Holcim Group. It turned out to be one of the leading brands in the country by producing premium quality products. This company is the first one in the industry that focused on sustainable production methods.
ACC Cement uses advanced technology and innovative research techniques in its 12 manufacturing units and 17 cement plants. Also, it has over 50 concrete plants sprawling throughout the country. The cement brand produces 33.4 million of cement every year.
For those who have bulk cement requirements, ACC Cement is their ideal choice as it is one of the first cement companies globally to supply Bulk Cement. Undoubtedly, ACC cement is one of the best companies to consider for purchasing cement for your upcoming construction project.
The brand that rose to fame in South India. It comes under the flagship of the successful business group Ramco Group in the same region. Initially, the company was named Madras Cements. A. V. Dharmakrishnan is CEO, and Venkatarama Raju isthe managing director of the company.
Developed in 1975, now, it holds eight advanced production plants, integrated cement plants as well as grinding units. The annual turnover of this cement manufacturing company is 16.45 million tons. Today it is the fifth-largest supplier of cement in India.
Ramco Cement is known for supplying the premium quality cement for house construction. Portland cement is the primary supply product of the company. However, it also sells dry mortar products and ready-mix concrete to finish development projects conveniently. Additionally, Ramco Suprecrete Cement is ideal if you are looking for the best cement for roof.
Dalmia Bharat, as the name indicates, is the conglomerate of Dalmia Bharat Limited. It produces high-quality raw materials that are useful for various development works. This cement brand was launched in 1939 by industrialist Jaidayal Dalmia, and now it holds a distinguished position in the market by producing the best cement in India.
It has 13 production plants and units sprawling across Indias different states, such as Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. With an annual capacity of 9 million tons, it is also famous as the largest slag cement producer. Its cement bag price depends on the grade of cement.
Under the companys flagships Dalmia Cement, Dalmia DSP, and Konark Cement, youll find an assortment of cement products. Besides, it is the biggest manufacturer of specialized cement products for airstrips, oil wells, and rail sleepers.
The next on our list is India Cement, one more famous brand in the South Indian real estate market. SNN Sankaralinga founded the company in 1946, but he established its first plant in the year 1949 at Thalaiyuthu, Tamil Nadu.
Today, the cement brand boasts integrated cement plants in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Rajasthan, with two grinding units in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. India Cement has an annual turnover of 15.5 million tons. The company also acquires the trademarks of Coromandel, Sankar, and Raasi Gold.
You will find various high-quality cement products under this brand name, including Portland cement, white cement, Portland blast furnace slag cement, and Portland Pozzolana cement. The price of cement bags depends on the cement grade and trademarks under which they are sold.
Binani Cement Limited is the conglomerate of Birja Binani Group that developed in 1986. This cement manufacturing company is renowned not just in India but also internationally, including UAE, South Africa, Sudan, Madagascar, Tanzania, and Namibia.
Krishna Holdings Pvt Limited, Dubai (BCFLLC), and Muku are other flagships under this company. The brand has its integrated plants based in Indian and China, along with the grinding units in Dubai. Today, it has a production capacity of 1.65 million tons per year.
The brand has a gigantic production and sales of cement and clinker products. The international quality product range at Binani Cement comprises Ordinary Portland Cement, Grounded Granulated Blast Furnace Slag, and Pozzolana Portland Cement.
If youre ready to pay more but only to get the best cement in India, Shree Cement is for you. The company launched in Ajmer, Rajasthan, in 1979. Since the first cement plant setup in 1985, the company has touched heights by manufacturing the best Cement in India. Today it is even in demand globally.
The manufacturing company offers 12 lakh listed cement products to the real estate market. It also owns various other brands, such as Rockstrong Cement and Bangur Cement, amongst others. The Shree Cement produces 29.30 million tons of cement per annum.
The desire for improved living standards and ongoing developments make cement a crucial construction raw material. The guide above will help the engineers, constructors, and real estate owners alike make a final decision to purchase the best cement in India.
By choosing the best cement for house construction, you can build structures, bridges, roads, dams, and harbors that three to four generations can utilize without fail. Above all, a developer can successfully engrave its mark in the real estate market through long-lasting construction works.
Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Pozzolana Cement, Blast Furnace Slag Cement, White Cement, Low-heat Cement, and Rapid Hardening Cement are the 5 top preferred cement types in the construction world.
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Ans. Cement industry is one of the huge industries in India. After China, India is the 2nd largest cement manufacturer in the whole world. India produces about 545 million tons of cement per annum (FY 2020).
Cement companies of India make various types of cement such as Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC-33 grade, OPC-43 grade and OPC-53 grade), Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), White Cement, Hydrophobic Portland cement, Portland Slag cement.
Now, get detailed information about these top 10 cement companies in India here with detailed information like company's owner, establishment, headquarter, production capacity, revenue, total sales, market share, stock status, products list etc.
UltraTech Cement Ltd. ranks at first in the list of top 10 cement companies in India. It is the largest producer and exporter of cement in India. It is also one of the leading cement manufacturers in the world. UltraTech Cement Ltd. has 23 integrated, 1 clinkerisation plant, 26 grinding units, 7 bulk terminals and 100+ ready mix concrete plants in India. In which Vikram Cement Works is the Asias largest cement plant. Its operations span across India, UAE, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
ACC Limited ranks at second in the list of top 10 cement companies in India. ACC Limited has 17 modern cement factories and 90+ ready mix concrete plants across the nation. ACC Limited is the only cement company in India, which get the status of 'Superbrand'. It is also the first company in India to have claimed its products to be eco-friendly.
Shree Cement Limited is also one of the top 10 cement companies in India. Due to its very affordable price and high quality, it attracts the common people to builders. Shree Cement Limited is the first company to sign the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development in Switzerland. It is one of the biggest cement producers in North and East India.
Ambuja Cements Limited (formerly Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited) is one of the top 10 cement companies in India. The company is known for its eco-friendly products and has a dominant presence in western India. It's production facility available in Gujarat, West Bengal, Maharashtra, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.
