Essel Mining & Industries Limited (EMIL) is part of the US$40 billion Aditya Birla Group, India's first truly global corporation with operations in 36 countries. Set up in 1950, the company is today amongst India's largest iron ore mining companies and has also made forays into coal and dolomite mining. All the divisions are accredited with ISO 9001 (Quality Management System), ISO 14001 (Environment Management System) and OHSAS 18001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management System).
EMIL's core business is mining. Located in the mineral-rich Barbil-Barajamda belt of Odisha (formerly known as Orissa), the company's calibrated iron ore lump and iron ore fines, with Fe content between 62-66 per cent, are the best quality available in the country. Technological expertise is one of the company's key strengths, ably supported by its world-class facilities and new generation equipment for dozing of mine faces, formation of benches, drilling, blasting, crushing, sizing and screening of iron ore to required sizes.
The Ferro Chem Division, located at the industrial hub of Vapi in Gujarat, is the largest producer of high quality Noble Ferro Alloys in India and commands around 40 per cent market share. Its key products are ferro molybdenum, ferro vanadium, ferro titanium, ferro alloy powders and unfused V2O5. The products are used in the manufacture of alloy steel, high speed steel, and special grade steel for infusing anti-abrasive and anti-corrosive properties to steel; in the electrodes industry; in the manufacture of castings, and as a catalyst in the fertiliser industry.
As part of its commitment to the environment, EMIL has forayed into renewable energy. It has set up a wind power project in Dhule, Maharashtra with an installed capacity of 75MW. The power generated from the windmills is supplied to the Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited. The Wind Power Division has been registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) as a 'Clean Development Mechanism' (CDM) project under the Kyoto Protocol.
EMIL promotes infrastructure development with extensive investments in ports, rail links, and rolling stock. Value added projects such as beneficiation and pelletisation have been successfully implemented. The company has recently entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Jharkhand government for an integrated steel plant. In line with its strategy of diversifying into other minerals and services, EMIL has also entered the field of coal and contract coal mining.
EMIL endeavours to create high value for customers, which is evident in its strong distribution network and customer service. Its focus on R&D has enabled it to attain a global position and reach, and its emphasis on quality has helped it to match global benchmarks in various operational parameters.