|Incorporated in the year 1897 as a Public Limited Company, Century Textiles and Industries Limited had only one industrial unit – Cotton Textile Mills till 1951. Since then the company has made rapid progress in widely diverse fields. At present, the company is a trendsetter in cotton textiles and also has a remarkable presence in the yarn, denim, viscose filament rayon yarn, tyrecords, caustic soda, sulphuric acid, salt, cement, and pulp and paper industries.
In 2008, the company added to its fold, a vertically-integrated textile plant, Birla Century at Jhagadia, Bharuch, in the state of Gujarat. This is a fully composite cotton textile plant from blow room to made-ups, stretching over an area of 100 acres with an abundant supply of water.
The company's 100-per cent cotton yarn unit is situated in Madhya Pradesh, with a capacity of 24,960 spindles. Its denim unit is also situated in Madhya Pradesh, with a capacity of 21 million metres of denim fabric per year. Viscose filament yarn (VFY), tyrecord and chemicals are manufactured at Kalyan (near Mumbai) in Maharashtra. The company has three cement plants at different locations, with a total cement manufacturing capacity of 7.8 million tonnes per annum. The company intends to increase capcity to 8.5 million tonnes per annum by March 2012 and to 12.8 million tonnes per annum by March 2013, after completion of its expansion plan.
The company's pulp and paper plant has a rayon grade pulp capacity of 31,320 tonnes per annum, writing and printing paper capacity of 1,97,800 tonnes per annum and capacity of 36,000 tonnes per annum for tissue paper. Century Pulp & Paper has recently set up a 500-tonnes per day multilayer packaging board plant adjacent to its existing pulp and paper plant at Lalkua, Uttarakhand.
The company is managed by a Board of Directors comprising eminent industrialists, businessmen and dedicated professionals. The Chairman of the Board is Mr. B.K. Birla.