Reliance Group is India's largest private sector enterprise. Here is a brief profile of RIL.

Reliance Group

Reliance Group is India's largest private sector enterprise with revenues in excess of US$ 25 billion. The group has diversified business interests in areas such as petrochemicals, textiles and retail. Reliance Group's flagship company, Reliance Industries Limited (RIL), is a Fortune Global 500 company and is the largest private sector company in India.

The Reliance Group was founded by the legendary Dhirubhai H. Ambani. In 1975, the company expanded into textiles. Dhirubhai Ambani introduced equity cult in India when Reliance went public with IPO in 1977. Since the launch of its IPO RIL has expanded rapidly and integrated backwards into other industry sectors, most notably the production of petrochemicals and the refining of crude oil. Dhirubhai led the evolution as a global leader in the materials and energy value chain businesses. Today, Reliance Group's activities range from exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals (polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics and chemicals) to textiles and retail. Reliance enjoys global leadership in its businesses. It is the largest polyester yarn and fibre producer in the world and among the top five to ten producers in the world in major petrochemical products. Presently, Reliance Group has more than 25,000 employees on its rolls and exports products in excess of US$ 15 billion to more than 100 countries in the world.

Business Interests of Reliance:

Petroleum Exploration and Production: Petroleum Exploration and Production is a major growth area for Reliance and Reliance intends to become a global energy major. RIL is the largest Oil & Gas acreage holder among the Private sector companies in India with 34 domestic exploration blocks covering an area of about 331,000 sq. km. It is also India's first private sector company in the Exploration and Production (E&P) sector to have discovered large gas reserves. RIL also has interests in one exploration block each in Yemen and Oman.

Petroleum Refining and Marketing: Reliance operates the third largest refinery in the world at any single location, with a capacity of 30 million tons per year of crude throughput, at Jamnagar, Gujarat. Reliance is in the process of doubling the petroleum refinery at Jamnagar, which will make it the largest petroleum refinery in the world. The products rolled out from Reliance refinery include: LPG, Propylene, Naptha, Reformate, Gasoline, TAME, Jet / Aviation Turbine Fuel / Superior Kerosene Oil, High Speed Diesel, Sulphur, and Petroleum Coke.

Pretrochemicals: Reliance deals in following petrochemical products:
Textiles: Reliance textile products are sold under the brand names of Only Vimal, Harmony, Reance, RueRel and V2 (pre-cut, pre-packed products). Reliance's Naroda Textile Complex, one of India's largest and modern textile complexes, produces about 25 million metres of fabric both for domestic and international markets.

Retail: Reliance has recently entered the retail market and is aggressively working on introducing a pan-India network of retail outlets in multiple formats.

Major Subsidiaries & Associates of Reliance

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Note: The above information was last updated on 21-07-2007