Bharathi Cement & CONCOR introduces a new dimension to cement logistics in India


Vicat Group, a French Cement multinational and pioneer in cement is operating in India for past 12 years, having total 8.6 MTPA capacity in India. Bharathi Cement is its flagship and established brand for its India Operations. Bharathi Cement is known for its state-of-the-art technology, superior quality products and efficient logistics for quick deliveries adopting high end digitization.

Vicat Group along with CONCOR in its journey of logistics excellence is now coming up with an innovative and first of its kind model for bulk cement transportation by rail in customized tank containers and box containers with liners . Bharathi Cement plans to serves its key markets of Chennai, South West Tamil Nadu and Kerala from its Kadapa plant in Andhra Pradesh through this new mode of transportation.

As a part of this model, Bharathi Cement would be moving bulk cement through standard 20ft tank containers from its Kadapa Plant to Coimbatore on rakes supplied by CONCOR. , Bharathi Cement is building a dedicated packaging terminal at Coimbatore to serve bagged and bulk cement to its key markets of Kerala and South West Tamilnadu.

Photo: Mr. Anoop Kumar Saxena, CEO Vicat Group In India

For this setup , Bharathi Cement would be investing total Rs. 130 Crores for owning Containers and setting up fully automated terminal at Coimbatore, said Mr. Anoop Kumar Saxena, CEO Vicat Group In India. He stated that this model would help Bharathi Cement to reduce its logistics cost , carbon emission and will improve the service level for its customers. This initiative adds one more feather in Cap of Bharathi Cement Logistics excellence journey.

Mr Anoop Kumar Saxena has informed the press that this innovative step by CONCOR & Bharathi Cement in cement logistics will change the way Indian cement industry transport bulk & bagged cement to its customers.

This model adopted by Bharathi for the first time in India will surely be pivotal for Indian Railways , CONCOR and Cement industry as a new dimension in cement logistics in India. He informed that Bharathi Cement will keep on implementing innovative ideas in cement logistics to serve its customer in more efficient and environment friendly way.

First, rake has been flagged off on 22nd April 2022 from Bharathi Cement Yerraguntla Plant by Mr. Anoop Saxena- CEO in the presence of Directors from Bharathi Cement, Mr. M Ravinder Reddy, G.Balaji, Mr. J J Reddy, Mr. Harish Kamarthy, Mr. Eric along with Mr. R Dhananjayulu – PCOM &, Mr. John Prasad – PCCM from South Central railway, Mr. Seshagiri Rao ED – CONCOR and Mr. Sai Ramesh & Mr. Praveen Garg from Bharathi Cement.

Sanjay Mohanty, Member Operation & Business Development, Railway Board & V. Kalyana Rama- MD CONCOR has flagged off the rake digitally from New Delhi.

(Economy India)