Meghalaya Cements Limited Profile
The company started its production in the year 2006 with its plant at Lumshnong in Jaintia Hills district of Meghalaya. From than till date its has been an enduring journey through some of the steepest cliffs and troublesome waters. Still the victory was achieved with sheer determination and consistent persuasion towards the goal. As of today, Topcem Cement, the brand name of Meghalaya Cements Limited, is one of the leading brands in the entire North East India. The company produces more than 1Lakh MT of Cement per month. The dealer base has increased spreading through the entire North East Region and North Bengal counting to more than 450. There are 28 Sales Promoters and C & F agents looking after the entire sales operation along with the company’s own sales team. This is indeed a reality that sale has surpassed all expectations. The company has never compromised on the values it has committed to adhere to. The parameters of quality, customer service etc., were always given the first priority. Hence, over the years it has established a firm brand value within the minds of the customers in all spheres.
Directors - Meghalaya Cements Limited
Mr. Kailash Lohia, Chairman - a commerce graduate, is a prominent industrialist in the North-East Region. He has wide industrial and business experience. The Lohia Group has a market leadership in the NER for sales of galvanized sheets, manufacture of MS Ingots, bars, ferro alloys, industrial oxygen, etc.

The Lohia Group has a large trading network and is the sole distributor in the NER for TATA GP/GC, Hindalco Aluminium Sheets, etc. and is the distributor for Bhushan Steels, Ispat Industries, Jindals etc. The group has an unparalleled marketing network of over 900 hardware and building materials stores, spanning the entire NER.

The group has set up the Delhi Public School in Guwahati, which is a premier education institution in the NER and is highly successful. Sohum Shoppe Ltd. belonging to the group is the largest lifestyle & departmental store in the region.

In this project, Mr. Kailash Lohia will be joined by his group member Mr. Ramavtar Agarwala, who is actively involved with the Lohia Group’s activities, in Silchar and Byrnihat, since inception. He has been instrumental in the setting up the Delhi Public School in Guwahati.

BVCL is operates a 300 tpd cement plant situated at Silchar in Assam (about 85 km from the current project). BVCL, presently, is the largest cement plant operating in the area. BVCL has achieved a capacity utilization of 60% in the first year and 89% in the second year of operation.

Mr. Bijay Kumar Garodia, Vice Chairman - a successful industrialist and renowned philanthropist, has a distinguished career spanning 25 years. He is a prominent industrialist with interests in steel, tea, cement, plywood, rubber and construction in areas spanning North-East India to West Bengal and Gujarat. He has also promoted BVCL. He actively supports many social and educational organisations and is a member of the Lions Club International. He has served as a Honorary Director on the board of Arunachal Pradesh Forest Corporation Limited where his outstanding contribution has been instrumental in bringing about wide ranging development of forest based industries in the state.
He was conferred the national citizenship award by the Honorable Prime Minister of India in year 1995 for his contribution to the upliftment of the North-Eastern Region. The board will immensely benefit from a man with such wide experience and multifaceted skills.
Mr. Ramavtar Agarwala, Director - a prominent industrialist from the North East, has set up a number of plants and industries in conjunction with the Lohias and otherwise. He is socially very well known and recognized and is also considered as the force behind the projects. Mr. Ramavtar Agarwala started his career in 1981, with dealing in iron & steel products. He also started weigh bridges. He was also involved in his family shop M/s Steel trade & Agency. In 1992, he promoted a Company. M/s Barak Valley Alloys (P) Ltd, a company engaged in the manufacture of MS Ingots, Rods and Bars, at Silchar Assam. In the year 2000, Mr. Agarwal promoted another company, M/s Byrnihat Oxygen Pvt Ltd. Its unit is located at Byrnihat, Meghalaya, which manufacturer’s industrial gases.
He became the co – promoter of M/s Meghalaya Steels Limited a unit having integrated steel melting and rolling facilities, which has also added a Ferro Alloys division. Another Steel rolling mill by the name of Meghalaya Mineral Products was set up. Mr. Agarwal has been instrumental in setting up the Delhi Public School, Guwahati, which came up in the year 2002-03. Mr. Agarwal is also involved in setting up Meghalaya Cements Ltd. He set up Tripura Ispat a integrated steel unit in Tripura. He has also set up a poultry feed plant in Meghalaya and is now setting up the first Integrated township project in the North East.
Mr. Mahendra Agarwal, Managing Director - a science graduate from Calcutta University, brings, to the board of the company, a reservoir of rich experience in establishing and efficiently running industries, in diverse sectors such as plywood, cigarettes, cosmetics, cement and turnkey town water supply projects.

He is a promoter director of a successfully run, medium scale cement manufacturing unit of BVCL.  He has been the main driving force behind the technical excellence and commercial success of this cement project, which manufactures 300 tpd of cement through a dry process, rotary kiln based plant. His first hand involvement in the aforesaid project, right from inception, will prove to be an asset to the company.

The promoters bring a combination of financial strength, experience in the line of activity, experience in operating in the region and a very strong marketing network.
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