Visaka Industries starts production at new cement board unit in Haryana

Visaka Industries announced that its new fibre cement board factory at Jhanswa village near Jhajjar, Haryana with an annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes has started commercial production from Monday.

Visaka Industries is one of the biggest producers of cement-fiber sheets, used in a variety of applications, including false-ceilings, roofing, partitioning and interior work.

Its ‘V Boards’ compete with offerings such as HiCem boards of Ramco Industries.

The company said there was a delay in starting production at the new factory, but that it had utilized the delay to complete trials, and established both good quality and rate of production.

The company further said that it expected to achieve 50% capacity utilisation of the plant within one month and reach its full capacity in the next few months thereby making up for the delay to a larger extent.

Established in 1981, the Hyderabad-based company is today one of the leading manufacturers of cement sheets, textiles and garments.