Copper overview

Hindalco’s copper division, Birla Copper, operates one of the largest single location custom copper smelters in the world. The custom copper smelter at Dahej in the state of Gujarat (west coast of India) houses three copper smelters, three refineries, two rod plants, a captive power plant, a captive oxygen plant, phosphoric acid plant, di-ammonium phosphate plant, precious metal recovery plant, captive jetty and other utilities. One of the new rod plants is under construction and will be operational by end FY18.

Hindalco produces LME grade copper cathodes, continuous cast copper rods in various sizes, and precious metals like gold and silver. Hindalco is one of the major manufacturers of 19.6mm diameter copper rods, which is used for railway electrification. The co-product, sulphuric acid, is partly utilised to produce phosphoric acid and fertilisers like di-ammonium phosphate (DAP).

Birla Copper’s brands, Birla Copper and Birla Copper II, are recognized for their high purity and consistent quality in the domestic as well as global markets. Birla Copper is an ISO 9001, 14001, 27001, 50001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company, registered on the London Metal Exchange as Grade-A copper brand, and certified as a Star Trading House having labs for chemical, mechanical and electrical testing accredited by the National Accreditation Board for Laboratories (NABL).