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Date: 30th September 2014

Zuari Cement to set up a 3.23 MnT cement plant in Gulbarga,


Karnataka
Zuari Cement Limited through its subsidiary Gulbarga Cement Limited (GCL) is setting up a
cement plant along with 50 MW captive power plant at Gulbarga, Karnataka. The cement plant will
be located 28 kilometers from Gulbarga city on the Gulbarga Bangalore highway. The unit will
have a capacity of 2 million ton clinker and 3.23 million ton cement per annum, expected to be
operational by the second quarter of 2017.
The unit is designed to double its capacity as part of the future plans to cater the growing demand
in the northern segment of Karnataka and also the adjoining state of Maharashtra, addressing the
requirements of one of the largest cement consumption centre in the country. This plant envisages
an investment of 2200 Million INR and will be strategically a very important investment in India.
Gulbarga Cement is in possession of 1821 acres of land; GCL has received approval for the same
from The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board [KIADB] on the 3rd September 2014.
The construction will begin with the foundation stone laying ceremony, followed by the start of the
mining activity.
The foundation stone laying ceremony was held on 30.09.2014. The ceremony was inaugurated
by Mr. Nabil Francis (Managing Director Zuari Cement) along with Mr. Ramesh Suryanarayana
(Director Business Development); accompanied by the local employees of Gulbarga Cement
headed by Mr. Surendra Pattar (Site Manager), other senior executives of Zuari Cement
Government officials and the farmers who have given away the land.
Zuari Cement will encompass a total capacity of 10 Mt by H2 2017, growing to be one amongst the
largest cement manufacturer in southern India. The additional capacity expansion will strengthen
our presence and cater to our market expansion plans in southern, western and the north east
markets. Zuari Cement, innovative cement company brand focused on providing innovative
product solutions and superior marketing and technical support to its customers across the country.
About Zuari Cement:
Zuari Cement is part of the worldwide Italcementi Group, the fifth cement manufacturing
company in the world. Zuari Cement has a total cement manufacturing capacity of 6 Million
tonnes in India, which includes two manufacturing units at Sitapuram and Yerraguntla, along with a
grinding centre at Chennai. Zuari cement is developing a project of 1 million tonne per year cement
packing terminal in Kochi, Kerala and a large grinding unit is also being erected at Sholapur,
Maharashtra.
In line with Groups' global focus on quality and environment, Zuari Cement's manufacturing units
are ISO 50001:2011, ISO: 9001 and ISO: 14001 certified. With over 5% market share in the South

Indian cement market and sales of over 244 Million Euros in 2013, Zuari Cement has chalked out
ambitious plans for the future.
Zuari Cement has been adjudged as OUTSTANDING COMPANY in Cement sector and as a
POWER BRAND for the second consecutive year in 2013. Earlier in 2011 awarded MASTER
BRAND by the CMO council Asia.
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Media Relations:
Zuari Cement Ltd
Tel. (91) 80 4119 4408
Fax: (91) 80 4030 28 44
Email: m.jacob@zcltd.com, zclcom@zcltd.com

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