The 1970’s … A season of change for everyone. Gigantic shifts in the global economy, technology, education and the market place prompted an otherwise fiercely independent nation to open its doors to the outside world. Bhutan, the Land of the Thunder Dragon broke from its traditional isolation to become a member of the United Nations in 1971.
Under the leadership of His Majesty, the King of Bhutan, Jigme Dorji Wangchuck and thereafter of his son- His Majesty, the King of Bhutan, Jigme Singye Wangchuck, with his dynamic and farsighted vision, Bhutan recognized the need to modernize and industrialize the Kingdom, while at the same time protecting its inherent culture and ethos to lead the nation into the new millennium, without losing its independent spirit.
Several areas of development were identified-such as the building of its infrastructure, modernization through industrialization, encouragement of the private sector and entrepreneurship, and the opening of its doors to outside trade and education.
Through this encouragement of the Royal Government the Lhaki Group of Companies was promoted by Dasho Ugyen Dorji, in the late 80s. The Group started with construction and manufacturing of cement.
Lhaki Cement was established in the year 1989-90. The unit commenced commercial production in the year 1993 with 2 VSKs of 50 TPD each. The plant was augmented in the year 1995-96 with an additional VSK of 50 TPD whereby the total Clinker Capacity of the plant reached to 150 TPD.
Its cement grinding capacity was further augmented in the year 2000-2001 by installing an additional cement mill. With this the total cement girding capacity was increased to 350 TPD.
In the year 2007 the promoters resolved to upgrade the technology as well as the capacity of the plant by installing fully automated PLC controlled 450 TPD dry process rotary plant with 5 stage suspension pre-heater. The augmentation project commenced commercial production in 2009.