04 April 2020

Interaction-R K Sharma, ED, AMCL Machinery

We believe in cost effective solutions and prompt service to our customers

AMCL Machinery Limited is a group company of Hindustan National Glass Industries Limited, a leading manufacturer of container and float glass in the country. The Mumbai headquartered firm is a complete solutions provider in optimisation and upgradation of projects related to cement plants. The company is in the business of design, manufacturing, supply and installation of Vertical Roller Pre-Grinding Mill, Tri-Lobe Blowers. R K SHARMA, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMCL MACHINERY LTD offered CONSTRUCTION OPPORTUNITIES an understanding of his company’s performance and plans going forward.


What are the range of products – manufactured by your firm with reference to the cement sector?

We are specialised in manufacturing Vertical Roller Pre-grinding Mills (VRPM) to reduce the specific power consumption substantially.  In addition, we are also supplying Roll Press system in collaboration with CNBM (Hefei) for the applications of Cement grinding including slag. We are also the solution provider for coal grinding, handling and conveying systems.



What are the current requirements for your products in India’s cement sector?

We are undertaking upgradation projects for existing cement grinding units with Ball Mill configuration to increase the capacity by 50-70% and reduce the power consumption by 5-7kwh/ton.  Our focus area is to supply split grinding units where we are offering the optimum solution for the complete grinding Units.



Tell us about your manufacturing units, their current capacities and investments? What is the emphasis you place on environment and sustainability?

We have a State of the Art manufacturing unit at Butibori (Nagpur) wherein we are manufacturing our products.  In addition to that, we have a well-developed vendor base to cater to our requirements.  We are giving due emphasis to the environment protection as this is the key to the sustainability. Our VRPM products are basically to reduce the power consumption of the existing Units which will help in reducing the carbon footprints. 



What is the present growth trend witnessed in the cement market? Give us an assessment on the demand-supply scenario in the cement sector in India?

At present there is a cement surplus scenario in the country.  With the renewed thrust on infrastructure projects and housing sector the situation is likely to be changed sometime in the middle of 2017.



As a company, give us a sense of the emphasis you have placed on R&D, innovation and sustainability.

We are giving lot of emphasis on research & development and are indigenously developing various options for Static Separator and Pneumatic Conveying systems. 



What are the USP’s of your products visa-vis competition?

We believe in cost effective solutions and prompt service to our customers.



Tell us about the challenges faced by manufacturers like you while introducing/marketing any new products into the market? To what extent is cost a deterrent?

We are facing competition due to cheap imports from China.  Now the trend is reversing as the Indian customers have realized the value of after sales service and spare parts apart from the quality concerns.



How do you expect the market to shape up for the cement sector in India? What are the new products you plan to launch in the near future?

The trend is going to be for energy efficient Plants.  The maximum savings are possible through upgradation of Ball Mills used for cement grinding.  We can contribute significantly in this vital area.

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