ACC is a leading player in the Indian building materials space, with a pan-India manufacturing and marketing presence. Synonymous with cement, it has established reputation as a pioneer organisation that has consistently set new benchmarks with its innovative research and product development. ACC is a leading player in the Indian building materials space, with a pan-India operational and marketing presence.
ACC is a public Company domiciled in India and was incorporated on August 01, 1936 under the provisions of the Companies Act, 1913 applicable in India. Its shares are listed on The National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) of India.
With its experience and expertise spanning over many decades, it have actively contributed to India’s progress. Its success over the years can be attributed to its conscious efforts to maintain enduring goodwill among its stakeholders. It has achieved this with an unrelenting focus on customer centricity, ethical business practices and sustainable development.
ACC is principally engaged in the business of manufacturing and selling of Cement and Ready Mix Concrete. The Company has manufacturing facilities across India and caters mainly to the domestic market.
ACC won a Plaque for Commended Annual Report in Category VII - Manufacturing and Trading Sector (Turnover equal to Rs. 3000 crore or more) for its Annual Report 2017 at the Institution of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Awards for Excellence in Financial Reporting.
ACC was awarded the title of the ‘Third Fastest Growing Company - Large Category 2017-18’ (Cement Category) at the Third Indian Cement Review Awards, held at the 10th Cement EXPO.
ACC was felicitated with three awards at the 58th ABCI (Association of Business Communicators of India) Annual Awards with the Silver Award in Environmental Communication and Bronze Awards in External Magazines and in Social Responsibility Communication categories.
ACC was conferred with the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) held in Bengaluru.
ACC Thondebhavi received the prestigious Greentech Safety Award 2018 in the ‘Gold Category,’ in the Cement sector for ‘Outstanding Achievements in Safety Management,’ at the 17th Annual Greentech Safety Award.
ACC Limited won the prestigious Indywood CSR Excellence Award 2018 in the category of Best CSR practices in Promoting Biodiversity.
ACC achieved the highest recognition of 'Outstanding Accomplishment', under Corporate Excellence category at the CII-ITC Sustainability Awards 2018.
ACC was adjudged winner of ‘Innovation in OSH-Safety implementation–Proactive’ for its implementation of In-Cab camera in truck - a tool used to identify behavioural aspects of truck drivers in response to highly dynamic traffic conditions at the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) India Awards 2018.
ACC Lakheri won the award for ‘OSH Innovation Award-Employee Awareness-Proactive’ for the implementation of Proactive analysis of GPS data and counselling through Driver Management Centres, which resulted in a lower incidence of road accidents and an increase in the percentage of safe kilometres at the Occu
ACC Chaibasa won the award for ‘OSH Innovation Award-Employee Awareness-Reactive’ for the implementation of In-Cab assessment for drivers and counselling on critical driving behaviours during an assessment on harsh acceleration, harsh brakes, over speeding and harsh manoeuvres.
ACC Wadi won the First Prize in Alternate Fuels and Raw Materials Excellence and Second Prize in Environment Excellence at the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Hyderabad Chapter awards, in collaboration with Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) and Cement Sustainability Initiative.
ACC Thondebhavi won the First Prize in Energy Excellence in Grinding Unit category at the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Hyderabad Chapter awards, in collaboration with Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) and Cement Sustainability Initiative.
ACC Jamul won the First Prize in Energy Excellence in Integrated Unit category at the Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI), Hyderabad Chapter awards, in collaboration with Cement Manufacturers Association (CMA), National Council for Cement and Building Materials (NCCBM) and Cement Sustainability Initiative.
The Government of Odisha awarded ACC the ‘Most Innovative CSR Project’ for Vidya Utkarsh, at the Make in Odisha Conclave 2018 in Bhubaneswar, in recognition towards creating a social, environmental and economic value for its host communities in Odisha. The award was presented by Naveen Patnaik, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Odisha.
ACC won the Golden Peacock Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance for the year 2018 at India's 18th Annual London Global Convention on Corporate Governance & Sustainability and Global Business Meet in London.
ACC Jamul was awarded 1st Runner-Up in Large Scale Category at the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Energy Conservation (encon) Awards 2018.
ACC Kymore, Jamul and Wadi were recognised 'Excellent Energy Efficient Unit' by the Confederation of India Industry (CII) at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018.
ACC Thondebhavi was recognised Energy Efficient Unit by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) at the 19th National Award for Excellence in Energy Management 2018.
ACC Lakheri was awarded the CSR Health Impact Award - Bronze, for the Women and Child Health Initiative category.
