Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF and the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s) player in India. It is also the largest cement producer and diversified financial services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India through its subsidiaries UltraTech Cement and Aditya Birla Capital.

The Aditya Birla Group is a leading global player in VSF, accounting for ~17 per cent of global production.

Over the years, the company has strengthened backward integration in Dissolving Grade Pulp, Caustic Soda, Power & Steam — major inputs required for the production of VSF.

The Chemical business was set up given it’s a critical input for manufacturing VSF, and to achieve backward integration. In last few years the Caustic Soda business has grown multi-fold through both organic and inorganic routes. Grasim is the largest Caustic Soda producer in India with a capacity of 938 KTPA in FY18.

The Cement business was started in 1985 with a capacity of 0.5 MTPA. Grasim’s subsidiary UltraTech Cement Limited is a leading global cement manufacturer with a capacity of 96.5 MTPA in India (Includes 4 MTPA overseas and 5.7 MTPA of capacity to be commissioned by March 2019). The company has added 47 MTPA Organically and 42 MTPA Inorganically since its inception.

In June 2017, UltraTech completed the acquisition of cement plants from Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. and Jaypee Cement Corporations Ltd. with a total capacity of 21.2 MTPA. Post this acquisition, the total domestic capacity has increased to 89 MTPA thus taking its total capacity to 93 MTPA.

Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., an Aditya Birla Group Company was merged with Grasim w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. Subsequently the Financial Services business was demerged from the merged entity and was listed on bourses as Aditya Birla Capital Limited on 1st September, 2017.

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Key Milestones

  • 1947
  • Grasim Industries incorporated
  • 1954
  • VSF production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh)
  • 1972
  • Caustic soda production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh) for captive use
  • 1996
  • VSF plant commissioned at Kharach (Gujarat)
  • 2004
  • Grasim acquires controlling stake in UltraTech Cement Ltd. From Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • 2014
  • Grasim’s state-of-the-art VSF plant is commissioned at Vilayat (Gujarat)
  • 2015
  • Merger of ABCIL with Grasim
  • 2017
  • Merger of Aditya Birla Nuvo with Grasim. Demerger and listing of financial services business as Aditya Birla Capitals India Ltd.
  • 2018
  • Grasim bags Dun & Bradstreet Corporate Award 2018 for stellar performance in the textile sector
  • 2018
  • Grasim Industries has been Ranked # 205 in the list of “Global 2000 – Growth Champions 2018” by Forbes Magazine, USA
  • 2019
  • Grasim Industries signed a definitive agreement, to acquire 100% equity shareholding of Soktas India Private Limited from its current promoters, for an enterprise value of INR 165 Crores (March 2019)
  • 2019
  • Birla Cellulose takes a quantum leap towards making fashion more sustainable launch of ‘Livaeco’


Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the US $48.3 billion multinational Aditya Birla Group, which operates in 34 countries across six continents. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its operations outside India.

Mr Birla chairs the Boards of all of the Group’s major companies in India and globally. Its clutch of global companies features Novelis, Columbian Chemicals, Thai Carbon Black, Alexandria Carbon Black, Domsjö Fabriker and Terrace Bay Pulp Mill, among others. In India, he chairs the Boards of Hindalco, Grasim, UltraTech, Idea, Aditya Birla Capital and Aditya Birla Retail.

  • Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla
  • Mr Himanshu Kapania
    Vice Chairman
  • Mrs Rajashree Birla
  • Mr ML Apte
  • Mr BV Bhargava
  • Mr Cyril Shroff
  • Dr Thomas M Connelly Jr.
  • Ms Usha Sangwan
  • Mr Shailendra K Jain
  • Mr OP Rungta
  • Mr Arun Kannan Thiagarajan
  • Ms Anita Ramachandran
  • Mr Dilip Gaur
    (Managing Director)


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