Orient Cement expects to reach 12 MTPA capacity this year
CK Birla group firm Orient Cement, which is aiming for a 15 million tonnes per annum production by 2020, expects to reach 12 MTPA output this year, helped by acquisition of Jaypee Group’s assets. Orient has three cement manufacturing plants — Devapur (Telangana), Chittapur (Karnataka) and Jalgaon (Maharashtra).
“We had drawn out a target to transform our consolidated cement manufacturing capacity from 5 MTPA few years ago to 15 MTPA by 2020, we are expecting to reach a capacity of 12 MTPA (this year)…,” said Orient Cement Chairman Chandrakant Birla in the annual report for FY 2016-17.
This will help to widen Orient Cement’s regional foot print into a pan-India presence. Presently, it sells cement predominantly in Maharashtra, Telangana, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh. It also sells cement in Chattisgarh, Gujarat, Goa and Tamil Nadu.
Orient Cement has an aggregate manufacturing capacity of 8 MTPA with a clinker manufacturing capacity of close to 6 MTPA.