Monday, May 3, 2010


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

Mobile TV.

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

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.

Essar Group

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

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

Tata Group

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

Production/Distribution etc.

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

Electronic Materials.


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

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