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KCP is a diversified $50 million business group with interests in heavy engineering, sugar, cement, hydel power, information technology and biotechnology. KCP's cement division has a state-of-the-art cement manufacturing plant at Macherla in Andhra Pradesh. It was India’s 1st dry process kiln installed in 1958 by HUMBOLDT, Germany even while it was still a prototype in Europe. Strong emphasis on new technology characterizes all operations at KCP’s Macherla plant.
In 1962 KCP installed a second wet process kiln in collaboration with FIVES LILLIE CAIL, France. KCP’s 100% modernized cement plant with a World Bank funded outlay of Rs 367 million incorporates the latest technology such as the energy-efficient dry process, with a two support kiln and a five stage pre-heater with flash calciner. KCP also incorporates a sophisticated centralized process control system with hardware and software from SIEMENS, Germany.
KCP has successfully designed and built a mobile launch pedestal (MLP) for Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Satish Dhavan Space Centre at Sreeharikotta. It is on such platforms that the launch vehicles will carry the remote sensing satellites and communication satellites. The launch vehicle together with the MLP would weigh around 900 tonne and is a result of the joint initiative by the scientists of the ISRO and KCP Engineers.
The heavy engineering division of The KCP Limited, established in 1955, is a sprawling, hi-tech complex that can roll out the entire range of heavy mechanical equipment for the core sector industries. This complex is one of the largest, well integrated workshops of its kind and has facilities for casting, fabricating and machining heavy equipment.KCP has a marked presence in the supply of key mechanical machinery to the core sector industries.
When the government of Andhra Pradesh gave private enterprises the opportunity to generate their own power, KCP rose to the challenge by establishing mini-hydel projects on the Guntur Canal. Using innovative technology, KCP developed the most cost effective way to generate power from five different canal drops. The capacity of four of these power projects is 1.5 megawatts and the fifth is 2.25 megawatts . Construction work for three of these projects are already complete ; the other two projects are nearing completion. The company is engaged in the manufacturing of - KCP Grade 53 Portland,Cement
The KCP Cement Division received the National Award for the Second Best Improvement in Energy Performance during the year 1996-97.
KCP Limited won both the Excellence Award as well as the Udyog Rattan Award bestowed yearly by The Institute of Economic Studies (IES) , New Delhi to organizations and individuals for their significant contribution to the Indian economy.