Yet another year was marked by consolidation for the cement industry.UltraTech completed the remaining formalities on acquisitions to reach the position of the top most cement producer of the country. UltraTech is now in the first ten of global cement companies.
The other interesting development for the industry was ACC, a more than 75 year old company becoming a subsidiary of Ambuja Cement though both being group companies of LafargeHolcim.In terms of performance of companies, Shree Cement and Dalmia Bharat have turned out to be dark horses among all the players.
In the year passed by we have covered conventional subjects like grinding, pyro- processing, quality control, alternate fuels as usual but the new additions have been cement transportation through water ways, Green Cements or environment friendly cement produced through different technologies. We also started tracking the latest happenings on mergers through a section called M&A with the intention to provide updated information to our readers.
On the commercial front, we started giving the variations taking place in the price of cement as reported by leading financial newspapers.
In the year to come we will explore the opportunity to cover different subjects which are topical and relevant to the readers. We would also like to make the technical portion in the articles as simple as possible so that the general reader is able to appreciate the content.