|Founder||Seth Shiv Narayan Birla|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
|Kumar Mangalam Birla (Chairman)|
|Revenue||US$41 billion (2015)|
Number of employees
|Subsidiaries||List of subsidiaries|
The Aditya Birla Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate named after Aditya Vikram Birla, headquartered in the Aditya Birla Centre in Worli, Mumbai, India. It operates in 40 countries with more than 120,000 employees worldwide. The group was founded by Seth Shiv Narayan Birla in 1857. 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 group had a revenue of approximately US$41 billion in year 2015. It is the third-largest Indian private sector conglomerate behind Tata Group with revenue of just over US$100 billion and RIL with revenue of US$74 billion.
The Group's non-ferrous metals are under Hindalco Industries. 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 US$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 aluminium foil making mill in UK and shift that to its plant near Nagpur.
Hindalco makes alumina chemicals, primary aluminium, rolled products, alloy wheels, roofing sheets, wire rods, cast copper rods, copper cathodes and several other products.
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 in 2004.
The Aditya Birla Group is the world's largest producer of Viscose staple fibre. It operates from India, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia and China. It owns the Birla Cellulose brand. Apart from viscose staple fibre, the group also owns acrylic fibre 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. Its two companies i.e. Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd and Grasim Bhiwani Textiles Ltd which is a subsidiary of Grasim Industries are in textile business.
Aditya Birla Group sells in-house and other branded apparel via brick-and-mortar and online stores. The group's firm Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Ltd sells in-house brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England and People via their individual brand stores and through other multi brand outlets. It also operates a multi brand fashion retail chain Pantaloons.
Aditya Birla Group is the majority shareholder of Idea Cellular. Idea Cellular was started as a joint venture with the AT&T and the Tata Group. After an IPO on the Indian stock markets, Idea Cellular now accounts for a third of the group's market capitalisation. The company is headquartered in Mumbai.
Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG)
Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG) is the umbrella brand for all the financial services business of The Aditya Birla Group. ABFSG ranks among the top 5 fund managers in India (including LIC) with an AUM of US$23 billion. Having a strong presence across the life insurance, asset management, lending (excluding Housing), housing finance, equity & commodity broking, wealth management and distribution, online money management portal—Aditya Birla Money MyUniverse, general insurance advisory and private equity and health insurance businesses. ABFSG is committed to serve the end-to-end financial services needs of its retail and corporate customers. In FY 2013–14, ABFSG reported consolidated revenue from these businesses at just under ₹70 billion (US$1.0 billion) and profits of about ₹7.5 billion (US$110 million). Anchored by over 14,000 employees and trusted by over 6 million customers, ABFSG has a nationwide reach through 1,500 points of presence and about 130,000 agents/channel partners.
Aditya Birla Group of Companies
- Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited
- Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) Limited
- Aditya Birla Financial Services Group (ABFSG)
- Birla Sun Life Asset Management Company Ltd
- Aditya Birla Finance Limited
- Aditya Birla Money Limited
- Aditya Birla Online Fashion Private Limited
- Aditya Birla Fashion & Retail Limited
- Aditya Birla Insurance Brokers
- Aditya Birla Capital Advisors Private Limited
- Aditya Birla Minerals
- Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited
- Aditya Birla Retail
- Aditya Birla Science and Technology Company Limited
- Alexandria Carbon Black Company SAE
- Alexandria Fibre Company SAE
- Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Limited
- Birla Laos Pulp and Plantations Company Limited
- Dahej Harbour & Infrastructure Limited
- Hindalco Industries
The group's philanthropic activities are looked after by Mrs Rajashree Birla. Group also runs 45 schools and 18 hospitals.
- B.K. Birla Centre For Education,Pune
- Birla Public School, Pilani
- Birla Vidya Niketan, New Delhi
- Aditya Birla Public School, Nagda Jn
- Aditya Birla Senior Secondary School, Nagda Jn
- Aditya Birla Vani Bharati,Rishra, Hooghly( Near Kolkata)
- Sarala Birla Academy
- Aditya Birla Public School, Renusagar
- Aditya Birla Public School, Renukoot
- Aditya Birla World Academy, Mumbai
- Aditya Birla Intermediate College, Renukoot
- Aditya Birla Public School, Kotputli Distt Jaipur, Rajasthan
- 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, Bengaluru
- Aditya Birla Public school, Tikiri-Rayagada
- Aditya Birla Public School, Khor, Madhya Pradesh
- Aditya Birla Public School, Chittaurgarh, Rajasthan
- Aditya Birla Public School, Reddipalayam,Ariyalur Distt,Tamil Nadu
- sarla birla public school, ranchi
- Aditya Birla Public School, Grasim Vihar, Rawan
- Birla Institute of Technology and Science- Pilani, Goa, Dubai, Hyderabad
- Birla Institute of Management Technology BIMTECH-Greater Noida, Bhubaneshwar
- Birla Vishwakarma Mahavidyalaya
- Kumar Mangalam Birla
- Birla family
- Birla Foundation
- Aditya Birla Minacs
- Grasim Industries
- Yash Birla Group
- CK Birla Group
- Columbian Chemicals Plant explosion hoax in Centerville, St Mary Parish, Louisiana
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