Grasim Industries Limited is engaged in manufacturing and selling viscose staple fibre and fibre yarn, fertilizers, insulators, textiles, cement and related products, chemicals and related products in India with a strong global intervention.
Viscose staple fibre, which is a biodegradable fibre used in garments, home textiles, knitted wear products and non-woven products, is offered by the company. The company is manufacturing different cement and cement-related products such as grey cement, white cement, ready mix concrete etc. The company is engaged in manufacturing several chemicals such as caustic soda, several chlorides, and several bleaching powders (under Shaktiman and Vikram brands).
The company is offering linen materials under the Linen Club fabrics brand. The company is also offering life insurance services. Despite that, fertilizers, agrochemicals, urea are also manufactured by the company. The company is also pursuing designing, engineering and related businesses. The company was incepted in the year of 1947 and is headquartered at Nagda, India.
About Company Information:
Using imported man-made rayon, the company started to manufacture fabrics at Gwalior from 1950. Manufacturing VSF was commenced by the company at Nagda in Madhya Pradesh in 1954. The company introduced its engineering division for manufacturing plants and machinery for VSF in 1962, just a year back from the inception of its textile mill at Haryana’s Bhiwani.
Rayon production was commenced in the year of 1968 at Mayoor, Kerala. Rayon grade caustic soda was produced by the company in the year of 1972 at Nagada. Company’s third rayon plant at Karnataka’s Harihar came under function in 1977. Vikram Cement was introduced by the company in 1985 at its first cement plant at Madhya Pradesh’s Jawad.
The second and third manufacturing plant for Vikram Cement was opened in 1987 and 1991 respectively. Birla International Marketing Corporation had been set up by the company in 1992. Nation’s third-largest gas-based iron plant, Vikram Ispat was inaugurated by the company in 1993. Grasim Cement at Chhattisgarh’s Rawan and Aditya Cement at Rajasthan’s Shambhupura were the two cement plants, commissioned by the company in 1995.
The company inaugurated its fourth VSF plant at Gujrat’s Kharch in the year of 1996. The company faced a setback when it had to turn off the VSF and rayon grade pulp units at Mavoor, due to an insufficiency of raw materials. In the next year, the cement business of Indian Rayon and Industries Ltd had been demerged with the company.
In 2000, Lawson Competency Centre, a division of Birla Consultancy and Software Services, was inaugurated by the company as a result of the tie-up that took place between the company and USA-based Lawson Software. This consultancy and software service was demerged in the next year into a separate entity with the name Birla Technologies Ltd in 2001.
The majority of stake in UltraTech CemCo Ltd, currently known as UltraTech Cement Ltd, was acquired by the company in 2004. Canada based St. Anne Nackawic Pulp Mill was acquired by the company in 2005. A joint venture firm namely, Birla Jingwei Fibres Company Ltd was set up by the company in 2006. The shares in Shree Digvijay Cement Company Ltd were divested in 2007.
During 2010-11, Sweden based Aditya Holding AB’s one-third stake was acquired by the company against an amount of Swedish Kroner (SEK) 2.12 Billion, which is approximately Rs.1,570 crores in Indian currency. In 2014, the company inaugurated its state-of-the-art VSF plant at Gujrat’s Vilayat. The procedure of merger of Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited with Grasim was approved by the Board of Directors of the firm in February 2015.
The merger of ABCIL with Grasim Industries took place in January of 2016. In June 20017, the Composite Scheme of Arrangement had been approved by the National Company Law Tribunal, allowing the merger procedure of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited with Grasim Industries under the consideration of the listing of Aditya Birla Financial Services Ltd.
How Grasim Industries Ltd, is categorised as Miscellaneous Sector, and Diversify Industry :
The Miscellaneous sector includes companies that make various items used by various industries that aren't classified into other specific industries. Grasim Industries Ltd is categorised as Miscellaneous Sector and Diversify Industry. Diversified Industries covers a broad range of sub-sectors such as Building Materials & Construction, Automotive, Textiles, Transport & Logistics, Business Services, Capital Goods, Metals and Oil Field Services and more.
Grasim Industries Ltd, Competitors and Sector Peers:
Ambuja Cements Ltd. AMBCEL
Andhra Cements Ltd. ANDCEM
Anjani Portland Cement Ltd. ANJPOR
Barak Valley Cements Ltd. BARVAL
Bheema Cements Ltd. CKOCEM
Birla Corporation Ltd. BIRCOR
Burnpur Cement Ltd. BURCEM
Chettinad Cement Corporation Ltd. CHETCE
Deccan Cements Ltd. DECCEM
Gujarat Sidhee Cement Ltd. GUJSID