Nelcast to expand iron capacity in AP and TN
PM News Bureau
Nelcast Ltd, the country's largest producer of spheroidal
graphite (SG) iron castings and leading producer of grey iron castings, is
expanding the capacity of its plants at Gudur in Andhra Pradesh and Ponneri in
The expansion is being implemented in two phases. In phase-I, the capacity was
increased from 1.02 lakh tonnes to 1.26 lakh tonnes at an estimated cost of Rs
30 crore, in September 2007. Phase-II, also costing Rs 30 crore, will hike the
capacity to 1.50 lakh tonnes by the last quarter of 2008-09. The funds for
phase-II will be raised through a public issue. When contacted, a company
official refused to comment on the expansion plan.
With this expansion, the company aims to boost its turnover from Rs 400 crore
presently to Rs 600 crore in 2008-09.
Contact: Nelcast Ltd, 159 TTK Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600018. Tel:
044-24983111/4111; Fax: 044-24982111www.nelcast.com
[May 5-11, 2008]