INDIA: AUMUND consolidates cement industry presence

14th October 2019

ACC Ltd is one of India's leading manufacturers of cement and ready-mix concrete, with 17 cement production plants, 75 ready-mix concrete facilities, over 6700 employees and a countrywide network of dealers and sales offices. For Line 2 of the Jamul plant expansion project, AUMUND India, T Nagar, Chennai, supplied via KHD a wide range of its bucket elevators and pan conveyors in 2016, to increase the capacity of clinker production to almost 3 million tonnes/yr.

Jamul Cement Works is in the Durg district of Chhattisgarh State, and it started cement production in 1965. AUMUND India’s scope of supply for the recent plant expansion included six AUMUND pan conveyors type KZB for clinker handling, with plate widths between 1200mm and 2200mm and centre distances ranging from 50m to 195m, two AUMUND bucket elevators type BWD for handling of raw mix, three bucket elevators type BWZ for raw meal, clinker and phosphorus with centre distances varying from 32m up to 36m, and six bucket elevators type BWG for raw meal and cement, one of which stands at a height of 160m.

ACC Ltd, previously known as The Associated Cement Companies Ltd, was formed in 1936 by the merger of 10 individual cement companies. With its headquarters in Mumbai, ACC became part of the Holcim Group in 2005, and since 2015 part of the merged LafargeHolcim Group. Over the years, ACC has continually placed its trust in AUMUND India, and to date there are over 200 AUMUND machines in operation in ACC plants across the nation. These include 133 AUMUND belt bucket elevators, 11 chain bucket elevators and 59 pan conveyors.

The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Förder¬technik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Group Field Service and AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. The global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of 19 locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America and a total of five warehouses in Germany, USA, Brazil, Hong Kong and Saudi Arabia. 


AUMUND deep pan conveyor feeding cement mill hopper


Raw mill recirculation by double bucket elevator