Aditya Birla Group

Aditya Birla Group
Industry Conglomerate
Founded 1857; 159 years ago (1857)[1]
Founder Seth Shiv Narayan Birla
Headquarters Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Area served
Key people
Kumar Mangalam Birla (Chairman)
Products Agribusiness
Carbon black
Ferro chem
Financial services
Wind power
Trading solutions
Revenue Increase US$41 billion (2015)[2]
Number of employees
120,000 (2015)[3]
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.[4][5] It operates in 40 countries with more than 120,000 employees worldwide.[6] 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.[2][7] 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.

Non-ferrous metals

Main articles: Hindalco and Novelis

The Group's non-ferrous metals are under Hindalco Industries.[8] 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,[9] 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.[10][11]

Hindalco makes alumina chemicals, primary aluminium, rolled products, alloy wheels, roofing sheets, wire rods, cast copper rods, copper cathodes and several other products.[12]


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.

Carbon black

After purchasing Columbian Chemicals Co (Press Release), the Group is now the largest manufacturer of Carbon black worldwide.[13]

Textile business

The Aditya Birla Group is the world's largest producer of Viscose staple fibre.[14] 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.


Main article: Abof

Aditya Birla Group sells in-house and other branded apparel via brick-and-mortar and online stores. The group's firm Madura Fashion & Lifestyle sells in-house brands such as Louis Philippe, Van Heusen, Allen Solly, Peter England and People via the website[15]

The group ventured into niche target and select portfolio apparel in October 2015 with Abof.[16]

Telecom Services

Main article: Idea Cellular

Aditya Birla Group is the majority shareholder of Idea Cellular.[17] Idea Cellular was started as a joint venture with the group, 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.

Financial Services

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

Pantaloons Fashion & Retail)
  • 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.[18] Group also runs 45 schools and 18 hospitals.


  • B.K. Birla Centre For Education,Pune
  • Birla Public School, Pilani
  • Birla Vidya Niketan, New Delhi[19]
  • Aditya Birla Public School, Nagda Jn
  • Aditya Birla Senior Secondary School, Nagda Jn
  • Aditya Birla Vani Bharati,Rishra, Hooghly( Near Kolkata)[20]
  • 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


PS: BIT Mesra & other colleges come under the C.K Birla group and not ABG

See also


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  3. ^ "!DEA – An !dea can change your life". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  4. ^ "Contact." Aditya Birla Group. Retrieved on 6 November 2013. "Aditya Birla Group Headquarters - Aditya Birla Centre, 3rd Floor, S K Ahire Marg, Worli, Mumbai, India"
  5. ^ "Media | Press releases | Hindalco Industries Ltd. and Novelis Inc. announce an agreement for Hindalco's acquisition of Novelis for nearly US$ 6 billion". Hindalco. 11 February 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
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  10. ^ "AVB Group plans to move part of UK mill to India". The Times Of India. 30 June 2012. 
  11. ^ "Birla buys Novelis for $6 bn". The Indian Express. India. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 12 February 2007. 
  12. ^ "Hindalco deal may not impact aluminium prices". The Hindu Business Line. 13 February 2007. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  13. ^ "Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd(500303|ABIRLANUVO) Fundamental details about Management Discussions". Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  14. ^ "Birla rejigs fibre, pulp business-Jobs-News By Industry-News-The Economic Times". 3 May 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  15. ^ Tandon, Suneera (2015-12-19). "Madura experiments with first omni-channel retail". []. Retrieved 2016-05-09.  External link in |website= (help)
  16. ^ "Aditya Birla Group enters ecommerce, launches online fashion portal - The Economic Times". The Economic Times. Retrieved 2016-05-09. 
  17. ^ "Aditya Birla Group's think tank gets younger-Corporate Trends-News By Company-News-The Economic Times". 25 June 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  18. ^ "Hindalco Industries Ltd. | CSR Rating 2009 – Corporate Social Responsibility – India | Details of CSR of the 1–500 companies for the year 08-09". 9 February 2010. Retrieved 16 July 2010. 
  19. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2013-12-03. 
  20. ^ "Aditya Birla Schools". 

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