Automation for India

Published 21 March 2018

India is the second largest producer of cement in the world and its cement producers are constantly looking for possibilities to increase efficiencies of their cement manufacturing operations. BEUMER Group supports customers with automated solutions to remain competitive within in a progressively-challenging market environment. By BEUMER Group, India.

A calibrated electronic weighing unit within the BEUMER fillpac® R ensures exact degrees of filling

BEUMER Group India began efforts to promote automation in the Indian cement industry as early as the end of 2011, thereby preempting future requirements. The need for automation would eventually become apparent after a fall in cement demand due to inflation and the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), alongside shrinking margins and an ever-increasing cost for logistics (packing and transport expenses). Studies show that logistics can make up as much as 30 per cent of the total costs of cement manufacturing (see Figure 1). Restructuring the logistics chain to make it more efficient can lower transportation costs, and therefore, impact the overall competitiveness of cement manufacturing.

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