Reliance Infrastructure set to start output from Maharashtra unit

Reliance Infrastructure set to start output from Maharashtra unit
Published: 03 September 2012


Reliance Infrastructure Ltd (R-Infra) is set to begin producing cement from its grinding facility in Maharashtra this month and will sell it under the Reliance Cement brand.

“We will produce cement from our grinding unit, which will start now. We will buy clinker from others and do the grinding part. We will also bag them,” said Lalit Jalan, chief executive officer of R-Infra told Business Standard. The first batch of Reliance-branded cement would be out by the end of the month.

The grinding unit, situated in the industrial suburb of Butibori, has a capacity of 600,000tpa and is linked to R-Infra’s Mukutban project in Maharashtra. The company has distribution networks ready and the cement produced from the Mukutban plant would be distributed around the Nagpur area in Maharashtra.

R-Infra is also working on another cement plant using fly ash as an input with a capacity of 5Mta. Completion of this facility is scheduled for 201-14. It has further been working on a 5Mta cement works in Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, scheduled for completion in the third quarter of 2014.