H.R. report on
Prof. ritika jain
Sal institute of management
Gujarat Ambuja Cement Limited is India’s one of the major Company in the cement industry. Its first plant “Ambuja Cement” is located near the costal town of Kodinar in the Saurashtra region of Gujarat. The area has huge deposits of limestone, a key of ingredient in the manufacturing of high quality of cement.
The plant with an installed capacity of 0.7MTPA (million tone per year) was a huge success with some equipment changing and optimizing the existing plant company had produced 1MTPA from the plant. Then another plant “Gujarat Line-1” again with an installed capacity of 1MTPA was erected in the same area and commissioned in 1992. Then a new unit “Gujarat Line-2” with an installed capacity of 1MTPA was beside the existing plants at Kodinar and commissioned in 1996. Then through continues improvement Ambuja unit and Gajambuja line -1 have upgraded by 0.5 MTPA each. In addition to these plants G.A.C.L. has packing units at Surat (Gujarat) and Panvel (Maharastra). Loose cement is dispatched to these locations by sea-route.
Ambuja has large port facility at Muldwarka, near Kodinar. GACL has seven ships to carry the bulk cement to the packing units. This has brought substantial saving by bringing down the transportation costs, which plays a major role in deciding prices. Bulk cement is also exported to Srilanka, the island Mauritius and gulf Country. GACL has captive power plant comprising of 58bmw DG sets and is self-sufficient.
Corporate commitment for environment preservation and up gradation was conceived at the inception stages of the company with the growing concern for environment and ecological protection. GACL has been awarded the ISO-14001 certification, the international standard for environment management system.
Now, The Company has changed its name form Gujarat Ambuja Cement Ltd to Ambuja Cement Ltd. Because Priorly Gujarat Government was holding near about 21% share in the company, but now the Gujarat Govt has sold its share, that’s why the company has removed Gujarat from its name.
HISTORY AND DEVELOPMENT OF ACL
The rapid growth of the Indian economy has developed the basic industries like cement, iron and steel and fertilizers have prospered. This is also a result of the govt.’s incentives of developing such industries. At the time of the installation of this plant, there was not any cutthroat competition in the cement industry.
Thus, the above mentioned are the main reason, which encouraged this organization to enter into the cement industry. The GUJARAT AMBUJA CEMENT LTD. is a company, which has been promoted by the GUJARAT INDUSTRIAL AND INVESTMENT CORPORATION LTD. In coordination with the SEKHSARIA GROUP. Originally, the project was planned to be located near MAHUVA, District BHAVNAGAR.
All the primary procedure was completed land acquisition procedures were also completed in early May 1984. But the management due to non-corporation could not take the possession of the land and legal proceeding by the villagers compelled the management to change the planned project. Due to this management decided to locate the project at village VADNAGAR, Taluka -KODINAR in JUNAGADH District.
Immediately after taking this decision the management purchased the land for both factory building and housing colony at the new site. Gujarat Electricity Board had agreed to provide 19 M.V.A power for the plant and the construction of the double circuit 132kw feeder. Railway agreed to provide the railway siding facilities from Kodinar to Vadnagar, the plant site. In November 1984 the civil work commenced. The construction of the plants started in March 1985 and was competed in August 1986. KRUPP...