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Business News/ Markets / Stock Markets/  Adani Group targets 20% share in India's cement market, 16% capacity expansion by FY28
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Adani Group targets 20% share in India's cement market, 16% capacity expansion by FY28

Adani Cement also amplifies the pace of capacity expansion and is expected to have an accelerated growth rate of 16 per cent to reach 140 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) by FY2028

Adani Cement business will implement its accelerated capex program through internal accrualsPremium
Adani Cement business will implement its accelerated capex program through internal accruals

Gautam Adani-led Adani group, which owns Ambuja Cements and ACC Ltd, is targeting to capture around one-fifth of the Indian cement market by FY28. Adani Cement business will implement its accelerated capex program through internal accruals and the business will continue to "remain debt free," said an investor presentation shared by Ambuja Cements.

Besides, Adani Cement also amplifies the pace of capacity expansion and is expected to have an accelerated growth rate of 16 per cent to reach 140 MTPA (million tonnes per annum) by FY2028. "Adani Cement market share targeted to be 20 per cent by FY’28 from current 14 per cent," said the Adani group firm.

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Presently, Adani Cement is the second leading company in the sector after the Aditya Birla group firm UltraTech Cements. Ambuja, with its subsidiaries ACC Ltd, has the capacity to produce 77.4 million tonnes of cement annually from 18 integrated cement manufacturing plants and 18 cement grinding units across the country. It had recently acquired Sanghi Industries Ltd.

The group has certain enablers for capacity enhancement and it already has land in possession and some are in the advanced stages of acquisition. It has a cumulative 8,000 million metric tonnes of limestone reserve, a major raw material for the cement industry, " in possession at nil to nominal premium," said Adani Cements.

It has 40 per cent of Fly Ash requirements under the long-term arrangement, which will increase to over 50 per cent by 2028. Ambuja further stated it has "better enterprise risk management" and 65 per cent of the total cost of cement has synergies with a group or where the Group is the market leader.

"Accelerated Growth and Cost Leadership supported by Group Synergies is one of the most important differentiating points for Adani Cement," it said. In addition to that Ambuja continues to remain debt-free with a net worth of 43,000 crore (around $5.2 billion), and cash and cash equivalents of 8,591 crore ($1.04 billion) as of December 2023.

Over the Indian cement industry, Adani Group said it is also expected to grow at a CAGR of 7 to 8 per cent, it said. "Growth will further compound given the opportunities in the Building Materials Industry," it said. India is currently the second largest producer of cement with an installed capacity of 550 million tonnes, having eight per cent of the total global capacity of 6,875 million tonnes.

“Next 5 years, demand expected to grow at a rate of 8 - 9 per cent, higher than capacity addition rate, expect better capacity utilisation," it said. In September 2022, Adani Group acquired a controlling stake in Ambuja Cement from Swiss firm Holcim for cash proceeds of $6.4 billion (about 51,000 crore).

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Published: 12 Apr 2024, 07:53 PM IST
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