Vicat starts cement dispatch from its Gulbarga plant
In Karnataka, Vicat Group has stated that its first line commercial dispatch of 2.75 million tonne per annum was scheduled tol start from its green-field cement plant in Chatrasala Village, Gulbarga district from January 16.
Vicat's plant will have a total capacity of 8.25 million tonne. The cement from this plant will be marketed under the brand name of Bharathi Cement and 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 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 (Andhra Pradesh) with 5 million tonne capacity, which has been in operation since 2009.
Vicat's Gulbarga plant has all facilities to supply cement in packing capability and bulk cement loading facility. With this, Vicat Group's cement capacity in the country has gone up to 7.75 million tonne per annum.