Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Cement in Bangladesh

Cement sector is the largest increase sector in Bangladesh. There are 70+ cement factory in Bangladesh and daily production capacity is 16.687 Million MT. Its growth daily.

Unique Cement Industries Ltd. : Unique cement industries ltd established in the year 2002. The factory is built with modern machinery imported from Germany and China with production capacity of 1800 M/T per day. Unique cement industries ltd. has ISO 9001:2000 Certificate. They have two brands of cement in the local market namely "FRESH" and "MEGHNACEM".

Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd. : Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd started its operation in this country with of the acquisition of the-then Hyundai cement. Subsequently it acquired United Cement and Saiham Cement.
Holcim (Bangladesh) Ltd is affiliated with the Holcim Group worldwide and is one the largest multinational cement producers in the world with manufacturing in over 70 countries. The group has a produrtion capacity of mor than 120 million tones of cement per year.

MTC Cement Industries Ltd. : MTC Cement Industries Ltd established with the tehnical co-operation of CITIC engineering of PRC in year of 1998 is situated on the embankment of the river Meghna. There is a two unit cement plant with capacity of 1200 MT per day. TIGER BRAND Cement started its commercial voyage on july 2001. Currently MTC is on an expansion program in pagla with a small 150 MT per day capacity cement grinding plant.

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. : Lafarge/cement mills is setting up the only modern, integrated cement manufacturing plan known as Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. in Bangladesh at Chattak under Sunamgonj district. The majority of Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. Shareholding (60%) is held by a 50/50 joint venture company bewteen Lafarge and cementos molins. Founded in 1833, Lafarge operates in 75 countries, employing 77,000 people. In 2002, the group generated annual sales of Euro 14.6 billion and globally holdstop ranking positions in Cement, Aggregates & Concrete, Roofing and Gypsum. Cementos Molins is a renowned spanish cement company with an annual revenue of Euro 485 million and net profit of Euro 70 million. Operating in Spain, Argentina, Uruguay and Mexico, it produces Portland and Calcium-Aluminate cement, Concrete and Precast concrete, Aggregates and Special purpose mortars.

Lafarge Surma Cement Ltd. will extract and procss the basic raw materials like limestone and shale from its from its own quarry in Meghalaya, India. A 17 km crossborder belt conveyor will be installed to link the quarry with the cement plant for transportation of raw materials.

A massive land filling and site development has been completed on the 90 acre plant site. The construction and erection is also. The plant will initially produce 1.2 millions tons of cement per year.

Premier Cement Mills Ltd : Started its production in March, 2004, Premier is the second largest cement manufacturer in Bangladesh.
With a total installed cement capacity of almost a million tons per year at Muktarpul, Munshiganj, the Company is recognized as a leading cement producer with abundant supply of raw materials, low production cost and an energy efficient operation. The Company currently employs 216 persons and has an extensive distribution system throughout the country.
Its transportation subsidiary, with three prominent transport companies in Bangladesh, operate a large fleet of trucks to distribute cement products in bags almost anywhere in the country.
The Company was founded in 2001 as the private cement producer in Bangladesh, with a factory in Muktarpul, Munshiganj. The Company started production in March, 2004 with Unit 1, which had an installed capacity of 730,000 tons of cement per year, and would be followed by Unit 2, also at 730,000 tons of cement per year, by the mid of 2005.
The factory is equipped with world-class European technology built in Denmark and Germany.
Within the span of first 5 months, the company has achieved the ISO 9000-2001 certification from TUV, with highly skilled employees.