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Company Profile Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Ltd.

Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Construction Products - Manufacturer, Public. Ltd. Firm Since 1979 Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Ltd., (TANCEM), a wholly owned Government of Tamilnadu undertaking, started business from 1st April 1976 with an authorized share capital of Rs. 18 crores taking over cement plant at Alangulam and setting up another plant at Ariyalur in the year 1979. TANCEM, as its expansion and conversion activities, set up Asbestos Sheet unit at Alangulam during 1981 and an Asbestos pressure pipe plant at Mayanur during 1983. TANCEM also took over during 1989, a Stoneware pipe plant from TACEL with a view to provide employment to the retrenched employees. TANCEM has, thus become a multi plants, multi locations and multi products company with an annual turnover of around Rs. 250 crores and the authorised capital as of now is Rs. 37.43 Crores. The company has its main objective in production of cement and cement based products and primarily caters to the needs of Government departments. Limestone being the main raw material, the company acquired and reserved enough limestone bearing lands in and around Alangulam and Ariyalur which are sufficient to run the cement plants for decades to come. Hence, the role of TANCEM in the development of state is immense. Products: Manufacturers and Exporter of Cement: Classification by type: O.P.C P.P.C - Classification by grade : O.P.C : 43, 53 P.P.C : Arasu Super Star. Asbestos: Main Ranges Plain Sheets Accessories. Pipes: AC Pressure Pipes Salt glazed Stoneware Pipes.

Construction Industry
Houses, apartments, factories, offices, schools, roads, and bridges are only some of the products of the construction industry. This industry's activities include work on new structures as well as additions, alterations, and repairs to existing ones. (Some government establishments do the same work and employ a significant number of people, but information about them is not included in this statement).

and bridges are only some of the products of the construction industry. highways. commercial. factories. apartments. they often subcontract most of the work to heavy construction or specialty trade contractors. its share has come down to 35%. Construction of buildings contractors. offices. Specialty trade contractors are engaged in specialized activities such as carpentry. plumbing. plumbing. y y y Construction of buildings contractors. or rental agents. Heavy and civil engineering construction contractors build sewers. bridges. Broadly. painting. Specialty trade contractors are engaged in specialized activities such as carpentry. bridges. They take full responsibility for the complete job. Repair work is almost always done on direct order from owners. Heavy and civil engineering construction contractors build sewers. painting. and other projects. and repairs to existing ones. except for specified portions of the work that may be omitted from the general contract. such as plumbing and heating. Beyond fitting their work to that of the other trades. build residential. and electrical work. Although general contractors may do a portion of the work with their own crews. and other buildings. y y y y Working Conditions Employment Opportunities Construction Management Construction Chemicals Cement Industry Cement is the preferred building material in India. architects. roads. Houses. They obtain orders for their work from general contractors.The construction industry is divided into three major segments. or property owners. roads. and other buildings. or general contractors. or electrical work. industrial. and electrical work. build residential. or general contractors. The construction industry is divided into three major segments. it can be . architects. carpentry. Specialty trade contractors usually do the work of only one trade. Availability of cheaper building materials for non-permanent structures affects the rural demand. but in the last decade. tunnels. tunnels. Earlier. It is used extensively in household and industrial construction. industrial. occupants. highways. alterations. who specialize in one type of construction such as residential or commercial building. or of two or more closely related trades. such as painting. This industrys activities include work on new structures as well as additions. Demand for cement is linked to the economic activity in any country. Construction usually is done or coordinated by general contractors. roads. Rural areas consume less than 23% of the total cement. government sector used to consume over 50% of the total cement sold in India. schools. and other projects. specialty trade contractors have no responsibility for the structure as a whole. commercial.

