Vicat Sagar greenfield plant in India starts up
The Vicat group strengthened its positions in India by starting up the first production line at the Vicat Sagar greenfield plant, joint-venture between Vicat and Sagar Cements.
Located in the north of Karnataka, the plant has a nominal capacity of 2.8 million tonnes of cement per year and boasts cutting-edge cement technology, a captive power plant and immediate access to rail transport.
In order to benefit from substantial operational synergies between the companies controlled by Vicat in India, the plant’s production will be marketed under the "Bharathi" brand, backed up by its strong reputation and a solid distribution network covering the whole of western and southern India. This commissioning consolidates the Vicat Group’s position as a major player in the fast-growing market of India.
In the future, the Vicat Sagar plant’s production capacity will be increased to follow the expected strong growth of the Indian market..