KARACHI: In year 2022, DG Khan Cement Company Limited of Nishat Group secured an order from a Group in USA to supply 600,000 tons of high-quality low alkali Cement. Ist consignment of 50,000 tons shipped in June 2022 to USA. That was for the first time in the history of Pakistan to export Cement to the sophisticated USA market.
On arrival of first ship “Tomni Felicity” in USA, customers were satisfied with its quality and demanded for continuing with the shipments. Second consignment has been successfully loaded on vessel ABU AL ABYAD which is set to sail for Houston, Texas, USA today on 18th January 2023.
“Getting to this stage was not a piece of cake”, according to Director Marketing of the Company, “It was in August 2021 when we visited USA to secure this order,
subsequently the customer’s representatives visited our Cement plant at Hub and asked to supply high quality low alkali cement that was developed specially for USA customer. It took a period of six months to obtain the technical certifications from USA authorities like “TXDOT”, “NCDOT”, “SCDOT” and “LODOT”.
It was a great achievement and honor on part of Pakistan Cement Industry that opened the gates to huge USA market.
It is for the first time ever that a Pakistani Cement Manufacturer, DG Khan Cement Company has entered into USA market as the demand for construction materials in USA has increased manifolds with buyers looking for new sources of supply following President Biden’s US $ 6 trillion Infrastructure package.
Under this package, all mega infrastructure projects including freeways, bridges and roads will be rebuilt or given facelifts as some of these were constructed almost a century ago. Looking at the response from USA customers, “INTERCEM” invited Company Director Marketing, Mr. Farid Fazal to make a presentation at the International Cement Conference in Houston which generated large number of inquiries from prospective customers.
Nishat Group is one of the largest and most diversified business groups in South East Asia, the group has now become a multidimensional conglomerate and is playing an important role in the industrial and economic development of the country. Firmly believing in “growth through professional management”
The DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCC) under Nishat Group is amongst largest cement manufacturers of Pakistan with a production capacity of 25,000 tons cement per day (7.500 million tons/annum).
DGKCC has three cement plants located at Dera Ghazi Khan, Kalar Kahar and Hub.
Plants and equipment are supplied by renowned European suppliers and are based on the latest Dry Process Technology.
The DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCC) is the first to use innovative technologies in the cement industry. DGKCC latest state of the art plant located at Hub is first of its kind to have largest production line with six stage preheater tower, largest vertical grinding mill based on COPE drive system, multiple chamber cement storage silos to store different products at the same time.
The DG Khan Cement Company Limited (DGKCC)’s aim of being at the forefront in creating foundations for a prosperous tomorrow is backed by the Company’s philosophy of providing outstanding value to its customers, safe and stimulating work environment for its employees, superior returns for its shareholders and special focus on corporate social responsibility, maintaining Eco-Friendly environment and contribution to reduce carbon foot prints by using renewable energy, waste heat recovery and alternate fuels.
Under present tough financial conditions and crisis in Pakistan, the Company’s focus is to earn valuable foreign exchange for the country through export of Cement hoping to create opportune moments for Pakistan.