WORKING CAPITAL MANAGEMENT IN ACC LTD GAGAL CEMENT WORKS
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HISTORY OF ACC LTD.
The history of cement industry is the story of civilization from
primitive caves of prehistoric times to the skyscrapers of the
modern age. It is said that the use of cement is from period use
of fire Egyptians utilize gypsum plaster as cementing material as
early as 3000 BC in building their monuments.
Material cement has existed the roman empire joseph
Arpdin invited Portland cement in 1824 after the discovery of
hydraulic properties of time, patented his product which was call
Portland cement. Portland stone which is lime stone quarried on
Portland bill in dorsed, England. Modern cement is outcome of
effort of chemist’s technologist and architects.
Cement is binding agent having hydraulic properties,
which after hydration gives the setting properties strengthening
concrete. Intergrading, clinker, gypsum, and pozzolanic material
in a proper ratio to get protland pozzolane cement manufacture
Cement essentially made up of material containing calcium
silicon, aluminum and iron. Limestone, marl and chalk are major
source of clay shale, quartzite, bauxite iron ore provide silicon,
aluminum and components.
CORPORATE PROFILE OF ACC LTD.
ACC is a very fond acronym in India, often assuming
synonimity with cement . With a annual cement capacity of
over 12 million tones, the company’s operation are spread
regional marketing offices, several area offices, and a
dedicated band of people from all corners of India. Thus in
industrial backdrop of India ACC stands for multi-product,
The companies various businesses are supported by a
powerful, in-house research and technology backup facilitythe
only one of its kind in the Indian cement industry.
ACC has also extended its services to overseas, to the
middle East, Africa and South America, where it has provided
technical and management consultancy to a variety of
consumers, and also helps in the operational maintenance of
cement plants abroad.
In addition to its modernization and expansion, ACC has
earmarked on an all round internal improvement program
through introduction of various world class benchmarking
and total productivity maintenance practices. Through an
organization wide business process engineering, it has able
to achieve revenue enhancement and cost savings by
optimally aligning business practices with customer needs. It
would also result in further simplification of the internal
management processes and delayering and decentralization
for fast decision making purposes.
A GLANCE ON THE HISTORY ON SUCCESS
The Associated cement company Ltd. is known for the largest
manufacturer of cement. So it comes under the leading
companies in India for producing more than 1/4th of national
output. ACC Ltd. company was duly registered under Indian
companies Act 1956, having its registered office at cement
house, 121 maharishi Karv road, Mumbai-400020.
It has 14 cement plants spread all over the country and has
various subsidiaries and other overseas projects. Each business
is concerned with the objective of rising business through
customer satisfaction and continuous improvement in quality of
Initially when cement was introduced in 1914, south
India industry Ltd. started first cement plant near Madras.This
plant was closed down after a few months due to shortage of
labors and lack of knowledge in manufacturing of cement. It has
modernization and expansion projects at lakheri in Rajasthan
and Bargarh and has one project for additional capacity at new
wadi in Karnataka.A GLANCE ON THE HISTORY ON SUCCESS
Many men of outstand initiative and foresight contributed
towords the development of cement industry in India. About 71
years ago in 1936 a number of companies belonging to the
house of Tata Khatias and Kellick, Nixon combined to from “The
Associated Cement Companies Ltd.” great industrialist and
patriot Mr. F.E.Dinhsaw was mainly responsible into a single
The objective of this merger was not to attain monopolistic
position but to make and deliver cement as cheaply as possible.
Mr. Dinshaw added for new factories in ACC group from 1929 to
1936. During Second World War, the cement was delivered as
essential commodities under the defenses of Indian Rule and
though under price and distribution control. The cement
industry gets further impetus under the leadership of ACC.
RAW MATERIAL FEEDING
Lime stone feeding to Raw Mills/Roller Mills is through the
sequence of belt conveyors to different Hoppers. Feed size of
limestone is 90 mm and Mills Scale, Shale feeding is from the
Gantry to the respective Hoppers through sequence of belt
conveyors. Shale feeding is through Reclaimed or Pay
Two close circuits two chamber Ball Mills are performing the
grinding of limestone and Additive mix. Raw Mill is a tube
construction of thick MS plate with steel lines and
compartments are separated by diaphragm for improving the
retention time and transfer of materials in second for further
grinding. Mill is charged with hyper steel balls. Raw material is
first fed to Tertiary Crusher (Single Rotor Reversible Impact
Crusher) which reduces the size of Mix. After crushing the mix
the material is fed to Ball Mill where fine grinding takes place.
The finer product is separated by Air Separator and is fed to the
blending silos and the coarse material is fed back to the Mill