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The Ramco Cements earlier known as Madras Cements (MCL) was established in 1957, a part of Ramco Group, a well known business group of South India. It is based at Chennai. The company is the fifth largest cement producer in the country. Ramco Supergrade is the most popular cement brand in South India. It is headquartered at Chennai. The main product of the company is Portland cement, manufactured in eight state–of–the art production facilities that includes Integrated Cement plants and Grinding units with a current total production capacity of 15.5 MTPA.
The first plant of MCL at Ramasamy Raja Nagar, near Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu commenced its production in 1962 with a capacity of 200 tonnes, using wet process. In 70's, the plant switched over to more efficient dry process. A second kiln was also added to bring the total capacity to 12 lakh ton per annum. The second venture of MCL is its Jayanthipuram plant near Vijayawada in A.P set up in 1987. The 16 lakh ton per annum plant employs the latest state of art technology.
In the year 1999, MCL commissioned the most sophisticated Ready Mix Concrete Plant in Medavakkam in South Chennai. In 2002, a state–of–art Dry Mortar plant was commissioned near Sriperumpudur, Tamilnadu which manufactures dry mortar, cement based putty and tile fix compound. In 2000, MCL acquired Gokul Cements situated in Mathod in Karnataka whose capacity is 600 TPD. Being a eco–friendly company, MCL set up the Ramco Winfarm in 1993 at Muppandal TN. This was followed by wind farms in Poolavadi near Coimbatore in 1995 and Oothumalai in 2005. The combined capacity of these two put together is about 45 MW.
The third venture of MCL is at Alathiyur in TN set up in 1997 and expanded by addition of another line in 2001. The 30 lac ton per annum plant is the most modern plant in the country.
Today the company is the sixth largest producer of cement in India. It is also one of the largest wind energy producer in the country with a capacity of 185.59 MW.
Business area of the company
The main product of the company is Portland Cement manufactured through the five advanced production facilities spread over South India. The cement capacity is 10.49 million tons per annum.
The company also produces Ready Mix Concrete and Dry Mortar products. In addition, the company also operates one of the largest wind farms in the country.
MCL won National Award for Energy Conservation from Confederation of Indian Industries.
It was awarded the Best Energy Efficient Unit from National Council for Cement and Building Materials.
Madras Cement received Corporate Performance Award from Economic Times.
It was honoured by The Analyst Award from International Congress on Chemistry of Cement.
Good Industrial Relations AwardMine Safety AwardsExport Performance AwardState Safety AwardsVisvesvariah Industrial AwardBusiness Excellence AwardThe Analyst AwardBest all Round Industrial PerformanceCorporate Performance AwardBest Improvement in Energy PerformanceNational Award for Energy ConservationBest Energy Efficient UnitGreen Award 2012 – Alathiyur FactoryNational Level Excellent Energy Efficient Unit Award 2012 – Alathiyur'
Green Award 2012
National Level Excellent Energy Efficient Unit Award 2012
Winner of the Cleaner Production Measures Award