“Market Cap $50.93 B As of May 2014
At a Glance
- Industry: Oil & Gas Operations
- Founded: 1966
- Country: India
- CEO: Mukesh Ambani
- Website: www.ril.com
- Employees: 23,519
- Sales: $72.75 B
- Headquarters: Mumbai
#135 Global 2000
- #102 in Sales
- #164 in Profit
- #376 in Assets
- #192 in Market value
Reliance Industries Ltd. engages in exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing textiles, retail and special economic zones. The company also markets petrochemicals, polyester, fiber intermediates, plastics and chemicals. It has three reportable segments: Petrochemicals, Refining and Oil & Gas. The Petrochemicals segment includes production and marketing operations of petrochemical products, including high and low density polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, poly butadiene rubber, polyester yarn, polyester fibre, purified terephthalic acid, paraxylene, ethylene glycol, olefins, aromatics, linear alkyl benzene, butadiene, acrylonitrile, caustic soda and polyethylene terephthalate. The Refining segment includes production and marketing operations of the petroleum products. The Oil & Gas segment includes exploration, development and production of crude oil and natural gas. Reliance Industries was founded by Dhirubhai Hirachand Ambani in 1966 and is headquartered in Mumbai, India.“
The Reliance Group, founded by Dhirubhai H. Ambani (1932-2002), is India’s largest private sector enterprise, with businesses in the energy and materials value chain. Group’s annual revenues are in excess of US$ 66 billion. The flagship company, Reliance Industries Limited, is a Fortune Global 500 company and is the largest private sector company in India.
Backward vertical integration has been the cornerstone of the evolution and growth of Reliance. Starting with textiles in the late seventies, Reliance pursued a strategy of backward vertical integration – in polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics, petrochemicals, petroleum refining and oil and gas exploration and production – to be fully integrated along the materials and energy value chain.
The Group’s activities span exploration and production of oil and gas, petroleum refining and marketing, petrochemicals (polyester, fibre intermediates, plastics and chemicals), textiles, retail, infotel and special economic zones.
Reliance enjoys global leadership in its businesses, being 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.
Major Group Companies are Reliance Industries Limited, including its subsidiaries and Reliance Industrial Infrastructure Limited.”
*Information from Forbes.com and Ril.com
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