Wonder Cement to double capacity, India

Wonder Cement to double capacity, India
Published: 04 February 2015

Tagged Under: Wonder Cement India 

India-based Wonder Cement, part of the RK Marble Group, plans to more than double capacity by year-end. The company, which operates a 3.35Mta cement works in Nimbahera, in the northern Indian state of Rajasthan, is investing INR1600 crore to lift capacity to 6.75Mta.

The state-of-the art plant, built by ThyssenKrupp Industrial Solutions, is currently running at full capacity, selling some 180 000 bags/day. Wonder Cement is expanding its dealer network, which is already present in key markets such as Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Utter Pradesh, Haryana and Delhi. It also recently launched a national branding campaign around the theme ‘Ek Perfect Shuruaat’.

The company has invested in a thermal power plant and its own railway line to increase its self-sufficiency. A state-of-the-art waste heat recovery system is also being installed.

Executive director appointment
Meanwhile, the company has appointed Jagdish Chandra Toshniwal as Executive Director. With almost four decades of experience, including 18 years at Ambuja Cement, Mr Toshniwal brings with him a broad understanding of marketing and branding, in addition to operational and commercial skills.

“We are very pleased to have Mr Toshniwal in the family of Wonder Cement, a young and dynamic company poised for next level of growth. Mr Toshniwal’s enormous experience, especially of the northern region, will play a key role as the company scales up its expansion plans and sets new benchmarks in quality. We value his vast experience and will secure the benefit of his insights as the company moves ahead,” said DP Somani, managing director of Wonder Cement Ltd.