About us

About Century Textiles and Industries Ltd.

From a single-unit textile entity in 1897, Century Textiles and Industries Ltd has transformed into a commercial powerhouse with interests in diverse industries. Currently, the business house is a trendsetter in cotton textiles and also has a remarkable presence in the Cement, Pulp and Paper and Real Estate sectors.

Our vision

To manufacture products comparable to international standards, to be customer-focused and globally competitive through better quality, latest technology and continuous innovation.

Our mission

  • To manufacture world-class products of outstanding quality that give our customers a competitive advantage through superior products and value, so we can make every customer smile.
  • To encourage people's ownership, empowerment and working under team structure.
  • To attain highest level of efficiency, integrity and honesty.

Our values

  • Customer's satisfaction and delight.
  • Superior quality of performance.
  • Concern for the environment and the community.
  • Passionate about excellence.
  • Fair to all.
  • To provide a safe workplace and promote healthy work habits.

Birla Estates

With an aim to deliver exceptional and premium LifeDesignedTM home and office spaces, the company marked its entry into the realty sector in 2016.

Birla Century

Birla Century’s USP is the customisation it offers to clients in terms of the weave, design and texture of products. At its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Gujarat, it produces a wide range of premium textiles which have applications in personal apparel and household linen.

Century Pulp and Paper

Century Pulp and Paper is a producer of excellent quality writing and printing paper, and a leading manufacturer of tissue and board, as well as Rayon Grade Pulp products.

Century Cement

Through a range of products, it caters to the diverse and increasing cement requirements of the realty and infrastructure sector. Since the establishment of its first plant in 1974, Century cement has carved a legacy of providing superior customer experience through its constant emphasis on technological and process innovation.

Milestones

2019

Launched Birla Vanya — Birla Estates’ first LifeDesignedTM residential spaces
(MahaRERA Registration No. P51700019178 https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in)

2016

Entered the Realty sector with Birla Estates. Launched LifeDesignedTM workspaces — Birla Aurora and Birla Centurion

2014

The Pulp and Paper mill at Lalkuan, now in the state of Uttarakhand, received ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications

2008

Established a 100-acre textile mill in Bharuch, Gujarat

1997

Gross Sales touched a staggering Rs. 1,991 crore

The export earnings of the Group touched Rs. 384 crore

1996

The fourth cement plant was commissioned at Maihar, Madhya Pradesh, with a capacity of 1 MTPA. With this plant, the company became the fourth largest producer of cement in India

1994

The cement division received the national award for prevention of pollution

1994

Established its first vertically integrated cotton yarn unit with 24,960 spindles

1990

Textile Horizon, the internationally circulated magazine of the Textile Institute in Manchester, chose Century as ‘the finest textile mill in the world’.

1990

The caustic soda plant underwent capacity expansion to manufacture caustic soda through the membrane cell technology process.

1987

To reflect different industrial activities, the company was renamed as ‘Century Textiles and Industries Ltd’

1985

The third cement plant was established at Chandrapur, Maharashtra, with a capacity of 1 MTPA of Portland cement under the brand name Manikgarh cement

1984

The Group entered the pulp and paper sector with a plant spread over 400 acres of land in Lalkuan, Uttar Pradesh

1982

The shipping division of the Group commenced operations

1980

The second cement plant was established at Satna, Madhya Pradesh, with a capacity of 0.8 MTPA of Portland cement under the brand name Maihar cement

1974

Entered the cement sector as Century Cements with its first cement plant at Baikunth, then in Madhya Pradesh, to produce 0.6 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Portland cement under the brand name Birla Gold

1964

Diversified into chemicals

1964

An additional plant was established for producing caustic soda through mercury cell process

1963

A plant was established with state-of-the-art technology to manufacture viscose tyre yarn/cord. The technology was developed in collaboration with Algemene Kuntzidjeume NV of Netherlands and Glanzstoff AG of Germany.

1956

Inaugurated Century rayon setup

1954

The Rayon division was established with a plant in Kalyan, near Mumbai, to manufacture man-made fibres

1951

The turnover of the company reached Rs. 7 crore with a net worth of Rs.3 crore

1951

The B.K. Birla Group took over the business of ‘The Century Spinning & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’

1899

The company achieved a turnover of Rs. 5 lakh

1897

Late Shri Nowrosjee N. Wadia founded ‘The Century Spinning & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’, as a one-plant company to process cotton