HeidelbergCement entered India in 2006, and has consistently pursued its strategy of growth in developing markets. The Group acquired majority stakes in Mysore Cements and Cochin Cements, as well as the Indorama Cement joint venture, which was converted to a full acquisition in 2008. Following the merger with Indorama Cement, Mysore Cements was renamed HeidelbergCement India Ltd. (HCIL) in 2009. The existing HCIL facilities in Central India were also expanded as part of a brown field project, increasing capacity from 2 million tonnes per year to 5 million tonnes per year at the beginning of 2013.
With the acquisition of Italcementi in the second half of 2016, HeidelbergCement further strengthened its presence in India. Italcementi had entered the Indian market in 2001, through acquisition of Zuari Cement, which had an integrated cement plant at Yerraguntla (State of Andhra Pradesh). This investment was initially part of a 50/50 joint-venture with the KK Birla Group. In January 2002, Zuari Cement took over another company, Sri Vishnu (SVCL), situated in Sitapuram (State of Telangana). Italcementi later acquired full control of Zuari Cement in May 2006, and production at Yerraguntla was enhanced through construction of a second clinker line in March 2010.
Now that the Italcementi acquisition is complete, HeidelbergCement Group has production facilities at: Damoh (State of Madhya Pradesh), Jhansi (State of Uttar Pradesh), Ammasandra (State of Karnataka), Yerraguntla (State of Andhra Pradesh), Sitapuram (State of Telangana), Sholapur (State of Maharashtra), Chennai (State of Tamil Nadu), and Cochin (State of Kerala – 2 locations including a grinding plant and a bulk terminal), and markets its products across all regions of India under the brand names “Mycem” and “Zuari”.
Number of Plants
(As of 2017)