The Cement division of KCP began in 1958 as a half million tonne capacity, state-of-the-art cement manufacturing facility in Macherla, Andhra Pradesh. It is South India’s 1st dry process kiln with technology from KHD Humboldt, Germany. From the annual capacity of 200 tonnes, we gradually expanded and modernized to an annual capacity of 0.8 million tonnes with additional technology from Fives lille, France and later FLSmidth, Denmark(Fuller, USA). In 1999, an 8.25 MW Hydel Power Plant was set up on the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam right canal to generate clean & sustainable power, and our greatest achievement in cement technology has been the Nagarjuna Sagar Dam.
With Strong emphasis on new technology characterizing all operations at the Macherla plant, we facilitated India’s first dry process kiln of 400 TPD, an installation by Humboldt, Germany, in 1958. In 1962, we surpassed this by installing a 600 TPD wet process kiln in collaboration with Fives Lille Cail France.
Today, our 100% modernized cement plant has a World Bank funded outlay of 36.7 crores and incorporates the latest advancements in technology, such as an energy-efficient dry process with two support kilns, and a five-stage preheater with a flash calciner. The plant at Macherla also incorporates a sophisticated centralized process system using hardware and software from Siemens, Germany. With innovation to help enhance productivity, the company periodically changes, replaces and improves machinery to keep abreast of the ever-evolving world.