HeidelbergCement India, earlier known as Mysore Cements a cement manufacturing company, was incorporated in 1948. It is promoted by HeidelbergCement Group Company.In 2009 the name of the Mysore Cements Ltd was changed from Mysore Cements Ltd to HeidelbergCement India Ltd.
HeidelbergCement, with its core products being cement, ready mixed concrete, aggregates and related activities, is one of the leading producers of building materials worldwide, and it employs around 46,000 people in more than 50 Countries.
In 1962, the company set up its first one lac ton per annum dry process cement plant with an investment of Rs.220 lacs at Tumkur in Karnataka. Later the company doubled it’s production to two lac tpa with investment of Rs.170 lacs. In 1968, the company again doubled its capacity to 4 lac tpa with investment of Rs.390 lacs.
A decade later it increased capacity of Ammasandra to 6 Lac tpa with an investment of another Rs.230 lacs. In 1983, the company set up a 5 lac tpa green field cement plant with an investment of Rs.2,950 lacs.
Today it has manufacturing facilities located at Ammasandra (Karnataka), Damoh (M.P.) and Jhansi (U.P) and has total production capacity of 5.9 million tonnes per annum.
The company manufactures portland slag cement and portland pozzolana cement. The company markets its products under the brand name “Mycem”