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Ambuja Cements embraces digitalisation

16 June 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements Ltd ( Holcim group ) has renewed its focus on digitalisation. This will remain a key area for  Ambuja Cements  as it reshapes the way the company operates from running the plants to managing logistics and supply chains and ensuring customer connect. To this end, the company has invested in its ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ initiative, which aims to make manufacturing more efficient through better plant optimisation, higher plant availability and a safer working environment. Under th...

What to make of Holcim's Indian exit?

20 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Holcim Group agreed to sell its Indian cement businesses this week for US$10.5bn in cash to the Adani Group. ICR reports on the deal and what this means for the Indian cement sector and Holcim going forward. The Adani Group is a coal, power, ports and renewable energy conglomerate that had only a small footprint (Adani Enterprises Ltd) in the cement sector before its interest in Holcim companies, ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements. The latest acquisition will make Adani the second-largest player ...

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...

JSW Group in discussions to raise funds to bid for Holcim's Indian operations

22 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Sajjan Jindal-led JSW Group has initiated discussions with private equity (PE) firm Carlyle to join forces and back its bid for Holcim ’s Indian cement operations, said people aware of the matter.   Holcim Group is reputedly looking to exit India 17 years after its entry, putting its twin listed arms of Ambuja Cements  and ACC Ltd up for sale as part of a global strategy to focus on core markets.   JSW, one of the strong contenders for the acquisition, is busy organising b...

Holcim reported to be looking for potential buyers of ACC Ltd

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

Bloomberg has reported on Holcim proposing to dispose of Ambuja Cements Ltd. Holcim owns ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements in India. With approximately 64Mta of cement capacity it is second-largest producer behind UltraTech Cement in the country. The Swiss conglomerate is believed to have held early-stage negotiations with JSW and Adani Group, among others, to explore their interest levels, according the Economic Times. Deliberations are in the early stages and may not lead to a transaction, ...

Calcined clays: making a global impact

01 April 2022, Published under Cement News

This week FLSmidth announced that it would be supporting the largest calcined clay installation in the world in Ghana for CBI Ghana at its Accra plant. It is a good time to look at how many of these calcined clay projects are now underway and how much investment is being placed in this carbon reduction technology. CBI Ghana's project instantly excites because it is billed as currently the largest calcined clay project in the cement industry. The grinding capacity will increase by 120 per ...

Ambuja Cements and ACC commission second phase of Bubble Barrier project

04 March 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd ( Holcim Group ), through its in-house waste management arm, Geocycle, continues to remove plastic waste by commissioning its second phase of bubble barrier technology in Bhakra Beas Management Board (BBMB) Lake located in Sunder Nagar, Himachal Pradesh, India.   Bubble Barrier is a smart and non-invasive technology that is used to remove plastic from the water bodies, reducing the problem of marine plastic pollution. The project will remove approximately...

Ambuja Cements targets rapid expansion

25 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Having recently released its 2021 financial results this week, Ambuja Cements has announced expansion plans as it looks towards reaching 50Mta of cement capacity. ICR Research investigates the market strategy and growth potential for one of Holcim's leading Indian subsidiaries. Ambuja Cements is one of the largest cement producers in India with a current cement capacity of 31.45Mta. The current Managing Director and CEO, Neeraj Akhoury, announced that the company's Managing Board is int...

Ambuja Cements plans INR35bn capacity upgrade

22 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements , owned by Switzerland-based Holcim , has announced a INR35bn (US$467m) investment plan for the 7Mta expansion in its existing capacities at Sankrail and Farakka in West Bengal and a greenfield expansion at Bahr in Bihar. The company is also considering its 3.2Mta clinker unit at Bhatapara, Chhattisgarh. “The board has approved in principle an investment of INR3500 crore for a cement grinding expansion plan of potential 7.0Mta across our existing grinding units at Sankrail...

Ambuja Cements record 23% net sales YoY growth in full year 2021

18 February 2022, Published under Cement News

Ambuja Cements  (Holcim group) reports net sales for the full 2021year stood at INR 137,940m (US$1.83m) compared to INR 111,750m in the previous year, registering a growth of 23 per cent YoY supported by strong growth in sales volumes and product mix.   However, total operating cost per tonne increased by three per cent during the year. Operating EBIT stood at INR 26,560m compared to INR 21,250m, recording a strong growth of 25 per cent YoY. Net sales during the quarter s...