Cement Category

Posted On July 3, 2015By Kartikeya JainIn Cement

Dalmia Cement commences operations in Maharashtra

Dalmia Cement is dealing with over 800 dealers in the region, who will be constantly supported with end-to-end marketing, technical and logistics support. Dalmia Cement Bharat Limited (DCBL) has launched its superior grade cement in Maharashtra. The company commenced operations at its greenfield cement plant in Belgaum district, Karnataka. Spread over 380 acres, and with a total capacity of 2.5 million tonnes per annum, the over Rs. 1300-crore plant will cater to the needs of the customers in Maharashtra and Karnataka markets.  The plant is the company’s eleventh manufacturing facility ofRead More

Posted On June 26, 2015By Kartikeya JainIn Cement

Ujjwal Batria appointed Lafarge India’s new CEO

Batria, working with the company for the past 16 years, has held different positions across functions, including Managing Director of Lafarge India, where he handled its cement business. French cement maker Lafarge has appointed Ujjwal Batria, an old company hand as its Chief Executive of its India operations. Martin Kriegner has been named future Area Manager – Central Europe of Lafarge Holcim and Batria will be taking over him. It is an entity to be formed by  the proposed merger of the world’s top two cement firms, the company saidRead More

Posted On June 22, 2015By Kartikeya JainIn Cement

Wonder Cement to increase capacity to 10MT

Wonder Cement has chalked out plans to invest about 3200 crores to increase cement production capacity to 10 million ton in the next 5 years. “We have 3.25 MT per annum cement manufacturing capacity at our Bhatkotri village unit in Rajasthan and have invested Rs 1,600 crore to double the current capacity to about 7 MT by setting up a second production line. It is likely to complete by this year end,” said Wonder Cement executive director Jagdish Chandra Toshniwal. The company has ambitious plans to further expand the current capacity toRead More
Dr Jawahar Surisetti has designed a CSR initiative by JK Lakshmi Cement called “ Unnati ” which is a precursor to the requirements of skills generated by the “Make in India” movement of PM Modi. The endeavor is to preempt the requirements of skilled manpower generated by the on ground activation of Make in India and to upgrade the skills of existing manpower. “Unnati” was kick started at Chhattisgarh and Orissa by a three day skill certified training of Masons in Raipur, Bhilai, Bhubaneswar and Khurda of 400 masons. TheRead More
  Angela Deuber won the third arcVision prize – Women and Architecture, an international architecture award for female designers instituted by the Italcementi Group. The arcVision Prize was announced at i.lab, Italcementi’s Research and Innovation Centre in Italy on March 6th 2015. In line with the Italcementi entrepreneurial vision, the arcVision Prize aims to promote ideas and projects with a strong focus on innovation and functionality that are both sustainable and socially significant. It puts the accent on the ‘female’ vision of architecture, to regenerate and design existing and futureRead More

Posted On March 12, 2015By Kartikeya JainIn Cement

Newly launched government portal offering cheaper cement

Roads and highways minister Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday launched a portal to buy cement at lower than market rates in an attempt to bring down construction costs. The initiative has drawn response from 36 cement manufacturers running 103 factories. The companies are providing the information about the stock on offer on the portal along with the prices agreed upon with the road ministry. The government has contracted with these companies for 95 lakh tonne cement supply. “As cement is manufactured indigenously and bitumen is a byproduct of imported crude oil,Read More
Strong economic growth has spurred a significant increase in India’s cement demand over the past two decades. Although the demand growth has tapered off in the past few years, the long term potential remains promising as India’s economy is expected to grow between 6-7% annually over the next decade. The residential and commercial construction are likely to spur cement demand however the real boost for cement demand is expected to come from an increase in the pace of infrastructure development over the next 10 years. The CII report Cement VisionRead More

Posted On April 21, 2014By Sanjay SharmaIn Cement

The Big Merger & India Impact

The talks of mergers and acquisition have always put the market on an interesting platform. The recent one being the industry’s biggest merger titled ‘LafargeHolcim’. The two global cement giants France based Lafarge SA and Holcim of Switzerland have evinced interest of merging their global operations under one roof. According to Holcim statement, the two companies are in advanced discussions regarding a possible combination. Holcim and Lafarge believe that, given the strong complementarity of their portfolio and the cultural proximity between the two companies, there is rationale in considering aRead More
Howrah: Aiming towards capacity expansion, Ambuja Cements Ltd plans to shed a Rs2,000 crore investment for a project in Rajasthan and northern regions. The project to be developed in Rajasthan is expected to add five million tonne capacity to the company’s total production. However, the company refrained from disclosing any timeframe for the project execution. Commenting on the recent initiative, Ajay Kapur, Chief Executive Officer of Ambuja Cements said, “We are adding new capacities. We are actively pursuing the five mt capacity expansion in Rajasthan and neighbouring northern regions withRead More

Posted On December 20, 2012By EpcWorld AdminIn Cement, News

Lafarge plans to sell stake in Indian unit: sources

Mumbai: French cement major, Lafarge SA plans to sell 20-25% stake in its Indian unit for about $300 million. The company is already in talks with private equity and financial firms to execute the said operation, informs two senior officials from the company. As per the official sources, the company has already contacted a slew of firms ncluding Kohlberg Kravis Roberts and Co and Temasek Holdings Pvt Ltd, with a potential deal valuing Lafarge’s Indian operations at around $1.2 billion. Lafarge is in a drive to shed non-core assets toRead More
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