ACC was conferred with the prestigious 'Yes Bank Natural Capital Award-2018' in the ‘Eco-Corporate category under Manufacturing Sector’ for its sustainability initiatives.
ACC Jamul Cement Works won the 'Rio Tinto Health & Safety Award - for Opencast Mines' (2017-2018) for their exemplary performance in implementation of safety management systems and safe work culture.
ACC won the GreenPro certification for ACC Suraksha Power, ACC Concrete plus Xtra Strong, ACC HPC Long Life, ACC Gold Water Shield and ACC F2R Superfast awarded by the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) at the 14th Green Cementech conference held at Hyderabad on 17th May, 2018.
ACC Gagal won the Leaders Awards-Large Business, Process Sector at the Sustainability 4.0 2018 for continual improvement in the field of Sustainable Development by Frost & Sullivan and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).
ACC was conferred with the prestigious ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ for the year 2017 at the 12th International Conference on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) held in Bengaluru.
5 Star rating by the Ministry of Mines for Sustainable Development to Govari Limestone Mines in Chanda, Mehgaon and Bamangawan Mines in Kymore and Jamul Limestone Mines.
At the Mines Environment and Mineral Conservation Week (MEMCW) celebrated in Dehradun, ACC Gagal won the First Prize in Overall Performance, Mineral Conservation, Scientific Development of Mines, Sustainable Development and Afforestation and the Second prize in Air and Water Monitoring.
From its extraordinary beginning out of a historic merger of ten cement companies in 1936, the journey of ACC Limited has been eventful. Every decade has seen the company take pioneering steps not just in cement and concrete but also in the areas of corporate governance, sustainable development and social volunteering.
1936- Incorporation of The Associated Cement Companies Limited on August 1, 1936. First Board Meeting of The Associated Cement Companies Limited held at Esplanade House, Mumbai on November 10, 1936.
1937- With the transfer of the 10th company to ACC, viz. Dewarkhand Cement Company, the formation of ACC is complete on October 23, 1937.
1939- Work begins on constructing a new building for the company's head office based on a design of Ballardie Thompson & Mathews adjudged winner in an all India contest. When completed, the building - Cement House - is requisitioned by the Royal Air Force for wartime use and vacated only in 1946.
1944- ACC’s first community development venture near Bombay.
1947- India’s first entirely indigenous cement plant established at Chaibasa in Bihar.
1952- Village Welfare Scheme launched.
1955- Sindri cement works used the waste product calcium carbonate sludge from fertilizer factory at Sindri.
1956- Bulk Cement Depot established at Okhla, Delhi.
1957- Technical training institute established at Kymore, Madhya Pradesh.
1957- Katni Refractories business launched.
1961- Blast furnace slag from TISCO used at the Chaibasa Unit to manufacture Portland Slag Cement for the first time in India.
1961- Manufacture of Accocid Cement, which resists the corrosive action of acids and chemicals.
1961- Oilwell Cement manufactured at ACC Shahabad Cement Works in Karnataka for cementation of oilwells upto a depth of 6,000 feet.
1961- Manufacture of Hydrophobic (waterproof) cement at ACC Khalari Cement Works in Bihar.
1962- Manufacture of Accoproof, a waterproofing additive.
1965- ACC’s Central Research Station (CRS) established at Thane
1965- Manufacture of Portland Pozzolana Cement.
1965- Manufacture of Calundum, a High Alumina Binder; Firecrete, Low Density Alumina Castables and High Alumina Refractory Cement.
1968- Advent of computers in ACC for data processing and designing management information and control systems.
1968- ACC supplied and commissioned one-million-tonne iron ore pelletising plant ordered by TISCO.
1971- Manufacture of Whytheat Castables A, K, C and Cal-Al-75
1973- Take-over of The Cement Marketing Company of India (CMI).
1977- ACC receives ASSOCHAM first national award for the year 1976 instituted for outstanding performance in promoting rural and agricultural development activities.
1978- Introduction of the energy efficient precalcinator technology for the first time in India. Full scale commercial production based on MFC technology at Wadi in 1979.
1979- ACC wins international contract for operation and management of a new one million tonne cement plant at Yanbu-Ras Biridi in Saudi Arabia.
1982- Commissioning of the first 1 MTPA plant in the country at Wadi, Karnataka.
1984- ACC achieves a breakthrough in import substitution by developing and supplying a special G type of oil well cement to ONGC.
1987- ACC develops a new binder for use at sub-zero temperatures, which is successfully used in the Indian expedition to Antarctica.
1992- Incorporation of Bulk Cement Corporation of India, a joint venture with the Government of India.