The company has its main objective in production of cement and cement based products and primarily cater to the needs of Government departments.43 Crores. multi locations and multi products company with an annual turnover of around Rs. roads. Bulk sales account for < 1% of the total cement produced. road network and housing facilities. Hence. . the demand for cement will be affected by spending on infrastructure (including housing). the role of TANCEM in the development of state is immense. the company acquired and reserved enough limestone bearing lands in and around Alangulam and Ariyalur which are sufficient to run the cement plants for decades to come.first unit was set-up at Porbandar with a capacity of 1000 tonnes Currently India is ranked second in the world with an installed capacity of 114. With the boost given by the government to various infrastructure projects. as against world standard of 256 kgs Cement grade limestone in the country reported to be 89 bt. a wholly owned Government of Tamilnadu undertaking. TANCEM. Ready mix concrete a relatively nascent market in India.000 crores (US $ 4185 mn) Current per capita consumption . 18 crores taking over cement plant at Alangulam and setting up another plant at Ariyalur in the year 1979.) and infrastructure creation (ports. set up Asbestos Sheet unit at Alangulam during 1981. In India too. growth in the cement consumption is anticipated in the coming year. TANCEM has. 18. 55 . 250 crores and the authorised capital as of now is Rs. The real driver of cement demand is creation of infrastructure.. both in rural and urban areas. 37. This increase is expected to continue in the future. y y y y y y y y Indian cement industry dates back to 1914 . Limestone being the main raw material. a Stoneware pipe plant from TACEL with a view to provide employment to the retrenched employees. TANCEM also took over during 1989.60% of the cost of production are government controlled Cement sales primarily through a distribution channel.categorized into demand for housing construction (homes. A large proportion however is unexploitable. The increase in infrastructure projects by the government coupled with the construction of the Golden Quadrilateral and the North-South and East-West corridor projects have led to an increase in consumption of cement. (TANCEM) . The favourable housing finance environment is expected to fulfill the vast housing requirements. Industry estimated at around Rs. The reduction in import duties is not likely to affect the industry as the cement produced is at par with the international standards and the prices are lower than those prevailing in international markets. Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Ltd. power plants etc).2 million tonnes. as its expansion and conversion activities. offices etc. thus become a multi plants.85 kgs. hence cement demand in emerging economies is much higher than developed countries where the demand has reached a plateau. started business from 1st April 1976 with an authorized share capital of Rs.

With the best limestone deposit available it is able to produce the high quality cement of various grades and supplies to Government Deparments and Public. With the rated capacity of 4 lakh tonnes per annum. It has a wide network of stockists both in Tamilnadu and Kerala. Commercial production was commenced in 1970-71 with a capital outlay of Rs. commenced its commercial production in October 1981. Wide appreciations have been received from various quarters for its ARASU brand cement being marketed in Tamilnadu and Kerala Tamilnadu Asbestos Sheet Plant Set up with a capital outlay of Rs. Modernisation of plant is on. Capacity of the plant is 36000 tonnes of Asbestos sheets per annum. High raised Multistorey Buildings etc. The Unit manufactures and markets ARASU brand 43 Grade OPC/PPC Cements in Tamilnadu and Kerala. this unit provides direct employment 734 people and indirect emploment to 1500 people.05 metres and thickness of 6 mm. Portland Pozzalana Cement (PPC).Cement Plants Alangulam Cement Works Located at Alangulam in Virudhunagar District.corrugated and plain sheets of 1 metre to 3 metres length with a standard width of 1. This unit gives a direct employment to 255 people and indirect employment to . Dams. Major consumption is by Government Departments for their construction activities such as Bridges.66 crores. semi . The range includes plain sheets and accessories. this unit located at Alangulam. It produces corrugated. 6. Virudunagar District.29 crores and a rated capacity of 5 lakhs tonnes per annum of cement.60 crores. Ariyalur Cement Works Commercial production in this unit was commenced during october 1979. 2.Plants . this unit provides direct employment to 787 people and indirect employment to 2000 people. Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) [43 Grade] are manufactured at this unit. Set up with a capital outlay of Rs.

60 lakhs. Cuddalore District during 1962 at a capital cost of Rs.C Classification by grade : 1. 124.P. Stoneware Pipes Plant This plant established at Vridhachalaam.P.C : Arasu Super Sta Products .C : 43. This unit provides direct employment to 72 people and indirect employment to 100 people . Chennai Metropoliton Water supply and Severage Board is the major consumer. O.Asbestos Sheet Main Ranges : Length : 1 metre to 3 metre Corrugated Sheets Breadth : 1. P. Products . This product is manufactured and marketed both to Government Sector and Public.Cement Classification by type : 1. This is used mainly for Drainage purpose.90 lakhs was taken over by TANCEM from TACEL during 1989.C 2. O.P. 53 2.05 metre Standard Thickness : 6 mm Plain Sheets : Standard Sizes : 8' x 4' . Continuous Chamber Kiln was put up during 1994 with a view to expand its Capacity to 600 MTs per month and reduce the cost of production.P. P. With additional investment the total capital cost comes to Rs. Pondicherry and part of Karnataka .12. Kerala. ARASU Brand AC sheet has earned reputation in the market and is supplied to Tamilnadu.700 people.

