History of Adani Group

26 June 2023
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History of Adani Group
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The Adani Group is a conglomerate headquartered in India that operates in various industries such as energy, agribusiness, resources, logistics, and real estate. They are known for their large-scale infrastructure projects, including developing ports, airports, and power plants.

It is a highly diversified company interested in ports, agribusiness, logistics, power, solar and renewable energy. The group was founded by Gautam Adani in 1988 and has since grown to become one of the largest conglomerates in India. Adani Group's significant projects include the Mundra Port, the largest private port in India, and the Adani Power Ltd, the largest private thermal power producer in India.

The group also has a significant presence in Australia, where it operates the Carmichael coal mine and rail project in Queensland.

About Adani Group

Particulars

Adani Group

Year Of Foundation

1988

Founder

Gautam Adani

Headquarters

Ahmedabad

Market Capitalization

3.93 trillion INR

No. Of Employees

More than 23,000+

Places Covered

Pan-India

Adani Group History

The Adani Group began as a commodity trading business, primarily dealing in agricultural products and textiles. In the early 1990s, the company expanded into importing and exporting raw materials and finished goods.

In the late 1990s, the Adani Group began diversifying into other industries, including infrastructure, logistics, and energy. The company built India's first private port, Mundra Port, in 1998 and later expanded into developing airports, roads, and power plants.

In the early 2000s, the Adani Group became a leading player in India's renewable energy sector, focusing on solar and wind power projects. The company also expanded its operations globally, investing in ports, mines, and power plants in countries such as Indonesia, Australia, and Africa.

In recent years, the Adani Group has faced controversy and opposition over its proposed Carmichael coal mine in Australia. It has been met with significant opposition from environmental groups and local communities. Despite this, the company continues to expand its operations and investments in various industries across India and the world. 

Adani Group: Historical Timeline

Following is the Adani history in detail-

  • 1993: Incorporated on 2nd March by conversion of the firm M/s. Adani Exports into a limited company.

    The company was involved in the export of a few products, such as frozen foods, dyes, plastic products, agricultural products, etc., to about 28 countries in the world.

  • 1994: Adani Management Consultancy Services Pvt. Ltd. was amalgamated.

  • 1997: Signed a letter of intent with the government of Gujarat to develop a port and set up a 3,000-hectare industrial park. 
  • 1999: Adani Exports and Wilmar Trading sign a memorandum to form a 50:50 joint venture company.

  • 2000: Adani Exports has entered the packaged edible oil market by launching a new brand, `Fortune' in Jaipur.

    Texprocil Silver Trophy for its outstanding export performance in Fabrics amongst top exporters for the years 1998-99.

  • 2001: The Adani Exports Ltd. and Wilmar Holding Pte Ltd. of Singapore sign a 50:50 joint venture, intending to launch its vanaspati with the brand name `Raag'.
  • 2002: Mr.Biswajit Choudhury becomes the Nominee Director on the company's Board.
  • 2003: Mr. Birva C Patil was appointed the company's Compliance Officer and Company Secretary. 
  • 2006: The company changes its name from Adani Exports Ltd. to Adani Enterprises Ltd.
  • 2007: Mr. Parthiv Parikh appointed as the Assistant Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of the Company Adani Enterprises Limited
  • 2009: Adani gets into the cement industry.
  • 2011: Adani Power Ltd. (APL), a subsidiary of the Company, is launched.

    Adani Enterprises was selected as the 'Business Superbrand' of the year.
  • 2012: Adani Group commissions India's largest solar power plant in Gujarat.
  • 2016: Adani Wilmar and Ruchi Soya propose to join hands to create one of India’s leading FMCG companies.
  • 2017: Adani Enterprises acquires Adani Infrastructure Pvt Ltd.

    Adani reaches a royalties agreement with State Government.

    Adani gets Project ‘Green Light.'
  • 2018: India’s first private UAV manufacturing facility inaugurated.
  • 2019: Partnered with a US-based Digital Realty to build data infrastructure.
  • 2020: Commercial operations at Lucknow International Airport.
  • 2021: Adani Enterprises grabs India’s largest expressway project. 

Adani Enterprises acquires Rs.1838cr highway project from NHAI in Kerala.

Adani Group Subsidiaries

The Adani Group has several subsidiaries that operate in different industries. Some of the notable subsidiaries include-

S.No.

Companies under Adani Group

1.

Adani Enterprises Limited

2.

Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd

3.

Adani Power Ltd

4.

Adani Transmission Ltd

5.

Adani Green Energy Ltd

6.

Adani Gas Limited

7.

Ambuja Cement

8.

NDTV News

9.

ACC

1) Adani Power

This subsidiary is one of India's largest private power producers, with a total installed capacity of over 11 GW. Adani Power operates thermal power plants across several states in India, including Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Rajasthan.

2) Adani Green Energy

This subsidiary focuses on developing and operating renewable energy projects in India. Adani Green Energy has a portfolio of over 13 GW of renewable energy projects, including solar and wind power projects.

3) Adani Ports and Special Economic Zone (APSEZ)

This subsidiary is one of India'sIndia'sIndia'sIndia's largest port operators, with 12 ports and terminals across the country. APSEZ operates ports in Gujarat, Maharashtra, and Karnataka.

4) Adani Logistics

This subsidiary provides logistics solutions for various industries, including automotive, retail, and e-commerce. Adani Logistics operates a network of warehouses and logistics hubs across India.

5) Adani Wilmar

This subsidiary is a joint venture between the Adani Group and Wilmar International, one of the largest agribusiness companies in the world. Adani Wilmar produces and sells cooking oils, soya-based products, and other food products in India.

These are just a few examples of the many subsidiaries that make up the Adani Group. In addition, the group continues to expand and diversify its operations, with plans to invest in new industries such as data centres and electric vehicles.

List of Companies Under the Adani Group

Adani Group: Products List

  • Adani Enterprises: Solar Manufacturing
  • Adani Green Energy: Renewable Power Generation
  • Adani Ports & SEZ.: Agri Logistics
  • Adani Transmission: Power Transmission
  • Adani Total Gas: Gas Distribution
  • Adani Power: Thermal Power Generation
  • Adani Wilmar: Edible Oils & Food
  • Other. Edible Oils, Food, Construction, Media, etc.

Conclusion

The Adani Group is a conglomerate of companies headquartered in Ahmedabad, India, with operations spanning several industries, including energy, resources, agribusiness, logistics, and more.

It is owned and led by its chairman, Gautam Adani, who has been instrumental in building the company into one of the largest conglomerates in India.

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