Milling for higher demand
To optimise its production capabilities, Sanghi Industries decided to add a third mill to its grinding facilities near Abdasa Taluka in Gujarat, India. The new grinding unit would enable the company to not only improve its supply to the domestic cement market with OPC and PPC but also expand its export business. By Rakesh Ghia, Shivachari Vishwakarma and Vinod Porwal, Sanghi Industries Ltd, India.
Under the Sanghi Cement brand, Sanghi Industries Ltd (SIL) supplies cement to the Indian cement market overland and by sea. Its captive jetty also enables SIL to ship its product to overseas customers. To meet increased market demand, the company has also opened cement terminals at Navlakhi port, Gujarat, and Dharamtar port near Mumbai.
In terms of production facilities, SIL runs a 3Mta clinker plant at Abdasa Taluka in Gujarat’s Kutch district. This location offers several strategic advantages such as a plentiful reserve of good-quality limestone and nearby coal mines. To ensure a continuous power supply, the cement works is equipped with a 55MW captive heavy furnace oil generator, a 63MW thermal power station and is connected to the state electricity grid.