The Mining of various minerals and metals has been a human activity since pre-historic times. Modern mining processes involve prospecting for ore bodies, analysis of the profit potential of a proposed mine, extraction of the desired materials, and final reclamation of the land after the mine is closed. India has a huge reserve of Iron ore, Bauxite, Chromium, Manganese ore, Baryte and many other Rare earth minerals. The Metals and Mining sector in India is expected to witness a major reform in the next few years. Make in India Campaign, focus on effective utilization of natural resources & elimination of mineral waste under the National Mineral Policy as well as the rise in infrastructure development are some of the major drivers of the Indian Metals and Mining sector.
Amoda Group established in 2004 with diversified functions into the mining of iron ore, Laterite, Dolomite, Barytes, Quartz, Calcite & Granite and Steel Manufacturing, Textile and Warehousing facilities.
The group started with the commissioning of a Sponge Iron plant in Jaggayyapet, Andhra Pradesh. The company went on to acquire Pioneer TorSteel Mills Ltd with its two units located at IDA Bollaram and at Chegunta of Medak District, Telangana. The product manufactured in Amoda Iron & Steel Ltd and Pioneer Torsteel. Mills Ltd is known for its premium quality.
The Group majorly deals with the Mining of Iron Ore, Laterite, Dolomite, Bauxite, Barytes, Quartz, Calcite, Granite’s, Industrial minerals. Amoda Group is strongly active in South India and also has significant business in Asian Countries.
“We believe that India is a giant in low grade mineral resources but did not invest much in Research and Development to develop and adopt mineral beneficiation and processing technologies. This will also lead to effective mineral conservation. We have a special focus on this area and we have established dedicated Research and Development wing for Mineral Beneficiation & its process Technology,” states U K Rao, Chairman, Amoda Group.
Premium Quality Mineral Resources and Products
Amoda Group is holding Benita Industries Ltd & Benita Granites Ltd and is established in one of the leading positions in South India & Asian Countries through reliable & high-quality product delivery.
Benita Granites Limited is into the extraction of Granite. The company uses massive modern Quarrying technology to extract the finest quality of Granite Blocks/Slabs, cut to the size of a wide spectrum of innovative product range with vibrant designs and colors.
Benita Industries Limited is the core branch of Amoda Group of companies. The company is into the mining and beneficiation of iron ore and its export. Benita Industries were established in 2011-
12 with fully mechanized open cast iron ore mines which is located at Chabali Village, Pendlimarri Mandal, YSR Kadapa District, Andhra Pradesh. The company is one of the largest exporters of raw & beneficiated Iron Ore.
The Group strongly believes that staying with the relevant customers would be essential to keeping pace with the industry and for the inclusive growth of the group.
The company has been continuously evolving in terms of quality of service they offer in every division of the group, striving to match the international standards. Benita Industries is a global Environment-friendly Mining Organization and it is also actively involved in C.S.R activities by promoting greenery, education and healthcare in the society.
Amoda group wants to become a world class manufacturer in mining and minerals encompassing the areas of steel, granite and calcite, quartz and other minerals
“Ours is pervasively positive workplace culture. Our vision is the foundation and also acts as a binding force for the employees. It is something that makes employees look forward to coming to work each day. Inculcating such positivity transforms the workplace and sets the business apart from the competition,” adds U. K. Rao.
Effective Senior Leadership
A company does not stand only upon the dedication and hard work. What it also needs to succeed is a vision that comes from knowledge and experience of the industry. U K Rao is the Chairman of the Amoda Group of companies. He is a Post Graduate in Management with two decades of experience. His exceptional leadership is making Amoda Group a globally respected entity. Mr. Rao is a successful Industrialist with clear strategies. He is acknowledged for well-defined understanding of the Business - Technology interface and capacity to identify and align clients’ Emerging Technology needs with products and services.
According to Rao, “Mining depends on massive local value-addition, leaving most of the revenue in the host country. In fact, mining as a sector - going against economic logic - invests more than what they ever get out in profits from their operations. This happens as a result of people investing in mining as speculation, to hedge against commodity prices, and for leverage. The end result is that mining investment, if done in the policy environment with externalities accounted for, might be the best investment for a society.”
Mr. T. Satish Kumar is a whole time director on the board of Amoda Iron & Steel and he is actively associated with all the other companies of the Amoda Group, viz., Amoda Spintex Ltd, Benita Industries Ltd, Pioneer Torsteel Mills, Benita Granites etc. T. Satish is a Post Graduate in Civil Engineering from Vikram University Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh. He was a Senior Project Fellow, CSIR-National Environmental & Engineering Research Institute, Nagpur. Mr. Satish was recruited in the Union Public Service Commission in 1996 and he worked as an Assistant Environmental Engineer at Central Pollution Control Board, New Delhi. He also holds an M.S. degree in Computer Sciences from Bradley University, Peoria, IL, USA in 1998. He has a successful and diverse background spanning technical, operational management, service delivery, product management and business development disciplines with expertise in engaging decision makers and devising winning sales strategies and solutions.
Mission and Vision
Amoda Group is on a mission to become the international standard for steel manufacturing companies. It is already the most trusted vendor for servicing their clients to create economic success in each and every project. They have created a place for employment where everyone can learn, grow and achieve all the professional goals in life. It has created a workplace for holistic growth for all the employees.
Talking about the future goals of the group, Rao concludes, “Amoda Group wants to become a world class manufacturer in mining and minerals encompassing the areas of steel, granite and Calcite and other minerals. In addition to this, our vision is to provide unique value added solutions and to establish a committed partnership with all the clients. We also want to create a hub for supply chain management with technology induction for all logistics essentials.”