Building a better tomorrow
ACC pioneered the super-specialty cements and RMC in India and with its R&D lab focusing on exploring innovative means to exceed customer expectations through research the company has established a strong presence in the Indian market.
ACC is India's foremost manufacturer of cement and ready mix concrete with a countrywide network of factories and marketing offices. Established in 1936, the company has been a pioneer and trend-setter in cement and concrete technology. The brand name is synonymous with cement and enjoys a high level of equity in the Indian market. It is the only cement company that figures in the list of, 'Consumer Super Brands' of India. Among the first companies in India to include commitment to environment protection as a corporate objective, ACC has won several prizes and accolades for environment friendly measures taken at its plants and mines. The company has also been felicitated for its acts of good corporate citizenship. The company's operations are spread throughout the country with 16 modern cement factories, more than 44 ready mix concrete plants, 21 sales offices and a countrywide distribution network of more than 9000 dealers. Its workforce numbers about 9000 employees. ACC is today closely associated with the Holcim Group of Switzerland which owns just over 50 per cent of the company's total equity.
Pioneer and trendsetter
ACC has been a pioneer and trend-setter in cement and concrete technology and leads the industry in the manufacture of environment-friendly Blended Cements namely Portland Slag Cement and Portland Pozzolana Cement that utilise industrial wastes such as slag from steel plants and fly ash from thermal power stations. The role of blended cements in reducing CO2 emissions, and ACC's leadership in this respect, has been recognised by environmentalists. It was first in India to offer distribution of cement in Bulk and Ready Mix Concrete, which has helped change the pace of large construction projects in the country. ACC has a unique track record of innovative research and development, product development and project engineering services. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is a vital part of ACC's journey towards Sustainable development. Safety Audits are being carried out in ACC since 1995 by National Safety Council based on the 5 Star Auditing System of British Safety Council. There is a continuous effort to measure and improve Safety Management Systems to avoid accidents.
ACC vigorously pursued its goal of Sustainable Development (SD) through exacting standards in environmental conservation, emission controls, maximising energy efficiency, the promotion of renewable energy, the pursuit of alter-native fuels and raw materials, waste management, safety, knowledge advancement and supporting sustainable community development. ACC acti-vely promotes the use of alternative fuels and raw materials and offers total solutions for waste management through co-processing of industrial wastes and segregated. Municipal Solid Waste in cement kilns. The triple bottom line is an integral element of ACC's agenda.
ACC continued to demonstrate active concern for sustainability in the construction sector through the use of environment-friendly practices and building materials. Holcim Global Awards, green buildings, water and waste management undertaken by the company.
ACC in cement
• 43 Grade cement (OPC 43 Grade)
ACC Cement is the most commonly used cement in all constructions including plain and reinforced cement concrete, brick and stone masonry, floors and plastering. It is also used in the finishing of all types of buildings, bridges, culverts, roads, water retaining structures.
• 53 Grade cement
This is an Ordinary Portland Cement which surpasses the requirements of IS: 12269-53 Grade. It is produced from high quality clinker ground with high purity gypsum. ACC 53 Grade OPC provides high strength and durability to structures because of its optimum particle size distri-bution, superior crystalline structure and balanced phase composition. It is available in specially designed 50 kg bags. The following table gives highlights the plants by ACC with their capacity.
• Fly-ash based Portland Pozzolana Cement
This is special blended cement, produced by inter-grinding higher strength. Ordinary Portland Cement clinker with high quality processed fly ash - based on norms set by the company's R&D division. This unique, value-added product has hydraulic binding properties not found in ordinary cements. It is available in specially designed 50 kg bags.
• Portland Slag Cement
This is slag-based blended cement that imparts strength and durability to all structures. It is manufactured by blending and inter-grinding OPC clinker and granulated slag in suitable proportions as per norms of consistent quality. PSC has many superior performance characteristics which give it certain extra advantages when compared to Ordinary Portland Cement. It is available in specially designed 50 kg bags.
ACC in concrete
ACC Concrete is manufactured at modern fully computerised plants which have state-of-the-art machinery and equipment by machinery suppliers of global repute - fully automated batching plants, well-equipped laboratories for testing raw materials and fresh concrete, transit mixers, mobile and stationary pumps capable of discharging concrete at high elevations and over long distances. A large fleet of the latest models of transit mixers and concrete pumps to suit different terrains and work sites ensures that customers get timely and uninterrupted supply of premium quality concrete as per their requirement as well as its efficient and timely placement at the work site.
ACC's wide range of concrete
ACC manufactures wide range of concrete which include high strength concrete, high performance concrete, self-leveling and compacting concrete, coloured concrete, concrete made with binary and ternary blends of cements, early strength concrete, fibre reinforced concrete.
Quality control policies
ACC Concrete is supplied in a variety of grades and compositions to meet specific demands of customised applications - from simple requirements for small homes to High Performance Concrete to meet the complex needs of mega projects. Each of plants has a fully equipped laboratory with the latest in testing machines to carry out routine and detailed tests of raw materials as well as fresh finished concrete. These in-plant laboratories are backed by the facilities of ACC's reputed research centre at Thane which serves as a local research and testing laboratory centre for cement and concrete.
This is backed by a vast distribution network of over 9,000 dealers who, in turn, are assisted by their sub-dealers.
ACC's marketing; sales and distribution processes are industry standards. Although we take immense pride in having supplied some of India's most admired projects, ACC is essentially a people's brand of cement with more than 80 per cent of sales made through an extensive dealer network that covers every state in India. Its customer base represents the masses of India - individual homebuilders in small towns, rural and semi-urban India. ACC cement enjoys an image of assuring consistency and of high quality backed by in-house research and expertise.
Complementing this is a unique customer services cell comprising qualified civil engineers, who assist and advice customers with prior and post sales service. This service begins with selection of type and grade of cement (where applicable) to troubleshooting and on-site assistance.