With a legacy of over seven decades of responsible business practices, Aditya Birla Group is one of the leading players in a wide range of sectors such as aluminum, viscose staple fiber, cement manufacturing, carbon black, copper, chemicals, financial services, branded apparels, telecom, viscose staple yarn, fertilizers and insulators. More than 50% of the company’s revenues flow from its overseas corporations that span across 34 countries in North and South America, Africa and Asia.
The organization’s roots can be traced back to over 150 years when Seth Shiv Narayan Birla started a cotton trading business in 1857. Later, Mr. G D Birla, the man who set up many industries to revive critical sectors such as textile and fiber, aluminum, cement and chemicals in pre-Independence India, took charge and continued expanding its ambit of operations. He was also a close confidante of Mahatma Gandhi and played an active role in the Indian freedom struggle. Under his leadership, Birla Group’s flagship company GRASIM was one of the first Indian businesses to start international operations in post-independence India.
By 1969, Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla came to be at the helm of the affairs and actualized the global business empire. He brought India on the global stage by setting up world-class production bases in competitive, market-driven free economies. A true visionary, he foresaw the winds of change 22 years before India adopted economic liberalization. Under his stewardship, the company rose to the top of their businesses. He earned the respect and admiration of the people as the chief of India’s finest business houses and the first international business group. Today, his Son Kumar Mangalam Birla, the Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group leads this much-acclaimed business conglomerate towards wider horizons and greater glory.
LEADING THE WORLD WITH EXCELLENCE
The Aditya Birla Group is the fourth largest cement supplier in the world (excluding China). The company also occupies third position in manufacturing insulators worldwide.
In India, it is the nation’s number one company in fashion (branded apparel) and lifestyle vertical, top-ranked mobile telephone company, leading supplier of concrete, grey cement, and white cement and a leading player in life insurance and asset management.
Numerous awards and accolades have been an integral part of the legendary growth story of the Aditya Birla Group. Each of their product lines and practices has a consistent record of unparalleled excellence and the group has been recognized on all prestigious forums in India and globally.
Aditya Birla Group is deeply involved in the initiatives aimed at community building and inclusive growth. The organization focuses on healthcare, education for the girl child, sustainable livelihood, women empowerment, and improving social infrastructure. It reaches out to 7.5 million people in 500 villages annually through the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development. The Group allocates more than Rs 500 crore for CSR activities.