In preparation for a Cement Mission to India in late February/early March 2017, representatives of UWE (Union Wallonne des Entreprises) visited India in November 2016.
AWEX and UWE, ably assisted by the Belgian company Magotteaux, visited cement plants near Raipur, Chattisgarh to discuss the technology, equipment and know-how required by these plants. The team also visited the site of NCCBM (National Council for Cement and Building Materials) in Faridabad in the Delhi-NCR region.
The purpose behind the upcoming mission will be to explore the Indian market for any possible JV / collaboration / technology transfer or any other synergies possible between the Indian and Belgian companies.
Exact agenda, itinerary and list of participating companies will be announced closer to the date.
For more information about this mission or to arrange a meeting, please send a mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Belgian Cement Industry
The cement industry plays a very important role in Belgium directly employing almost 1,500 workers, and indirectly another 17,000 if you take into account the indirect jobs generated by the activity of the sub-contractors and suppliers.
The sector demonstrates a high degree of vitality when it comes to research and development.
Some pictures from the recent pre-mission visits to plants in the Raipur area and the NCCBM site: