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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...

Emirates Cement to be sold to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd

09 September 2019, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd (Aditya Birla group) is in the final stages of selling its stake in Emirates Cement Bangladesh to HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd. Emirates Cement operates a 0.5Mta grinding plant in Mukterpur, Bangladesh. UltraTech has proposed selling its share holding in Emirates Cement at BDT17.09 (US$0.20)/share setting the total sales value stake in Emirates Cement at BDT2710m (US$32.1m). HeidelbergCement Bangladesh Ltd  currently operates two grinding plants in the country at ...

UltraTech Cement announces 91% rise in consolidated profit

09 August 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced a 91 per cent YoY growth in consolidated net profit to INR12.08bn (US$171.2m) for the quarter ending 30 June, compared with INR6.31bn in the year-ago period. Net sales increased 15 per cent to INR100bn, while EBITD surged 61 per cent to INR28.4bn from INR17.6bn. Standalone net sales rose 15.5 per cent YoY in the 1QFY19-20, reaching INR96.48bn from INR83.54bn. The company more than doubled its net profit which soared to INR11.99bn from INR5.98bn. E...

UltraTech's acquisition of Century Cement to be completed soon

19 July 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has confirmed that it will complete the merger of Century Cement in the second quarter of the FY19-20. The only pending approval which remains for the deal is the transfer of mining leases, which is expected to be completed soon, according to Kumar Mangalam Birla, chairman of the company. "After the completion of the Century Cement transaction, coupled with the on-going capacity expansion, our capacity will be augmented to over 117.35Mta, inclusive of its overseas o...

UltraTech and private equity firms in talks to buy Emami Cement assets

28 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Emami Group is reportedly holding talks with UltraTech Cement and private equity firms KKR and Temasek Holding to sell assets from its cement business, Emami Cement, which is valued at INR50bn (US$725.4m). The Kolkata-based company is looking to reduce debt and concentrate on its core business. The group is still deciding on whether to fully exit the cement business or simply reduce its stake by disposing of some of its assets, according to the Economic Times. Meanwhile, its cement business...

WBCSD and key cement producers launch Indian roadmap

27 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Major companies from the cement sector and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) launched the ‘Indian Cement Sector SDG Roadmap’ on 25 June at an event organised by WBCSD and UN Global Compact Network India. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) represent a universal framework that establishes a collective pathway for humanity to achieve prosperity for people and planet on the road to 2030. While governments have universally resolved to implement the SDGs, ...

UltraTech Cement appoints Sujeet Jain as chief legal officer

18 June 2019, Published under Cement News

Sujeet Jain, group general counsel and company secretary of Viacom18, has joined UltraTech Cement as chief legal officer in Mumbai. A graduate of GLC Mumbai, he began his career at Thakkar and Thakkar Advocates before moving to Hutchison Telecom. In 2005 he joined People Group and three years later, Viacom 2008.

UltraTech Cement receives approval for 6Mta plant project

11 June 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has received environmental approval to set up a INR25bn (US$360.37m) project in Petnikota village, Andhra Pradesh. The integrated facility is expected to have a clinker capacity of 4Mta and 6Mta of cement. Alongside the cement works, the company also plans to install a 60MW captive power plant and 15MW waste heat recovery unit. It has already acquired 431.92ha of land but still requires ‘consent to establish and operate’ from the state’s pollution control board, ac...

UltraTech Cement disposes of 5000t of waste from railway workshop

29 May 2019, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has safely disposed of 5000t of non-hazardous waste from Golden Rock railway workshop in Tiruchi, Tamil Nadu. Phase I of the project, which began in January 2017, has now been completed, with the material used as alternative fuel at UltraTech’s Ariyalur facility. Phase II will see the railway workshop dispose of another 5000t to other cement producers in Ariyalur. The waste materials include cushions, rubber belts and berth covers.

India’s return to stability

22 May 2019, Published under Cement News

While India’s cement consumption saw a strong double-digit advance in 2018, such rates are unlikely to be sustainable and expectations are that consumption growth will moderate to more stable levels in 2019. Gradual improvements in capacity utilisation rates and input costs are also on the cards, while the outlook for prices still remains unclear despite an upswing in some regions at the start of this year. The Indian market is expected to moderate to more stable levels of growth in 2...