VICAT Group announces its green field Gulbarga cement plant....
Hyderabad, Wednesday, January 16, 2013: Vicat Group, a premium international cement manufacturer announces first line of commercial dispatch of 27.5 lakh tones per annum from its green-field cement plant in Chatrasala Village, Gulbarga District, Karnataka. The Gulbarga plant will have a total capacity of 82.5 lakh tones and out of which the first line dispatch starts today. The first dispatches of cement from plant was graced by Dr. S Anand Reddy, Chairman Vicat Sagar Cement Pvt.Ltd. and Mr. Gilles du MANOIR, Country Head- India Vicat Group.
The cement from this plant will be marketed under the premium brand name of Bharathi Cement. The cement from the Gulbarga plant will be used for domestic consumption, the focus markets being North Andhra Pradesh, North Karnataka and Maharashtra. The plant is in close proximity of cities like Hyderabad, Pune and Mumbai.
The Gulbarga plant is well connected by road and linked to rail network to all major cities in the country. The plant also has all facilities to supply cement in packing capability and bulk cement loading facility. The plant complies with all Indian and international Environmental Social and Safety Standards.
The Gulberga plant has been built as a joint venture between Vicat Group France and Sagar Cements. Vicat Group already has a joint venture (Bharathi Cement), in Kadapa district (A.P) with 5 million tones capacity which has been in operation since 2009. With this announcement Vicat Group's cement capacity in the country has gone up to 7.75 million tones per annum making it amongst the top premium cement producers in south India.