4 bn Avantha Group, led by Founder
and Chairman Mr. Gautam Thapar, is one of India's leading business conglomerates. The genesis of the Avantha Group lies in the erstwhile Thapar Group, amongst India's top ten business houses, founded by Lala Karam Chand Thapar in Calcutta (now Kolkata) more than eighty years ago. India’s second largest producer of coal prior to coal nationalisation, the
The group of companies run by Mr Gautam Thapar was rebranded as Avantha, and the new identity launched worldwide on 15th November 2007. Today, the Avantha Group has business interests in diverse areas, including power transmission and distribution equipment and services, paper and pulp, food processing, energy and infrastructure, farm forestry, chemicals, IT and ITeS. With a global footprint, the
Thapar Group also had interests in sugar, paper,
Group operates in 90 countries with
chemicals, textiles, banking, insurance, and engineering
more than 25,000 employees.
products and services. The Thapar Group went on to establish some of India’s most respected institutions,
Group companies include Crompton Greaves Limited (CG),
including Oriental Bank of Commerce, Oriental Insurance
India's largest power equipment company, and Ballarpur
and Thapar University, to name a few.
Industries Limited (BILT), India's largest paper
The partition of the Thapar Group’s assets amongst its
manufacturer, both listed on the Indian stock exchanges.
family members was completed at the turn of the century.
Avantha Group’s other successful companies include The
Avantha is a thriving consolidation of the old
Global Green Company, Solaris ChemTech Industries,
conglomerate and Mr Gautam Thapar represents the third
Avantha Power & Infrastructure, Biltech Building
generation of the illustrious business family, the baton
Elements, Salient Business Solutions, Avantha
having been passed on to him by his uncle, Mr L.M.
Technologies and Pyramid Healthcare Solutions. The
Thapar and his father, Mr B.M. Thapar.
Global Green Company is the world’s third largest pickle
supplier, with manufacturing bases in India, Belgium,
BILT acquired Sabah Forest Industries (SFI) of Malaysia
Hungary and Turkey. Solaris ChemTech Industries is Indiaâ€™s
and Premier Tissues (India). The Global Green Company
largest manufacturer of bromine, brominated flame
acquired Intergarden (Belgium) and Puszta Konzerv
retardants, specialty bromine chemicals, and
(Hungary), while the Group acquired Pyramid Healthcare
orthophosphoric acid. Avantha Power & Infrastructure is
Solutions (USA). With these acquisitions, products from
involved in power generation, and Biltech Building
the Group are ranked amongst the best in the world in their
Elements manufactures lightweight autoclaved aerated
concrete (AAC) from fly ash. Avantha Technologies, Salient Business Solutions and Pyramid Healthcare Solutions are IT and IT-enabled services companies.
Across Avantha, good citizenship is a defined objective, with emphasis on education, community development and healthcare.
As part of its global expansion programme, the Group has acquired a host of companies from around the world. CG acquired Pauwels (Belgium), Ganz (Hungary), Microsol (Ireland), Sonomatra (France), MSE Power Systems (USA), Power Technology Solutions (UK), three businesses in Nelco (India), Emotron (Sweden) and QEI Inc. (USA).
Avantha demonstrates strong leadership globally and emerges as a focused corporate, leveraging its knowledge, leadership and operations, adding lasting value for its stakeholders and investors.
In India, BILT has six manufacturing units, giving it geographic coverage over most of the domestic market. The company has a dominant share of the high-end coated paper segment in India. It accounts for over 53 per cent of the coated woodfree paper market, an impressive 80 per cent of the bond Ballarpur Industries Limited First India Place, Tower-C Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road Gurgaon – 122 002 Haryana, India
paper market and nearly 35 per cent of the hi-bright Maplitho
Phone: +91 124 2804242, 2804243
established network of 350 retail distributors spread over 270
locations. Its mega brands like BILT Royal Executive Bond,
market, besides being India's largest exporter of coated and uncoated paper. BILT markets its paper-based stationery through a well-
BILT Copy Power, BILT Image Copier and BILT Matrix are now
Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT) is
an integral part of office stationery. BILT Ten on Ten notebooks for students are also available with licensed characters such
India’s largest manufacturer of writing and printing (W&P) paper. BILT’s subsidiaries
as Barbie, Spiderman, Winnie the Pooh, Hotwheels, Jungle
include Ballarpur International Graphic Paper Holdings B.V. (BIGPH); BILT Graphic Paper Products Limited (BGPPL); Sabah Forest Industries (SFI), Malaysia’s largest pulp and paper company; and Bilt Tree Tech Limited (BTTL), which runs BILT’s farm forestry programme in several states in India.
