The Aditya Birla Group is the ninth-largest cement producer in the world. Grasim Industries Limited, a flagship company of the Group, along with its subsidiary UltraTech Cement Limited, is a leading cement player in India with a capacity of 49 million tonnes per annum, 11 composite plants, 11 split grinding units, five bulk terminals and 69 ready-mix concrete plants.
The Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Private Limited (ABSTCPL) works in association with the cement business research and development team at Khor, in Madhya Pradesh, India. The overall objective is to improve the profitability of the business. Enhancing productivity, new product development, reducing energy consumption and environmental impact, and technology revamping are the focus areas for cement research.
The research strategy involves application of advanced science, technology and engineering platforms comprising of fundamental process analysis, computational fluid dynamics, process modelling and simulation, process control, process development and laboratory experiments.