Expands in South to meet the growing demand in the region
Initiative aligns with Dalmia Bharat’s growth plans to achieve a total capacity of 110-130 million tonnes by 2031
Mumbai, August 3, 2023: Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL), a leading Indian cement major under its wholly owned subsidiary Dalmia Bharat Green Vision Limited (DBGVL) announced the commencement of commercial production at its new Greenfield Cement Grinding unit in Sattur, Tamil Nadu. This new unit adds 2.0 million tons of cement capacity to the company’s overall installed capacity, bringing it to a total of 43.7 million tons. With an investment of Rs.686 crores, the new cement grinding unit will produce cement, supported for the clinker requirements from the existing Integrated plants in Tamil Nadu. This strategic move is part of the company’s plan to strengthen its market presence in the South and to cater to the growing demand in the region.
Dalmia Bharat’s strong bond with the region is rooted in its legacy, as the company’s first cement plant was established in Dalmiapuram, setting its foundation in the industry. The new cement grinding unit is equipped with the latest advancements in environmental-friendly technology for low carbon footprint. A 16 MW solar power capacity installation is in process to support its renewable energy initiative. With advanced automation and digitalization systems, the plant ensures higher operational efficiency and enhanced safety measures.
Commenting on the company’s expansion plans, Mr. Puneet Dalmia, Managing Director, Dalmia Bharat Limited, said, “Amidst a robust real estate cycle and a sustained push by the Government on infrastructure, we find ourselves in a dynamic and strong demand environment. South is a fast-growing market and we are expanding our capacity to meet the rising cement demand in the region.”
Dalmia Bharat has long-term growth and investment strategy aimed at expanding its installed cement capacity to a substantial 110-130 million tonnes by the year 2030-31. The company’s growth approach includes a judicious combination of organic and inorganic opportunities, with a focus on a well-planned and cost-effective organic route.
About Dalmia Bharat:
Founded in 1939, Dalmia Bharat Limited (DBL) (BSE/NSE Symbol: DALBHARAT) is one of India’s pioneering cement companies headquartered in New Delhi. With a growing capacity, currently pegged at 43.7 MnT, Dalmia Bharat Limited is the fourth-largest cement manufacturing company in India by installed capacity. Spread across 10 states and 15 manufacturing units, the Company is a category leader in super-specialty cement used for oil well, railway sleepers and airstrips and is the country’s largest producer of Portland Slag Cement (PSC). Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, a subsidiary of Dalmia Bharat Limited, prides itself at having one of the lowest carbon footprint in the cement world globally. It is the first cement company to commit to RE100, EP100 & EV100 (first triple joiner) – showing real business leadership in the clean energy transition by taking a joined-up approach. Visit us at https://www.dalmiacement.com/.