Bengaluru, NFAPost: Vicat Group, a French Cement multinational and pioneer in cement is operating in India for the past 12 years, having a total of 8.6 MTPA capacity in India.

Bharathi Cement, owned by French Cement multinational Vicat Group 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.

Bharathi Cement, owned by French Cement multinational 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 customised tank containers and box containers with liners.

Bharathi Cement plans to serve its key markets of Chennai, South West Tamil Nadu and Kerala from its Kadapa plant in Andhra Pradesh through this new mode of transportation.

Vicat Group India CEO Anoop Kumar Saxena

As a part of this model, Bharathi Cement would be moving bulk cement through standard 20 feet tank containers from its Kadapa Plant to Coimbatore on rakes supplied by CONCOR. As part of this, 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.

For this setup, Vicat Group India CEO Anoop Kumar Saxena said Bharathi Cement would be investing a total of Rs 130 crores for owning containers and setting up a fully automated terminal at Coimbatore.

“This model would help Bharathi Cement to reduce its logistics cost, and 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,” Vicat Group India CEO Anoop Kumar Saxena.

Vicat Group India CEO Anoop Kumar Saxena has informed the press that this innovative step by CONCOR and Bharathi Cement in cement logistics will change the way the 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 a more efficient and environmentally friendly way.

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

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

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