‘Product of the Year’ award for the last three consecutive
King and Hannah Montana. BILT Student Stationery has won years. In 2008, BILT forayed into organised retail through P3 – Paper, Print and Pens – serving both B2C and B2B clients across India. In 2005, BILT entered into the tissue and hygiene business with two brands: Etiquette and Spruce-up. Since then, the company has acquired Premier Tissues India Limited, India’s leading player in hygiene tissue products. BILT’s acquisition of SFI, Malaysia, in 2007 was a watershed event – it was the first overseas acquisition by an Indian paper company, it transformed BILT into a major regional player, and elevated BILT’s ranking among the global top 100.
Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited 1st Floor First India Place, Tower-C Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road Gurgaon â€“ 122 002 Haryana, India
Solaris ChemTech Industries Limited (SCIL) is India's
largest manufacturer of bromine and bromine chemicals, and technical grade phosphoric acid. It also produces caustic soda and
Phone: +91 124 2804242, 4099212
chlorine. The bedrock of the company's operating
philosophy has been Total Quality Management (TQM). The chlor-alkali and phosphates factory at Karwar in Karnataka has IMS certification. The bromine plants in Khavda, near Bhuj in Gujarat, are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified. SCIL is a signatory to the 'Responsible Care' movement, and is committed to all its spheres of activities. Community and social awareness programmes instituted by the company contribute to the well-being and the advancement of the communities in the vicinity of its plants. SCIL
was awarded the TERI
National Award for Social Responsibility, recognising its education initiative at Khavda taken with the help of Pratham, a leading NGO.
The Global Green Company is the foods division of the
cultivates, processes and sells gherkins, sweet corn,
The Global Green Company Limited # 14, 80 Feet Road 4th Block, Koramangala Bangalore â€“ 560 034 Karnataka
jalapeĂąos, silver skin onions, capers, pritamin peppers and
Phone: +91 80 25536035, 25536038
sweet and sour cherries. The company has its
Avantha Group, and is one of the sunrise companies within the Group's investment portfolio. Global Green
customer base in 50 countries around the world. In 2006, the company acquired Belgium-based Intergarden N.V. and, in 2008, Hungary's Puszta Konzervuzem Kft. With these acquisitions, Global Green has become the world's 3rd largest pickle packer. Global Green operates three state-of-the-art plants in India, which are located strategically in key growing areas: Oblapura near Bangalore, Karnataka; Venkatapur, Andhra Pradesh; and Neelamangala, Bangalore. Its international plants are located in Dunakiliti (Hungary), Balmazujvaros (Hungary), Aalst (Belgium) and Floragarden (Turkey). The company has HACCP, BRC, NFPA, ISO and Kosher (OU) certifications and its products are USFDA and CTPAT compliant.
Crompton Greaves Limited CG House, 6th Floor Dr Annie Besant Road Worli, Mumbai â€“ 400 030 Maharashtra, India Phone: +91 22 24237777 Website: www.cgglobal.com
Crompton Greaves Limited (CG) is a pioneering
in the management and application of electrical energy, with a presence in 10 countries. CG is active in the global power transmission & distribution (T&D) arena, and is amongst the world's top ten transformer manufacturers. The company is organized into three business groups, viz., power systems, industrial systems and consumer products. Nearly two-thirds of its turnover accrues from product lines in which it enjoys a leadership position. CG has 20
manufacturing divisions spread
across India. And with the acquisition of Pauwels (Belgium), Ganz (Hungary), Microsol (Ireland), Sonomatra (France), MSE Power Systems (USA), Power Technology Solutions (UK), three businesses in Nelco (INDIA), Emotron (Sweden) and QEI Inc. (USA), the company is emerging as a first choice global supplier for high quality electrical equipments.
