Malabar Cements Ltd. was established to fulfill the needs of the lack of cement and promote socio-economic growth of the citizens of Kerala. The Company was incorporated in April 1978 and commenced production in April 1984 at its Walayar plant. At Malabar Cements, product improvement is not just a one-time strategy for boosting sales, rather a quest of excellence. Perfecting the product quality is everybody's concern here. Our distinction begins with scientifically selecting the best raw materials for clinker. Stringent quality control is exercised right from pre-blending raw materials, clinkerisation, clinker grinding, and finally to cement packing.
Malabar Cements contributes to the developmental activities of the State by supplying the basic construction material. Only Malabar Cements can supply its cement, 'factory fresh', without any deterioration in the original strength either due to moisture or humidity, within 12 hrs anywhere in Kerala. With a production capacity of 4.2 lakh tons of cement per annum,the unit at Walayar is the largest. As part of expansion programme, it has commissioned a 2.0 lakh tons clinker-grinding unit at Cherthala in Alappuzha district in August 2003. Thus the total installed capacity of MCL is 6.2 lakh tons. MCL is the first public sector company to receive ISO Certification & to win the National Award for best achievement in Energy Conservation. Till date, MCL has experienced no loss of production due to labour unrest. In just over 15 years of commissioning, Malabar Cements has been able to meet about 10% of total cement consumption in Kerala. With the expansion plans in progress, the figures are sure to rise further.