K. Sendhil Naathan
Aditya Birla Chemicals
Aditya Birla Chemicals is a leading manufacturer of bulk and specialty chemicals and viscose filament yarn. The business is spread across multiple manufacturing locations in four countries – India, Thailand, Germany and China. The business is creating a strong footprint in the chemicals industry – it is a market leader in the chlor-alkali segment in India; at number two position in viscose filament yarn and is the third largest manufacturer in the world in sulphites. The Chemicals business has 16 manufacturing sites – nine in India, five in Thailand, one in Germany and one in China. These operations are handled through three companies in India – Aditya Birla Nuvo, Grasim Industries and Tanfac; two companies in Thailand – Aditya Birla Chemicals (Thailand) and Thai Peroxide Company and one company in Germany – Aditya Birla Chemicals (Europe) Gmbh.
Aditya Birla Chemicals' continued commitment to quality has earned it a number of awards. These include the coveted 'TPM Excellence Award – First category' from Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance (JIPM) for phosphates and sulphites divisions. The phosphates unit is the first sodium phosphate manufacturer in the world to have earned this award. In China, the business operates through Aditya Birla Grasun Chemicals (Fangchenggang).Aditya Birla Chemicals (India) Limited ("ABCIL") was merged with Grasim with effect from 01st April 2015. This merger consolidated Grasim's leadership position in the domestic chlor-alkali industry with its capacity increasing from 452,500 tpa to 884,200 tpa.