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Orient Cement hits 12.2 million tpy capacity

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Orient Cement is expecting to increase its capacity to over 12 million tpy this year, following the acquisition of assets from Jaypee Group. The acquisition will also see the company enter the markets of central and eastern India.

The assets bought from Jaypee Group include an integrated cement plant with a capacity of 2.2 million tpy in Satna, as well as a separate grinding unit in Nigrie with a capacity of 2 million tpy. Both locations are in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh in the central India.

In addition to Orient’s existing plants in Devapur, Telangana, Chittapur, Karnataka, and Jaigaon, Maharashtra, the newly-acquired plants will bring the company’s total capacity to 12.2 million tpy. The company is targeting capacity of 15 million tpy by 2020.

“We are progressing well towards our stated objecting,” said Orient’s Managing Director, Deepak Khetrapal, in the company’s latest annual report.

“That this acquisition-let capacity accretion is coming close on the heels of our organic capacity expansion from 5 million tpy to 8 million tpy indicates that Orient Cement is opportunity-ready and prepared for whatever it takes to become a serious national player,” Khetrapal concluded.

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