A Leader from the Beginning
For more than 160 years, Birla Carbon has been at the forefront of the carbon black industry, pushing innovation and development to ensure that practically any need in any place in the world can be met.
Launched Birla Carbon Purpose – Share the Strength, after a detailed internal and external study.
On July 1, 2018, all Birla Carbon entities around the world renamed to represent one Birla Carbon across its operations.
On July 24, 2018, Birla Carbon India’s Gummidipoondi unit completed 20 years.
On July 28, 2018, Birla Carbon India’s Renukoot unit completed 30 years.
Birla Carbon inaugurated its carbon black plant in Jining, China on September 8. The plant in Jining is its largest greenfield investment in China.
Birla Carbon receives consecutive Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability.
‘Social Value of Carbon Black’ learning video released along with booklets in 24 languages.
Birla Carbon releases its fifth Sustainability Report.
Birla Carbon announces Joint Development Agreement with American Process Inc. for combining nanocellulose and carbon black in tires.
The company celebrates 75 years of innovation as the first carbon black company to install an industrial electron microscope, which took place in 1941.
Pirelli presents Supplier Awards for 2016 to Birla Carbon.
The company is awarded the Golden Peacock Global Award for Sustainability.
Birla Carbon Scholars Program promotes Science and Mathematics at Kennesaw State University.
The company is awarded the Gold rating by EcoVadis for Sustainability.
Birla Carbon releases its fourth Sustainability Report.
As part of its consolidation of operations, Birla Carbon announces restructuring of Europe and Africa Region.
Birla Carbon proposes to establish a greenfield carbon black production plant in Shandong province, China.
Birla Carbon releases its third Sustainability Report, the first online-only report in the carbon black industry.
Birla Carbon releases its second Sustainability Report.
Hi-Tech Carbon demerged from Aditya Birla Nuvo Ltd. SKI Carbon Black (India) Pvt Ltd. Incorporated.
Birla Carbon releases its first Sustainability Report.
Aditya Birla Group acquires Columbian Chemicals Co. and becomes the largest carbon black company globally under the corporate brand Birla Carbon.
Hi-Tech Carbon, Patalganga starts operations in India.
Columbian Chemicals Co. expands its China and Hungary facilities.
One Equity Partners acquires DC Chemicals ownership portion of Columbian Chemicals Co.
Columbian Chemicals Co. starts operations at Bahia, a Greenfield facility.
Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Weifang facility in China.
Columbian Chemicals Co. North Bend Cogeneration facility starts operations.
Columbian Chemicals Co. is acquired from Phelps Dodge by DC Chemicals/One Equity Partners.
Liaoning Birla Carbon, a subsidiary of Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., starts operations in China.
Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Korea facility from Korea Kumho Petrochemical Co.
Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Brazil facility, Cubatao, from Copebras.
Hi-Tech Carbon, Gummidipoondi, starts operations in India.
Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires Spain facility from Repsol.
Aditya Birla Group starts operations in Egypt with Alexandria Carbon Black Co. SAE.
Columbian Chemicals Co. builds and commences Hungary facility/operations.
Birla Carbon starts operations in India through Hi-Tech Carbon, Renukoot.
Phelps Dodge acquires Columbian Chemicals Co.
Von Hoffman purchases Columbian Chemicals Co.
Consolidated Mining acquires Columbian Chemicals Co. from Occidental.
Aditya Birla Group enters carbon black business with Thai Carbon Black Public Co. Ltd., beginning its operations in Angthong, Thailand.
Columbian Chemicals Co. is the first carbon black company to use the industrial electron microscope.
Treated carbon black is understood and controlled.
Columbian Chemicals Co. acquires L. Martin and Peerless.
Columbian Chemicals Co. patents dustless carbon black and is the first to produce carbon black beads.
Columbian Chemicals Co. is the first to introduce and patent Gas Furnace Process (Swartz, LA).
Began marketing under Columbian Chemicals Co. after consolidating several small carbon black manufacturers.
Binney and Smith receives the first million pound order.
Carbon black reinforcement of rubber is discovered.
Binney and Smith becomes amajor carbon black distributor.
L. Martin begins production of lampblack.