Also, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd. is in the list of top 10 cement companies in India. Currently, DCBL is the largest producer of slag cement in India. It is also known as the largest manufacturer of special cement products for Oilwells, Airstrips and Railway Sleepers. It is noted that DCBL has been certified as the greenest cement company in the world by Carbon Disclosure Project.
Ramco Cements Limited (formerly Madras Cements Limited) is one of the top 10 best cement companies in India. It is the flagship company of the Ramco Group, a well-known business group based in Chennai, India. The main cement product of the company is Portland Cement, Blast Furnace Slag Cement, White Cement and Pozzolana Cement.
Birla Corporation Limited is one of the top 10 best cement companies in India. Birla Corporation is one of the demand growing brands in India due to its high quality products. Householders to builders, all recognize Birla Corporation because of its high quality cements.
India Cements Limited is also included in the list of top 10 cement companies in India. It is the largest cement producer in South India. The company offers a quick supply across rural and urban markets through feeder depots. India Cements has 8 integrated cement plants in Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan and 2 grinding units in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
JSW Cement Limited is also in the list of top 10 best cement companies in India. This company provides its services especially in Southern India. JSW Cement Limited is India's leading manufacturer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC) also known as 'Green Cement'.
JK Cement Limited is also one of the top 10 cement companies in India. It is the second-largest manufacturer of white cement and wall putty in India which makes it a leading name in the Indian cement industry.
This is the list of the top 10 best cement companies in India. All these companies are certified and manufacture best quality cement products. So you can choose any of them based on your budget and availability in your area.
Certainly Ultra Tech Cement Limited is the best cement company in India. We are not just saying this, but it explains their popularity and consumption of their cement products throughout the country. Nevertheless, ACC Limited and Ambuja Cements Limited give a tough competition to this company.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) Shree Cement Limited 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) ACC Limited, 5.) Birla Gold Cement, 6.) JK Cement Limited, 7.) Kalyanpur Cement Limited, 8.) Binani Cement Limited, 9.) Prism Johnson Limited, 10.) Lafarge India Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) ACC Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) Shree Cement Limited, 5.) Birla Corporation Limited, 6.) Penna Cement Industries Limited, 7.) Binani Cement Limited, 8.) Prism Johnson Limited, 9.) Kalyanpur Cement Limited, 10.) Jaypee Cement Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) ACC Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) Shree Cement Limited, 5.) Birla Corporation Limited, 6.) Birla Gold Cement, 7.) Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, 8.) Binani Cement Limited, 9.) Prism Johnson Limited, 10.) Jaypee Cement Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) ACC Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) Ramco Cements Limited 5.) India Cements Limited, 6.) Cement Manufacturers Association, 7.) Parasakthi Cement Industries Limited, 8.) Penna Cement Industries Limited, 9.) Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, 10.) Vijay Cements Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) Shree Cement Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) ACC Limited, 5.) Birla Corporation Limited, 6.) Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, 7.) JSW Cement Limited, 8.) Binani Cement Limited, 9.) Jaypee Cement Limited, 10.) Penna Cement Industries Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) ACC Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) Shree Cement Limited, 5.) Birla Corporation Limited, 6.) Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, 7.) Orient Cement Limited, 8.) JK Lakshmi Cement Limited, 9.) Wonder Cement Limited, 10.) JK Cement Limited.
1.) UltraTech Cement Limited, 2.) Shree Cement Limited, 3.) Ambuja Cements Limited, 4.) ACC Limited, 5.) Birla Corporation Limited, 6.) Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, 7.) JSW Cement Limited, 8.) Binani Cement Limited, 9.) Jaypee Cement Limited, 10.) Penna Cement Industries Limited.
Cement in its present form was invented 188 years ago. It was Joseph Aspdin of England who was the first one to patent the manufacture of a certain type of cement-like material he had improvised in 1824. The hardened paste of cement looked like a natural stone found in Portland, England. Hence, it was named Portland cement.
Cement became increasingly popular and soon replaced clay and lime as the most popular binding material in construction as its the strongest binder. One now finds the use of cement in many construction items like reinforced concrete, plain concrete, plaster, paints, grouts, mortar, and precast elements.
So you now know why the use of cement in construction is so popular and important. Now lets talk about the Indian cement industry. Believe it or not but India is counted among the 2nd largest cement producer in the entire world today. It employs 20,000+ people directory across various downstream sectors. The cement industry is predicted to reach a production capacity of 550-600 million tonnes per annum by 2025.
Among our list, the Ultratech Cement is holding the 1st and largest producer of grey cement in India. Its owned by the Aditya Birla Group and is a subsidiary of Grasim Industries. It also produces white cement and ready mix concrete. Ultratech is also one of the worlds leading cement manufacturers. The company produces 102.75 MTPA of grey cement in its 20 integrated plants.
It has its operations spreading far and wide across UAE, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and of course, India. Ultratech is also Indias largest cement exporter with its market spread across countries in the Indian Ocean and the Middle East. It employs as many as 1,20,000 people of diverse nationalities spread across 36 locations. Its also a large producer of white cement and its sold in the market under the brand name Birla White.
A part of the giant conglomerate LafargeHolcim, Ambuja Cement is Indias second-largest cement producer in terms of turnover. Ambuja Cement is also involved in home-building projects and has always maintained operating practices that are environment-friendly right from its inception. Ambuja Cements market capital is of Rs. 39,187 Crores.
Ambuja Cements current production capacity is 30 million tonnes approx. With five integrated plants and eight cement grinding units, Ambuja Cement produces quality cement. Producing cement of the finest quality, Ambuja Cement gets 7.4% of its power from renewable sources. This sets the company apart from its competitors.
With 17 state-of-the-art factories and 75 ready-mix concrete plants, ACC Limited is a leading manufacturer of cement in India. It has an employee strength of 6,700 and reaches its customers through a vast network of more than 50,000 dealers and retailers. It also has its sales offices spread all across the country.
ACC is behind the construction of landmark projects in India like the Bhakra Nangal Dam in 1960 and the Mumbai-Pune expressway. Ever since it was founded in 1936, ACC has been a manufacturer of premium quality cement. The companys management control was acquired by the Swiss cement giant, Holcim in 2004. It has an employee strength of 10,000 and has 20 locations of operations.
