India is among the top 20 countries leading in copper production globally. In 2011 India’s copper demand was estimated to grow by at least 7% and in that year it grew by almost 50%.
Here is a List of The Top 10 Largest Copper Producing Companies in India (2021).
1. Hindustan Copper Ltd.
A public sector undertaking under the administration of the ministry of mines it is the nation’s only vertically integrated copper producing company. The central office of Hindustan Copper Ltd. is located in the city of Kolkata, West Bengal.
2. Bhagyanagar India Ltd.
It is one of India’s oldest and the largest copper product manufacturing companies. Founded by GM Surana in 1985 it is still run by the Surana family and deals in products such as copper pipes, rods, strips, pushbars and sheets.
3. Archotech Ltd.
Establishing itself as one of the leading non-ferrous engineering companies in the country, Arcotech Ltd.’s growth Centre in Bawal is marked for large and strategic copper industries and is a proud showcase for the government of Haryana.
4. Sterlite Copper Industries
It is a subsidiary of Sterlite copper industries, which is owned by Vedanta Ltd. and it operated the largest copper smelter plant in India, in Thuthukoodi which is situated in the state of Tamil Nadu, from 1998 to 2018.
5. Gujarat Copper Alloys Ltd.
Established in the year, 2003, by owner and CEO Ravi Jain, the company manufactures copper busbars, rods, flats, strips and earthing conductors among many other products and is based out of Mumbai, India.
6. ABC Gas International
Established in 1980, the company was formerly known as Brassco Extrusions Ltd. And is now considered as a leading manufacturer of piped gas and copper pipes with varied interests in copper plumbing systems.
7. Cubex Tubings Ltd.
This company manufactures copper products and copper alloy tubings that can primarily found in power plants and petroleum refineries and nuclear plants. Its products are mainly used for medical purposes, infrastructure, power generation and defence purposes.
8. Madhav Copper Ltd.
It is a subsidiary of the Madhav Group and offers an extensive range of copper products suitable for any known application in pump, motors, transformers, generators, panel and switchgear. It also has four world class manufacturing facilities to facilitate its diverse portfolio.
9. Baroda Extrusions Ltd.
Baroda extrusions Ltd. Is the first copper extrusion plant in the country with best in class infrastructure and machineries in its manufacturing plant in the village of Garadia. The company manufactures a variety of copper products ranging from copper flats, rods, bus bars to mother tubes.
10. Nissan Copper Ltd.
The company manufactures and sells a range of copper products ranging from tubes to plates, and has an authorized share capital of ₹700,000,000. It supplies its products for the projects of well known companies in air conditioning, refrigeration and gas application industry.
Now moving on to some questions (FAQs) that you might have regarding this massive copper industry and its workings.
What state is the largest producer of copper?
Madhya Pradesh is the largest producer of copper in the country, producing almost 56.86% of the total copper produced in the country.
How copper is manufactured?
First the ore is extracted from the underground through a process called mining after which it is ground up into a fine powder like substance. The ore is then concentrated and the impurities (gangue) are removed, which makes the powdered ore ready for roasting (to remove some sulphur). The ore is then smelted with fluxes, making it ready for its conversion to matte and anode casting before finally refining it with the use of electrodes to produce the finished product. Now this product can further be processed into rods, tubes, pipes, etc.