ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Higher Profit and Idle Capacity

Higher Profit and Idle Capacity TRAVANCORE ELECTRO-CHEMICAL commissioned its Plant No 2 towards the end of May 1975. The plant has been working satisfactorily, but production could not be increased because of insufficient power. KSEB has now laid additional 66 KV lines to increase power supply to the company and the management is awaiting sanction for additional power. During 1975, the company's total production of calcium carbide was lower, at 13,243 tonnes, than the previous year's 13,422 tonnes. Its installed capacity is 25,000 tonnes. Plant No 1 had to be closed for a couple of months for necessary mo- fications in order to be able to com- ission Plant No 2. Moreover, there was a breakdown in 66/11 KV substation of the company. Sales were barely 3 per cent lower than last year's, but gross profit plunged down by 30 per cent Margins were slashed because of the rise in the cost of raw materials

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