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About Company


BALCO was incorporated in year 1965 as the first Public Sector Undertaking (PSU) in India and since then it has been closely associated with the Indian Industrial Growth, in a pivotal role. In 2001 Govt. of India disinvested 51% shares of Bharat Aluminium Company Limited (BALCO) to Sterlite Industries (India) Limited (now known as Vedanta Limited).


  • Government of India (GoI) divested 51% equity in the year 2001 in favour of Sterlite Industries (I) Limited. Remaining 49% is with GoI.
  • Superior Quality and Craftsmanship
  • BALCO is playing a crucial role in introducing Aluminium as a potential alternative to other metals like Steel in construction, and Copper in power transmission industry.
  • Major operations of BALCO are in the town of Korba (Chhattisgarh).
  • The smelter capacity produces 345 KTPA through modern Prebake Technology based on Soderberg Process.
  • After disinvestment, a smelter of capacity 245 KTPA has been established in the year 2004.
  • The smelter plants are being supported by uninterrupted power supply through 1140 MW Captive Power Plants.
  • New power plant with rated capacity of 1200 MW. Commence its operation from 2016.
  • Finishing lines are capable of producing high quality Ingots, Wire Rods, Busbars and Rolled products.
  • BALCO sources alumina from our refinery at Lanjigarh as well as through imports, resulting in a blend of domestic and imported supply.

Several Firsts to Its Credit In India

  •  First integrated Aluminium Industry
  •  First to have Captive Power Plant
  •  First to venture into + 300 kA Prebake pots
  •  First to produce Alloy Rods for conductors used in power transmission industry
  •  First to roll material for Aerospace in the Country
  •  First to produce largest Billet of diameter – 800 mm, length – 6 mt
  •  First to set up the widest Hot Rolling Mill