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UltraTech to complete Century Textiles deal by February

23 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech will issue 14m new equity shares to the shareholders of Century Textiles and Industries, which will increase its equity capital to INR2.8bn (US$42m). The deal is expected to be completed before February 2019. The acquisition will make UltraTech (inluding its overseas operations) the world's third-largest cement maker outside of China. Khaitan & Co advised Aditya Birla Group's UltraTech on structuring its acquisition of the cement business of BK Birla group's Century T...

UltraTech's 2Q18 sales rise by 27%

19 July 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd's unaudited financial results for the quarter ended 30 June 2018 reported net sales of INR88.4bn (US$1.28bn), up 27 per cent from INR69.3bn of the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax (EBITDA) was INR17630m when compared with INR17980m in the corresponding period of the previous year. Sales volume jumped 34 per cent over 1QFY18. The company achieved an operating EBITDA of INR929/t as compared to INR922/t in 4QFY18, despite the hike in fuel prices...

Birla White to increase exports

09 July 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s Birla White, a division of UltraTech Cement Ltd, has announced plans to increase exports over the coming years. "Currently, the volume is just about three per cent of our total volumes but over the next three to five years, we are targeting 10 per cent of the total volume," said Anurag Angrish, joint executive president (marketing), Birla White. Furthermore, the company expects to release four new products within two years. "The new products will again induce demand for white ...

UltraTech commissions second grinding unit in Dhar

29 June 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has commissioned its second 1.75Mta grinding facility at Dhar, Madhya Pradesh, with the first entering operation in April 2018. The new plant increases the company’s total manufacturing capacity to 92.5Mta and with further ongoing expansion projects this is expected to rise to 96.5Mta in the future.

Demerger of Century Textiles to UltraTech Cement

24 May 2018, Published under Cement News

The Board of Directors of UltraTech Cement Ltd confirmed that Century Textiles will demerge its 'Cement Business' into UltraTech, in a company statement. "The transaction provides UltraTech the opportunity for further strengthening its presence in the highly fragmented, competitive and fast growing east and central markets and extending its footprint in the western and southern markets in the country," said UltraTech's statement.  The transaction is expected to be consummated within 6-...

UltraTech set to acquire Century Textiles' cement business

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

UltraTech has announced plans to acquire the cement sector of Century Textiles through a share swap deal, which will further strengthen its presence in the eastern and central markets of India. The deal is expected to be completed within 6-9 months following regulatory approval and will increase the efficiency of the company. "The operations will be bolstered by economies of scale arising out of synergies in procurement and logistics costs; creation of efficiencies by reducing time to mar...

UltraTech Cement secures Madhya Pradesh limestone reserves

21 May 2018, Published under Cement News

Aditya Birla group firm UltraTech Cement said it has acquired the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining block in Madhya Pradesh (MP). UltraTech Cement said the land is in close proximity to its existing limestone mines of the company's recently-commissioned unit Dhar Cement plant. The company has won the Deora-Sitapuri-Udipyapura limestone mining site in the State of Madhya Pradesh, UltraTech Cement said in a Bombay Stock Exchange filing. "This mining block is spread over 344.783ha of...

UltraTech moves closer to plant operation

02 May 2018, Published under Cement News

India-based UltraTech Cement has moved closer to commencing operations at its plant in Sonbhadra, Uttar Pradesh. The facility, initially owned by JP Associates (JPA), can only begin operations once certain environmental conditions are met. In line with a state cabinet decision, UltraTech can start production once JPA pays a penalty for mining on forested land. JPA will need to purchase an equal quantity of land and maintain a plantation on it for 10 years, according to The Times of India....

Long-term rail freight rates secured for Ramco and Zuari

27 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s South Central Railway (SCR) has signed a long-term tariff contract with Ramco Cements Ltd and Zuari Cements Ltd to transport freight traffic at fixed rates, according to The Hindu. Ramco and Zuari signed the agreement to ensure fixed tariff costs for three and five years, respectively.  The scheme has been designed to offer customers stability and the capacity to plan logistics for a longer period. Similar agreements have already been signed with UltraTech Cements, India Cement...

UltraTech Cement records revenue increase in 4QFY18

26 April 2018, Published under Cement News

India’s UltraTech Cement has reported a 29 per cent YoY fall in its standalone profit for the 4QFY18 period, to INR4.88bn (US$73.05m) from INR6.88bn. The decline has been partly attributed to a stamp duty of INR2.26bn and deferred tax of INR410m due to a change in tax rates. Standalone revenue rose 36.5 per cent to INR90.02bn for the period, according to Money Control. EBITDA grew 33.2 per cent to INR17.03bn from INR13.56bn, while the EBITDA margin contracted to 18.9 per cent from 19.3 pe...