UltraTech Cement Limited, a part of the Aditya Birla Group, is the largest manufacturer of cement in India and ranks among the world’s leading cement makers. The company has a consolidated capacity* of 102.75 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of grey cement. It operates 20 integrated units, 26 grinding units, seven bulk terminals and one clinkerisation plant for grey cement, one integrated white cement unit, two wallcare putty plants and over 100 RMC plants.
A focus on new product development, productivity enhancement, reduction in energy consumption and environmental impact have been major drivers for R&D at UltraTech. R&D centres are the hub of product and process innovation in the manufacturing industry, including cement. The ability of R&D to integrate product and process innovation across all domains of cement and concrete manufacturing practices makes it a valued partner for UltraTech Cement in its business growth trajectory.
UltraTech Research and Development division which has developed several innovative products to improve the sustainability quotient of the construction value chain while also providing multiple benefits to end customers. One of our latest offerings, UltraTech Premium. It is a Portland composite cement which requires 57% less clinker, 52% less thermal energy and 34% less electrical energy in comparison to Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) for its production. The CO2 emission rate of UltraTech Premium is 56% lower than that of OPC.
In 2018, UltraTech filed four patents for products which require less natural resources such as fossil fuels and limestone as compared to conventional products. These products will eventually help to save water and utilize waste from other industries resulting in lower environmental footprint.
The Research & Development (R&D) Centre at UltraTech Cement also received accreditation from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL) in 2018. The accreditation of our R&D Centre is expected to further strengthen customer confidence and satisfaction, and reinforce our brand value.