Zuari Cement Limited through its subsidiary Gulbarga Cement Limited (GCL) is setting up a cement plant along with 50 MW captive power plant at Gulbarga, Karnataka. The cement project will be located 28 kilometers from Gulbarga city on the Gulbarga – Bangalore highway and foresee a capacity of 2 million ton clinker and 3.23 million ton cement per annum.
The unit is designed to double its capacity as part of the future plans to cater the growing demand in the northern segment of Karnataka and also the adjoining state of Maharashtra, addressing the requirements of one of the largest cement consumption centre in the country. This unit will be strategically a very important investment for Italcementi in India.
Gulbarga Cement is in possession of 1821 acres of land; GCL has received approval for the same from The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board [KIADB] on the 3rd September 2014. After the foundation stone laying ceremony, the first step of the project will be the start of the mining activity.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 30.09.2014. The ceremony was inaugurated by Mr. Nabil Francis (Managing Director Zuari Cement) along with Mr. Ramesh Suryanarayana (Director Business Development); accompanied by the local employees of Gulbarga Cement headed by Mr. Surendra Pattar (Site Manager), other senior executives of Zuari Cement, Government officials and the farmers who have given away the land.
After the completion of the project Zuari Cement will encompass a total capacity of 10 MnT, growing to be one amongst the largest cement manufacturers in southern India. The additional capacity expansion will strengthen our presence and cater to our market expansion plans in southern, western and the north east markets. Zuari Cement, an innovative cement company is focused on providing innovative product solutions and superior marketing and technical support to its customers across the country.