The K.K. Birla Group of sugar companies is one of the largest players in the Indian private sector with a cane crushing capacity of around 47,000 tonnes daily. The Group produces white crystal sugar and various by-products through its network of highly efficient seven plants located in the states of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in northern India.
The Group first entered into the sugar business in 1932 and is rich in experience and today is one of the leading sugar manufacturers in the Country. One of the most innovative sugar producers in India, the K K Birla Group of sugar companies is amongst the fastest growing sugar and allied products producing industrial conglomerate. The Group has doubled its crushing capacity in the last 10 years with the latest technology. Sugarcane, that determines the fate of the sugar industry, has been given due attention with tremendous research in developing newer and more productive varieties of sugarcane. Apart from sugar, the K K Birla Group of sugar companies also is a leading producer of industrial alcohol (including ethanol) co-generation of renewable energy, processed food products and Tea .
Through its network of three distilleries, the Group has the capacity to process around 2,60,000 litres of industrial alcohol daily.
The sugar industry is a critical part of the rural economy in India as over 50 million farmers are regular suppliers to this industry. The K K Birla Group of sugar companies purchases its sugarcane from over 321,000 farmers and directly employs about 6,000 workers in its seven plants. The Group plays an important and constructive role in the social development and the general upliftment of the people in its command areas. Demonstration camps for better farming methodologies, technical seminars, subsidies for better quality seeds, research into high yielding and high sucrose varieties of sugarcane, loans to farmers are some of the ways in which the Group tries to play its role in helping the society at large. This apart, the Group has also built schools where job oriented education is provided at concessional fees and hospitals, temples, etc. have been built near its plants for use by the society at large.