Ambuja Cements (BOM:500425)

The Hindu Business Line  Jul 24  Comment 
ACC and Ambuja Cements, part of Holcim Group, reported a mixed financial performance in the second quarter of 2014. While ACC registered seven per cent fall in net profit at `243 crore (`26...
The Economic Times  Jun 20  Comment 
Ambuja Cements is a 'SELL' call with a target of Rs 217 and a stop loss of Rs 222
The Economic Times  Jun 16  Comment 
"Ambuja Cements Ltd is a 'SELL' call with a target of Rs 218 and a stop loss of Rs 226."
The Economic Times  Jun 12  Comment 
Ambuja Cements Ltd is a 'SELL' call with a target of Rs 223 and a stop loss of Rs 231.
The Economic Times  May 29  Comment 
Ambuja Cements is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 240 and a stop loss of Rs 215.
The Economic Times  May 26  Comment 
"Ambuja Cements is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 240 and a stop loss of Rs 216."
The Economic Times  May 14  Comment 
Ambuja Cements Ltd is a 'BUY' call with a target of Rs 235 and a stop loss of Rs 216.
The Hindu Business Line  May 13  Comment 
Ambuja Cements Mumbai-based Concrete Futures Laboratory (CFL) has received accreditation for tests in concrete from National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration Laboratories (NABL), an...
The Economic Times  Apr 28  Comment 
The Nifty remained weak for 2nd consecutive session and closed below 6,775 as traders resorted to profit booking in cap goods, auto and FMCG sectors.
Reuters  Apr 25  Comment 
Reuters Market Eye - Shares in ACC Ltd and Ambuja Cements India Ltd fall even as their earnings beat forecasts as dealers say other income and tax credit contributed significantly to their net profits.


Ambuja Cements Limited is the largest cement company in India (by market capitalization).

Business Overview

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.

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