Are you searching for the best cement brands in India?
In this article, I have done a thorough study of best cement brands in India to come up with this list of Top 10 Cement Companies in India.
Please Note that, Top 10 list of cement brands is made according to the cement production capacity of these companies in the Financial Year 2019. Hence, these companies are also the Top 10 Largest Cement Producers/Manufacturers in India in 2020.
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List of Top 10 cement companies in India in 2020:-
Total Cement Production Capacity (MTA)
It is the most commonly used cement brand in all of India, with the Aditya Birla Group being its parent company. The best cement brand and largest cement producer; the company’s total production capacity is up to 117.35 Million Tonnes Per Annum(MTPA) of grey cement.
Ultratech was founded in 1983 & headquartered in Mumbai. The company operates across India, Bangladesh, Bahrain, UAE, and Sri Lanka. The company has a total of 23 integrated plants, one clinkerisation plant, 27 grinding units, and 7 bulk terminals. The managing director of UltraTech is K.K. Maheswari.
Also, Ultratech has a white cement segment, which adopts the brand name of Birla White. The Company is armed with a white cement plant with a capacity of 0.56 MTPA along with 2 Wall-Care putty plants with a combined capacity of 0.8 MTPA.
Ranking fact: UltraTech Cement has more than 100 Ready Mix Concrete (RMC) plants in India.
Ultratech sells ordinary portland cement, blast furnace slag cement, and Portland pozzolana cement under the name of grey cement. And Ready Mix Concrete and range of specialty concrete sold under the name of Ultratech Concrete.
Having more than 22,000 employees, UltraTech is ready to take on any supply. Also, its R&D centre is located in Kohr, Madhya Pradesh.
It is the second-best cement brand, founded in 1979 (Bewar in the Ajmer district of Rajasthan), with the production capacity of 37.9 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTA). It has a total of 8 cement manufacturing plants and more than 5411 employees in its abode. The headquarter is in Kolkata, India, while the R&D centre is located in Bewar and Ras, Uttar Pradesh. The Executive Chairman of Shree cement is Benu Gopal Bangur.
Headquarter: 21 Strand Road, Kolkata – 700 001, West Bengal
The company was founded in 1936. The Lafarge Holcim Group is its parent company, which has a presence in 80 countries around the world. This cement brand has a total production capacity of 33.4 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTA).
ACC cement is equipped with 17 cement plants & 50+ Ready Mix Concrete Plants. It is headquartered in Mumbai, with the R&D centre in Mumbai, Maharashtra; It has about 6700+ employees. Also, N.S. Sekhsaria is the chairman of ACC cement – a brand known for having the biggest cement plant in India (Wadi Cement Plant).
Ranking fact: ACC Cement has 17 cement manufacturing sites, 50+ concrete plants & 50,000+ retail outlets in India.
Cement House, 121, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai – 400020, India
It was founded in 1983 by Suresh Kumar Neotia. Its headquarter sits in Mumbai, India. The Ambuja Cement has a production capacity of almost 29.65 Million Tonnes Per Annum (MTA), with 5 integrated cement manufacturing plants and 8 cement grinding units. The company has about 5200+ dedicated employees.
Elegant Business Park, MIDC Cross Road ‘B’, Off Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri (E), Mumbai-400059
With an excellent production capacity of 16.45 MTA, Ramco has 8 cement manufacturing plants, which include the grinding unit and more than 478 employees. The company was founded in 1894, the managing director and CEO are Venkatarama Raju and A. V. Dharmakrishnan (respectively). In addition, the company also produces Ready Mix Concrete and Dry Mortar products. Its headquarter and R&D center is located in Chennai.
Auras Corporate Centre, 98-A Dr.Radhakrishnan Salai, Mylapore, Chennai – 600 004
The company was founded in 1946. Its headquarter and R&D centre is in Tirunelveli, Tamil Nadu and ICL Dalavoi plant, India. It has a production capacity of 15.5 MTA. It has 8 integrated cement plants and 2 grinding units. The India cements has more than 1120+ employees.
Coromandel Towers, 93, Santhome High Road, Karpagam Avenue, R.A.Puram, Chennai-600028
It has a production capacity of 12.8 MTA and 3 cement production plants located in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, and Maharashtra. The company produces three types of cement, namely Portland Slag Cement (PSC), Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC), and Ground Granulated Blast Furnace Slag (GGBF).
Its headquarters is located in Mumbai, India, and Sajjan Jindal is the Managing Director of the company. There are more than 902 employees in the company.
Bandra Kurla Complex, Near MMRDA Grounds, Bandra East, Mumbai-400 051
The company was founded in 2007. It has a production capacity of 11 MTA and one cement plant located in Nimbahera, Rajasthan. Its headquarter is in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. Ashok Patni is the Chairman of the company, accompanied by over 949 employees.
Ranking note: The manufacturing unit was established in technical collaboration with ThyssenKrupp and Pfeiffer Limited (Germany), and it follows all the international standards in the production of the cement.
17 Old Fatehpura, Near Seva Mandir, Udaipur, Rajasthan – 313004
The company was founded in 1996 and has its headquarter in Mumbai, India. It has a production capacity of 6.25 MTA. Having just one integrated plant, it produces OPC cement of two grades — 43 and 53, in addition to PPC cement.
The Managing Director of the company is Vinod Juneja; Binani Cement has more than 505 employees.
