Javedan Cement formerly Valika Cement is located in
the North of Karachi, its installation work started in 1961 and
completed in 1969. The installation was executed by expert engineering
firms of Pakistan. M/s Krupp Polysius of West Germany supplied the
machinery for the cement plant. The first production unit with a
500-tonnes/day capacity came into production in 1964. Subsequently
another unit of 500-tonnes/day was commissioned in 1965 increasing the
total production capacity of the cement plant to 1000 tonnes/day.
Under the Economic Reforms Order of 1972, the
cement plant was nationalized. Javedan Cement Limited has a good
reputation within the country on account of its better quality cement.
Javedan Cement contributed in satisfying the cement demand of Karachi
and its suburbs.
In view of the constant increase in demand of
cement, the State Cement Corporation decided for expansion of the
Javedan Cement to double its capacity. The expansion plant was based
on the latest technology of cement manufacture involving suspension of
preheater and short dry process kiln. This was the first ever dry
process plant installed in Pakistan. Therefore, a team of engineers
was trained on various aspects of the latest technology in the United
States. The expansion project was completed and started production
The process control of the new plant is based on
computer and sophisticated electronic gadgets backed up by X-Ray
Fluorescence Analyzer. With the help of computerization & process
control a high quality cement is produced, which not only excels the
local standard specifications, but also exceeds the international
standard specification for cement.
Apart from production of ordinary Portland Cement,
manufacturing of Blast Furnace Slag Cement was started in 1983 so that
the consumers could benefit from a cheaper building material. Slag
cement while having similar properties of ordinary Portland Cement is
superior in resistance to sulphate attacks and saline water. Slag
Cement has gained popularity particularly for its application in
foundation, civil structures and masonry work.
Another breakthrough was made when manufacturing of
Sulphate Resisting Cement was started in 1987. Raw materials available
in the Quarry have been used in the manufacturing of SRC. Javedan
Cement has thus been able to meet the demand of SRC of Karachi and its
adjoining areas. Javedan Cement is the pioneer in manufacturing three
types of cement in Pakistan.
Javedan Cement while satisfying part of the demand
for cement in the country has contributed in providing job
opportunities to over 800 families directly. There has been an
indirect employment of a large number of people of Manghopir and
adjoining areas as well. Thus Javedan Cement is playing its due role
in nation building and uplift of the people.
It is worth mentioning here that Javedan Cement
Ltd, the only operating unit under control of State Cement Corporation
of Pakistan (Pvt) Ltd/Ministry of Industries & Production,
Government of Pakistan, is performing very well which is indicative
from its production and profit for the period of July, 2004 to March,
JCL has earned record pretext profit of Rs168.4
million during the first nine months of the current financial year
compared to Rs70.7 million for the corresponding period of previous
year. The higher profit is achieved due to high capacity utilization,
good governance and effective management control. The company had
produced 283589 metric tonnes of clinker, which is 35151 metric tonnes
or 14.15 percent higher as compared to corresponding period of
previous year. The cement production was 342230 metric tonnes, which
is 313598 metric tonnes (9.13%) more as compared to same period last
year. The company sold 340566 metric tonnes of cement, which is 20722
metric tonnes (6.48%) more as compared to same period last year.
The above results speak of better prospects for the
company and result of hard work of its management and employees.