The late Aditya Birla has his own standing in India's corporate history. Most respected and much loved, this polite and soft spoken industrialist commanded awe and respect, which till date has never been witnessed in the corporate and political circuit and perhaps, may never be witnessed in the future also. His prestige was unmatched!
His group was renamed after his sad and untimely demise, by his son Kumaramangalam as the Aditya Birla Group. It is today a Rs 1,30,000 crore corporation and figures on the prestigious Fortune 500 list, anchored by an extraordinary force of 130,000 employees, belonging to 30 different nationalities. The 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. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its overseas operations.
It operates in 25 countries - India, UK, Germany, Hungary, Brazil, Italy, France, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Australia, USA, Canada, Egypt, China, Thailand, Laos, Indonesia, Philippines, Dubai, Singapore, Myanmar, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Malaysia and Korea