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Ambuja, ACC bring Industry 4.0 to India


Holcim Group’s India companiesAmbuja Cements Ltd & ACC Ltd — expects to consolidate its leadership in the Indian cement sector by further investing in Industry 4.0 under its ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme.

Holcim Group’s India companies – Ambuja Cements Ltd & ACC Ltd — expect to consolidate their leadership in the cement sector by further investing in Industry 4.0 under ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ programme.

This transformative programme, which aims to make cement manufacturing more efficient through better plant optimisation, higher plant availability and a safer working environment, is part of parent company Holcim’s Strategy 2022 – ‘Building for Growth’, which was launched globally in July 2019.

The four-year programme implemented by Holcim aims to create a global network of over 270 integrated cement plants and grinding stations in more than 50 countries by applying automation technologies and robotics, artificial intelligence, predictive maintenance and digital twin technologies to the entire production processes, said a press release.

The ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ is simultaneously implemented in other key markets for Holcim in Switzerland, France, Germany, United Kingdom, United States, Canada, and Russia.


Neeraj AkhouryNeeraj Akhoury, CEO India Holcim and Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cements Ltd, said, “As an industry leader we are looking at ‘Plants of Tomorrow’ as a big opportunity and responsibility to place India on the map of global cement manufacturing.”