The acronym “VBC” stands for Vizag Bottling Company  

The VBC group, a reputed industrial house of Andhra Pradesh with more than three decades standing, is a professionally managed conglomerate.

Founded in 1967, VBC was incorporated by Dr. M.V.V.S. Murthi as a partnership firm in the name of Vizag Bottling Company to carry on the business of bottling and distribution of soft drinks from Visakhapatnam under the franchise of Parle Exports Limited and later transformed it into VBC Industries Limited (VBCIL).

In 1981, as a diversification strategy, Dr. M.V.V.S.Murthi had incorporated VBC Ferro Alloys Limited for manufacturing of Ferro Alloys. The company has set up its plant at Rudraram Village, Patancheru Mandal, Medak District, Andhra Pradesh with two nos 16.5 MVA Arc Furnaces imported from Russia with a production capacity of 24000 TPA of Ferro Silicon/48000 TPA of Silico Manganese/ Ferrochrome. Currently, the Company is focusing on manufacture of Ferro Silicon. The Company also exports its products to Italy, U.K, Netherlands, Germany, Korea, France, Poland, Romania and Belgium and got an Export House status. The Company has obtained ISO 9001:2008 Certification.

VBC Ferro Alloys Shares are listed on Bombay Stock Exchange Limited.

To capture opportunities in power generation, the Company has invested in Konaseema Gas Power Limited(KGPL), the natural gas based combined cycle power plant with a capacity of 445 MW (Phase-I) and has been Supplying power to APTRANSCO. The KGPL is in the process of adding another 820 MW(Phase II).

VBC Ferro Alloys Limited also invested in Orissa Power Consortium Limited for implementing hydro based power projects. Currently Orissa Power Consortium Limited operates Samal Barrage Hydro Electric Project of 5 X 4 MW(20mw).

Ferro Alloys is a highly power intensive industry and therefore it requires quality power at a reasonable price. To overcome the difficulties in obtaining power, the Company is going to set up 120MW(2X60MW) coal based captive power plant at Bodepalli Village, Kagaznagar Mandal, Adilabad District, Telangana State. The necessary coal linkage has been obtained, required land is in place and other steps such as Pollution Control Permission, water and other facilities are obtained. For speedy implementation of the project, your Board of Directors to Hive off the unit into a Special Purpose Vehicle Company(SPV).

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