Zuari Cement is part of the Italcementi Group, the fifth largest cement producer in the world and the biggest in the Mediterranean region. With net sales of about 5 billion Euros in 2011 and a capacity of 74 million tonnes. Italcementi Group combines the expertise, know-how and culture of a number of companies from more than 21 countries in 4 continents. This includes an industrial network of 55 cement plants, 10 grinding centres, 8 terminals, 90 aggregates quarries and 494 concrete batching units. In India, with its inherent strengths, Italcementi Group's Zuari Cement is committed to give the building industry a cement that is truly international.
As a member of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) Italcementi Group has signed the Cement Sustainability Initiative’s Agenda for Action, the first formal commitment that binds a number of world cement industry leaders to an action plan that aims at satisfying present-day needs at the same time as safeguarding the requirements of future generations.
Italcementi has been included in ‘The Sustainability Yearbook 2012’ - the most comprehensive publication on corporate sustainability released yearly by SAM (Sustainable Asset Management).
A commitment to customer satisfaction has seen Zuari Cement grow from a modest 0.5 million tonne capacity in 1995 to 6.0 million tonnes in 2011 . In 2010,we have expanded the production capacity at our yerraguntla plant by installing a second burning line with a designed production capacity of 2.3 million tons of cement per year and adopting top-of-range technical solutions with a particular focus on energy performance.By this the production is almost doubled and a grinding center at Chennai of 1 million ton capacity was commisioned in May 2011. A captive power plant with a capacity of 43 MW has already been set up at the Company's cement manufacturing facility at Sitapuram.Our manufacturing units at Yerraguntla and Sitapuram are ISO Certified units and maintains the highest quality standards in line with the global quality policy
With over 5% market share in the south Indian cement market and sales of about Euro 166 million in 2010, Zuari Cement has chalked out ambitious plans for the future. This includes strengthening its presence in the Maharashtra, Orissa and West Bengal markets. While technology is just one of its strengths, there are many other factors that contribute equally to Zuari's success. These include a high-level organisation and decentralised quality assurance teams to guarantee the full compliance with the customers' expectations.