Bharati Cement’s AP plant begins operations
Hyderabad-based Bharathi Cement Corporation (BCC), a company promoted by the YS Jagan Mohan Reddy led-Sakshi Group, Dalmia Cements and India Cements, has commenced operations from its Nallalingayapalli manufacturing plant, located in Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh. The company had set up the cement plant in September 2009.
“The first phase to supply 2.5 million tonne (mt) is ready for production and the Phase-II of 2.5 mt will be ready in the last quarter of 2010,” the company said in a media release. “Bharathi Cement will initially focus on Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and parts of Maharashtra. It will gradually increase its pan-India presence through organic and inorganic growth,” the company added, saying 50% of the company’s cement will be despatched by road and the rest by rail.
As part of its future plans, the company is also planning to set up a thermal-based captive power plant at the same location and is mulling an entry into the ready-mix concrete segment.