Sterlite Industries

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Sterlite Industries (India) Limited is the principal subsidiary of Vedanta Resources Group. Its chief products are Copper Cathodes and Copper Rods. The company also operates the largest capacity of continuous Cast Copper Rod plants.


Sterlite Industries has laid great emphasis on customer relationship and quality assurance; using the best technology, along with their social responsibility. Sterlite Industries certifications are ISO 9001(2000), ISO 14001(1996), and OHSAS 18001(1999).

Sterlite Limited has a domestic market share of 43 percent by volume in 2005-06. It has made sales of Rs.67921 million during 2005-06 with CAGR of 28 percent. It has operations based on a Sulphuric Acid Plant, a Copper Rods Plant, a Phosphoric Acid Plant, a Smelter, Refinery, and various mines.

Some brief descriptions of Sterlite products are:
  • Copper products: Comprises two products; namely, Copper cathodes (produced using the highly effective ISA electro-refining technology), and Continuous cast copper rods (manufactured using the Propezi technology).

  • Chemical products: Include Phospho Gypsum, Hydro Fluo Silicic Acid, Sulphuric Acid, Ferro Sand, Phosphoric Acids.

  • Precious metals: Copper concentrate, few traces of gold and silver in the products.

Latest Financial Figures(Figures in Rs. Crores)
ET 500 Rank(2011)24
IndustryMetals - Non Ferrous - Copper/Copper Alloys - Prod
Turnover32900.85
Profit after Tax(PAT)5042.52
MCAP (Market Capitalization)39481.99
Assets63455.47



Sterlite Industries has contributed immensely to society and environmental areas. Some of its efforts in this regard are solid waste and secured landfill, collection of primary gas emissions, monitoring of air quality, education, sports, community, and health welfare.

Today, Sterlite Industries has a number of excelling frontiers credited to its name. Let us take a glimpse into these as well:
  • First company in South India to go in for a secured land fill
  • First private sector smelter in India
  • First Copper Smelter in the world to be accredited with "Five Star" rating by British Safety Council
  • Extensive use of TQM to efficiently maximize employee involvement
  • National Award in Excellence in Energy Management for the last six years in a row
  • Zero-effluent discharge systems integrated at every plant
  • Currently 11% of copper requirement met by captive mines
Sterlite Industries (India) Limited has thus, laid a profound impact in the manufacture of copper based products; while at the same time moving towards the conservation of the natural environment.

Last Updated on 1/4/2012

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