Aditya Birla Group
The Aditya Birla Group is a multinational corporation based in Mumbai, India
with operations in 25 countries. The Aditya Birla group is US$ 29 billion
conglomerate. The group is a major player in all the industry sectors it operates in.
The Aditya Birla Group has been adjudged the best employer in India and among
the top 20 in Asia by the Hewitt-Economic Times and Wall Street Journal Study
2007. The origins of the group lie in the conglomerate once held by one of India's
foremost industrialists Mr. Ghanshyam Das Birla.
Aditya Birla is organized into various subsidiaries that operate across different
sectors. Among these are viscose staple fibre, non-ferrous metals, cement, viscose
filament yarn, branded apparel, carbon black, chemicals, Retail (under the 'More'
brand of supermarkets), fertilizers, chemicals, insulators, financial services,
telecom, BPO and IT services. The Group consists of four main companies, which
operate in various industry sectors through subsidiaries, joint ventures, etc. These
are Hindalco, Grasim, Aditya Birla Nuvo, and UltraTech Cement.
The groups' non-ferrous metals are under Hindalco. It is a dominant player in
aluminum and copper. Hindalco makes alumina chemicals, primary aluminum,
rolled products, alloy wheels, roofing sheets, wire rods, cast copper rods, copper
cathodes and several other products.
Textile Business: The Aditya Birla Group is the world's largest player in the
Viscose Staple Fiber industry. It operates out of India, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia
and China. It owns the Birla Cellulose brand.
Telecom Services: Idea Cellular is now owned by Aditya Birla Group itself. Idea
Cellular started off as a joint venture with the group, AT&T and the Tata Group.
Apart from the above businesses, the group is a major player in industry sectors
like Insulators, Fertilizers, Insurance (Birla Sun Life Insurance), IT,
Chemicals, Mining, Sponge Iron, Financial Services and more recently, Retail.
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Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group
Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group is a group of companies headed by Anil
Ambani. The companies under the group are:
Reliance Entertainment: It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Reliance Anil
Dhirubhai Ambani Group spearheading the Group's foray into the media and
entertainment space. The key content initiative are across Movies, Music, Sports,
Gaming, Internet & mobile portals, leading to direct opportunities in delivery
across the emerging digital distribution platforms: digital cinema, IPTV, DTH and
Reliance ADA Group acquired Adlabs Films Limited in 2005, one of the largest
entertainment companies in India, which has interests in film processing,
production, exhibition & digital cinema. Reliance Entertainment has made an
entry into the FM Radio business through Adlabs Radio www.big927fm.com
Reliance Capital Limited is a Non-Banking Financial Company (NBFC)
registered with the Reserve Bank of India. Reliance Capital ranks among the top 3
private sector financial services and banking companies, in terms of net worth.
Reliance Mutual Fund is India's no.1 Mutual Fund. Reliance Life Insurance is one
of India's fastest growing life insurance company.
Reliance Communications along with Reliance Telecom and Flag Telecom, is
part of Reliance Communications Ventures (RCoVL). Reliance Communications
has interests in Direct To Home (DTH) TV also, known as "Big TV".
Reliance Infrastructure , Reliance Power , Reliance Health, Reliance Natural
Resources Limited, Reliance Technology Ventures, Zapak Gaming Portal
and DA-IICT are some of its other subsidiaries.
The Essar Group is a multinational conglomerate and a leading global player in
the sectors of Steel, Energy, Power, Communications, Shipping Ports &
Logistics, and Construction. Essar began as a construction company in 1969 and
diversified into manufacturing, services and retail.
Essar Steel is a global steel company with strong presence in intensive steel
consuming markets in Asia and North America. It is India's largest exporter of flat
steel with 14 MTPA (million tons per annum) of capacity.
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Essar Energy is a fully integrated oil & gas company of international scale with
strong presence across the hydrocarbon value chain from exploration &
production to oil retail. It also operates Essar branded oil retail outlets in
various parts of India.
Essar Power is today India's second largest power generation company in the
private sector. Its current generation capacity of 1,200 MW is being expanded to
6,000 MW. With a portfolio of gas, coal and liquid fuel based power plants, Essar
Power is among the lowest cost power producers.
Essar Communications is a global player in the communications sector with
presence in telecom services, telecom retail, telecom tower infrastructure and
business process outsourcing.
Essar Shipping Ports & Logistics is a comprehensive sea logistics company with
presence in sea transportation, ports & terminals, logistics and oilfields services.
Essar Projects, the Group's foray in the Construction sector, is one of India's
largest full-service Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) providers.
It has built most of Essar's and some of India's finest industrial assets.