1993- ACC starts the commercial manufacture of Ready Mixed Concrete at Mumbai.
1995- ACC selected as Most Respected Company in India by Business India.
1996- Damodhar Cement & Slag Ltd, Purulia, West Bengal becomes a subsidiary of ACC
1998- Commissioning of the 0.6 MTPA cement grinding unit at Tikaria, Uttar Pradesh.
1999- Commissioning of captive power plants at the Jamul and Kymore plants in Madhya Pradesh.
1999- Tata group sells 7.2% of its stake in ACC to Ambuja Cement Holdings Ltd, a subsidiary of Gujarat Ambuja Cements Ltd. (GACL).
2000- Tata Group sells their remaining stake in ACC to the GACL group, who with 14.45% now emerge as the single largest shareholder of ACC.
2001- Commissioning of the new plant of 2.6 MTPA capacity at Wadi, Karnataka plant, the largest in the country, and among the largest sized kilns in the world.
2002- ACC wins PHDCCI Good Corporate Citizen Award
2003- IDCOL Cement Ltd becomes a subsidiary of ACC
2004- IDCOL Cement Limited is renamed as Bargarh Cement Limited (BCL).
2004- ACC raises $100 million abroad through Foreign Currency Convertible Bonds (FCCB’s) for US$ 60 million and Global Depository Shares (GDS’s) for $40 million. Both offerings are listed on the London Stock Exchange.
2004- ACC named as a Consumer Superbrand by the Superbrands Council of India, becoming the only cement company to get this status.
2004- GreenTech Safety Gold and Silver Awards awarded to Madukkarai Cement Works and Katni Refractory Works by Greentech Foundation for outstanding performance in Safety Management System.
2005- ACC receives the CFBP Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar Certificate of Merit – 2004 from Council For Fair Business Practices.
2005- Holcim group of Switzerland enters strategic alliance with Ambuja Group by acquiring a majority stake in Ambuja Cements India Ltd. (ACIL) which at the time held 13.8 % of the total equity shares in ACC. Holcim simultaneously makes an open offer to ACC shareholders, through Holdcem Cement Pvt. Limited and ACIL, to acquire a majority shareholding in ACC. Pursuant to the open offer, ACIL’s shareholding in ACC increases to 34.69 % of the Equity share capital of ACC.
2005- Commissioning of Modernisation and Expansion project at Chaibasa in Jharkhand, replacing old wet process technology with a new 1.2 MTPA clinkering unit, together with a captive power plant of 15 MW.
2005- Financial accounting year of the company changed to calendar year January-December.
2006- Subsidiary companies Damodhar Cement & Slag Limited, Bargarh Cement Limited and Tarmac (India) Limited merged with ACC
2006- ACC announces new Workplace policy for HIV/AIDS
2006- Change of name to ACC Limited with effect from September 1, 2006 from The Associated Cement Companies Limited.
2006- ACC receives Good Corporate Citizen Award 2005-06 from Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
2006- New corporate brand identity and logo adopted from October 15, 2006
2006- ACC establishes Anti Retroviral Treatment Centre for HIV/AIDS patients at Wadi in Karnataka- the first ever such project by a private sector company in India.
2007- ACC partners with Christian Medical College for treatment of HIV/AIDS in Tamil Nadu
2007- Sumant Moolgaokar Technical Institute completes 50 years and reopens with new curriculum.
2008- Ready mixed concrete business hived off to a new subsidiary called ACC Concrete Limited.
2008- ACC Cement Technology Institute formally inaugurated at Jamul on July 7.
2008- First Sustainable Development Report released on June 5.
2008- ACC wins CNBC-TV18 India Business Leader Award in the category India Corporate Citizen of the year 2008.
2008- Project Orchid launched to transform Corporate Office, Cement House into a green building.
2009- ACC received the Jamanalal Bajaj ‘Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar’ of Council for Fair Business Practices.
2009- ACC is allotted coal blocks in Madhya Pradesh and West Bengal.
2009- ACC's new Grinding plant of capacity 1.60 million tonnes inaugurated at Thondebhavi in Karnataka.
2009- Cement House transformed into Green building with Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification from Indian Green Building Council. First project in the country in category major renovation of existing building.
2010- Kudithini Cement Grinding Plant inaugurated in Karnataka on January 4, 2010 with a capacity of 1.1 MTPA of Portland Slag Cement.
2010- ACC acquires 100 percent of the financial equity of Encore Cements & Additives Private Limited which is a slag grinding plant in Vishakhapatnam in coastal Andhra Pradesh. This company became a wholly-owned subsidiary of ACC in January 2010.
