Rain Commodities (RCL), incorporated in 1974 is engaged in the business of manufacturing cement, Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) and power. The company is the largest producer of CPC with a production capacity of 2.49 nillion tonnes per annum (MTPA). Under cement, company has created brand namely Priya Cement. Presently the company markets its product mainly in South India in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
The company was incorporated under the name Tadpatri Cements, which later was changed to present one on Dec. 27, 2004. Presently the total cement capacity of the company is 3.16 MTPA.
In 2007, Rain Calcining was merged with Rain Commodities. In the same year company’s wholly owned subsidiary Rain Commodities (USA) Inc, entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of the Toronto-based Great Lakes Carbon Income Fund.
The company owns subsidiaries namely Rain CII Carbon India or RCCIL (erstwhile known as Rain Industries), Rain Commodities (USA) Inc, Moonglow Company Business Inc and Rain CII Carbon LLC. All these subsidiaries are engaged are also engaged in manufacturing cement, CPC and power. RCCIL is 100% export-oriented unit located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and produces CPC, which has an installed capacity 480,000 TPA. This unit also operates a captive power plant of 49 MW.
The company operates two manufacturing facilities in Nalgonda and Kurnool in the state of Andhra Pradesh. The production capacity of these plants is 1 million tonnes capacity per annum and 2.16 million tonnes capacity per annum respectively.
Rain Commodities is planning to set up two greenfield CPC plants in Visakhapatnam, India. These greenfeild plants will have an aggregate capacity of 6,00,000 tonnes and will commence its operation by the end of 2009.
Rain CII Carbon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of RCL is planning to set up a petroleum coke calcining plant in China. The planned capacity for the new facility would be 0.3-0.5 million tonnes a year and is anticipated to be operational in 2010.
Rain CII Carbon India has entered into an agreement with International Finance Corp (IFC) of the World Bank to sell 850,000 carbon credits.