SIAM Cement BigBloc Launches First Plant in Gujarat

SIAM Cement BigBloc Construction Technologies Pvt Ltd
SIAM Cement BigBloc Construction Technologies Pvt Ltd, a joint venture between Gujarat's BigBloc Construction Ltd and Thailand’s SCG International Corporation, has commenced commercial production at its first plant in Kheda, Gujarat. The venture has invested ₹65 crore to establish a facility with an annual capacity of 2.5 lakh cubic meters, including India’s first AAC Wall Plant. The AAC Wall products will be branded as ‘ZMARTBUILD WALL by NXTBLOC’. The company will also produce AAC Blocks.

The plant was inaugurated in the presence of H.E. Pattarat Hongtong, The Ambassador of Thailand to India, a Guest of Honour, Balvantsinh Rajput, Minister Industries, MSME, Government of Gujarat, Chief Guest along with senior officials from SCG International, BigBloc Construction on 10 June 2024.

BigBloc Construction entered into a strategic Joint Venture with SCG International from Thailand for setting up state-of-the-art manufacturing facility for AAC Walls and AAC Blocks in Kheda District, near Ahmedabad (Gujarat). BigBloc Construction holds 52% in the joint venture company while 48% with SCG International. This is SCG Group’s first investment in India. Established in 1913, SCG is one of the largest cement and building material companies in Thailand and Southeast Asia with presence in various different verticals like Cement, Construction Materials, Packaging, Chemicals & Many others with presence in more than 22 countries along with multiple joint ventures with many international Companies

Naresh Saboo, Managing Director, BigBloc Construction Ltd said, "This joint venture goes beyond a simple business alliance, fostering a bond between countries and cultures. Construction at the plant began in September 2023, and within a year, production started, setting a remarkable record in India's AAC industry. Moving forward, SCG and Bigbloc will work together on all building material solutions to strengthen the supply chain in India, leverage each other's capabilities, and provide exceptional solutions to the construction industry. With approval from both joint venture parties, the project has the potential to expand to 5 lakh cubic meter per year in the second phase.”

Sustainable and non-toxic building construction material, AAC blocks and AAC Walls are lightweight, soundproof, and fire resistant, offer superior build quality, eco-friendly and economical too compared to traditional bricks.

The joint venture plant in Kheda, Gujarat will also have India’s first AAC Wall Plant. Company will launch wide range of large format AAC Wall products of 8-12 feet of 2 feet width with a thickness of 3-8 inches for the Indian markets. The plant will generate 250 employment opportunities and at full capacity the plant is expected to generate revenues of around ₹100 crore per annum. The joint venture also aim to share techno-commercial knowledge, promote mutual growth & cooperation in the construction industry and bring new age building materials to Indian markets.

Abhijit Datta, Head of International Business and Managing Director of SCG International said, "This collaboration combines SCG's century-long expertise and advanced technologies with BigBloc's deep understanding of the local market, we are poised to make a significant impact on India's construction industry by delivering cost-efficient and sustainable construction solutions. We proudly introduce ‘ZMARTBUILD WALL by NXTBLOC’ – the next generation of world-class walling solutions. This ground-breaking venture is not just about setting new standards; it's about redefining the construction landscape in India, one wall at a time.”
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