The Aditya Birla Group is contemplating on establishing a four million tonne capacity cement manufacturing plant at Malkhed in Gulbarga district of Karnataka, according to its Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla. While speaking on the sidelines of the Global Investors Meet, held in Bangalore on Thursday, the official said that the firm was also enhancing the capacity of its aluminium factory in Belgaum, again in Karnataka from the current capacity of 2,000 tonnes to 3,000 tonnes, with an invesment of Rs 700 crore.
Aditya Birla Group is a $ 35 billion business conglomerate with diversified interest, which is in the League of Fortune 500. It is anchored by a team of over 133,000 employees, belonging to 42 different nationalities. The Group has been ranked number four in the Global 'Top Companies for Leaders' survey and ranked numero uno in Asia Pacific for 2011. 'Top Companies For Leaders' is the most comprehensive study of organisational leadership in the world conducted by Aon Hewitt, Fortune Magazine and RBL (a strategic HR and Leadership Advisory firm).
Almost over 60 percent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations. The Group operates in 36 countries – Australia, Austria, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Korea, Laos, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Switzerland, Tanzania, Thailand, Turkey, UAE, the UK, the US and Vietnam.