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.
Grasim is the leading global player in VSF, with an aggregate capacity of 498,000 TPA
Grasim’s subsidiary, UltraTech Cement, is the largest producer of white cement in India
Jaya Shree Textiles is a leading manufacturer in the Indian fabric industry producing linen, wool tops and worsted yarn
Aditya Birla Capital is a fast-growing umbrella brand providing end-to-end financial solutions for its customers
Idea is in the top three mobile operators in India, with annual revenue in excess of USD 5 billion
Aditya Birla Insulators is India’s largest and the world’s fourth largest manufacturer of high-voltage porcelain insulators
Indian Rayon is the largest manufacturer and exporter of Viscose Filament Yarn in India
Indo Gulf, the agri input business is the 8th largest urea manufacturer in India
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.
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