Our Essence

Our Essence

The year 1939 saw the establishment of one of India's first cement plants with an installed capacity of 250 tonne cement per day-we as DCBL had just arrived. The plant today has grown by manifolds in terms of capacity. We as a group too have expanded both in terms of vision as well as business interests ranging from harnessing of the bounty of iron-ore and magnesite in the country, Travel and export activities. These diversifications were an effort to build and contribute to the development of basic industrial materials. The year 1993 saw us foraying into the Sugar business with an installed capacity of 2500 TCD. Today alongwith the Cement business, Sugar business is one of the key growth engines of DCBL.

Apart from establishing our footprints across various business segments we have also kept up our pace of excellence. In 1993, DCBL became the first company in South India to obtain ISO 9002 certification and second in the country among the Indian Cement Plants. In 2004, we became an ISO 14001 Certified company. Our efforts in sustaining growth with responsibility have merited us many notable awards for Energy Conservation & Efficiency, Safety, Health & Environment issues from the Government and other reputed agencies.

Today, we stand as one of the most profitable players in the cement  industry, with sustainable high margins and strong financials backing our efforts. Our vision which balanced the changing needs with our corporate imperatives, our organization has grown over the years taking us to new heights and building onto our strengths. Today we stand on a strong foundation of high organizational values and business ethics through which we have cemented our growth.

Our business has year on year moved up the value chain with a consistent record of making profits and paying dividends, making the company financially strong and stable. With a total income of over Rs 2194 crores DCBL has business interests in two major segments, Cement and Sugar. Our objective is to grow further and be among the top manufacturing industries today. In this course, our cement business has grown with an increased production capacity from 1.5 million tonnes [MT] in the past to the current installed capacity of 9 MT. Also our sugar business since its commencement in 1994, has grown to have three Integrated Sugar Mills in the State of Uttar Pradesh with total installed capacity of 22,500 tonnes of cane crush per day leading to sugar manufacturing of about 300,000 MT per annum, distillery capacity of 80 KL per day & cogeneration facility. With the launch and commencement of its two Greenfield projects in the Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh and Ariyalur in Tamil Nadu with a total 5MN tonnes capacity, DCBL has expanded its cement footprint in the Southern India. DCBL also holds a stake of 45.4 % in OCL India Ltd., a major cement Player in the Eastern Region. Dalmia Cement now controls a cement capacity of 21.8 million tonnes & has a strong presence in Southern & Eastern Regions of the Country. This parabolic growth in last few years is a testament of our determination to grow into a leadership position.

Our aim is to sustain the growth that we have witnessed for the past years as well as forge ahead with the ambitious plan we have envisioned for ourselves with the help of professional Management team under the guidance of the experienced promoters of the Group.

Quality of our products and Innovation is what has made us, unique in the Indian Cement Industry. We have given India several vital projects from dams to critical defense installations and created special cements for special applications with newer and innovative technologies. This spirit of innovation has fuelled the development of specialty cements for special needs, – which includes strengthening Airstrips, concretizing Railway Sleepers, cementing Oil Wells, etc. In this journey of success we have always been the benchmark of the latest and best technology with an endurance to achieve noteworthy milestones.

The homegrown talent of its people has fueled the commendable growth of the company. DCBL has been and is committed to its people, and considers them to be vital to our success. To this end we focus on creating opportunities for growth and diversity for all our employees. We foster an environment that is supportive of their personal and professional development, so that they may maximise the opportunity to achieve their career goals.

Being a value based organization our approach has been based on our guiding principles of mutual respect, dignity, responsibility, ownership, commitment, honesty, initiative, innovation, collaboration, and faith. This strong foundation is what has been leveraged for attracting the best talents in the industry for decades to be part of the success and growth. Looking ahead, the company expects to create leaders at every level, and evolve the company into a high productivity organization based on its strong ethos. We aspire to create an organization that will continue to lead and strive to meet the expectations of its customers, employees and shareholders for generations to come.

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