The cement industry is very prominent in India. Basically, the industry comes under the large scale industry segment. Globally, India is the second largest cement producing country. Here in this article, we intend to craft a list of top 10 largest cement companies in India.
The cement industry in our country has a pivotal role in the overall growth of the economy. Apart from contributing GDP, the industry provides employment opportunity for the millions of job seekers.
The real estate, construction, and infrastructure sectors are booming in India. Additionally, the government initiatives of the development of 98 smart cities are expected to provide a major boost to the sector.
Basically, the housing sector is the biggest demand driver of cement. The sector accounts for about 67% of the total consumption in India. The other major consumers of cement include infrastructure at 13%, commercial construction at 11% and industrial construction at 9%.
As far as the production is concerned, the industry is growing at 5 to 6 %. However, the industry is highly dominated by few large companies. Basically, the top 10 cement companies account for the more than 50% of the total production.
List Of Top 10 Largest Cement Companies in India
1. UltraTech Cement – ‘The Engineer’s Choice’
UltraTech Cement is the India’s largest and amongst the World’s top cement manufacturers. The company has the presence in five countries. The total operation includes 11 integrated plants, one white cement plant, one clinkerisation plant, 15 grinding units, two rail and three coastal terminals, and 101 ready mix concrete (RMC) plants. Additionally, the company is the largest clinker exporter in India.
2. Shree Cements
Shree Cements is a trusted brand in India, mainly in the northern and eastern part of the country. Currently, the company has the manufacturing operations over North and Eastern India across six states. Additionally, the company is popular as one of the most efficient and environment-friendly companies in the global cement industry.
Headquarter: Bangur Nagar, Ajmer, Rajasthan
3. Ambuja Cements
Ambuja Cements is one of the most popular brands in the western India. The company was formerly known as Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited. Basically, it is a major cement producing company in India. Now, the company is a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim. Currently, Ambuja Cement has a cement capacity of 29.65 million tons with five integrated cement manufacturing plants and eight cement grinding units across the country.
ACC Limited is India’s one of the largest manufacturers of cement and ready mixed concrete. The company has 17 modern cement factories and more than 50 ready mixed concrete plants. ACC has a unique track record of innovative research, product development, and specialized consultancy services. Basically, ACC is the first cement company in the country to start Bulk Cement, especially for large consumers.
Headquarter: Mumbai, Maharashtra
5. Binani Cement
Binani Cement is the flagship company of the Braj Binani Group. Basically, the company produces ‘Ordinary Portland Cement’ (OPC) and ‘Pozzolana Portland Cement’ (PPC) under the Binani brand. Additionally, the company enjoys premium status amongst major Indian cement brands with a significant market share in northern and western India.
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6. Ramco Cements – Supergrade
Ramco Cements was founded as Madras Cement. Companys’ flagship product Ramco Grade is the most trusted cement brand in South India. The company has 5 cement plants, 4 Grinding Plants, 1 Packing Plants, 1 Ready Mix Concrete Plant and 1Dry Mortar Plant spread across the country.
In addition to that, the company is the fifth largest cement producer in the country. Company’s product range includes Portland cement, Ready Mix Concrete, and Dry Mortar products.
7. OCL India
Sjt. Jaidayalji Dalmia, an industrialist of the farsighted vision set up a cement plant at the request of the government of Odisha to manufacture super grade cement for use in the construction of Hirakud dam. The company is popular for producing one of the most prestigious brands “Konark”.
Headquarter: Rajgangpur (Odisha)
8. Birla Corp
Birla Corporation Limited is an Indian-based flagship company of the M P Birla group of companies. The Cement Division of Birla Corporation Limited has seven plants. All the cement plants are ISO 9001:2000 Certificate, covering the entire range of production and marketing. Some of the most popular cement brands are Samrat, Khajuraho, Chetak, and Birla Premium cement.
Headquarter: Kolkata, West Bengal
9. J. K. Cement
J. K. Cement company is extensively in the manufacturing and distribution of cement as well as cement based products. The company was founded by Lala Kamlapat Singhania. The Company is the second largest manufacturer of white cement and wall putty in India. Actually, the company has the annual production capacity of 600,000 tons and 700,000 tons respectively in India.
10. India Cement
India Cements Limited was founded by two men, Shri S N N Sankaralinga Iyer and Sri T S Narayanaswami. This is one of the most popular cement companies in the southern India. From a two plant company having a capacity of just 1.3 million tons in 1989, the company has robustly grown in the last two decades. Presently, the company has a total capacity of 15.5 million tons per annum. It has 7 integrated cement plants in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, one in Rajasthan and two grinding units, one each in Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.
Headquarters: Chennai, Tamilnadu
Apart from this listed cement companies, there are several cement manufacturing companies in our country. Most of them operate as medium or large scale basis. And they are very popular within a particular region. We hope this list of top 10 cement companies will help you in getting ideas about the cement industry in India.