Milestones

Grasim was incorporated on 25 August 1947, just 10 days after India became independent, manufacturing textiles made from
imported raw materials. It is now a global leader in viscose staple fibre (VSF), the country's largest merchant producer of sponge
iron and the second-largest caustic soda maker in India; and poised to be India's largest cement manufacturer.

2017

Merger of Aditya Birla Nuvo with Grasim

2015

Merger of ABCIL with Grasim

2014

Grasim’s state-of-the-art VSF plant is commissioned at Vilayat, Gujarat.

2013

Caustic soda and Epoxy plant commissioned at Vilayat (Gujarat)

2012

Acquires AV Terrace Bay Inc. in Canada in JV with Thai Rayon in a joint venture with other Group Companies

2011

Acquires stake in Domsjö Fabriker AB.

2009
  • Grasim hives off its sponge iron business by way of slump sale
2006

Forms joint venture company Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Limited and acquires VSF plant in China.

2005

Acquires AV Nackawic Pulp Mill, Canada, in a joint venture with other Group Companies and Tembec Inc.

2004
  • Grasim acquires controlling stake in UltraTech.
2002
  • Grasim divests Gwalior textiles unit. Textile operations consolidated at Bhiwani to manufacture ‘Grasim’ and ‘Graviera’ brands.
2001
  • Consultancy and software services spun off into separate entity, Birla Technologies Limited.
  • Grasim acquires 10% stake in L&T.
1998
  • AV Cell Pulp Mill at Canada acquired in a joint venture with other Group Companies and Tembec Inc.
1996

First phase of VSF plant is commissioned at Kharach (Gujarat).

1995
  • Vikram Woollens spinning unit at Malanpur (Madhya Pradesh) set up.
1985

Vikram Cement — Grasim's first cement plant goes on stream at Jawad (Madhya Pradesh).

1972
  • VSF and pulp plants at Harihar (Karnataka) based on in-house engineering.
  • Caustic soda production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh) for captive use
1963

Composite textile mill set up at Bhiwani (Haryana).

1954

VSF production commences at Nagda (Madhya Pradesh).

1950

Production of fabric begins at Gwalior

1947

Grasim Industries incorporated.