Ambuja Cements Limited is the largest cement company in India (by market capitalization).
Ambuja Cements Limited was earlier known as Gujarat Ambuja Cements Limited (GACL). The company was set up in 1986. In this short span Ambuja Cements has achieved massive growth and presently, the total cement capacity of the company is 18.5 million tonnes. The company has three subsidiaries, viz, Ambuja Cement Rajasthan Limited (ACRL), Ambuja Cement Eastern Limited (ACEL) and Ambuja Cement India Limited (ACIL). Ambuja also has a strategic investment in ACC through its subsidiary (ACIL).
Ambuja cement is the first company to introduce the concept of bulk cement movement by sea in India. This resulted in speedier transportation and brought many coastal markets within easy reach. Ambuja Cements has a port terminal at Muldwarka, Gujarat. It is an all weather port that handles ships with 40,000 DWT. The port has a fleet of seven ships with a capacity of 20500 DWT to ferry bulk cement to the packaging units. The company has bulk cement terminals at Surat, Panvel, and Galle. The Surat terminal has a storage capacity of 15,000 tonnes and Panvel terminal has a storage capacity of 17,500 tonnes. Both the terminals have bulk cement unloading facility. The port at Galle, 120 km from Colombo, Sri Lanka, handles million tonnes of cement annually.
The company is expanding its clinker capacity by 4.5 million tonnes, cement capacity by 6 million tonnes and power generation capacity by 178 MW at different locations with total investment of Rs.3350 crore. On completion of all these projects, the cement capacity of the company shall go up from 16 million tonnes to 22 million tonnes.