Overview

Grasim Industries Limited is the flagship of the Aditya Birla Group. It started as a textiles manufacturer in India in 1947. Today, it is a leading global player in VSF, the largest chemicals (Chlor-Alkali-s), largest cement producer and Diversified Financial Services (NBFC, Asset Management and Life Insurance) player in India.

The Aditya Birla Group is a leading global player in VSF, accounting for ~17 per cent of global production.

Over the years, the company has strengthened backward integration in Dissolving Grade Pulp, Caustic Soda, Power & Steam — major inputs required for the production of VSF.

The Chemical business was set up given it’s a critical input for manufacturing VSF, and to achieve backward integration. In last few years the Caustic Soda business has grown multi-fold through both organic and inorganic routes. Grasim is the largest Caustic Soda producer in India with a capacity of 840 KTPA (the merger of Aditya Birla Chemicals India Ltd. (ABCIL) in FY 2016, capacity has increased from 452K TPA to 840K TPA.)

The Cement business was started in 1985 with a capacity of 0.5 MTPA. Grasim’s subsidiary UltraTech Cement Limited is a leading global cement manufacturer with a capacity of 93 MTPA in India (Includes 4 MTPA overseas). The company has added 47 MTPA Organically and 42 MTPA Inorganically since its inception.

In June 2017, UltraTech completed the acquisition of cement plants from Jaiprakash Associates Ltd. and Jaypee Cement Corporations Ltd. with a total capacity of 21.2 MTPA. Post this acquisition, the total domestic capacity has increased to 89 MTPA thus taking its total capacity to 93 MTPA.

Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd., an Aditya Birla Group Company was merged with Grasim w.e.f. 1st July, 2017. Subsequently the Financial Services business was demerged from the merged entity and was listed on bourses as Aditya Birla Capital Limited on 1st September, 2017.

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Key Milestones

  • 1947
  • Grasim Industries incorporated
  • 1954
  • VSF production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh)
  • 1972
  • Caustic soda production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh) for captive use
  • 1996
  • VSF plant commissioned at Kharach (Gujarat)
  • 2004
  • Grasim acquires controlling stake in UltraTech Cement Ltd. From Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
  • 2014
  • Grasim’s state-of-the-art VSF plant is commissioned at Vilayat (Gujarat)
  • 2015
  • Merger of ABCIL with Grasim
  • 2017
  • Merger of Aditya Birla Nuvo with Grasim. Demerger and listing of financial services business as Aditya Birla Capitals India Ltd.

Management

Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the US $41 billion multinational Aditya Birla Group, which operates in 36 countries across six continents. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its operations outside India.

Mr Birla chairs the Boards of all of the Group’s major companies in India and globally. Its clutch of global companies features Novelis, Columbian Chemicals, Aditya Birla Minerals, Aditya Birla Chemicals, Thai Carbon Black, Alexandria Carbon Black, Domsjö Fabriker and Terrace Bay Pulp Mill, among others. In India, he chairs the Boards of Hindalco, Grasim, Aditya Birla Nuvo, UltraTech, Idea, Aditya Birla Financial Services and Aditya Birla Retail.

  • Mr Kumar Mangalam Birla
    Chairman
  • Mr BV Bhargava
  • Dr Thomas M Connelly Jr.
  • Mr OP Rungta
  • Mrs Rajashree Birla
  • Mr N Mohan Raj
  • Mr Shailendra K Jain
  • Mr Arun Kannan Thiagarajan
  • Mr ML Apte
  • Mr Cyril Shroff
  • Mr Dilip Gaur
    (Managing Director)
  • Mr Sushil Agarwal
    (Whole-Time Director)

Awards

With over 70 awards in various fields, explore the legacy of excellence at Grasim.

CSR Policy

Discover Grasim's CSR initiatives in fields as diverse as Healthcare, Sustainable Livelihoods, Education, and Social Change.