DCL was promoted and incorporated as a Public Limited Company in the year 1979 by a technocrat entrepreneur Mr. M B Raju, who is also its current Executive Chairman. Mr. Raju, who carries with him more than four decades of rich and valuable experience in the cement industry, is an eminent, popular and highly revered personality in the cement circle. He has been the pivot and main driving force behind the steady and successful growth of DCL over the years.
The cement plant which commenced commercial production in 1982, is located at Bhavanipuram in Nalgonda District of Andhra Pradesh, at around 165 kms from Hyderabad. The plant manufactures a wide variety of cements, including specialty cements for certain special applications, conforming to BIS, British and ASTM standards, as per requirements. The regular grades of cement manufactured include OPC 43, OPC 53, PPC and PSC. Specialty cements produced include S53 for railway applications, SRC (Sulphate Resistant Cement), Low Heat Cement, Low Alkali Cement etc.
DCL has a very strong network of more than 1000 cement dealers and consignment agents spread through out the length and breadth of Andhra Pradesh and also, in the other southern states of Tamilnadu, Karnataka and Kerala as well as the neighbouring states namely Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh and Odisha. The company's marketing strength is derived mainly from its wide retail network having a strong presence in the rural market.