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UltraTech Cement starts new clinker cooler at Hirmi plant

21 June 2022, Published under Cement News

A new IKN Pendulum Cooler ® has been successfully commissioned at UltraTech Cement’s Hirmi cement plant in Chhattisgarh. The the IKN Pendulum Cooler ® successfully completed its first 24 hours of operation. This is the second IKN cooler running in this plant with the same production capacity of 8000tpd as the one installed 2015 for line No 1.

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...

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 ...

Dalmia Bharat joins the Holcim India race

03 May 2022, Published under Cement News

Dalmia Bharat Ltd is reportedly planning to bid for Holcim’s India businesses. According to sources close to Dalmia, the company is in talks with banks to secure financing for the bid which would add almost 65Mta of capacity to Dalmia’s existing 35Mta.    UltraTech Cement, part of the Aditya Birla Group, is also planning to join the race for the Holcim assets - ACC Ltd and Gujarat Ambuja Ltd – but is concerned that its current capacity of almost 120Mta may come up against resistance fro...

UltraTechCement Ltd reports consolidated sales of INR155bn in 4QFY21-22

02 May 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Ltd has announced its financial results for the 4QFY21-22 and year ended 31   March 2022. The company reported consolidated net sales of INR155,570m (US$2035m) in the 4QFY21-22 versus 142,320m over the corresponding period of the previous year. Profit before interest, depreciation and tax in the 4QFY21-22 was INR31,650m compared to INR37,510m in the corresponding period of the previous year. Normalised profit after tax was INR14780m in the 4QFY21-22 compared t...

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 acquires 29% stake in RAK White Cement

19 April 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement Middle East Investments , part of UltraTech Cement in UAE, has invested US$101m to acquire a 29.39 per cent stake in RAK Cement Co for White Cement and Construction Materials PSC . RAK White Cement reported a turnover of INR4.825bn (US$63.2m) last year, up from INR4.46bn in 2020. The company is registered on the Abu Dhabi and Kuwait stock exchanges.

UltraTech Cement preferred bidder for Karnataka limestone

13 April 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement (owned by Aditya Birla Group ) has emerged as the preferred bidder in the e-auction for the Diggaon Limestock Block. "The company participated in the e-auction of Diggaon Limestone Block conducted by the Government of Karnataka and has been declared as the preferred bidder," the company said in a regulatory filing. The block is situated in Chittapur township in the Kalburgi district of Karnataka, India. It is adjacent to UltraTech Cement’s Rajashree cement plant. The bl...

UltraTech Cement announces INR9.65bn capex for Birla White expansion

25 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement has announced a capital expenditure (capex) plan of INR9.65bn to modernise and almost double the production capacity of its white cement brand Birla White. The Aditya Birla Group company plans to increase the capacity of Birla White from the current 650,000tpa to 1.253Mta, UltraTech Cement said in a post-earnings statement.   The company's board at its meeting on Monday approved the capex plan towards modernisation and the expansion of capacity at Birla White in a ph...

UltraTech Cement consolidated net sales reach INR127.1bn in 3QFY22

18 January 2022, Published under Cement News

UltraTech Cement reports that its consolidated net sales was INR127.1bn (US$1.71bn) in the 3QFY22 when compared with INR121.4bn over the corresponding period of the previous year. Profit after tax jumped eight per cent to INR17.08bn from INR15.84bn. There is a one-time gain of INR5350m in tax for earlier years.  After gaining pace in October 2021, demand slowed substantially in November, 2021 as a result of the construction ban in the NCR, extended monsoons in the south and a few states...