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Birla Corp to expand Durgapur grinding unit

10 August 2020, Published under Cement News

India's Birla Corp, owned by MP Birla Group plans to expand the existing capacity of its grinding plant at West Bengal’s Durgapur by installing an INR725.7m (US$9.69m) cement grinding unit. The company said that the demand of premium slag-based cement in the eastern region is expected to be robust and therefore, it would require extra grinding capacity. "The board of directors of the company at their meeting held today approved the proposal to carry out the expansion of existing capacity of...

Birla Corp subsidiary opts for ABB Ability Expert Optimizer

03 June 2020, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp subsidiary RCCPL will employ ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer and other digital technologies to maximise production at its new cement plant at Mukutban in Maharashtra, India. ABB will supply RCCPL with ABB Ability™ Expert Optimizer, an advanced process control solution for controlling, stabilising and optimising industrial processes, and which will allow the cement producer to increase production, minimise carbon footprint and reduce fuel consumption to meet energy usage goals.   Bi...

Birla Corp posts 52% rise in net profit

26 May 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has posted a 52 per cent YoY surge in net profit to INR1.95bn (US$25.76m) in the quarter ending 31 March 2020, while total income was down 9.4 per cent to INR17.18bn. Capacity utilisation during the 4QFY19-20 declined to 93 per cent from 98 per cent, on the back of a 13 per cent YoY drop in sales volumes to 3.3Mt. In the FY19-20 net profit advanced 98 per cent YoY to INR5.05bn. Orient Cement Birla Corp subsidiary, Orient Cement, recorded a 29 per cent YoY decline in...

Birla Corp sees 200% rise in net profit

31 January 2020, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has announced a 200 per cent YoY increase in its net profit to INR810m (US$11.32m) for the 3QFY19-20, while revenue advanced 10.7 per cent to INR17.35bn. EBITDA climbed 44 per cent YoY to reach INR3.15bn for the period. Total sales by volume rose seven per cent YoY to 3.4Mt in the quarter ending December 2019. The company’s capacity utilisation also grew five per cent to 87 per cent.

Birla Corp acquires stake in AMP Solar Clean Power

21 November 2019, Published under Cement News

Birla Corp and RCCPL, its wholly-owned subsidiary, have acquired 26 per cent ownership (7.8 per cent and 18.2 per cent, respectively) of AMP Solar Clean Power. Birla Corp is planning to purchase solar power for its grinding units in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh, (Raebareli Cement Works and Raebareli Hitech Cement) and RCCPL’s Kundanganj grinding facility. This will be achieved under the group’s captive scheme that stipulates at least a 26 per cent participation in the equity capital of the so...

Birla Corp sees 450% rise in net profit

06 November 2019, Published under Cement News

India's Birla Corp has seen a 450 per cent increase in net profit to INR880m (US$12.4m) in the 2QFY19-20, compared with INR160m in the corresponding period of the previous fiscal. Revenue advanced 10.9 per cent YoY to INR16.47bn, while EBITDA surged 61 per cent to INR3.32bn. The EBITDA margin climbed to 20.1 per cent from 13.9 per cent. The company has attributed the positive results to higher realisation from premium and blended cement sales, and cost rationalisation. Capacity utilisatio...

Birla Corp announces INR50bn expansion plans

14 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has announced plans to increase its total cement capacity to 25Mta by 2025, with an investment of INR50bn (US$701.5m). The new capacity will be shared between the company’s existing facilities and those acquired from Reliance Cement. The first phase of expansion will see an investment of INR24.5bn in a new integrated plant at Mukutban, Nagpur, to boost overall capacity to 19.5Mta. A further INR2.5bn will be spent on a third line at its Lucknow facility taking it to 3.6M...

New order restricts limestone mining in Chittorgarh

13 March 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp has been restricted from mining limestone in Chittorgarh and near the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary after a new order by the National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday. The NGT requested the Pollution Control Board and local authorities "to immediately stop all mining activities within the municipal limits of Chittorgarh city and within 10km of the Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary or within the eco-sensitive zone of Bassi Wildlife Sanctuary, if finally notified." A spokesman for the ce...

Birla Corp announces results and starts constructing new facility

07 February 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla Corp Ltd reported a INR270m (US$3.76m) net profit for the third quarter ending 31 December 2018, up from a INR220m net loss of the previous year’s period. The growth was recorded despite an increase in the cost of petcoke and coal. Furthermore, the company’s net sales rose 12 per cent to INR15.57bn in the 3QFY8-19, compared to INR13.88bn of the year-ago period. The company also announced that its RCCPL subsidiary has begun construction of a 3.9Mta greenfield integrated ceme...

RCCPL announces grinding plant expansion

06 November 2018, Published under Cement News

India's Birla Corp has announced that it plans to carry out the second phase of expansion at the grinding plant of its RCCPL subsidiary in Kundanganj, Uttar Pradesh. The project includes the installation of a 1.2Mta third line, increasing total plant capacity to 3.2Mta. The plans are expected to be completed in the FY20-21 at an investment cost of INR2.5bn (US$34.23m).