ACC-Ambuja’s conservative approach has worked well, but now it might need to step out of its comfort zone
India’s second-biggest cement player has seen sticky growth, but competition has been far more aggressive
Krishna Gopalan - October 08, 2020
After consolidating its position in the South and East, Dalmia Bharat is snapping up distressed assets to gain a national footprint
Krishna Gopalan - March 20, 2018
On Solid Ground
Shree Cement has had spectacular success in the North. Can it conquer the South and East?
Krishna Gopalan - May 03, 2017
Lafarge, you are too large
Competition Commission finds LafargeHolcim's eastern India spread discomforting
Krishna Gopalan - February 12, 2016
UltraTech will have to up the ante in its bid to retain supremacy over the domestic cement market
Krishna Gopalan - June 11, 2015
Hopeful of a turnaround
Companies aren’t sure about going ahead with capex plans or making new hires as they grapple with declining sales
Team Outlook Business - July 01, 2015
Path to progress
Overcapacity in cement and a crash in dal prices bring the slowdown home to Gulbarga
Krishna Gopalan - July 01, 2015
"Renegotiate contracts regularly to keep costs low"
Martin Kreigner, country CEO, Lafarge India, on five ways to keep a check on manufacturing costs
Team Outlook Business - February 02, 2015
Brand Dhoni is super big business but is Mahi overstretched?
Himanshu Kakkar - February 24, 2016