Gujarat NRE Coke Limited, one of the largest independent manufacturers of Metallurgical Coke (Met Coke) in India, has been a profit making organization since its inception in 1986. The company became a public limited company on 5th July, 1993. From the year 1998, under the dynamic leadership of Mr Arun Kumar Jagatramka, the company has witnessed manifold growth over the years.
The Company started met coke manufacturing in its first facility located at Khambhalia, Jamnagar, with 3 chimneys and a production capacity of 0.1 million tonnes per annum (TPA) in 1994-95. Since then, the company has grown in leaps and bounds. At present, three existing coke plants in Bhachau and Khambhalia in Gujarat and Dharwad in Karnataka produce Met Coke - a commodity of critical importance to keep India’s steel dream burning. At present the Gujarat NRE group has a total installed capacity of 1.458 MTPA of Metallurgical Coke.
Gujarat NRE also operates a state of the art steel plant of 0.311 MTPA at Bhachau in Gujarat. In addition, the company has invested in wind farms of 87.5 MW. Waste heat power generation capacities of 60 MW is under implementation to generate electricity from the waste heat emanating from the coke making process.
The company has always strived to maintain the highest quality standards and has the distinction of being the first Indian company to have exported met coke from India to Europe and South America. In 2004, the company exported the first ever coke consignment from India to Brazil and subsequently to South Africa. It further strengthened its presence in international market by exporting coke to Italy in June 2005. Through repeat orders and adhering to the best of standards, the company has consolidated its export market in Brazil, South East Asian Countries, Middle East etc.
Gujarat NRE Coke is the first company to be listed in this sector. The stocks of the company are traded on the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges of India.