Birla Group started at 1857.
Shiv Narayan Birla started cotton trading operation in the small town of Pilani in Rajasthan.
Ghyanshyamdas Birla(GD Birla)--he set the manufacturing company.
Grandson of G.D. Birla is Aditya Vikram Birla(A.V. Birla)
Son of A.V. Birla is Kumar Mangalam Birla(K.M. Birla)
Overview: A US $40 billion corporation, in the League of Fortune 500
Employee strengths 136,000 42 different nationalities
Ranked Number 4 in the global ‘Top Companies for Leaders’ survey
Over 50 per cent revenues flow from its overseas operations
Ranked Number 1 in Asia Pacific for 2011
The Group operates in 36 countries