Birth Of The Ramco Cements Limited:In the 1950s, investment in Cement Industry was not attractive due to price controls and the massive investments required. Only those entrepreneurs who were not profit-minded but cared for the country's development came forward to invest in the Cement Industry.
Birth of Cement Plants:The first plant of RCL at Ramasamy Raja Nagar, near Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu, commenced its production in 1962 with a capacity of 200 tonnes, using wet process. In 70s, the plant switched over to more efficient dry process. A second kiln was also added to bring the total capacity to 15 lakh tons per annum. The second venture of RCL is its Jayanthipuram plant near Vijayawada in A.P., set up in 1987. The 36.50 lakh ton per annum plant employs the latest state-of-the-art technology. The third venture of RCL is at Alathiyur in TN. It was set up in 1997 and expanded by addition of another line in 2001. The 30.50 lakh tons per annum plant is the most modern plant in the country. Ariyalur plant started operations in 2009 with a capacity of 2 MTPA. It is well-equipped with modern quality control systems.Currently Line 2 of the plant with a capacity of another 2 MTPA was commissioned in 2012.
When Shri. Manubai Shah, Central Minister for Industries in late fifties came to Madras to meet the Industrialists, he called upon Shri P A C Ramasamy Raja and requested him to start a cement factory in TN. This was readily accepted by Shri PACR and this marked the birth of The Ramco Cements Limited in 1961.
The Ramco Cements Limited is the flagship company of the Ramco Group, a well-known business group of South India. It is headquartered at Chennai. The main product of the company is Portland cement, manufactured in eight state-of-the art production facilities that includes Integrated Cement plants and Grinding units with a current total production capacity of 16.69 MTPA. The company is the fifth largest cement producer in the country. Ramco is the most popular cement brand in South India. The company also produces Ready Mix Concrete and Dry Mortar products, and operates one of the largest wind farms in the country.
Ramco Supergrade: Ramco Cements Super Grade is a PPC grade cement manufactured as per IS 1489 (Part 1):2015.
Ramco Cements Super Grade is produced either by grinding together Portland Cement clinker and pozzolona with addition of gypsum or calcium sulphate, or by intimately and uniformly blending Portland Cement and fine Pozzolona.
World over Ramco Cements Super Grade is preferred due to its ability to produce a durable concrete where the life of a concrete structure is given more importance.
Ramco Cements Super Grade produces less heat of hydration and offers greater resistance to the attack of aggressive waters than normal Portland Cement. Moreover, it reduces the leaching of calcium hydroxide liberated during the setting and hydration of cement.
Ramco Cement 43 Grade (OPC 43)
Ramco Cement OPC 43 confirms to IS 269:2015. The grade is based on the 28-day compressive strength of the cement mortar (tested as per IS 4031), which in this case is not less than 43 MPa.