Lafarge entered the Indian market in 1999, through its cement business, with the acquisition of Tata Steel's cement activity. This acquisition was followed by the purchase of the Raymond Cement facility in 2001. Lafarge has cement plants in Chattisgarh, Jharkhand, Rajasthan, Haryana and West Bengal. The total cement production capacity in the Indian market is currently around 11 MT.
In recent years, Lafarge has significantly enlarged its operations in India across its three business divisions - Cement, Aggregates and Concrete. In 2008, Lafarge acquired L&T's concrete business and is today one of the leading players in the ready-mix concrete business with around 70 plants across the country. Lafarge has 3 aggregates mines/ crusher one each at Badlapur (Maharasthra), Kotputli (Rajasthan) and Daccapara (West Bengal).
Lafarge India is one of the leading players in the cement industry in Eastern and Central India. Our leading cement brands include: Concreto, Duraguard, Duraguard MF, Infracem, ProWall LITE and Lafarge PSC. Lafarge Readymix concrete offers Mega series, InstaMix, Artevia, Agilia, Morpla and Hydromedia. Lafarge also partners with local developers to provide solutions making various stages of construction simpler, faster and affordable.
Lafarge India has been committed to sustainable development for many years, pursuing a strategy that combines industrial know-how with performance, value creation, respect for employees and local cultures, environmental protection and the conservation of natural resources and energy. To make advances in building materials, Lafarge India places the customer at the heart of its concerns. It offers the construction industry and its customer's innovative solutions bringing greater safety, comfort and quality to their everyday surroundings. The Construction Development Lab in Mumbai, developed in early 2012, is undertaking research and development activities specific for the Indian market and Indian construction conditions. Safety is the cornerstone of the Company's performance culture and long-standing people-centric tradition. All Lafarge India plants have an innate culture of safety consciousness and assured best-in-class Health & Safety standards.