Shree Cement comes in at number 4 in the ranking of the top cement manufacturer in India. It was incorporated in 1979 by the Bangur family and is a Kolkata based firm. The company has come a long way after it set up its first plant in 1985 with a capacity of 0.6 MPTA. Today Shree Cement has a total production capacity of 29.30 million tonnes. It has captured a market share of 7%.
The companys now listed both on the National Stock Exchange and the Bombay Stock Exchange. It launched its first public issue back in 1984. In 1985, the company had an employee strength of just 100. Today Shree Cement employs as many as 6,299 people. The company has a revenue of Rs. 12,555 crores and a market capital of 64,420 crores.
Dalmia Bharat ranks fifth in the list in terms of total revenue. The company has an annual production capacity of 9 million tonnes. It has its manufacturing plants in the south, Dalmiapuram, and Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu, and Kadapa in Andhra Pradesh. It has a total revenue of Rs. 9,642 crores and employs 5,634 people.
Founded in 1939, Dalmia Cement has remained a big player in the industry ever since its inception. It has a significant market share of 5.5% and has expertise in manufacturing super-specialty cement used in oil rigs, airstrips, and railway sleepers. They also hold a share of 74% in OCL India Ltd. making it one of the leaders in the cement industry in the east. The group has a capacity of 25 million tonnes today that can be expanded.
This is the M.P. Birla Groups flagship company. The project was personally nurtured by Mr. Madhav Prasad Birla himself and the company was incorporated as the Birla Jute Manufacturing Company in 1919. The company was soon transformed from a manufacturer of jute goods to a leading corporation producing multiple products. It has a revenue of Rs. 6,778 crores and employs 5,776 people.
The company showed phenomenal growth under the chairmanship of Mrs. Priyamvada Birla and crossv the turnover Rs. 1,300 crores. Today the company produces cement primarily while still remaining a key player in the jute goods industry. It has also acquired 100% shares of Reliance Cement. This has taken the companys total production capacity up to 15.5 MTPA from 10 MTPA.
India Cements was founded in the year 1946 by the visionary S.N.N. Sankaralinga Iyer and the first plant was set up in Thalaiyuthu, Tamil Nadu in 1949. The vision was to build an industrialized India with a glorious future. The company has grown phenomenally from just two plants in 1989 with a total production capacity of just 1.3 million tonnes to 15.5 million tonnes in just the next two decades.
Today, India Cements has 8 integrated cement plants that is spread across different states in India like in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, and Rajasthan. It also has two grinding units, one in Maharashtra and the other one in Tamil Nadu. They own the brands Sankar Cement, Raasi Gold, and Coromandel Cement.
The Ramco Group has its headquarters in Chennai and is a reputed business group in south India. Ramco Cements is its flagship company. It has a total revenue of Rs. 5,310 crores and an employee strength of 3,034. Its market share is 3%. Its the leading cement brand in South India. The company is also a producer of ready mix concrete and dry mortar.
Orient Cement was founded in 1979 and it was a part of the Orient Paper and Industries. Following its demerger in 2012, the company has risen fast emerging as one of the fastest-growing cement manufacturers in India. It has a revenue of Rs. 2,570 crores and a production capacity of 8 MTPA.
Production at Orient Cement started in 1982 in Telenganas Devapur. A split grinding unit came up in Jalgaon, Maharashtra in 1997. It employs 1500 people and has a share of 1.6% in the market. The companys commercial production is located at Chittapur, Gulbarga, Karnataka.
This is a subsidiary of the German cement major Heidelberg Cement Group. The company operates out of Damoh in Madhya Pradesh, Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh and Ahmasandra in Karnataka. It has a revenue of Rs. 2,182 crores and employs 1,100 people. Its market share is 1.1%.
The companys brownfield expansion in 2013 saw its production rise to 5.4 MTPA. It has a major market share in central India covering the states of Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. It also has a significant presence in Bihar, Uttarakhand, and Haryana.
Our list of the top 10 cement companies in India includes dependable businesses with years of presence in the industry. Each one of them has established itself firmly in the cement industry with a major presence in it. The companies have earned a formidable reputation with their brands ruling the market.
Ready-mix concrete is normally delivered in a plastic state to the site in a barrel truck or intransit mixers. There is also a white cement which is usually used for exterior decorations and interiors.
One of the pioneers of the cement industry in India, JK Lakshmi Cement has a strong network of about 4000+ cement dealers spread across the states of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Maharashtra, Odisha and West Bengal.
They have a cement factory in Durg, Chhattisgarh, in accordance with the governments Make in India campaign, and another cement plant in Sirohi, Rajasthan and two split location grinding units at Kalol, Gujarat, and at Jhamri, district Jhajjhar, Haryana.
The combined capacity of these units and factories makes them one of the leading cement producing companies in India with clients including the Airport Authority of India and infrastructure and real estate giants like Larsen & Toubro.
HeidelbergCement Group has production facilities at Damoh (State of Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi (State of Uttar Pradesh), Ammasandra (State of Karnataka), Yerraguntla (State of Andhra Pradesh), Sitapuram (State of Telangana), Sholapur (State of Maharashtra), Chennai (State of Tamil Nadu), and Cochin (State of Kerala 2 locations including a grinding plant and a bulk terminal), and markets its products across all regions of India under the brand names Mycem and Zuari.
A market leader in the South, India Cements is the company behind leading brands such as Sankar Super Power which is in the market since six decades, Coromandel King, a value for money brand and Raasi Gold, a three decade old brand.
One of the leading players in the Indian cement industry, manufacturing Portland Pozzolana Cement (PPC), Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Portland Slag Cement (PSC),SCLs plant at Ranavav, located in Gujarat state has a capacity of 1.5 MTPA.
Figure 1: Cement production capacities of the top 75 cement companies of 2013, colour coded by capacity and country. Source: Global Cement Directory 2013.Picture 1: New South China Mall, Dongguan.Picture 2: Thames Town, Shanghai.Picture 3: HeidelbergCement plant in Caucasus Region, Georgia.Picture 4: House built with Cemex's Fortium ICF.Figure 2: Cement production (Mt) by year. Source: USGS Mineral Programme Reports 2007 - 2013.Figure 3: Global cement production (Mt) in 2012. Source: USGS Mineral Programme Report 2013.