Godrej Group is one of the largest conglomerates in India, involved in various industries
that include appliances, precision equipment, machine tools, furniture, healthcare,
interior solutions, office equipment, food-processing, security, materials handling
and industrial storage solutions, construction and information technology. Its
products include security Systems and Safes, Typewriters and Word processors, Rocket
Launchers, Refrigerators and Furniture, Outsourcing Services, Machine Tools and
Process Equipment, Cosmetics and Detergents, Engineering Workstations, Medical
Diagnostics and Aerospace Equipment, Edible Oils and Chemical, Mosquito Repellents,
Car perfumes, Chicken and Agri-products, Material Handling Equipments Like
FORKLIFT Trucks,Stackers,Tyre handlers, Sweeping machines, access equipments
etc.The Group is headed by Mr. Adi Godrej & Mr. Jamshyd Godrej.
The Major Companies, subsidiaries and affiliates are:
Chemical & Commodities
• Godrej Industries
Godrej Consumer Products
• Keyline Brands UK
• Rapidol South Africa
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• Godrej Global Mideast FZE
• Godrej SCA Hygiene Limited
Godrej Hershey Foods & Beverages Limited
• Godrej Sara Lee
• Godrej HiCare (Pest Management Services)
• Godrej Global Solutions (ITES)
• Godrej Properties
Sahara India Pariwar
Sahara India Pariwar is an Indian multi-business conglomerate with diversified
business interests that include finance, real estate, media & entertainment, tourism
& hospitality, and services & trading.
Under its finance businesses Sahara operates in Parabanking, Life Insurance,
Mutual Funds and Home Loans sectors.
Under the flagship real estate project Sahara City Homes chain of townships is
proposed to be developed across 217 cities in India. Recently Sahara has launched
its Sahara Grace brand of residential complex at Kochi. After Sahara Grace at
Gurgaon and Lucknow the Kochi project is the third under this brand which is
positioned to provide a product mix of apartments and penthouses to its residents.
Other ventures of Sahara real estate business are Sahara States – Lucknow,
Gorakhpur, Hyderabad and Bhopal, Brand malls – Sahara Ganj, Lucknow and
Sahara Mall, Gurgaon.
Sahara is also active in Media & Entertainment businesses. It owns a National
Hindi News Channel Samay, bouquet of 36 city specific regional news channels
Sahara Samay, Sahara One, general entertainment channel and a Hindi movie
channel Filmy. Sahara Samay received the "Broadcast Engineering Excellence
Award" in 2008 for its network newsroom technology. Sahara has recently
launched FIRANGI channel which is positioned as World Television in Hindi.
Sahara has also forayed into the print medium. In print industry Sahara has one
national weekly magazine in English, 6 editions of Hindi Daily Newspaper
Rashtriya Sahara, nine editions of Urdu Daily Newspaper Roznama Rashtriya
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Sahara and one International Urdu Weekly.
Under its Motion Pictures business, Sahara is engaged in business of producing,
marketing and distribution of motion pictures in Hindi and other regional Indian
languages. Its successes include Bewafaa, Page 3, Sarkar and No Entry.
Under its tourism business Sahara has launched Sahara Global - an integrated
travel and tourism service provider for domestic and international services
The Tata Group is a multinational conglomerate based in Mumbai, India. Tata
Group is the largest private corporate group in India and has been recognized as
one of the most respected companies in the world. It has interests in steel,
automobiles, information technology, communication, power, tea and
hospitality. Companies which form a major part of the group include Tata Steel,
Corus Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Technologies,
Tata Tea, Titan Industries, Tata Power, Tata Communications, Tata
Teleservices, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited and the Taj Hotels.
The group takes the name of its founder, J R D Tata, a member of whose family
has almost invariably been the chairman of the group. The current chairman of the
Tata group is Ratan Tata.
Tata Chemicals Ltd is a Tata Group Company (India) with plant locations in
Mithapur (Gujarat),Babrala (UP), and Haldia (West Bengal), States, in India. It is
headquartered in Mumbai, India. Tata Chemicals has the largest single soda ash
production capacity plant in India.
Tata Motors Limited is a multinational corporation headquartered in Mumbai,
India. Part of the Tata Group, it was formerly known as TELCO (TATA
Engineering and Locomotive Company).
Tata Power is one of the largest private sector power companies. It supplies
power to Mumbai, the commercial capital of India and parts of New Delhi.
Tata groups' Services section comprises of Indian Hotels Company, Tata
Housing Development Company Ltd, Tata-AIG General Insurance, Tata
Advanced Systems Limited, Tata Asset Management, Tata Financial
Services, Tata Capital, Tata Investment Corporation etc.
Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) is a software services and consulting
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company headquartered in Mumbai, India. It is India's largest provider of
information technology and business process outsourcing services
Tata groups' foray into Consumer Products includes Tata Salt, i-Shakti Salt,
Tata Salt Lite, Tata Ceramics, Infiniti Retail, Tata Tea Limited, Titan
Industries, Trent (Westside), Tata Sky, Tata International Ltd - Leather
Products Division, Tanishq jewellery, Star Bazaar etc.
