The Aditya Birla Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate headquartered in Mumbai,
Maharashtra, India. It operates in 33 countries with more than 136,000 employees
worldwide. The group interests in sectors such as viscose staple fibre, metals, cement (largest
in India), viscose filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, fertilisers, insulators,
financial services, telecom (third largest in India), BPO and IT services.
The Aditya Birla group is a diversified conglomerate with a total revenue of approximately
US$40 billion in year 2012. The group was founded bySeth Shiv Narayan Birla. With a gross
revenue of USD 40 Billion (in 2012) it is the third largest Indian private sector conglomerate
behind Tata Groupwith revenue of just over USD 100 Billion and RIL with revenue of USD 74
1 Non-ferrous metals
3 Carbon black
4 Textile business
5 Telecom Services
6 Aditya Birla Group of Companies
8 See also
10 External links
Main articles: Hindalco and Novelis
The Group's non-ferrous metals are under Hindalco. Its manufacturing locations are primarily
in India and it owns mines in Australia. On 11 February 2007, the company entered into an
agreement to acquire the Canadian company Novelis for U$6 billion, making the combined
entity the world's largest rolled-aluminium producer. On 15 May 2007, the acquisition was
completed with Novelis shareholders receiving $44.93 per outstanding share of common stock.
The Group plans to close a part of its aluminum foil making mill in UK and shift that to its plant
Hindalco makes alumina chemicals, primary aluminum, rolled products, alloy wheels, roofing
sheets, wire rods, cast copper rods, copper cathodes and several other products.
Main articles: UltraTech Cement and Grasim Industries
The Group's cement business was earlier under Grasim Industries and UltraTech Cement. The
two entities have now been merged into UltraTech Cement to form India's largest cement
company. UltraTech Cement was acquired from L&T
After purchasing Columbian Chemicals Co (Press Release), the Group is now the largest
manufacturer of Carbon Black worldwide.
The Aditya Birla Group is the world's largest producer of Viscose Staple Fiber industry. It
operates from India, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and China. It owns the Birla Cellulose brand.
Apart from viscose staple fiber, the group also owns acrylic fiber businesses in Egypt and
Thailand, viscose filament yarn businesses and spinning mills in India and South East Asia. The
group has pulp and plantation interests in Canada and Laos. It's two companies i.e. Aditya Birla
Nuvo Ltd. and Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Ltd. which is a subsidiary of Grasim Industries are in
Main article: Idea Cellular
Aditya Birla Group is the majority shareholder of Idea Cellular. Idea Cellular was started as a
joint venture with the group, AT&T and the Tata Group. After an Initial Public Offering on the
Indian Stock Markets, Idea Cellular now accounts for a third of the group's market capitalization.
The company is headquartered in Mumbai.
Aditya Birla Group of Companies
Aditya Birla Capital Advisors Private Limited
Aditya Birla Chemicals (India)Limited
Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited
Aditya Birla Finance Limited
Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers
Aditya Birla Minacs Worldwide Limited
Aditya Birla Minerals
Aditya Birla Money Mart Limited
Aditya Birla Money Limited
Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited
Aditya Birla Retail
Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Limited
Alexandria Carbon Black Company SAE
Alexandria Fiber Company SAE
Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Limited
Birla Laos Pulp and Plantations Company Limited
Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Limited
Birla Sun Life Insurance
Dahej Harbour & Infrastructure Limited
Essel Mining and Industries
Grasim Industries Limited
Idea Cellular Limited
Indo Phil Cotton Mills
Indo Phil Textile Mills
Indo Thai Synthetics
Liaoning Birla Carbon Company Limited
Pan Century Surfactants Inc.
PT Elegant Textile Industry
PT Indo Bharat Rayon
PT Indo Liberty Textiles
PT Indo Raya Kimia
PT Sunrise Bumi Textiles
Swiss Singapore Overseas Enterprises Pte Limited
Thai Acrylic Fibre
Thai Carbon Black
UltraTech Cement Limited
Utkal Alumina International Limited
The group's philanthropic activities are looked after by Mrs Rajashree Birla. Group also runs
45 schools and 18 hospitals.
Aditya Birla Public School, Nagda Jn.
Aditya Birla Senior Secondary School, Nagda Jn.
Sarala Birla Academy
Aditya Birla Public School, Renusagar
Aditya Birla Public School, Renukoot
Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai
Aditya Birla Intermediate College
Aditya Birla Public School, Kharach
Aditya Birla Higher Secondary School, Veraval
Aditya Birla Public School, Veraval
Aditya Birla Public School, jagdishpur, uttar pradesh
Sarla Birla Academy, Banglore
Birla Institute of Technology and Science- Pilani, Goa, Dubai, Hyderabad
Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra Ranchi, Allahabad, Kolkata, Noida, Jaipur, Chennai, Patna, Deoghar, Muscat (Oman)& Ras
Kumar Mangalam Birla
Aditya Birla Minacs
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