Ballarpur Industries Limited (BILT) is India’s largest
manufacturer of writing and printing (W&P) paper. BILT’s
subsidiaries include Ballarpur International Graphic
Paper Holdings B.V. (BIGPH); BILT Graphic Paper Products
Limited (BGPPL); Sabah Forest Industries (SFI),
Malaysia’s largest pulp and paper company; and Bilt Tree
Tech Limited (BTTL), which runs BILT’s farm forestry
programme in several states in India. Mr. R.R. Vederah
is the Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman.
In India, the company has six manufacturing units,
giving it geographic coverage over most of the domestic
market. The company has a dominant share of the high-end
coated paper segment in India. It accounts for over 53%
of the coated wood-free paper market, an impressive 80%
of the bond paper market and nearly 35% of the hi-bright
Maplitho market, besides being India's largest exporter
of coated and uncoated paper.
Building on its unmatched paper quality, BILT
ventured into the paper-based office stationery segment.
The company markets its stationery through a
well-established network of 350 retail distributors
spread over 270 locations. BILT has mega brands such as
BILT Royal Executive Bond, BILT Copy Power, BILT Image
Copier and BILT Matrix that have now become an integral
part of office stationery. BILT Ten on Ten notebooks are
targeted at students and are also available with
licensed characters such as Barbie, Spiderman, Winnie
the Pooh, Hotwheels, Jungle King and Hannah Montana.
BILT Student Stationery has won ‘Product of the Year’
award for the last three consecutive years. In 2008,
BILT forayed into organised retail through P3 – Paper,
Print and Pens – serving both B2C and B2B clients across
In 2005, BILT entered into the tissue and hygiene
business with two brands: Etiquette and Spruce-up. Since
then, the company has acquired Premier Tissues India
Limited, the leading player in hygiene tissue products
in the domestic retail market.
BILT’s acquisition of SFI, Malaysia, in 2007 was a
watershed event – it was the first overseas acquisition
by an Indian paper company, it transformed BILT into a
major regional player, and elevated BILT’s ranking among
the global top 100.
Ballarpur Industries Limited
First India Place, Tower-C
Gurgaon 122 002
Phone Nos.: +91 124 2804242, 2804243
BILT Annual Report 2011-12