We Lead. We Deliver. We Accomplish
Balrampur Chini Mills Limited founded in 1975, is one of the largest sugar manufacturing company in India. It is one of the first sugar companies in the country to diversify its business from sugar to distillery and cogeneration.
With a deep and profound sectorial understanding, the Company’s innovative approach to manufacturing has enabled it to successfully create a wide range of co-products ranging from Molasses, Alcohol, Ethanol and Bagasse to Power Generation.
The Company’s aspirations and vision are led by Mr Vivek Saraogi. He is the former President of the Indian Sugar Mills Association and has also worked as committee member of FICCI and the Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata. His stewardship enabled the Company to soar to new heights.
The Company possesses a cane crushing capacity of 77,500 tonnes per day, distillery capacity of 1050 KL per day and saleable co-generation capacity of 175.7 megawatts.
1050 KL per day
A great place to work (recognised as one beyond the sugar sector)
A model agri-based energy company respected world over
A Company that is a benchmark across functions and units
A Company that creates leaders at every level
A Company with a greater appetite to selfquestion
Create the identity of one BCML (comprising units and corporate office)
Create a personality extending beyond sugar
Evolution from the entrepreneurial to the institutional
More organic and amoebic – the ability to transform with speed
Leadership to focus on strategic direction & professionals to address day-to-day operations
Creating Centres of Excellence across functions
Investing in peak performance predictability
Driven by a passion to remain the benchmark
Focus on doing what the Company is best at
Driven by a culture of urgency
Protecting farmer confidence
Our glorious years has helped us establish a strong foothold in the sugar industry and has contributed immensely on our journey towards excellence
In 1975, the Balrampur unit commenced with a cane crushing capacity of 800 tonnes per day; this mill has since expanded its capacity to 12,000 tonnes of cane per day ¬– in line with prevailing economies-of-scale and scope.
In 1976, by an indenture of conveyance, Balrampur Commercial Enterprises Limited (BCEL) came under the aegis of BCML along with land parcels, buildings, assets and the entire staff of its sugar factory. BCML ceased to be a subsidiary of BCEL with effect from 25th June, 1979; its shares were listed on the Calcutta Stock Exchange in 1979
In 1990, BCML acquired a controlling stake in Babhnan Sugar Mill Limited (crushing capacity 1,000 tonnes of cane per day). The mill was expanded and modernised, resulting in an increased crushing capacity from 2,500 tonnes of cane per day in 1992-93 to 10,000 tonnes per day presently (Babhnan Sugar Mills Limited was merged with BCML on 1st April, 1994).
In 1995, the Company commissioned a distillery in Balrampur with a capacity of 60 kilolitres per day which has increased to 160 kilolitres per day. The distillery products are manufactured using molasses, a by-product derived from the sugar manufacturing process.
In 1998, BCML acquired a controlling stake in the Tulsipur Sugar Company Limited, a profit-making sugar company located near Balrampur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh with an installed capacity of 2,500 tonnes of cane per day. Tulsipur Sugar Company Limited was merged with BCML with effect from 1st April, 1999; the crushing capacity of Tulsipur Sugar was subsequently expanded to 7,000 tonnes of cane per day.
In 2003, BCML commissioned a bagasse-based co-generation power plant with a capacity of 19.55 megawatts at Balrampur, which has over the years increased to 24.55 megawatts.
In 2003-04, BCML set up an integrated sugar complex at Haidergarh with a crushing capacity of 4,000 tonnes of cane per day and a bagasse-based co-generation power plant (20.25 megawatts). The crushing capacity of the Haidergarh sugar division has since increased to 5,000 tonnes of cane per day with a 3 megawatts turbine generator added for power ‘export’.
In 2004, the Company commenced operations at a new Babhnan distillery (60 kilolitres per day) and also commissioned a co-generation plant at the same unit (3 megawatts).
In 2005, a Greenfield sugar project with a capacity of 7,000 tonnes of cane per day was set up at Akbarpur along with a bagasse-based 18 megawatts co-generation power plant. The crushing capacity has been subsequently expanded to 7,500 tonnes of cane per day.
In 2006, BCML acquired an integrated sugar unit at Rauzagaon from Dhampur Sugar Mills Limited. The unit (then capable of crushing 7,500 tonnes of cane per day and generating 12 megawatts of power) was expanded to 8,000 tonnes of cane per day while its co-generation capacity was enhanced to 25.75 megawatts.
A Greenfield integrated sugar complex was also set up at Mankapur with a sugar manufacturing capacity of 8,000 tonnes of cane per day, 34 megawatts co-generation plant, 100 kilolitres per day distillery. The plant’s co-generation capacity now stands at 37 megawatts.
In 2007, the Company set up a Greenfield integrated sugar complex at Kumbhi with a cane crushing capacity of 8,000 tonnes of cane per day and a co-generation capacity of 20 megawatts. The plant’s co-generation facility has thereafter expanded to 32.70 megawatts in 2014.
The Company also commissioned a distillery in Balrampur with a capacity of 60 kilolitres per day which has increased to 160 kilolitres per day. The distillery products are manufactured using molasses, a by-product derived from the sugar manufacturing process.
Another Greenfield integrated sugar complex was set up at Gularia, with a crushing capacity of 8,000 tonnes of cane per day and co-generation capacity of 31.3 megawatts.
BCML possesses a refinery capacity of 500 tonnes of cane per day at the Haidergarh plant and 700 tonnes of cane per day at the Rauzagaon plant.
Indo Gulf Industries Ltd (IGIL) was acquired by BCML. BCML has took over the management of IGIL after receiving of the approval from SEBI, following the completion of the Open Offer formalities. IGIL has a sugar unit having crushing capacity of 3000 tonnes of cane per day at Maizapur in Eastern U.P. The sugar division of IGIL situated at Maizapur, Gonda UP has been demerged from IGIL and merged with BCML pursuant to order dated 24th June, 2010 of the BIFR under a rehabilitation scheme of IGIL. During the year 2017, BCML sold its entire stake (53.96%) in IGIL after completion of the Open Offer formalities by the acquirer.
In 2015, invested in incinerators at the distillery for better environment management as well increased distillery operational days.
In 2020, commissioned a 160 KLPD distillery at Gularia to manufacture ethanol and Converted the sugar manufacturing process of Tulsipur plant having capacity of 7000 TCD from the double sulphitation to defco remelt phospho-floatation process