To coincide with the release of the Global Cement Directory 2014, Global Cement Magazine has taken a closer look at cement companies around the world, comparing capacities to analyse the development of the global cement market. Through this analysis we have identified the top 75 global cement companies. We comment on their place in the cement industry in different world regions and outlooks for the future.
The close relationship between cement consumption and per-capita income means that a country's cement consumption is an excellent indicator of its growth and progress. Regional development depends upon several factors, which include demand, raw material reserves, market access and economic conditions. As such, the global cement industry has undergone major changes in recent years, particularly since the start of the economic crisis in 2008. Emerging markets such as India and China now represent approximately 90% of the world-wide cement market. Economically-advanced nations such as Europe and the Americas account for most of the remainder, despite on-going financial difficulties.
Global Cement Magazine has compiled the top 75 global cement producers, ranked according to installed production capacity, with data collected from the Global Cement Directory 2013 and individual company websites (where available). The two sets of data are presented in separate tables due to the differences between sources; for example, Italcementi claims a cement production capacity of 68Mt/yr on its website, while research collected for publication of the Global Cement Directory 2014 states a production capacity of 80Mt/yr.
Such significant differences can be attributed to variations in counting methods. For the Top 75 global cement companies of 2013, we have counted Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) capacity, not clinker capacity. We have also counted the number of individual cement plants, not individual kiln lines. The cement production capacity of shared-ownership plants have been attributed to the majority shareholding company, rather than individually accounting for each company's share. Our counting methods may differ significantly from many companies when assessing their own capacities, and may also be different from that employed in The Top 20 Global Cement Companies of 2012.1 It should also be noted that several companies have not updated their websites with the latest information regarding production capacity or plant information for several years. Language barriers also produced significant challenges and in some cases completely prevented the collection of production capacity and plant numbers from individual websites. Finally, due to the current unsettled global economy, many companies have been rapidly buying and selling new plants and subsidiaries, producing significant changes in their production capacities and plant numbers over short periods of time. These alterations take time to be reflected in the current version of the Global Cement Directory and / or the individual company websites.
Many of the largest cement producers in the world are Chinese. The difficulty with assessing these producers is that much of the information supplied by the companies cannot be independently verified. As such, the data regarding cement plant numbers, locations and production capacities in China is necessarily incomplete.
As reported in China: First in cement (Global Cement Magazine, July - August 2013), China claimed a total cement production of 2.2Bnt in 2012. For comparison, total global cement production in 2012 was 3.7Bnt (according to the USGS Mineral Programme Report 2013), which means that China accounted for approximately 60% of global cement production. Given that China exported 16.6Mt (0.8% of its claimed production volume) of cement in 2012, China has an apparent cement consumption rate of approximately 1650kg/capita/yr, which is significantly higher than the standard of 1000kg/capita/yr for rapidly developing countries.
As such it is difficult to believe in the cement consumption rates and production capacities that China claims. It seems likely that Chinese cement production volumes and capacities are over-reported by Chinese authorities and that China also continues to promote construction projects that lack genuine demand. Examples include the infamous New South China Mall, Dongguan and Thames Town, Shanghai.
Overcapacity in China is such a major concern that in May 2013 the central government announced that the resolution of the overcapacity problem in the cement industry (amongst others) as one of the key economic initiatives for 2013. The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) jointly issued the 'Determination to Suppress Unchecked Expansion of Industries with Severe Excess Capacity' plan, which requires the cement industry to firmly curb unchecked expansion, prohibits any approval of new capacity projects and stops any project under construction if a suitable license has not been obtained.
According to data gathered from the Global Cement Directory 2013, the top five cement companies by installed capacity were Anhui Conch (217Mt/yr), Lafarge (205Mt/yr), Holcim (174Mt/yr), CNBM (128Mt/yr) and HeidelbergCement (90Mt/yr), all of which possess capacities in excess of 90Mt/yr. With the exception of Anhui Conch all are multi-national companies with significant export volumes.
Anhui Conch Cement Co Ltd, the number one global cement producing company of 2013, has a production capacity of 217Mt/yr according to the Global Cement Directory 2013 and 209Mt/yr (at the end of 2012) reported on its website. Both are significant increases on the 180Mt/yr capacity described in the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012 article. Cement and clinker sales for the first six months of 2013 saw a year-on-year volume increase of 28.3% to 103Mt. Net profits of US$502m were announced, an increase of 16.7% over the first half of 2012. Anhui Conch is continuing to expand operations during 2013 with the addition of 11 new cement grinding units under subsidiaries Huainan Conch Cement and Xiangshan Conch Cement, with a total additional production capacity of 12.1Mt/yr. Anhui Conch is also venturing into the international market, with construction on-going at its first overseas site in South Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Lafarge is the second largest global cement company of 2013 by cement production capacity. The Global Cement Directory 2013 reported a capacity of 205Mt/yr in 2013, compared with 225Mt/yr for 2012 reported in the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012 and 224Mt/yr claimed on its website. Lafarge reported a productive 2012 with sales totalling Euro15.8bn (a 3.5% increase on 2011), which included cement sales of 141Mt (down from 145Mt in 2011). However, the first quarter of 2013 saw a 6% reduction of sales (down to Euro3.13bn) due to particularly harsh weather conditions and temporary production limitations in Algeria and Egypt. Although the second quarter was somewhat improved, sales remained below expected levels, down 3% to Euro4.11bn.
Holcim, the third largest global cement producer of 2013, self-reported a cement production capacity of 218Mt/yr via its website, compared with 174Mt/yr from the Global Cement Directory 2013, and 217Mt/yr in the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012. The Swiss cement company experienced disappointing results for 2012, including a year-on-year reduction in cement sales volumes of 5.0% (down to 32.1Mt) for the first quarter of 2013 and a reduction of 2.5% (down to 36.5Mt) for the second quarter of 2013. Particularly poor sales were noted in North America and Africa and the Middle East.