Sony Corporation (commonly referred to as Sony) is a multinational conglomerate
corporation headquartered in Minato, Tokyo, Japan, and one of the world's largest
media conglomerates. Sony is one of the leading manufacturers of electronics,
video, communications, video game consoles, and information technology
products for the consumer and professional markets. Its name is derived from
sonus, the Latin word for sound.
Sony Corporation is the electronics business unit and the parent company of the
Sony Group, which is engaged in business through its five operating segments—
electronics, games, entertainment (motion pictures and music), financial
services and other. These make Sony one of the most comprehensive
entertainment companies in the world. Sony's principal business operations
include Sony Corporation (Sony Electronics in the U.S.), Sony Pictures
Entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment, Sony Music Entertainment,
Sony Ericsson, and Sony Financial.
Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc. (SPE) is the television and film
production/distribution unit of Japanese multinational technology and media
conglomerate Sony. In 1989, Sony acquired the American film and television
production company Columbia Pictures Entertainment, Inc. Sony has since
created numerous other film production and distribution units, such as creating
Sony Pictures Classics for art-house fare, by forming Columbia TriStar Pictures
by merging Columbia Pictures and TriStar Pictures in 1998. List of holdings of
SPE: Motion Pictures/Home Entertainment, Television
Sony Computer Entertainment, Inc. is a video game company specializing in a
variety of areas in the video game industry, and is a full subsidiary of Sony. SCE
handles the research & development, production, and sales of both hardware
and software for the PlayStation line of handheld and home console video
game systems. SCE is also a developer and publisher of video game titles and is
composed of several subsidiaries.
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Sony Music Entertainment is the second-largest global recorded music company
of the "big four" record companies and is controlled by Sony Corporation of
Sony Ericsson is a joint venture established on October 1, 2001 by the Japanese
consumer electronics company Sony Corporation and the Swedish
telecommunications company Ericsson to make mobile phones. Sony Ericsson
currently concentrates on the categories of: music, camera, business (web and
email), design, all-rounder, and budget focused phones. Its five largest
categories are - The Walkman-branded W series music phones, launched in
2005. The Sony Ericsson W-series music phones are notable for being the first
music-centric series mobile phones, prompting a whole new market for portable
music that was developing at the time. The Cyber-shot-branded line of phones,
launched in 2006 in newer models of the K series phones. The BRAVIAbranded
line of phones, launched in 2007 Japan market only. The UIQ
smartphone range of mobiles, introduced with the P series in 2003 with the
introduction of P800.
The XPERIA range of mobile phones, heralded by the Sony Ericsson XPERIA
X1 on February 2008.
Sony Financial Holdings Inc. is a holding company for Sony's financial services
business. It owns and oversees the operation of Sony Life Insurance, Sony
Assurance, Sony Bank, Sony Bank Securities and Sony Life Insurance
Lucky Goldstar (LG)
The LG Group is South Korea's third largest conglomerate that produces
electronics, chemicals, and telecommunications products and operates
subsidiaries like LG Electronics, LG Telecom and LG Chem.
LG Electronics is the maker of televisions and mobile phones.With its
headquarters in the LG Twin Towers in Yeouido, Seoul, South Korea, LG
Electronics is the flagship company of LG Group. The company has 75
subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances,
and telecommunications devices. LG Electronics owns Zenith Electronics and
controls 37.9 percent of LG Display.
LG Telecom is a South Korean telecommunications and mobile phone operator
controlled by the LG Group. LG Telecom became one of the first companies to
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launch a commercial 3G service using PCS technology.
LG Chem is a manufacturer, supplier, and exporter of petrochemical goods,
plastics, flooring and automobile parts. The Company operates three main
divisions: Chemicals and Polymers, Industrial Materials, and Information and
The Mitsubishi Group, Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies
is a Japanese conglomerate consisting of a range of autonomous businesses which
share the Mitsubishi brand, trademark and legacy.
The Mitsubishi company was first established as a shipping firm by Yataro
Iwasaki in 1870. In 1873, its name was changed to Mitsubishi Shokai.
They also diversified into shipbuilding, banking, insurance, warehousing, and
trade. Later diversification carried the organization into such sectors as paper,
steel, glass, electrical equipment, aircraft, oil, and real estate. As Mitsubishi built a
broadly based conglomerate, it played a central role in the modernization of
Japanese industry. The merchant fleet entered into a period of diversification that
eventually result in the creation of three entities:
Mitsubishi Bank was founded in 1919. After its mergers with the Bank of Tokyo
in 1996, and UFJ Holdings in 2004, this became Japan's largest bank.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, which includes these industrial companies.
Mitsubishi Motors, the 6th largest Japanese auto manufacturer.
Mitsubishi Atomic Industry, a nuclear power company.
Mitsubishi Chemical, the largest Japanese chemicals company