2010- ACC enters its platinum jubilee year - the first company in the cement industry to achieve this status.
2010- ACC receives FICCI Award for Outstanding Corporate Vision Triple Impact Business Performance Social & Environmental Action & Globalisation for 2009-10 - a unique award received for the first time.
2010- New clinkering line of capacity 7000 tonnes per day commissioned at Chanda in Maharashtra in November 2010. Fully integrated plant of 3.8 million tonnes per annum of cement inaugurated in January 2012.
2011- World's largest kiln installed at ACC Cement Plant, Wadi, Karnataka with a capacity of 12,500 tonnes per day creating new landmarks for cement industry.
2011- Central Control Room Building at ACC Chanda Plant, Maharashtra set up as a Green building, the first of its kind in an industrial environment.
2011- ACC Secretarial & Share processes received ISO 9001 - 2008 Certification.
2012- ACC launches M-100 grade concrete especially designed for the construction of high intensity towers.
2012- Amalgamation of two subsidiary companies ACC Concrete and Encore Cement & Additives with ACC Limited.
2012- First cement company in India to induct use of Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) and Global Positioning System (GPS) tracking to accelerate turnaround time of trucks.
2013- La Residency at Thane, a 45 year old apartment block retrofitted as a modern hostel, received LEED Platinum certification.
2013- ACC sets up Green Building Material Centres in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan as one stop shops to promote low-cost locally made green construction materials and expertise to rural and semi-urban India.
2013- ACC wins CII-ITC Sustainability Prize, the highest honour awarded by CII ITC for 2013, as one of India's Most Sustainable Companies.
2013- ACC ranked as India's Most Admired Company in the cement sector by Fortune India and Hay Group India.
2014- ACC launches its first Waste Heat Recovery System (WHRS) at Gagal in January 2014, marking an important step in energy conservation. The WHRS harnesses waste heat from exhaust gases discharged in manufacturing and converts it into useful electrical energy.
2014- ACC sets up a plant in Bardhaman, West Bengal to manufacture EcoBricks which are eco-friendly and technically superior fly ash based bricks to meet the emerging needs of the construction industry in a sustainable way.
2015- ACC’s scrip is felicitated by National Stock Exchange of India for being part of the original Nifty 50 Index since the index was launched twenty-five years ago.
2015- ACC’s CSR effort is ranked 12th among the top 100 companies and the first in the Cement Sector companies therein as per a CSR ranking initiative by Economic Times and Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur.
2015- ACC received the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2015 for “Outstanding Accomplishment” in recognition of its continuous effort and commitment to the cause of Sustainable Development.
2015- ACC sets up two waste pre-processing plants at Wadi and Kymore to enhance its usage of industrial wastes.
2016- Awarded ACC Sustainable Plus Platinum label of CII-ITC Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development.
2016- ACC receives Silver award for Excellence in Financial Reporting for its Annual Report 2014 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
2016- ACC rated as Sustainable Plus Platinum 2015 and named among India’s Most Sustainable by CII-ITC Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Development.
2017- ACC's CSR ranked 8th in India among the top 100 companies in 2016, according to a CSR ranking initiative by the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur.
2017- ACC receives the prestigious CII-ITC Sustainability Award 2016 for 'Outstanding Accomplishment' in recognition of its continuous commitment to the cause of Sustainable Development.
2017- ACC bags the 'Silver Award' for excellence in financial reporting for its Annual Report 2015 from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
2018- ACC became the first Indian cement company to publish an Environmental Product Declaration for all its blended cement products across all of its 17 cement plants.
2018- ACC became India's first cement company to be awarded the 'GreenPro' certification for all its blended cement products by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
2018- ACC inked its 100th Green Building Centre partnership in Salem, Tamil Nadu on 26th September, 2018.
2018- ACC forayed into the waterproofing technology with the launch of ACC Leak Block Waterproof Plaster.
2018- ACC's CSR project Clean & Green Madukkarai found a place in the Guinness Book of World Records as 'the largest recycling lesson in the world'.
2019- ACC Jamul unveiled a 5.35 MW solar photovoltaic plant to generate solar energy that will power operations at the plant.
2019- ACC set a world record for pumping concrete over a distance of nearly 2.5 kilometers.
2019- ACC named the 'Most Preferred Brand' in the cement category at the National Real Estate Leadership Congress and Awards 2019.
2019- ACC's 2018 annual report was awarded by the South Asian Federation of Accountants (SAFA) for its reliability and transparent accounting practices.