departments. Virudhunagar district. Ariyalur district. Our Vision : y y y To attain leadership in cement technology. Alangulam.4" to 18" Our Company : Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Limited (TANCEM) was formed during February. Accessories : y y y Serrated Adjustable ridges (AR10) North Light Curve AR9 Ridge Final AR11 et Products .2 feet Sizes Dia . Alangulam Cement Works. 2 nd Floor.: 6' x 4' etc. Virudhunagar district. Our Commitments : (A) On achieving excellence in production . LLA Building. 4. 1956. Ariyalur Cement Works. Chennai 600 002. Our Business : The company is engaged in the manufacture and selling of Cement. 3. Virudhachalam. Cuddalore district.Pipes Salt glazed Stoneware Pipes : y y Standard length . Anna Salai. Our Mission : To produce and sell cement / allied products in the Public Sector so as to have a moderating influence on the market for making available cement / allied products. Alangulam. Tamilnadu Asbestos (Sheet) . 2. its Registered / Corporate Office is situated at 735. The factories are situated in various districts of Tamilnadu as under: 1. Asbestos Cement Sheets and Stoneware Pipes. 1976 as a public limited company under the provisions of the Companies Act. To encourage the use of environment and friendly practices in production and To make available cement and other products at affordable prices to the common consumers and Govt. Stoneware Pipe Factory.

within the limits as fixed by Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). and other permissible additives. (D) Human Resources Development: 1. least social and economic costs. We shall maintain harmonious Industrial Relations and enhance the quality of life of our 3. 2. industrial excellence and consumer friendliness. 4. (C) On Environment: 1. We shall imbibe the latest development in cement technology in the world through purposeful interaction with the cement industry in India and abroad. We shall continue to encourage our Scientists and Engineers engaged in research and development efforts to produce cement and cement products adopting eco-friendly technology resulting at. 2. 4. 2. Produce eco-friendly quality cement. employees. .C. We shall adopt a transparent and healthy approach to market cement and other products thereby setting and example in the industry. 3. Asbestos Cement sheets and stoneware pipes by adopting innovative technologies. 6. other raw materials like Limestone. We shall make available cement and other products to the common consumers at affordable prices by only providing for a reasonable margin of profit. Business : 1. We shall adopt the latest technologies by modernising the plants and plant practices besides bringing about continuous process improvements.1. 3. A. Comply with all relevant environmental legislations and regulations. departments and stockists appointed in various places in Tamilnadu and Kerala. Conserve and optimise the usage of resources namely Power. We shall involve and motivate all our employees in the process of production thus ensuring the highest productivity. 5. 4. Stoneware Pipes are directly supplied from the factory. We shall achieve the highest capacity utilisation of plant and machinery thus ensuring maximum operational efficiency. Cement is supplied directly to the Govt. 3.Sheets are supplied directly to the stockists and through our depots situated in Pondicherry. We are committed to maintain the highest quality standards by ensuring compliance with all laid down specifications. (B) On achieving excellence in supply & distribution: 1. Kerala. 2. Fly Ash etc. We shall develop an effective market net work of stockists and dealers thus making cement and other products available all over Tamil Nadu and in neighbouring States. We shall ensure supply to all Government Departments / Agencies engaged in public works activities at price cheaper than those in the market. We shall continuously improve the Quality Management System by implementing ISO-9001-2000 and through formation of Quality Circles among the shop floor employees by inculcating the awareness. Coal. We shall improve the conditions of the people living in the neighbourhood of our factories by participating in community development projects in these areas. We shall periodically impart training to our employees so as to inculcate in them a sense of national priority.

3. Generally the quality complaints are attended within a week's time. Information-cum-facilitation counters are created in our production units for providing information to the public and other visitors. 3.2.tancem.C. For more details about the company.com or contact the company's Email address: co@tancem. A. products profile and other details please browse www. Quality complaints on Cement. Liaison is available through the Nodal Officer posted exclusively for this purpose at Corporate Office and his office/Residential address are given below: .com 4. 2. Continuous committed efforts are being taken by TANCEM to use the state of the art technology machinery wherever required in the manufacturing system to achieve quality and reduce the cost of production at all possible levels. General : 1. The company periodically conducts the stockists meeting at various important cities in Tamilnadu and redresses the stockists / customers' grievances.Sheets and Stoneware Pipes are received at the respective factories and our quality personnel attend to the same on war footing basis as and when the situation warrants.