Our History & Group Overview

The Braj Binani Group made a humble beginning in the metals business in 1872, when Seth Pragdas Binani, a trader in metal utensils started an enterprise with his son Seth Mathuradas to import and export ferrous and non-ferrous metals. This enterprise grew stronger and bigger when Seth Mathuradas’ son Seth Govardhandas took a bold step to move from trading to manufacturing. Binani Metal Works was founded in the year 1941 with a full-fledged manufacturing plant at Howrah. The genius he was, Binani Group entered the global market in early 1950’s.

Taking inspiration from his father’s entrepreneurial skills, Ghanshyam Binani, the son of Govardhandas Binani anticipated the vast potential and set up a pioneer zinc manufacturing facility in Southern India. While the prime focus was on manufacturing, the company’s inherent attributes of continual improvement helped shift focus towards R&D, thus modernising and expanding its capacity.

Continuing the legacy, the visionary leadership and business acumen, Braj Binani, the son of Ghanshyam Binani put the Binani Group’s business on diversification and fast track.

With Braj Binani as its Chairman, the company truly began to aggressively explore new horizons like the Group’s entry into Cement and Glass Fibre businesses, which grew very rapidly.

The Group now known as the “Braj Binani Group” was restructured between 1996 and 2004 and Binani Industries Limited (BIL) was founded to serve as the holding company of the group’s. New key business areas – Cement, Glass Fibre, Infrastructure Construction apart from Zinc.

Over its eventful growth journey, the core values of the Company such as honesty, transparency, quality and efficiency along with constant efforts to provide customer delight remained unchanged.

Braj Binani, driven by the same ambition to succeed and the need for continual improvement that transformed Seth Pragdas Binani’s metal trading house into one of India’s top notch business conglomerates, established footprint firmly in three of the seven Continents of the world – Asia, Europe and North America, with all the products having an international brand recall.

The Group had manufacturing facilities established across India and with the Vision of Mr. Braj Binani to take the brand international, the Group opened its first Cement manufacturing units in Dubai and China, thereby creating new markets for its Cement products in Africa, Southern Europe and Asia. Further global foot prints were well entrenched in Europe and USA apart from India with key acquisition of 3B Glass Fibre business, a top notch European Company, a leader in manufacture of fibre glass products and technologies and Composite Products Inc (CPI Binani), a leading global manufacturer in the USA of inline compounding and moulding of thermoplastic composites. This made Braj Binani Group one of the largest key players of Glass Fibre in the World.

The construction business company BIL Infratech Limited constructed hospitals, hostels, university buildings, bridges, projects for prestigious companies in Karnataka, West Bengal, Mizoram, Tripura; Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha within the country and in overseas locations like China, Africa & UAE.

However, today the Cement, Glass Fibre and Infra business which was started, nurtured and grown under the flagship of Braj Binani Group, have now changed hands.

Change is constant but Growth is continuous with the Braj Binani Group - A Never say Die Approach. The Group is now focussing on the foray in the present generation business with positive vigour and enthusiasm - envisioning and exploring newer global horizons, setting its sights in International and more established markets.

Started with an integrated cement manufacturing facility with 1.65 MTPA capacity in Binanigram, Pindwara, Sirohi, Rajasthan in 1995 and grew up to become a global cement player with 6 MTPA integrated cement manufacturing facility in India with split grinding facility in Neem Ka Thana, Sirohi, Rajasthan, 3 MTPA integrated clinker / cement manufacturing facility in China and 2 MTPA grinding facility manufacturing GGBFS and PPC in Dubai.

Commenced glass manufacturing facility in Colvale Goa under the name and style of Goa Glass Fibre Limited and became a global player (5th in terms of capacity) with the acquisition of 3B Binani Glass fibre with manufacturing facility in Belgium and Norway in 2012.

Pioneer Zinc manufacturing plant in India set up in mid 1960s with 38Ktpa zinc manufacturing capacity and by-products sulphuric acid and cadmium, with a jetty alongside the banks of river periyar in Binanipuram, Ernakulam Kerala. Company's name was changed to Edayar Zinc Limited in 2015-16. Entered into MOU with Gujarat and Rajasthan Government for development of mines in Rajasthan and Gujarat.

Company engaged in the civil construction and EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) works on turnkey basis, and involved in both captive projects and outside contracts. Core team consist of highly experienced Engineers and Management professionals and the clientele comprise of an ideal mix of Govt. and private sector undertakings. The Company successfully completed projects worth Rs.2,000Cr in last 8 years.

Core Values

The Braj Binani Group holds in high regard core values, such as honesty transparency and efficiency along with constant efforts to provide customer delight with the highest quality and dependable delivery of products. These core values are central to the business philosophy of Braj Binani Group and acts as the guiding beacon for the day-to day business operations.

Braj Binani Group aims to be a pioneer in all its endeavours and set benchmarks which focussing on sustainable growth.

  • To achieve leadership status in the core sector, across the world.
  • To employ frontline technologies to meet the highest global standards in products and services.
  • To set benchmarks in manufacturing and environmental performance
  • To be a customer-first, quality obsessed, socially sensitive corporate entity.
  • To achieve breakthroughs in manufacturing based on intensive R&D
  • To ensure well-being of all our stake-holders.

Upholding Core values such as, integrity, trust, concern, empathy and commitment.