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Ambuja Cements and ACC make Industry 4.0 investment

29 June 2021, Published under Cement News

Holcim India companies, Ambuja Cements Ltd and ACC Ltd, are further investing in Industry 4.0 under the group's ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme. The four-year programme aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes. Neeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and mana...

Geocycle India to process plastic waste from river clean-up

22 June 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC and Ambuja Cement’s waste management subsidiary, Geocycle India, will be joining Rekart Innovations in removing plastic waste from the Jojari riverbed in Pipar, Jodphur, Rajasthan. The first load of plastic waste, weighing more than 10t, was recovered recently and sent to Geocycle’s processing facilities at the cement plants of both cement producers. “Geocycle’s vast co-processing infrastructure guarantees safe and environmentally-friendly final treatment of the collected waste. Co-pr...

Geocycle India to help reduce plastic waste leakage

19 May 2021, Published under Cement News

Geocycle India, the in-house waste management arm of LafargeHolcim’s Ambuja Cements and ACC, will implement its Bubble Barrier technology at the Mantola Canal in Uttar Pradesh, to tackle plastic waste leakage. "The Geocycle Bubble Barrier is an innovative concept based on existing technology which makes smart use of a combination of natural currents and a bubble curtain to channel plastic waste towards the banks of rivers and canals instead of it flowing directly into the Yamuna river, fr...

ACC and Ambuja partner to research sustainable solutions

23 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC and Ambuja Cement (LafargeHolcim) has partnered with the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IITM) to develop green and sustainable building solutions, according to a press release. The research will look at the use of low-CO 2 binders, with a combination of alternative reinforcement, as a potential substitute for conventional steel rebar. This would reduce the CO 2 footprint of construction work. The collaborative research study will be financially aided by the LafargeHolc...

ACC reports 74% rise in profit for the 1Q21

20 April 2021, Published under Cement News

India's ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 74 per cent rise in net profit for the first quarter of 2021, rising to INR5.63bn (US$75.33m) from INR3.23bn in the year-ago period. EBITDA also advanced 47 per cent YoY to INR8.6bn. Revenue from sales surged 23 per cent YoY to INR42.13bn from INR34.33bn in the 1Q20. In particular, cement sales increased 22 per cent YoY to 8Mt and cement prices were up six per cent to INR4876/t. As a result of its strong performance, the company has recorded its...

ACC posts 73% YoY rise in net profit

12 February 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC (LafargeHolcim) has reported a 73 per cent rise in net profit to INR4.72bn (US$64.82m) in the December quarter, compared to INR2.73bn in the year-ago period. Revenue advanced two per cent YoY to INR40.66bn from INR39.7bn, while EBITDA increased 30 per cent YoY to INR7.01bn. Cement sales volumes were largely flat at 7.71Mt from 7.76Mt in the October-December 2019 period. "We are encouraged by the government's increased spending on infrastructure development, particularly roa...

ACC has groundbreaking ceremony at Kymore

08 February 2021, Published under Cement News

ACC carried out the groundbreaking ceremony of its 2.7Mta integrated plant with a 1Mta grinding unit at Ametha in Kymore, Madhya Pradesh, India, on 6 February 2021. The line has a 9500tpd kiln with precalciner and a 15MW waste heat recovery system (WHRS). The generation of sustainable power through the WHRS is expected to reduce energy consumption of fossil fuel-based grid power and lead to a reduction in CO 2 emissions of 140,000tpa. In addition, the project will create over 5000 direc...

ACC and Ambuja Cements looks to optimise supply chain

18 January 2021, Published under Cement News

India’s ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements have contracted Blue Yonder, a leading digital supply chain provider, to implement a supply chain optimisation and digitalisation process. The software company is expected to help improve sales and operational planning (S&OP) by gaining visibility into daily demand, production and dispatch plans to better predict demand fluctuation and scheduled maintenance, alongside improving logistics and transportation capabilities. "The objective of this project is ...

CCI starts investigation into Ambuja and ACC

10 December 2020, Published under Cement News

The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has initiated an investigation against ACC and Ambuja Cements and other cement companies in the country regarding alleged anti-competitive behaviour, according to regulatory filings. "ACC is of the firm view that it has acted and continues to act in compliance with competition laws and we are fully cooperating with the investigation and providing all necessary information to the authorities. ACC has a long-standing commitment to fair competition as...

Production resumes at Sindri plant following protest

03 December 2020, Published under Cement News

Production at ACC’s cement factory in Sindri, India, resumed on Tuesday with a police presence, a day after a clash between protesting villagers and police. The protestors had blocked the entrance of the factory and were demanding jobs for the locals in the factory, according to The Times of India. As many as 11 people were reportedly arrested on Monday and sent to judicial custody.