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UltraTech Cement raises capacity with debottlenecking programme

29 March 2024, Published under Cement News

During the course of its capacity expansion programme, the UltraTech Cement  ( Aditya Birla Group ) had identified opportunities for debottlenecking and efficiency improvements across various locations, including its wholly-owned subsidiary. Some of these upgrades have since been completed, resulting in additional production capacity of 2.4Mta.  The increases in capacity were at the company's grinding units in Magdalla , Gujarat (+0.4Mta), Sonar Bangla , West Bengal (0.6Mta), Neem ka Th...

KHD secures biggest UltraTech order to date

12 September 2022, Published under Cement News

KHD Humboldt India Pvt Ltd has won a major new order from UltraTech Cement ( Aditya Bila Group ). The package of contracts comprises two complete pyro-processing lines and eight grinding units. CemNet previously announced limited information on this new order in August 2022. KHD has now clarified that it signed contracts to supply 10 production processes, including two complete pyro lines at Kotputli in the northern state of Rajasthan, and at Maihar in Madhya Pradesh in central...

Grasim Industries announces US$392m capex

30 August 2022, Published under Cement News

India’s Grasim Industries, part of the Aditya Birla Group , is planning capex of INR31,170m (US$391.9m) in its existing lines of business this fiscal year, primarily for the creation of new capacity and modernisation of existing plants. This compares to INR19,580m in the previous fiscal. According to Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of Grasim Industries, the investment does not include the group’s paints and B2B e-commerce businesses. In January 2021 Grasim announced plans to enter the pai...

Grasim Industries to set up building materials e-commerce platform

21 July 2022, Published under Cement News

Grasim Industries, the flagship company of the  Aditya Birla Group , is investing INR20,000m (US$250m) in a B2B e-commerce platform for building materials.  The platform will primarily focus on micro-, small- and medium-sized enterprises in the building materials segment with the potential to extend into other relevant categories, reports the Financial Express.  The key value proposition would be an integrated procurement solution, including on-time delivery and a superior product range at ‘...

UltraTech Cement to invest INR128,860m for 22.6Mta capacity expansion

07 June 2022, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors at UltraTech Cement (Aditya Birla group) has approved capex of INR128,860m   (US$1659m) to raise cement capacity by 22.6Mta with a mix of brownfield and greenfield projects. This will be achieved by setting-up integrated and grinding units as well as bulk terminals. The additional capacity will be created across the country.  Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman, Aditya Birla Group, said, “This ambitious capacity expansion plan is a significant milestone in the ongoing...

Aditya Birla Group will consider buying Holcim's Indian assets

26 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairperson of Aditya Birla, is reportedly looking at ways to make a bid for ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements that Holcim intends to divest, according to The Economic Times. UltraTech Cement ( Aditya Birla Group ) may look to expand its leading position in the market as any producer that picks up the Holcim assets in India will automatically become a contender to UltraTech Cement , as Holcim is the second-largest player in the Indian cement sector. However, analysts bel...

UltraTech Cement records net sales of INR102.31bn in 2QFY21

22 October 2020, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd (Aditya Birla group) announced earned consolidated net sales of INR102.31bn (US$1.389bn) in 2QFY21 compared to INR94.86bn in 2QFY20. Profit after tax was INR1234m for the financial period ended 30 September 2020. On a standalone basis, net sales stood at INR98.95bn in 2QFY21 compared to INR91.23bn in 2QFY20. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax in 2QFY21 was INR26,990m and profit after tax was INR12,090m. Operating margins reached 27 per cent and for t...

UltraTech MD to step down in December

10 September 2019, Published under Cement News

Krishna Kishore Maheshwari will be appointed as UltraTech's first non-executive vice chairman as he retires from his managing director role on 31 December this year. Kailash Chandra Jhanwar, currently deputy managing director and chief manufacturing officer, will succeed Mr Maheshwari as MD after this date. Before serving three years as MD at UltraTech, Mr Maheshwari was the managing director at Grasim. He is also a director for Aditya Birla Management Corp, a corporate body which provide...

Aditya Birla Group announces US$5bn capex plan

29 October 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Aditya Birla Group, parent of UltraTech Cement, has announced US$5bn capex plans over the next three years for its businesses both in the domestic market and abroad. "Our capex plans over the next three years is about US$5bn across our businesses both in the country as well as in the US. Aleris, which Novelis is acquiring, is also another aluminium rolled product player, will attract around US$3bn of this projected capex," said Kumar Mangalam Birla, group chairman, at The Economist...

Khamarnaugaon plant idea opposed by villagers

12 October 2017, Published under Cement News

Aditya Birla's proposed UltraTech cement plant at Khamarnuagaon under Cuttack district’s Athagarh block has witnessed protests by locals despite obtaining required 90 acres from the government to start plant there. Villagers of Gurudijhatia and Khamarnuagaon alleged that they would lose almost all grazing fields for cattle if a cement plant was built in the area.