The company is engaged in cement distribution business since 1990. "We have been initially distributing cement in trade-retail segment. We were mainly dealing with L & T cements. In 1993 Ambuja Cement entered in Mumbai Market and we started promoting Ambuja Cements and also other cement companies. We expanded our business to builders and institutions and also bulk cement segments. We always look for innovative products in our industry and like to promote products with bright future", said Vora. The company does not stock cement. They are the leading distributors of Ambuja Cements and ACC Cements. When asked about the largest selling grade of cement, Vora replied, "The ratio of blended cement to OPC cement in is 50:50. But slowly the trend is increasing towards blended cement. We are witnessing more green initiative and LEED certified buildings. We believe that the future is for green cement". About volatility in price, Vora replied that they are affected due to volatility in pricing as most of the consumers are expecting the same price for whole month and any correction in between affects the consumer confidence. "Very high sales efforts supported by technical follow up can improve sales", said Vora and added that the commission and cash discounts should be percentage based so that in fluctuating and inflationary market they will not affect margins. "No, increase in diesel or petrol price does not affect profits directly, but increase in cement price does affect us as our cash discounts are per bag basis and not on percentage basis," said Vora, when asked, whether the hike in diesel/petrol price affect their profit. Vora suggested some improvement in packaging such as palleting of cement bags, which can save loss of cement. To speed up delays as octroi naka, Vora said that automisation of octroi naka and advance payments system of octroi can help save time. "For all excise restructuring by government ultimately, end users has to pay the differences," said Vora, when asked about his opinion on restructuring of excise duty in Budget 2011-12.
Sustainable solutions by Ambuja Cement, ACC
Ambuja Cement and ACC the cement and building material companies of the diversified Adani Group announced solutions to an array of customer concerns while keeping environment sustainability at its core. Examples of this are the concrete mix proportioning solution; designed to optimise the proportions of aggregates, sand and water in concrete mixes considering their unique properties. This helps the company optimise the resources thereby minimising wastage. The company also developed an in-house modular curing solution, also known as zero-water curing. This technique helps concrete slab curing without excessive use of water. This has helped save about 39 million litres of water across multiple sites.
Fornnax adds 430HP secondary shredder to it’s R-series line-up
Fornnax technologies showcased the R4000-HD tyre shredder at the IFAT expo 2023, where the company got a platform to interact with industry professionals from domestic as well as overseas markets and demonstrate the technological prowess of their machine. The R4000-HD is a powerful machine designed to make secondary shredding and steel separation more efficient and profitable.
The machine saves electricity and man-power and due to its design features it is built to make maintenance procedures easier and also lower the wear and tear to the equipment, thus lowering operating cost. It can process various materials from types, cables, e-waste and aluminium scrap. It is built to last 20-25years. With all its features and sturdy built, it is one of the most powerful secondary shredding machines in the industry.
Udaipur Cement Works Limited doubles its clinker capacity
A subsidiary of the well known JK Lakshmi Cement Ltd., Udaipur Cement Works Ltd. (UCWL) recently announced the expansion of its clinker facility taking its current capacity from 1.5MTPA to 3 MTPA at Udaipur. The company, by the end of financial year 2023-24, plans to exceed twice the current capacity from 2.2 MTPA to 4.7 MTPA. The capacity expansion has been funded through a mix of equity and debt; the company recently successfully completed its rights issue of INR 450 crores.
They have two brands under their portfolio ‘Platinum Heavy Duty Cement’ and ‘Platinum Supremo Cement’.
Also known for their commitment to renewable energy and environment sustainability, they have the first and only of it’s kind floating solar power plant of 1MWp at it’s mines, fulfilling 50% of their electricity needs.