China's CNBM is the fourth largest global cement producer (128Mt/yr) according to the Global Cement Directory 2013 and the second largest according to it's website (221Mt/yr). By comparison, in the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012 CNBM was reported as the third largest global cement producing company with a cement production capacity of 200Mt/yr. The massive disparity in production capacity may well be attributed to inconsistent counting methods as CNBM owns 560 subsidiary companies, many of which are involved in the cement industry. The Chinese producers reported that cement demand continued to increase in China in 2013, although the continual over-production (an increase of 9.7% to 1096Mt during the first six months of 2013) reduced sales prices.
HeidelbergCement is ranked at number five of the global cement producers for 2013 with a production capacity of 90Mt/yr according to research conducted towards production of the Global Cement Directory 2014 and 122Mt/yr stated by its website (updated April 2013). The rapidly-evolving nature of HeidelbergCement's business in recent years makes its production capacity of 122Mt/yr likely. HeidelbergCement's company profile (updated end of 2012) claims ownership of four plants in the Chinese provinces of Guangdong, Shaanxi and Liaoning in joint ventures with China Century Cement and Jidong Development Group. The year 2012 was very successful for the Germany-based producers and featured the commission of many new cement mills and plants. During the first six months of 2013 HeidelbergCement reported earnings before interest and income taxes (EBIT) of Euro548m, increased from Euro467m for the first six months of 2012. Relatively flat cement and clinker sales in January-June (42.4Mt in 2013 and 42.7Mt in 2012) were moderated by cement price increases.
Italcementi, the sixth largest cement producing company of 2013, has a cement production capacity of 80Mt/yr according to the Global Cement Directory 2013 and 68Mt/yr quoted from its website (dated end of 2012). In 2012, the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012 reported a production capacity of 74Mt/yr. Upon investigation it seems that Italcementi's reports do not state the results of its subsidiaries (of which there are many), which may account for the drastically different reported capacities. Italcementi initiated a streamlining programme in accordance with its '2015 Italy Plan' in 2012, with the sale of its Pontassieve plant in Tuscany and the closure of the Vibo Valentia and Porto Empedocle plants in Calabria and Sicily, which reduced production capacity by 1.85Mt/yr. Cement and clinker sales dropped by 6.6% from 49.1Mt in 2011 to 45.9Mt in 2012 and did not significantly improve over the first six months of 2013 when a cement and clinker sales volumes of 21.8Mt were announced. Sales were notably reduced across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, while small increases in sales volumes were reported for North America and Asia. Italcementi posted EBITDA of Euro615m for 2012, down from EBITDA of Euro742m in 2011. Results have not improved during the first six months of 2013, with EBITDA of Euro294m announced, a 16.0% reduction on the first half of 2012 (EBITDA for the JanuaryJune 2012 was Euro349m).
Cemex is the seventh largest global cement producer in 2013 with a cement production capacity of 76Mt/yr (from the Global Cement Directory 2013). It claims a production capacity of 95Mt/yr on its website. An excellent 2012 was reported by Cemex to feature a 10% year-on-year increase in operating EBITDA to US$2.6bn in spite of a 2% reduction in net sales (down to US$15.0bn). This was attributed to efficiency increases and improved sales prices. Cemex continued to improve upon its environmental initiatives, increasing alternative fuel use to 27% (of total fuels used) and to develop new products such as Fortium ICF, which promises substantial long-term customer savings by reducing energy costs and increasing air quality. However, cement sales volumes in the first nine months of 2013 were disappointing (48.7Mt compared to 50.1Mt for the same period in 2012) and operating EBITDA was reduced by 2% from US$2.01bn in 2012 to US$2.00bn in 2013. Particularly poor sales were noted in Mexico (a year-on-year reduction of 10%), although modest growth of cement sales was reported across all other regions.
Taiwan Cement Corp is ranked the number eight global cement producer of 2013. Its production capacity is reported as 64Mt/yr in the Global Cement Directory 2013, compared with the 71Mt/yr claimed on its website and 70Mt/yr quoted from Top 20 global cement companies of 2012. Cement sales volumes have increased year-on-year from 29.5Mt in 2009 to 49.0Mt in 2012.
China Resources is ranked number nine on the 2013 global cement producers list, with a cement production capacity of 59Mt/yr from the Global Cement Directory 2013 and 74Mt/yr from its website (announced in June 2013, inclusive of subsidiaries). In 2012, the China-based company reported a cement production capacity increase of 5.2Mt/yr which resulted from the construction of six cement grinding lines. Through continued acquisition and construction it expects to reach a cement production capacity of 76.5Mt/yr by the end of 2013. The first six months of 2013 were extremely lucrative for China Resources, with a reported 80.4% year-on-year increase in unaudited consolidated profit to US$148m. It has also continued to expand through China, with the commencement of construction of two new cement and clinker plants in Anshun City and Jinsha County.
Sinoma is the number 10 global cement producer for 2013 with a cement production capacity of 53Mt/yr (from the Global Cement Directory 2013) and a capacity of 100Mt/yr claimed on its website (dated end of 2012). Comparably, the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012 report claimed a cement production capacity of 87Mt/yr. In contrast with the other Chinese companies, 2012 was a poor year for Sinoma. In its 2012 annual report it announced a 60.5% year-on-year decrease in profit of US$257m compared to US$651m in 2011. This was partially attributed to the plunge in cement prices, as cement sales volumes actually increased by 28.4% to 63.0Mt in 2012 (up from 49.1Mt in 2011). No interim reports for 2013 could be located for Sinoma, however various news reports show that it has continued to expand and diversify through 2013 with the purchase of a new cement mill in Iraq and multiple subsidiary investments (59% stake in Hazemag & EPR, 55% of Wuhai Xishui Cement, LNV Technology Pvt Ltd).
