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 Pulp and Paper and Real Estate sectors.
To manufacture products comparable to international standards, to be customer-focused and globally competitive through better quality, latest technology and continuous innovation.
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’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 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.
Demerger of Cement Division to Ultra Tech
Launched Birla Vanya — Birla Estates’ first LifeDesignedTM residential spaces
(MahaRERA Registration No. P51700019178 https://maharera.mahaonline.gov.in)
Entered the Realty sector with Birla Estates. Launched LifeDesignedTM workspaces — Birla Aurora and Birla Centurion
The Pulp and Paper mill at Lalkuan, now in the state of Uttarakhand, received ISO 9001:2008, 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications
Established a 100-acre textile mill in Bharuch, Gujarat
Gross Sales touched a staggering Rs. 1,991 crore
The export earnings of the Group touched Rs. 384 crore
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
The cement division received the national award for prevention of pollution
Established its first vertically integrated cotton yarn unit with 24,960 spindles
Textile Horizon, the internationally circulated magazine of the Textile Institute in Manchester, chose Century as ‘the finest textile mill in the world’.
The caustic soda plant underwent capacity expansion to manufacture caustic soda through the membrane cell technology process.
To reflect different industrial activities, the company was renamed as ‘Century Textiles and Industries Ltd’
The third cement plant was established at Chandrapur, Maharashtra, with a capacity of 1 MTPA of Portland cement under the brand name Manikgarh cement
The Group entered the pulp and paper sector with a plant spread over 400 acres of land in Lalkuan, Uttar Pradesh
The shipping division of the Group commenced operations
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
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
Diversified into chemicals
An additional plant was established for producing caustic soda through mercury cell process
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.
Inaugurated Century rayon setup
The Rayon division was established with a plant in Kalyan, near Mumbai, to manufacture man-made fibres
The turnover of the company reached Rs. 7 crore with a net worth of Rs.3 crore
The B.K. Birla Group took over the business of ‘The Century Spinning & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’
The company achieved a turnover of Rs. 5 lakh
Late Shri Nowrosjee N. Wadia founded ‘The Century Spinning & Manufacturing Co. Ltd.’, as a one-plant company to process cotton