Dalmia Cement Commences Commercial Production from Kadapa plant

To produce 2.50 Million Tonnes of Dalmia brand OPC and Dalmia Vajram brand (PPC ) Cement
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March 6, 2009 - PRLog -- Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd (DCBL) announced the commencement of commercial production of the 2.50 Million tonnes Greenfield cement project at Chinnakomerla Village, Jammalamadugu, Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh.   The project has been completed in  a record time  of  22 months  and will  add to  DCBL’s current installed capacity  of 3.5 million tonnes  at Dalmiapuram in Tamilnadu. The new plant will produce 43 and 53 grade Dalmia brand Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and Dalmia Vajram (Portland Pozzolana Cement - PPC) varieties.

Sharing with media the evolution of the company from 1.5 million tonnes capacity to a big player in South India, – Mr. T.Venkatesan – CEO (Cement) and Whole time Director said, “We are already well established in Tamilnadu and Kerala Markets. This new plant at Kadapa will help us to expand into Andhra Pradesh significantly besides increasing our market shares in Karnataka. This Greenfield project is the stepping stone for us to be a Pan India player, thus it is important and close to our heart.” Mr Venkatesan has served in the capacity of CFO & CEO with large Industrial Houses before getting associated with DALMIAS

Mr SK Gupta, Head of the Kadapa Plant, who is involved from the inception is overwhelmed with the commissioning of commercial Production within 22 months from the day of ground breaking ceremony. He has an experience of over 2 decades with top cement manufacturers of the nation and is proud to be involved in creating the record.

“On the anvil is the commissioning of the second Greenfield venture of 2.50 million tonnes at Ariyalur in Tamilnadu. By mid 2009 DCBL’s overall capacity will be  over 8 million tonnes per annum.

The state of the art plant with FL Smidth technology from Denmark, is one of India’s most modern cement plants. The overall cost of the project is  has been funded through a mix of internal accruals and debt.

The plant has an adjoining self contained township for the employees, with staff accommodation, shopping complex, first aid centre and other amenities. The project has infused new life and will bring in major change in the socio-economic development of the entire region engulfing the location of the plant.

Mr M Siva Ram who comes with a rich experience of working in multi national cement manufactures and currently heading the sales at Andhra Pradesh is also present on the occasion.

About Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited

DCBL group, with FY08 total gross income of over Rs 2000 crores has business interests in two major segments, in Sugar and ceramics apart from Cement . It has one operating cement plant in  Tamil Nadu currently operating at a capacity of 3.5 million tonnes per annum and now one more at Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh with a capacity of 2.50 million tones per annum.  Pioneer in cement manufacturing since 1939, DCBL has been known for super specialty cements catering to special users like Railway sleeper, Oil well, air strip etc.

The Company has three Integrated Sugar Mills in the State of Uttar Pradesh with total installed capacity of 22500 tons of cane crush per day leading to sugar manufacturing of about 300,000 MT per annum, cogeneration capacity of 79 MW & distillery capacity of 80 KL per day.

The company has charted out an ambitious growth plan, which is being executed by a professional management team under the guidance of the experienced promoters of the Group. DCBL is expanding its cement footprint in the Southern India with the launch of yet another plant of 2.5 million tones at Ariyalur, Tamil Nadu.

DCBL is Head Quartered in New Delhi. It has employee strength of more than 3500 people.

For more information about DCBL, please visit our website www.dalmiacement.com or contact us.

R. Gurumoorthy
Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd.
Phone: +91 11 23465179 / +91 9717004389
Email: r.gurumoorthy@dalmiacement.com

T. Sreekar Reddy
Phone: +91 40 66838300 / +91 9866110032 Email: sreekar@brand-comm.com

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