Taiheiyo Cement Corp, number 13 the global cement company of 2013, has a cement production capacity of 43Mt/yr (Global Cement Directory 2013). This information could not be verified via its website or annual reports. A modest year-on-year net profit increase of 2.7% was reported for Taiheiyo Cement in fiscal 2013 (1 April 201231 March 2013), up to US$7.57bn from US$7.37bn in fiscal 2012. Domestic cement sales accounted for the bulk of sales and totalled US$6.35bn in fiscal 2013, reflecting the current growth of the Japanese construction industry. Fiscal 2014 is so far shaping up to be a good year for Taiheiyo Cement, with net sales of US$1.89bn reported for quarter one (1 April 201330 June 2013), a 12.3% increase on the same period of fiscal 2013 (US$1.69bn).
Jidong Development Group is ranked at number 15 of the global cement companies in 2013, with a cement production capacity of 37Mt/yr according to the Global Cement Directory 2013. This is an extremely large difference from the production capacity of 130Mt/yr that Jidong claims on its website. The China-based cement company does not provide annual reports or similar on its website and as such no further analysis could be performed. A press statement said that in 2012 Jidong reported a net profit of US$29.1m, an 88.2% year-on-year reduction from 2011.
Shanshui Cement is the number 16 global cement producer of 2013, with a production capacity of 36Mt/yr according to the Global Cement Directory 2013 and 93Mt/yr claimed by its website (as of June 2013). Cement sales volumes in 2012 were very slightly reduced from 47.9Mt in 2011 to 47.8Mt in 2012, while net profit for the year dropped to US$263m for 2012 from US$380m in 2011. The results reported for the first six months of 2013 were also poor, with net profits of US$59.2m announced, a massive year-on-year reduction from 2012 (US$125m). Cement sales volumes increased from 21.0Mt for January-June of 2012 to 22.9Mt for the same period in 2013, but due to overcapacity, pricing remained unfavourable. Shanshui continues to expand, with the addition of 3.0Mt/yr of cement production capacity so far in 2013 by installation of new cement lines within its subsidiaries Shule Shanshui Cement and Jincheng Shanshui Heju Cement.
Buzzi Unicem is the 17th largest cement company world-wide in 2013, with a cement production capacity of 36Mt/yr (data from research conducted towards production of the Global Cement Directory 2014) and 45Mt/yr reported on its website (as of the end of 2012). Cement sales volumes of 27.3Mt were reported for 2012, a 3.4% contraction from 28.2Mt in 2011. The first half of 2013 has not produced better results for Buzzi. A 5.8% year-on-year reduction in cement sales volumes was reported for the first six months of 2013, down to 12.3Mt, with particularly poor sales to Europe and Mexico observed. Net sales of Euro1.27bn were reported for the first six months of 2013, down 5.7% from Euro1.35bn for the same period in 2012. High production prices due to increased fuel costs reportedly reduced operating profitability.
Brazil's Votorantim can be found at number 19 on the global cement companies of 2013 list. Research conducted for production of the The Global Cement Directory 2014 reports a production capacity of 35Mt/yr, which is much smaller than that stated on its website, 57Mt/yr. Steady results were reported in 2012, with a net income of US$10.8bn compared with US$10.3bn in 2011, and improvement has continued so far through 2013. Cement sales volumes of 8.56Mt during the first quarter of 2013 were substantially higher than for the same period in 2012 (6.30Mt), and continued to improve into the second quarter of 2013, reaching 9.79Mt (7.05Mt of cement sales were reported during the same period of 2012). Strong domestic sales were attributed to a 31.7% increase in housing credit and a disposable income growth of 4.9% in Brazil.
CRH is ranked at number 39 in the global cement producers 2013 list and has a cement production capacity of 12Mt/yr according to Global Cement Directory 2014 research, while its website claims 11Mt/yr. These values differ radically from the capacity of 56Mt/yr quoted in the Top 20 global cement companies of 2012, which was calculated from clinker capacity assuming a clinker factor of 95%. While on the surface CRH appears to be a relatively small company, it is heavily invested in countless subsidiaries including Uniland (Spain), Mashav (Israel) and Yatai Building Materials (China) and owns many more outright. The cement production capacities of these (and other) subsidiaries are not explicitly listed in CRH's annual reports. In 2012 CRH reported EBITDA of Euro1.64bn, down 1% from the 2011 EBITDA of Euro1.66bn. CRH reported EBITDA of Euro397m during the first six months of 2013, down 24% from Euro523m for the same period in 2012.
The companies that are ranked at 47-70 have installed cement production capacities of less than 10Mt/yr, dropping to less than 5Mt/yr for companies 71-75. The position of these companies on the global cement producers 2013 list is necessarily fluid, given that a relatively small capacity addition could jump a given producer up several positions.
The global cement industry was severely disrupted by the 2008 financial crisis. The USGS Mineral Programme Reports of 2007-2013 show that while global cement production (2.60Bnt in 2007 and 3.70Bnt in 2012) has continued to grow in the time since, this trend can be attributed primarily to the massive expansion of the Chinese market, with an increase of 800Mt cement production since 2007. Modest cement production growth rates have been experienced by Brazil, Egypt, India, Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Vietnam, while production volumes have either flat-lined or dropped drastically for the US, Japan and Western Europe since their peaks in 2007. The only European countries to show signs of recovery to date are Russia and Turkey. Spain is perhaps the most dramatic example shown in Figure 2; like many European countries, it initially took some time for the impact of the 2008 recession to hit, but when it did the effects on many industries, including construction, were catastrophic.
The global economy grew by 3.2% in 2012 according to the IMF, down from 3.7% in 2011 and 5.2% in 2010. As in 2011, the growth of advanced (1.6% in 2011, 1.2% in 2012) and emerging and developing (6.4% in 2011, 5.1% in 2012) economies remain in stark contrast with each other. Interestingly, the Eurozone and the United States possess markedly different growth rates; increased private demand in the US afforded growth of 2.2% in 2012, while European nations contracted by 0.6% in the same time period. The World Economic Outlook Database April 2013 predicted a continuation of these trends for 2013, with steady growth in the US (1.9%), negative growth in the Eurozone (-0.3%) and strong growth (5.3%) in emerging and developing economies. The cement industry would be expected to closely reflect these trends given its close link with the economy overall.
