DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd is a diversified company with business in agri, chemicals, plastics, cement, textiles and energy services. They are having two broad operational thrusts namely, the energy intensive businesses that include chloro-vinyl chain and cement and the agri-businesses that cover urea, sugar, hybrid seeds and agri-merchandised inputs.
The company is having their manufacturing facilities at Kota in Rajasthan, Bharuch in Gujarat, and Ajbapur, Rupapur, Hariawan and Loni in Uttar Pradesh. Their hybrid seed operations are at Hyderabad, Vietnam, Philippines and Thailand. The company also has their windows fabrication units at Bhiwadi, Bangalore, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.
DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd was incorporated in the year 1989, when DCM Ltd was restructured into four separate companies. The company took over one third of the businesses of DCM Ltd by merging, Shriram Fertilizer & Chemicals, Shriram Cement Works, Seatantra Bharat Mills and DCM Silk Mills.
During the year 1995-96, the company made a tie-up with Zeon Kasei Company of Japan for PVC Compounds. Also, they commissioned Chloralkali plant at Bharuch in Gujarat, based on state-of-the-art membrane cell technology from Asahi Chemicals, Japan. In June 1997, they commissioned the Chlor Alkali plant and 18 MW DG set based captive Power plant.
During the year 1999-2000, the company commissioned a modern solid hazardous waste facility at Bharuch. During the year 2000-01, DCM Shriram International Ltd became wholly owned subsidiary of DCM Shriram Credit and Investments Ltd, which is already a wholly owned subsidiary.
In January 2002, the company entered into MoU with Zurich Financial Services (ZFS) and formed a joint venture to start Life Insurance Business, Non-life insurance business and related support services in India. During the year 2001-02 the capacity of Chlor Alkali was expanded to 102050 MT. Also, DCM Shriram Exports Ltd, which was renamed as Shriram Polytech Ltd became a subsidiary of the company.
In January 2003, the company transferred PVC Windows Project from their subsidiary, Shriram Polytech Ltd to the company. The Energy Services business of the company was demerged and transferred to their subsidiary DSCL Energy Services Company Ltd with effect from April 1, 2003. Also, their subsidiary company, Ghaghara Sugar Ltd merged with the company with effect from April 1, 2003.
Shriram Polytech Ltd was amalgamated with the company with effect from October 1, 2004. In November 2004, the company commenced their Mumbai operations of their business division Fenesta Building Systems, with the launch of 'FENESTA' brand of window and door systems.
In March 2005, the company commenced commercial operations of their 250 TPD Chlor Alkali plant at Kota. The company also carried out the conversion of their existing Mercury Cell based Chlor Alkali plant at Kota to Membrane Cell based plant and also enhancement in capacity from 139 TPD to 250 TPD. In July 2005, the company commissioned their new State of the art 30 MVA electric furnace for manufacture of Calcium Carbide at their Kota complex and in September 2005, they commissioned a new 40 MW coal based captive power facility at Kota.
During the year 2006-07, Anant Thermal Energy Ltd became a subsidiary of DCM Shriram Credit and Investments Ltd and Shriram Bioseed (Thailand) Ltd has become a subsidiary of Shriram Bioseed Genetics (India) Ltd. In September 2006, the company commissioned their expanded PVC resin capacity at Kota.
In July 2007, the company incorporated a wholly owned subsidiary namely DCM Shriram Energy and Infrastructure Ltd and made investment in the equity shares of Impact Builders Ltd and made the company as a wholly owned subsidiary.
In December 2007, DCM Shriram Infrastructure Ltd, which has been set up for Hydel Power Business, bagged a 108 MW Hydro Power Project at Chhatru in Himachal Pradesh. In March 2008, the company through their 100% subsidiary acquired the entire 49% stake of joint venture partner. Thus, Shriram Bioseeds Ltd, Mauritius, Afee Investments Corp, British Virgin Island, Bioseed Genetics International Inc, Panama and Zeus Investment Ltd, Mauritius became their 100% subsidiaries.
In May 2008, the company acquired 81.14% of the total equity shares of Shri Ganpati Fertilizers Ltd, Jaipur. The acquired company is engaged in the manufacture of Single Super Phosphate, which is having their manufacturing unit at Chittorgarh in Rajasthan.