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Introduction

The Cement Is A Binder, A Substance Used


In Construction That Sets And Hardens
And Can Bind Other Materials Together.
The Indian Cement Industry Is The Second
Largest In The World After China.
Cements Used In Construction Can Be
Characterized
i. Hydraulic Lime Plaster
ii. Non - Hydraulic Lime Plaster

Introduction
The biggest player in Indian cement industry is
UltraTech Cement which was Founded in 1857 by
Aditiya Birla Group.
The group started its cement business in 1983 and
named the brand UltraTect Cement.
As much as 6.4 crore tonnes of grey cement is
churned out by UltraTect Cement every year.
According To July 2015, the market Capitalization of
UltraTech Cement was valued at Rs. 85,363.84 Cr

History
The Romans Found That Cement Could
Be Made By Adding Crushed Volcanic
Ash To Lime And Was Later Called A
Pozollanic Cement Which Was Used
For The Construction Of Harbours.
Later The Greeks Started Using
Calcined Gypsum As A Cement And Then
The Use Of Cement Kept Flourishing To
Various Places

History
Joseph Aspdin of England is credited
with the invention of modern
Portland cement.

Recent trends
Though The Cement Industry Has Been
In Existence Since 1914, Appreciable
Growth In The Cement Production Has
Been Witnessed Only After The
Introduction Of Partial Decontrol In
1982 Culminating In Total Decontrol In
1989 And Delicensing In 1991.

With The Implementation Of


Liberalisation Policies Of The
Government In 1991 Followed By
Government's Thrust On
Infrastructure Development In The
Country, The Pace Of The Growth Of
The Cement Industry Has Been
Unprecedented.

Competition

Cement Industry Future


Forecast

The Indian cement industry is weakly oligopolistic


in nature on a national level with top 11 to 12
firms among more than 100 firms capturing 70%
of the cement market.

Problems plaguing the


cement industry

Excess cement company


Acute shortage of coal
Cement highly taxed
Steep fall in cement exports

Importance of logistics in
our country
Logistics In Simple Words Means Physical
Movement Of Goods From One Place To
Another.
Customers Expectations Are Met With
Better Quality, Productivity, Safety,
Health, Faster Delivery.
In India, Large Distance Seperates
Comsumption And Production Centres.

FUTURE
LogisticsSector Is Expected To Reap The
Benefit Of The Governments Move To Focus On
Investment In Infrastructure (Especially Road
And Rail). While The Current State Of
Infrastructure In The Country Pose A Big
Challenge , Solution Providers See A Window Of
Opportunities Opening Up With The
Governments Effort To Remove Infrastructure
Bottlenecks And Give A Boost To Manufacturing
Sector ThroughMake In IndiaCampaign.

How will
implementation of GST
help thelogistics
sector in the country?

Implementation of the GST would increase


productivity and raise efficiency levels in the
logisticssector and the overall economy. Freight
times can be cut by 30-40 percent andlogistics
costs can reduce by 20-30 percent. The
manufacturing sector would receive a boost of
about 3-4 percent - a significant value-add to the
economy and more jobs would be created. The RBI
Governor, Raghuram Rajan, threw his weight behind
the bill saying the GST would 'unify the nation'.

How is boom in ecommerce helping


logisticsindustry?

The e-commerce sector is estimated to be worth


$ 220 billion in India by 2025. It is growing at an
electric pace and if the growth of the nation is
any indicator, wealth will be spread out across
the country. The need for qualitylogisticsfor
goods to be delivered to various locations
speedily and a good manner will only increase.
E-commerce needs thelogisticssection to
function. Its growth to massive proportions will
only spur growth in thelogisticssector.

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