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Attock Cement Pakistan Limited (ACPL) is a public limited company, listed on the
Karachi Stock Exchange since June 2002. Main business of the company is
manufacturing and sales of cement. ACPL, is part of the Pharaon Group, which in
addition to investment in cement industry has diversified stakes in Pakistan mainly in the
oil and gas sector, power and real estate sector.
ACPL is a member of Pharaon Group of Companies operating in Pakistan. ACPL's
project was conceived in 1981. The project is a Pak-Saudi venture and has involved an
initial capital outlay of around Rs.1.5 billion with a foreign exchange component of
around US$ 45 million. ACPL's manufacturing plant is located in Tehsil Hub, District
Lasbela, Balauchistan, at a distance of about 45 kilometers north west of Karachi. ACPL
has attained ISO 9001:2000 and ISO 14000 certifications from Lloyds Register Quality
Assurance (LRQA) in 2002 and 2006. ACPL is making substantial contribution to the
country's economy and deposited over Rs.2,646 million (US$ 31.5 million) in the form of
Excise Duty , Sales Tax, Royalty and Income Tax during the year 2008-2009.
The Plant's original capacity was 2000 TPD of Clinker and it was the first plant in the
country to be based on the latest SUSPENSION, PRE-HEATER/PRE-CALCINATION,
dry process technology which results in substantial savings in fuel and energy costs
besides balanced plant operations.
With continuous growth in cement demand both in local and regional markets, the
company put up another line of 3,300 TPD of clinker in 2006-2007 at a total investment
of US $ 61 million. With this additional line the total clinker capacity of the company has
reached 1,710,000 MT of clinker per annum.
“The cement manufactured and being marketed under the “FALCON” brand is of the
highest standard and truly the market leader.”
Pharaon Group's sponsor is Dr. Ghaith R. Pharaon, International Investor and
Industrialist who, apart from his financial and trading interests in other parts of the world,
has substantial investments in Pakistan over the past several years through Pharaon
group of companies in the Cement, Oil and Gas sectors. A competent, motivated and
commited team of highly skilled and experienced professionals manages Pharaon Group
Companies. Following is the overview of the group companies headed by the Pharaon
Basically the main objective of the Company is to manufacture and sell cement.
The Company is using the Dry Process Technology for manufacturing of cement. It owns
leased lime stone quarries. The process consists of the following departments:-
(i) Lime Stone Quarry / Transportation
(ii) Crushing
(iii) Raw Mill (Mix / Slurry)
(iv) Kiln
(v) Grinding (Cement Mill)
(vi) Packing & Storage
The major raw materials include:
(i) Shale / Overburden
(ii) Lime Stone
(iii) Gypsum
(iv) Slag
Packing - Paper bags of 50 Kg. each are used in packing.
The Company’s cement manufacturing plant is located in Tehsil Hub, District Lasbella,
Baluchistan, Pakistan.
To be the leading organization, continuously providing high quality cement, excelling in
every aspects of its business and to remain the market leader in the cement industry.
To be a premier and reputable cement manufacturing company dedicated to become
industry leader by producing quality products, providing excellent services, enhancing
customer satisfaction and maximizing shareholder's value through professionalism and
dedicated team work.


D.G. Khan Cement Company
D.G. Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCC), a unit of Nishat group, is the largest
cement manufacturing unit in Pakistan with a production capacity of 5,500 tons clinker
per day. It has a countrywide distribution network and its products are preferred on
projects of national repute both locally and internationally due to the unparallel and
consistent quality. It is list on all the Stock Exchanges of Pakistan.

DGKCC was established under the management control of State Cement Corporation of
Pakistan Limited (SCCP) in 1978. DGKCC started its commercial production in April
1986 with 2000 tons per day (TPD) clinker based on dry process technology. Plant &
Machinery was supplied by UBE Industries of Japan.
Nishat Group is one of the leading and most diversified business groups in South East
Asia. With assets over PRs.300 billion, it ranks amongst the top five business houses of
Pakistan. The group has strong presence in three most important business sectors of
the region namely Textiles, Cement and Financial Services. In addition, the Group has
also interest in Insurance, Power Generation, Paper products and Aviation. It also has
the distinction of being one of the largest players in each sector. The Group is
considered at par with multinationals operating locally in terms of its quality of products &
services and management skills.

Mian Mohammad Mansha, the chairman of Nishat Group continues the spirit of
entrepreneurship and has led the Group successfully to make it the premier business
group of the region. The group has become a multidimensional corporation and has
played an important role in the industrial development of the country. In recognition of
his unparallel contribution, the Government of Pakistan has also conferred him with
“Sitara-e-Imtiaz”, one of the most prestigious civil awards of the country.

Acquisition of DGKCC by Nishat Group

Nishat Group acquired DGKCC in 1992 under the privatization initiative of the
government. Starting from the privatization, the focus of the management has been on
increasing capacity as well as utilization level of the plant. The company undertook the
optimization by raising the capacity immediately after the privatization by 200tpd to
2200tpd in 1993
Capacity Addition
To meet the increasing demand and to capitalize on its geographic location, the
management further expanded the capacity by adding another production line with a
capacity of 3,300 tons per day in year 1998. Design of the new plant is based on latest
dry process technology, energy efficient and environmental protection from particulate
pollution according to the international standards. The plant and machinery was supplied
by M/s F.L. Smidth of Denmark. As a result, DGKCC emerged as the largest cement
production plant in Pakistan with annual production capacity of 1,650,000 M tons of
clinker (1,732,000 M.Tons Cement) constituting about 10% share of the total cement
production capacity of the country. The optimization plan is still underway to increase the
total capacity of the two units to 6700 TPD by mid of 2005 from 5500 TPD at present.

Expansion -Khairpur Project

Furthermore, the Group is also setting up a new cement production line of 6,700 TPD
clinker near Kalar Kahar, Distt. Chakwal, the single largest production line in the country.
First of its kind in cement industry of Pakistan, the new plant will have two strings of pre-
heater towers, the advantage of twin strings lies in the operational flexibility whereby
production may be adjusted according to market conditions. The project will be equipped
with two vertical cement grinding mills. The cement grinding mills are first vertical Mills in
Pakistan. The new plant would not only increase the capacity but would also provide
proximity to the untapped market of Northern Punjab and NWFP besides making it more
convenient to export to Afghanistan from northern borders.
Power Generation
For continuous and smooth operations of the plant uninterrupted power supply is very
crucial. The company has its own power generation plant along with WAPDA supply.
The installed generation capacity is 23.84 MW.
Environmental Management
DG Khan Cement Co. Ltd., production processes are environment friendly and comply
with the World Bank’s environmental standards. It has been certified for “Environment
Management System” ISO 14001 by Quality Assurance Services, Australia. The
company was also certified for ISO-9002 (Quality Management System) in 1998. By
achieving this landmark, DG Khan Cement became the first and only cement factory in
Pakistan certified for both ISO 9002 & ISO 14001...
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