Construction World, UK
It is an exciting time to be in the cement industry in India. The Indian government has announced a spend of US$1 trillion over the next five years on infrastructure, which augurs well for the cement industry. Large cement companies in India have already invested in building efficient and modern cement plants in the country. Collectively, the country’s capacity stands at 320 million tonnes and UltraTech Cement Limited, with a capacity of 52 million tonnes is the single largest player and the most premium cement brand in India. The manufacturing operations span India, Bahrain, Dubai, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. The company’s shares are listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange and the National Stock Exchange (in India) and the Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) are listed on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange.
UltraTech is also the largest white cement (0.56MTPA) and ready-mix-concrete (101 plants) company in the country. Moreover, our new products division manufactures and markets products like Autoclaved Aerated Concrete (AAC) blocks, waterproofing and grouting solutions, and jointing mortars, while our UltraTech Building Solutions division operates retail outlets that offer all primary construction products and technical advice for construction, under one roof.
UltraTech is a member of the Cement Sustainability Initiative (CSI) of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development and works towards lowering its environmental footprint by reducing carbon emissions, using alternative fuels and additives like fly ash in its production process. Going beyond business, UltraTech works in 407 villages around our plants to bring to the people the benefits of education, basic healthcare, sustainable livelihood, and safe drinking water and sanitation.
Says Mr. O. P. Puranmalka, Whole time Director, UltraTech Cement Limited, “The march of technology and industry must be matched by a social and spiritual evolution. At UltraTech, our unswerving focus on incorporating our values and applying the concept of trusteeship in our business decisions, will deliver growth that is beneficial to all stakeholders.”
UltraTech is the cement major of Aditya Birla Group, a premium conglomerate in India that operates in businesses such as metals, chemicals, carbon black, textiles and apparel, financial services, BPO and telecom.