Dilip Bangad, Proprietor, Alok Distributors
We are one of the leading cement distributors in Pune, offering major brands like Vasavdatta, Ultratech, ACC, J K Cement, Bharathi, etc, since 17 years now.
In Pune, our largest selling brand is Vasavdatta Cement from the B K Birla Group of Companies. Most of the builder's contractors and architects prefer OPC 43 & 53 grades of cement.
The institutional sale is around 70 per cent of our total sale. Our current sale volume is around 15,000 to 16,000 mt per month, which we expect it to rise by 3,000 to 4,000 mt per month in the near future.
Cement companies that assure product quality, timely delivery, offer lab- testing report of cement are preferred by our customers. Apart from these, there are other sales promotional services offered by the companies directly to the consumer.
One of the issues that concern us is unavailability of rail wagons as it leads to a delay in the arrival of the product. At such times, manufacturers make up the shortfall by sending cement by road.