Heidelberg ups its Jhansi cement unit's capacity

Heidelberg ups its Jhansi cement unit's capacity

Taking the total cement capacity to 5 million tonne per annum under its Rs.1,400 crore expansion plan Germany's Heidelberg Cement, last week announced the commissioning of its new facility in Jhansi of Uttar Pradesh. The global cement maker, which had entered the Indian market by acquiring Mysore Cements in 2006, had 3.1 million tonne per annum capacity before its Jhansi grinding unit went on stream.

The Jhansi unit's capacity has now gone up to 2.7 million tonne per annum from 0.8 million tonne per annum earlier.

This is the first move towards the company's expansion plans in Central India. With the commissioning of the new mill that has been funded through a mix of internal accruals and debts, the company has increased its all India cement capacity to 5 million tonne per annum, Ashish Guha, CEO and Managing Director, Heidelberg Cement India, said.

Heidelberg Cement is also enhancing the capacity of its Damoh unit in Madhya Pradesh to 6 million tonne per annum. The date of commissioning of the project would be announced soon, Guha said.

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