Shree Cement East Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of Shree Cement Limited, has commenced trial production of its new cement grinding unit in Purulia, West Bengal. The unit has a capacity of 3 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and is the company’s first greenfield cement plant in West Bengal.
The plant is located in an industrial area in Purulia district and is spread over an area of 100 acres. It is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and has been designed to meet the highest environmental standards.
The trial production of the unit commenced on June 29, 2023 and is expected to be completed by July 31, 2023. Commercial production of the unit is expected to commence in August 2023.
The commissioning of the new unit is a major milestone for Shree Cement East Pvt Ltd and will help to boost the company’s presence in the eastern region of India. The unit is expected to create employment opportunities for over 1,000 people and will also boost the economic development of the region.
Shree Cement Limited is one of the leading cement manufacturers in India. The company has a cement manufacturing capacity of over 30 MTPA and has a presence in over 20 states in India. The company is also a leading exporter of cement and exports its products to over 50 countries around the world.
The commissioning of the new unit in Purulia is a part of Shree Cement Limited’s expansion plans. The company plans to invest over Rs 10,000 crore in the next five years to expand its production capacity and reach new markets.
The expansion of Shree Cement Limited is in line with the growing demand for cement in India. The demand for cement is expected to grow at a CAGR of 7% in the next five years. The growth in demand is being driven by the government’s infrastructure development initiatives and the growth of the housing sector.
The commissioning of the new unit in Purulia is a positive development for the Indian cement industry. It will help to meet the growing demand for cement in India and will also boost the economic development of the eastern region.