The European cement association Cembureau announced that the situation was worse than expected in Europe for the first quarter of 2013. "The latest actual annual GDP data revealed the weakest macroeconomic picture in the EU since the onset of the economic crisis in 2008," it said. Minor improvements were reported for quarter two of 2013; dramatic year-on-year increases in cement production volumes in France, Germany and Italy (14.3%, 13.2% and 10.0% respectively, compared with quarter two of 2012) were offset by flat production elsewhere and production losses in Spain (a 2.0% reduction from 2012).
In contrast, and again in line with the global economy predictions made by the IMF, the Portland Cement Association (PCA) states that the American and Canadian cement industries are on target to reach 4% year-on-year growth in cement production in 2013, primarily by improvements in the residential construction market industry.
Similarly, the National Bureau of Statistics of China reported that steady development (including a year-on-year GDP growth rate of 7.6%) was maintained for the first six months of 2013. In line with the 'Determination to Suppress Unchecked Expansion of Industries with Severe Excess Capacity' plan, the latest phase-out list (which details out-dated, non energy-efficient and environmentally damaging cement plants, of which 527 were named in 2013) published by the Ministry of Industry and Technology (MIIT) includes cement capacity of 92.8Mt/yr at plants that were due to be closed by the end of 2013.
IMF predictions on the global economy have so far in 2013 been reflected in the global cement industry. Reports by the major multinational cement producing companies reflect the same trends of growth in cement sales being limited to emerging markets in Asia and the Middle East. Sales to mature markets (Europe, North America) have remained flat or declined due to the poor global economy and increasing prices of raw materials and fuels.
The future of the cement industry looks very bright for emerging and developing economies. In the World Economic Outlook Database April 2013 the IMF predicted strong economic growth rates for advanced and emerging economies (5.3% and 5.7% for 2013 and 2014 respectively), which were revised slightly downwards in the World Economic Outlook Database October 2013 to 4.5% (in 2013) and 5.1% (in 2014). Nonetheless, significant economic growth in this region will no doubt be reflected in the continued expansion throughout the construction industry.
The story for advanced economies is quite different; economic growth rates of 1.2% (for 2013) and 2.2% (for 2014) were predicted in World Economic Outlook Database April 2013, which were also revised downwards to 2.0% for 2014 in the latest World Economic Outlook Database October 2013 report. This is consistent with continued slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis. The disparity in growth rates between the United States and Eurozone is forecast to reduce slightly by 2014 from a peak difference of 2.8% in 2011, to a difference of 1.6% in 2014.
Environmental initiatives such as CO2 emission and air pollution (dust and heavy metals) reductions and the use of green fuels will continue to be at the forefront of the cement industry. The Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) reports the successful decoupling of CO2 emissions with cement production volumes for the 24 participating companies. CO2 emissions from cement production by these companies have fallen from 17% from 756kg/t in 1990 to 629kg/t in 2011 (a data delay is employed by the CSI to ensure company privacy). The European cement association Cembureau has launched a roadmap towards an 80% reduction in CO2 emissions from the cement sector by 2050. Advances in green developments, including carbon capture and storage technologies, waste heat power generation and low-carbon cement products, will continue to be hot topics in years to come.
The large multinational corporations have mixed expectations for the future. Lafarge and HeidelbergCement both remain confident of continued growth, while others, including Holcim, Lafarge and Cemex have reined in expectations due to the reduction in cement volume sales in the first half of 2013. Growth in sales volumes are expected to be limited to Asia, North America and Latin America. Wisely, many cement companies are using the time afforded by slower demand to increase their focus on cost-cutting initiatives and implement environmental policies that will be essential in future.
It is more important than ever that global cement producers continue to develop for an ever-changing global market. This may be easier for the large multi-nationals companies, who when faced with falling demand in advanced economies can increase their exports. However, for smaller cement producers situated in economically advanced countries who typically sell most of their cement on the domestic market, 2014 may be the year to begin scaling up exports.
Cement is mainly used as a binder in concrete, which is a basic material for all types of construction, including housing, roads, schools, hospitals, dams, and ports, as well as for decorative applications (for patios, floors, staircases, driveways, pool decks) and items like tables, sculptures or bookcases.
Started in 1889 by a company based in Kolkata. In the early nineteenth century, the industry started taking an organized stance and is currently, the second-largest producer of cement worldwide after China. The production volume of cement across the South Asian country was about 340 million metric tons in the financial year 2019. The sector encompasses a total of over 450 small and large cement plants.Supply and demandWithin the country, the maximum demand was created by the housing sector, with a share of over 60 percent during the financial year 2017. The increased demand was a consequence of the government setting up an Affordable Housing Fund under the National Housing Bank, which helped the citizens get credits to buy homes. Outside the nation, Sri Lanka was the leading destination for cement clinker exports in 2016, with over one million metric tons of estimated exports.Building togetherTo meet the increasing domestic and international demands, companies started to sign joint ventures.
In 2017, the number of mergers and acquisitions in the cement and building sector amounted to 14 deals. Due to its possibilities in composition in addition to be a binder, cement is a very precious commodity.
India is the second-largest producer of cement in the world. Ever since it was deregulated in 1982, the Indian cement industry has attracted huge investments, both from Indian as well as foreign investors.
As per IBEF, cement production capacity stood at 502 million tonnes per year (MTPA). Capacity addition of 20 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) is expected in FY2019 to FY2021. The cement industry is expected to reach 550-600 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) by the year 2025.
The real estate, construction, and infrastructure sectors are booming in India. Additionally, the government initiatives on the development of 98 smart cities are expected to provide a major boost to the sector.
Basically, the housing sector is the biggest demand driver of cement. The sector accounts for about 67% of the total consumption in India. The other major consumers of cement include infrastructure at 13%, commercial construction at 11%, and industrial construction at 9%.
As far as the production is concerned, the industry is growing at 5 to 6 %. However, the industry is highly dominated by a few large companies. Interestingly, the top 10 cement companies account for more than 50% of the total cement production in India.
is the largest manufacturer of grey cement, Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) and white cement in India. It is also one of the leading cement producers globally. Ultratech is the Largest among the top 5 cement companies in India . Ultra tech is the subsidiary of Grasim Industries which is owned by Aditya Birla Group.