The company was founded in 1959 by Sarangapani Mudaliar, Nandlal Hamirwasia, S.K Birla, Sushil Kumar Tiwari, and is a subsidiary of Heidelberg Cement Group, Germany. It has its headquarter in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Its production capacity is 5.4 MTA. Also, it has two integrated plants, one grinding unit, and about 416 employees.
*Please note that prices given above are taken from Indiamart.com. Rates may differ depending on the location, shop & quantity of the material.
Top-Selling Cement Brands in India
The table shows the net sales in descending manner:
Rs. 35,703.50 Cr
Rs 15,343 Cr
Rs 11,722 Cr
Rs 11,667.88 Cr
Rs 5,146.27 Cr
Which Cement is best for House Construction In India: OPC or PPC?
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For residential house construction, generally, 2 different types of cement are used:
The full form of PPC is Portland Pozzolana Cement. PPC is made by adding the pozzolanic materials with the grey cement to impart better chemical resistance properties. PPC cement gains the strength of around 43 N/sq.mm after 30 days.
Advantages of PPC Cement:
Better Chemical Resistance,
Cheaper than OPC,
Recommended by most of the experts as it releases fewer chemicals during manufacturing and in turn helps save the environment.
It gives a better surface finish
The full form of OPC is Ordinary Portland Cement. It is a fine powder, produced by heating limestone and clay minerals in a kiln to form clinker, grinding the clinker, and adding 2 to 3 percent of gypsum. OPC Cement is found in 3 different grades:
OPC 33 Grade
OPC 43 Grade
OPC 53 Grade
Advantages of OPC Cement:
The curing period is less than PPC, which in turn facilitates faster construction
Less cement consumption while making concrete of grade up to M35
Initial Strength is higher than PPC
OPC produces durable and sound concrete
We recommend using PPC Cement for residential house construction due to the following reasons:
PPC is easily available and widely used
PPC has better chemical resistance.
But, choice of cement may vary due to the following factors such as:
Availability: The choice of cement may vary from place to place due to the availability. Generally, PPC Cement is available all over India. But if it is not available, then one can choose OPC Cement for residential house construction also.
Structural Requirement: Based on the type of structure, your cement can vary. For a multi-story building, OPC cement is recommended. Check with your civil engineer to find out the best cement for your structural requirements.
How many grades of cement are there?
For residential construction, 3 different grades of OPC cement are popular:
43 Grade, and
OPC 33 grade of cement will be a good choice for plastering, 43 grade OPC cement can be used for all the purposes & OPC 53 grade of cement will be a better choice for RCC structures such as Beams, Columns, Footings & Slabs.
PPC cement does not have any specific grade like OPC cement & it is widely used for residential construction.
Difference Between OPC and PPC Cement
PPC Cement has higher setting time in comparison to OPC
Lower setting time in comparison to PPC
Grade of Cement
PPC Cement is available in only 1 grade (Comparable to OPC 43 Grade)
OPC Cement is available in 3 different grades: 33 Grade, 43 Grade & 53 Grade
Use of industrial & natural waste during the manufacturing process of PPC Cement makes it more environment friendly
OPC Cement is not environment friendly as it releases large amount of CO2 during the time of manufacturing
Resistance to Chemicals
PPC Cement has better resistance to chemicals
OPC Cement has less resistance to chemicals
Initial Strength (after 7 days)
Initial strength of PPC Cement after 7 days is lower than OPC Cement
Initial strength of OPC Cement after 7 days is higher than PPC Cement
Final Strength (after 28 days)
Final strength of PPC Cement (after 28 days) is comparable to OPC 43 Grade Cement
Final Strength of OPC Cement (43 grade) is same as PPC Cement
PPC Cement more durable in long run
OPC Cement is less durable in long run
Residential Construction, Mass Concreting, Marine Construction
PPC Cement releases less heat during the construction
OPC Cement releases more heat in comparison to PPC Cement
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the frequently asked questions regarding the use of cement in residential construction in India.
Difference between OPC & PPC?
The full form of OPC is Ordinary Portland Cement & PPC is Portland Pozzolana Cement. While OPC cement is 100% grey cement, on the other hand, PPC contains 20-30% of pozzolana materials which imparts better chemical resistance properties.
Which Cement is best for Slab?
You can go for OPC 43, OPC 53 & PPC Cement can be used for Roofing. Do not forget to use Waterproofing solutions as per the advice of the civil engineer to avoid any water leakage from the roof.
Which Cement is best for Plastering?
OPC 33, OPC 43 & PPC Cement can be used for Plastering.
Which Cement is good for RCC?
OPC 43, OPC 53 & PPC Cement can be used for RCC work.
Which cement is better PPC or PSC?
The full form of PPC is Portland Pozzolana Cement & the full form of PSC is Portland Slag Cement. PSC cement is mostly used in Mass Concreting but can be used for Residential Construction also. Both the cement are good, but PPC will be preferred by most civil engineers for residential construction.
What is the difference between Cement & Concrete?
Cement is a raw material while concrete is a mixture of cement, sand, aggregates & water.
Which cement is best for Footing?
OPC 43, OPC 53 & PPC Cement can be used for footing in residential construction.
Which cement is best for Concrete?
OPC 43, OPC 53 & PPC Cement are recommended to make concrete mix.
I guess this info so far will be sufficient to help you make the right decision during your cement purchase.
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