Salient Business Solutions Limited is a niche business
and a state-of-the-art telecommunications network,
process solution provider for global
including independent IPLC and sound internal
clients in diverse vertical and horizontal
networking, which ensure uninterrupted communication.
streams such as finance and accounts, health care,
Salient has transformed business process outsourcing
financial services, human resource and knowledge process outsourcing.
into a strategic management initiative that consistently delivers operational excellence to give its clients a competitive advantage. Its unmatched domain
Salient has an unmatched ability to help its clients'
knowledge, best-in-class practices, and wide experience
businesses grow by improving their back-office processes,
help deliver the highest quality outsourcing of complex,
while significantly reducing costs. Salient offers cost
effective, technology-enabled solutions to streamline knowledge-intensive business processes for its clients. A combination of domain, technology and process expertise allows Salient to offer end-to-end processing services that reduce costs, increase productivity, ensure compliance and augment the quality of employee services. The company focuses on stringent service delivery standards, continuous value addition to make the process more efficient, and a robust delivery and implementation strategy. Salient is backed by sophisticated IT systems
Salient Business Solutions Limited 2nd Floor, Vipul Orchid Plaza Sector - 54, Sun City Gurgaon â€“ 122 001 Haryana, India Phone: +91 124 5343434 Website: www.salientbpo.com
Biltech Building Elements Limited is into the unique process of utilising fly ash generated from thermal power plants to manufacture lightweight autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC), a certified green building material which is resistant to termite, water, fire, sound and earthquake. The companyâ€™s plants are located in Bhigwan (Maharashtra), Palwal (Haryana), Palghar (Maharashtra) and Budge Budge (West Bengal). With an existing capacity of over 860,000 cu.m. per annum, Biltech Building Elements is the largest producer of AAC in India,
controlling over 40 per cent of the market. The company has been servicing the needs of the construction industry, both in the public and private sectors, in northern and western India for over a decade, and commands leadership status in select markets. In its commitment to contribute towards maintaining the ecological balance and also to conserve flora and fauna, Biltech Building Elements Limited is continuously striving to achieve bankable energy efficiencies through productive usage of fly ash.
Biltech Building Elements Limited 232, Okhla Industrial Area Phase III New Delhi â€“ 110 020 India Phone: +91 11 49696600
Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited (APIL) is an
Avantha Power & Infrastructure Limited
established power generation company with 191 MW of
6th & 7th Floor, Vatika City Point
operational thermal power capacity, 2,460 MW of
MG Road, Gurgaon – 122 002
generating capacity under various stages of
implementation and 1,320 MW of generating capacity
Phone: +91 124 4392000, 4392001
under planning. Once all of these projects have achieved
commercial operation, the company will have total installed capacity of 3,971 MW. APIL’s 191 MW operational power capacity is primarily captive in nature. The company has four wholly-owned power plants in Ballarpur and Bhigwan (both in Maharashtra), Yamunanagar (Haryana) and Sewa (Orissa). It also has a 59 per cent stake in a gas-fired plant at Malanpur (Madhya Pradesh). APIL’s two thermal power projects in Raigarh (Chhattisgarh) and Seoni (Madhya Pradesh) are under various stages of implementation and one thermal power project in Gujarat is under planning. APIL sells and intends to sell the power generated from its operational, under implementation and under planning projects through power purchase agreement (PPAs) of various durations and also on a merchant basis.
Avantha Technologies Limited is a designated technology outsourcing services (TOS) company. It offers a broad portfolio of business and technology solutions and services, including IT infrastructure support management, professional and engineering services, and consulting and business process outsourcing.
Avantha Technologies Limited Vipul Orchid Plaza, 2nd Floor Sun City, Sector 54 Gurgaon â€“ 122 001 Haryana, India Phone: +91 124 4343434 Website: www.avanthatechnologies.com
The company follows strict procedures to maintain complete confidentiality and integrity of the clientsâ€™ data, and the backbone infrastructure meets the rigorous standards of ISO/IEC 27002:2005 - Information Security Management Systems (ISMS).
Corporate Social Responsibility Farm
Philosophy As a leading global business organisation, Avantha's
responsibilities extend beyond mere bottom line concerns, and encompass our myriad social commitments. We believe that our sustainability is intrinsically linked to
forestry prevention and treatment
Employee volunteer programme Corporate support to issues Partnering with NGOs
our ability to address the sustainable development of the people and communities we work with and the
environment in which we operate.
TERI Award for CSR, 2003-04
This long-term approach is core to our business philosophy and is the way our business is conducted globally.
with emphasis on education, community development and healthcare.
Businessworld FICCI- SEDF CSR Award, 2005-06
Golden Peacock Global Award for CSR in Emerging
Economies, 2007 Intel - AIM Corporate Responsibility Award, 2007
Areas of Work Stakeholder specific initiatives
Community development Livelihood
2005-06 Asian CSR Award, 2005-06
Across Avantha, good citizenship is a defined objective,
Business for Social Responsibility (BSR) Award for CSR,
Education Health Empowerment
TERI Corporate Awards for Business Response to
HIV/AIDS, 2008 Level 4 CSR Rating for BILT by Karmayog,
consecutively for the 3rd year