Ashapura's journey began in the 1960s with Bentonite, after which we have continued to add several niche minerals to our value mix. We enjoy global leadership on account of our ability to understand industrial minerals and offer customised solutions to our customers.
Ashapura is the largest producer of Bentonite in India and third largest in the world. It is also one of the worlds largest Bauxite exporters. It is our endeavor to constantly add new minerals catering to a wider section of industries and applications. Our vast and versatile resource base is capable of measuring up to even the most challenging specifications; our comprehensive range of solutions from mining, processing to logistics makes us a unique enterprise.
With over 6 decades of expertise in Bentonite mining & processing, Ashapura today is the 3rd largest producer of Bentonite in the world. The Group’s extensive & versatile reserves of high quality Sodium and Calcium Bentonite which are mined and processed carefully into several grades. These are in different forms such as dried & crushed lumps, granules, powder to micronized powder, catering to diverse needs of clients.
Our Bentonite products caters to a wide range of industries starting from the conventional usage areas of Iron Ore Pelletisation, Drilling, Metal Casting, Construction, Cat Litter etc. to value added areas such as paper, detergents , Animal feed etc. The Group also possesses the requisite certifications such as ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental management system, OHSAS 18001: 2007 for Organizations Health and Safety management system & CGMP for Good manufacturing process.
All our Bentonite processing is strictly controlled by our fully equipped laboratories at our processing facilities as well as our state-of- art R&D Centre where the fundamental research on Bentonite is conducted, with the aim to provide consistent, better & new products to our customers. Our costal resource base and processing hubs give us a formidable advantage for both bulk and container based exports.
Ashapura is India's largest producer of Advanced Refractory Materials with a versatile portfolio of Castables, High Alumina Cement, Calcined Bauxite and Fused Aluminas. High-temperature Calcined Aluminous Clays (Chamotte & Mullite) are used to produce Alumina Refractories for steel, cement and metal industries.
Besides having a dominant position in the Indian market, Ashapura is a preferred supplier of refractory raw materials & products in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia.