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About Us

Penna Cement is one of the largest privately held cement companies in India, with an installed cement capacity of 7 Million Tonnes Per Annum.

Founded in 1991, Penna Cement has established itself as one of the most trusted cement brands, with significant footprints in southern and western India. Our clientele ranges from small house owners to organised real estate developers and from various state governments to global construction majors.

Over the last two decades, we have grown organically by developing in-house expertise and capabilities, across the entire value chain in the cement industry. All our cement plants are equipped with state-of-the-art technology, enabling the company to deliver the superior quality products.

Building Quality Relationships

At Penna Cement, we believe that the long-term success of the company is not only closely linked to building long-term relationships with its customers but also dependent on successful relationships with all its stakeholders.

We listen to our customers to deliver the solutions that work for them. We treat our vendors as our partners. We train our employees to do business with integrity and a lot of humility. We contribute to our local communities by providing them with quality healthcare, education and infrastructure. We minimise our impact on the environment by doing what’s right, not what’s easy. We believe in ‘Building Quality Relationships’.

Leadership

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. P Prathap Reddy

Mr P Prathap Reddy founded PCIL in 1991 and has been its Managing Director since its inception. Right after graduating from college, Mr Reddy took up civil engineering contracts under the name of “PIONEER BUILDERS”. Pioneer Builders has executed many prestigious civil engineering contracts for various state governments such as A.P, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Kerala and Tamilnadu.
Under the leadership of Mr P. Prathap Reddy, Penna Cement has shown consistent growth and has established itself as one of the largest privately held cement companies in India.

Non-Executive Directors

Mr. P Muni Krishna

Mr P. Munikrishna is a B.Sc. (Chemistry) graduate and a qualified Mechanical Engineer from Sri Venkateswara University. Mr Munikrishna has over 40 years of vast experience in cement industry, both in project implementation and plant operations. In the past, he associated with the successful implementation and operation of reputed cement plants such as Raasi, Sagar, Cement and Cement Division of Coromandel Fertilisers etc.

As the Managing Director of Priyadarshini Cement Limited, he was responsible for the complete turnaround of the company. Mr Munikrishna is presently Managing Director of Parasakti Cement Industries Limited.

Mr. P Venugopal Reddy

Mr P. Venugopal Reddy is a Commerce Graduate. After completing education, he started Civil Engineering contracts under the name of M/s. V.R. Constructions, a company which has executed many prestigious civil engineering contracts for various state governments. Mr Venugopal Reddy has a rich experience in Civil Engineering and project administration.

Mr. Y Santosh Kumar Reddy

Mr Santosh Kumar Reddy, a Mechanical Engineering Graduate, is currently the Managing Director of Rain CII Carbon (Vizag) Limited (RCCVL), a company involved in the manufacturing of Calcined Petroleum Coke (CPC) with 49 MW of Co-Generation of Electricity in the port of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.
Mr Reddy has vibrant experience in the manufacturing industry and over the decades has been responsible for establishing some of the best corporate governance practices in RCCVL and Penna Cement.

Mrs. P Deepthi Reddy

Mrs P Deepthi Reddy is a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) graduate from Cardiff University, UK. Since 2004, she has been actively working with Penna Trust, a trust responsible for implementing the group’s strategic initiatives in Corporate Social Responsibility.

In the year 2013, she was appointed as a director on the board of Penna Cement Industries Ltd.

Executive Management

Mr. B Vikram Reddy - Executive Director & CEO

Mr B. Vikram Reddy possesses an MBA degree from The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business and also a Master’s degree in Information Technology from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He has also done his B.Com from Loyola College, Chennai.
Mr B. Vikram Reddy started his professional career as a senior consultant with Deloitte (USA) where he worked for over three years. In 2008, he returned to India to join the family businesses. Initially, he joined the Power Division of Penna and focused on implementation of Hydro Power Projects. In 2012, he was appointed as an Executive Director on the board of Penna Cement Industries Limited. In March 2014, he was re-designated as Executive Director & CEO of the company. Mr B. Vikram Reddy is responsible for the day to day operations of the company.

Mr. D L Kantham - Director(Technical)

Mr D L Kantham is a Bachelor of Science and has an experience of more than 40 years in the cement industry. He is associated with Penna Cement since its inception. Mr Kantham has been responsible for the erection and commercial production of each of the Penna Cement plants. He is responsible for the manufacturing operations of all the Cement Plants of the Company. In the year 2012, he was appointed as Director (Technical) on the board of Penna Cement Industries Limited.

Mr. Petluru Venugopal Reddy - Director(Finance)

Mr Petluru Venugopal Reddy is a Chartered Accountant and Law Graduate by profession. He has an experience of more than two decades in cement and power industry. He has been associated with Penna group of companies for the last eight years. In the year 2013, he was appointed as Director (Finance) on the board of Penna Cement Industries Limited. He is also on the board of several power companies in India.

Mr. Krishna Srivastava - Director(Marketing)

Mr Krishna Srivastava is a seasoned professional with rich and diversified experience of more than 45 years in the field of Manufacturing, Technical, Sales and Marketing and Innovation in Cement and related industries.

Mr Krishna Srivastava is one amongst the “50 Most Talented CMO’s” by CMO-ASIA, only one to be selected from the Cement Sector.

Mr Srivastava started his career in ACC Limited and worked in their factories across India in responsible positions including the Head of Industrial Engineering. He was deputed to Eternit Everest Ltd which is a part of the Global Eternit Group – the largest Manufacturer of the fibre cement products in the world. He was the Head of manufacturing for their five factories located across India. He then joined Zuari Cement where he was the Director of Marketing and Whole Time Director on the Board. Zuari Cement is a wholly owned subsidiary of Heidelberg Group, who is the second largest cement manufacturer in the world.

He is an Electrical Engineering graduate from BITS Pilani and has pursued Specialized Training in Industrial Engineering from NITIE – Mumbai.

Vision, Mission & Values

Vision: To create sustainable value & growth for all stakeholders
Mission: To create energized, competitive, innovative and a winning environment for all stakeholders
Values: Focus on Customer | Act with Integrity | Nurture Employees | Pursue Excellence | Care for Safety | Care for Community

Key Milestones

Other Businesses

Penna group has grown over the last two decades and today has business interests in diversified sectors such as Power, Alumina, Construction and Hospitality businesses.

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Power

Power is one of the emerging sectors in which Penna has successfully entered and established a portfolio of hydro and gas-based plants in a very short span of 15 years.

Our total hydro and gas power generation capacity is 173 MW spread across the states of Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

Aluminium

Anrak Aluminium Ltd is a state of the art Alumina Manufacturing unit strategically located in an SEZ near Vizag Visakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

With an annual capacity of 1.5 Million Tonnes, the company exports its products to various clients across the globe. The plant also has a captive thermal power plant of 225MW.

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Construction

Penna group has ventured into the business of hospitality and is in the final stage of development of a five-star hotel in Hyderabad. Pioneer Hotels and Resorts Limited (PHRL) has plans of setting up hospitality projects across the country.

Pioneer Builders Limited (PBL) undertakes various irrigation projects.

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Transport

Pioneer Builders Limited (PBL) Transport division is the primary transporter for PCIL.

They transport around 30 to 40% of total road movement for PCIL with a fleet of over 200 trucks. The transport division operates out of 2 garages strategically located at Tadipatri and Ganeshpahad.