Gujarat Ambuja Cost Leader in Indian Cement Industry
Established as Ambuja Cements Private Ltd. In 1981 by Narotam Satyanarayan Sekhsaria. With support of GIIC , seksaria and his two partners, suresh Neotia and Vinod Neotia, set up ACPL. In 1983, company floated a public issue and its name was changed to GACL. Its production started at a 0.7 million tons per annum(mtpa)
PlantsYear Name of Plant City Capacity1983 Ambuja Cements Ambuja Nagar, 0.7 mtpa Gujarat1993 GujAmbuja Ambuja Nagar 1.0 mtpa Cements1995 Ambuja Cements Suli , Himachal 1.5 mtpa Himachal Unit Pradesh1996 Guj Line – II Ambuja Nagar, 1.0 mtpa Gujarat2001 Trial production Chandrapur 2.0 mtpa Plant
• Worlds second largest cement producer after China.• Production capacity 151.2 Million Tones (MT).• The top 20 cement companies account for almost 70% of the total cement production of the country.• Total 129 plants, owned by 54 major companies across the nation.
Three types of processes – Wet, Semi-Dry and Dry were used to produce cement. Wet process consumed more energy than dry process. Dry process became popular, it reduced fuel consumption from 330kg( in wet process) to 250kg of coal for a ton of cement.
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