Ambuja Cement: The Brand Story

Ambuja Cement:
Foundation

Founded in 1983, Ambuja Cement was started by two traders with very little knowledge of cement or manufacturing

Ambuja Cement's
Founders

Narotam Sekhsaria and Suresh Neotia invested in a state-of-the-art cement plant in Gujarat and went on to build India's leading cement company

Ambuja's Shipping
Initiative

When the cost of transporting cement by road seemed expensive, Ambuja Cement became the first Indian company to use the sea to transport cement in bulk

Special Port Built For
Ambuja Cement

An all-weather port was built at Muldwarka, Gujarat,  8km from the company’s Ambujanagar plant

Ambuja-Holcim deal

In 2005, Ambuja Cements and another Indian cement company, ACC Limited, became a part of the Holcim group of Switzerland

Later, in 2015, Holcim Limited and Lafarge SA came together in a merger of equals to form LafargeHolcim 

Ambuja-Holcim deal

Ambuja Cement's
Phenomenal Rise

Ambuja Cement had a single plant with a capacity of 700,000 tonnes per annum in 1986

In 2016, the company became a cement giant with 5 integrated cement manufacturing plants and 8 cement grinding units

Ambuja Cement's
Growth

Adani Group's takeover

In 2022, Ambuja Cement became a part of the Adani Group

Currently, Adani Group owns around 63% of Ambuja Cement and 57% of ACC

Adani Group's stake in Ambuja Cement

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