The company has a consolidated capacity of 102.75 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTPA) of grey cement. UltraTech Cement has 20 integrated plants, 1 clinkerisation plant, 26 grinding units, and 7 bulk terminals. It is the leading cement companies in India.
Its operations span across India, UAE, Bahrain, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. UltraTech Cement is also Indias largest exporter of cement reaching out to meet the demand in countries around the Indian Ocean and the Middle East.
In the white cement segment, UltraTech goes to market under the brand name of Birla White. It has a white cement plant with a capacity of 0.56 MTPA and 2 WellCare putty plants with a combined capacity of 0.8 MTPA.
It employs a diverse workforce comprising of 120,000 employees, belonging to 42 different nationalities across 36 countries. It is the largest producer of cement in India based on turnover and market share.
Ambuja Cement has provided hassle-free, home-building solutions with its uniquely sustainable development projects and environment-friendly practices since it started operations. Ambuja cement is in the list of top 5 cement companies in India.
Currently, Ambuja Cement has a cement capacity of 29.65 million tonnes with five integrated cement manufacturing plants and eight cement grinding units across the country. The company also generated 7.4% of its power needs from renewable resources. The company produces one of the best quality cement in India.
is one of Indias leading manufacturers of cement and ready-mix concrete with 17 cement factories, 75 ready mix concrete plants, over 6,700 employees, a vast distribution network of 50,000+ dealers & retailers and a countrywide spread of sales offices. It is the 3rd leading cement companies in India
ACC has consistently set benchmarks in cement and concrete technology since its inception in 1936. From the Bhakra Nangal Dam in 1960 to the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, ACC cement is at the foundation of iconic landmarks across the country.
In 2005, ACC Limited became a part of the reputed Holcim Group of Switzerland. In 2015 Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA came together in a merger of equals to form LafargeHolcim the new world leader in the building materials industry.
is the Fourth among the Top 10 Companies in Cement in terms of sales. Incorporated in 1979 by renowned Bangur family based out of Kolkata. Set-up the first Cement Plant in 1985 with an installed capacity of 0.6 Mtpa. Today Total Cement Capacity of the Company is 29.30 Million tons.
Came out with a Public Issue in the year 1984. Listed on National Stock Exchange (NSE) and Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE). The total no of employees in 1985 was around 100. Total No. of Employees as on 31st March 2017 was 6299. It is on the list of top 5 cement companies in India.
Is Fifth Among the Top 10 Companies in Cement by Total Revenue. The Company has a cement manufacturing plant in southern states of Tamil Nadu (Dalmiapuram & Ariyalur) and Andhra Pradesh (Kadapa), with a capacity of 9 million tonnes per annum.
A leader in cement manufacturing since 1939, DCBL is a multi-spectrum Cement player with double-digit market share and a pioneer in super-specialty cement used for Oil wells, Railway sleepers, and Airstrips. It is last in the list of top 5 cement companies in India.
Dalmia holds a stake of 74 % in OCL India Ltd., a major cement player in the Eastern Region. Recently acquired the brands Adhunik Cement & Calcom Cement in North East. The group now controls an expandable capacity of 25 million tonnes.
Is the flagship Company of the M.P. Birla Group. Incorporated as Birla Jute Manufacturing Company Limited in 1919, it was Late Mr. Madhav Prasad Birla, who gave shape to it. As Chairman of the Company, he transformed it from a manufacturer of jute goods into a leading multi-product corporation with widespread activities. It is one of the Top leading cement companies in India
Under the Chairmanship of Mrs. Priyamvada Birla, the Company crossed the Rs. 1,300 crore turnover mark and the name was changed to Birla in 1998. Mr. Harsh V Lodha is now Chairman of the Company. It is sixth in the list of top 10 cement companies in India.
The Company is primarily engaged in the manufacturing of cement as its core business activity. It has a significant presence in the jute goods industry as well. The company produces one of the best quality cement in India.
The Company has acquired 100% shares of Reliance Cement Company Private Limited (Reliance Cement), a subsidiary of Reliance Infrastructure Limited (RIL). After this acquisition, Reliance Cement has become a wholly-owned material subsidiary of the company. The entire cement business of RIL has been acquired for an Enterprise Value of Rs. 4,800 crores. This acquisition provides the ownership of high-quality assets, taking its total capacity from 10 MTPA to 15.5 MTPA.
was founded in the year 1946 by two men, Shri S N N Sankaralinga Iyer and Sri T S Narayanaswami. They had the vision to inspire dreams for an industrial India, the ability to translate those dreams into reality and the ability to build enduring relationships and the future.
From a two plant company having a capacity of just 1.3 million tonnes in 1989, India Cements has robustly grown in the last two decades to a total capacity of 15.5 million tonnes per annum. It is seventh in the list of top 10 cement companies in India.
The main product of the company is Portland cement, manufactured in eight state-of-the-art production facilities that include Integrated Cement plants and Grinding units with a current total production capacity of 16.45 MTPA. The company is the fifth largest cement producer in the country.
Established in 1979, Orient Cement was formerly, a part of Orient Paper & Industries. It emerged in the year 2012 and since then, it has emerged as one of the fastest-growing and leading cement manufacturers in India.
Orient Cement began cement production in the year 1982 at Devapur in Adilabad District, Telangana. In 1997, a split-grinding unit was added at Nashirabad in Jalgaon, Maharashtra. It is ninth in the list of top 10 cement companies in India.
In 2015, Orient Cement started commercial production at its integrated cement plant located at Chittapur, Gulbarga, Karnataka. With a total capacity of 8 MTPA, they serve Maharashtra, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and parts of Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Gujarat, and Chhattisgarh.
Is a subsidiary of HeidelbergCement Group, Germany. The Company has its operations in Central India at Damoh (Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh), and in Southern India at Ammasandra (Karnataka).
Due to the increasing demand in various sectors such as housing, commercial construction, and industrial construction, the cement industry is expected to reach 550-600 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) by the year 2025.
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