OCL India Ltd (OCL) is the flagship company of Dalmia Group of Companies, set up and operating from eastern India, incorporated in 1950-51 and earlier known as Orissa Cement Ltd. The parent company Dalmia Bharat Group made its first strategic investment in OCL through its subsidiary Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd in 2008.
Cement consumption has charted a steady upward trend these past years. Consumption has increased from 166 mt in 2011 to 249 mt last year. On the back of key growth drivers, demand is expected to grow to 398 mt by 2017 and to 600 mt by 2025.
The Ariyalur plant of Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Ltd in Tamil Nadu has received the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) ´Safety Systems Excellence Awards 2014 for the Manufacturing Sector´.
Organised by CII´s cement industry division on December 16, 2015, at Hotel Lalit, New Delhi, the event featured around 200 delegates, including top executives of cement companies, government officials and policymakers