Beyond the limelight

Renowned for his achievements and ingenuity, Gautam Adani is not only a business tycoon but also a visionary leader who has profoundly impacted the corporate world. He has been leading the $32 billion Adani Group with success. The Adani Group in India is made up of 10 publicly traded companies. It has created a portfolio of top-notch utility and transportation infrastructure spread across India. The Adani Group’s headquarters are in Ahmedabad in the state of Gujarat.

The Adani Group has become the industry leader in the transport logistics and energy utility portfolio sectors, focusing on largescale infrastructure development in India and benchmarking O&M methods to worldwide standards. With four IG-rated enterprises, it is India’s only infrastructure investment-grade issuer.

Although the world is aware of the companies that fall under the Adani Group’s purview, Adani’s versatility and progressive outlook are demonstrated by many lesser-known endeavours. 

Adani Wilmar: The edible oil powerhouse

As one of India’s few sizable FMCG food firms, it provides most essential kitchen necessities to Indian consumers such as rice, pulses, sugar, wheat flour and edible oil. The offerings are available at various pricing points and under multiple brands, serving a diverse clientele.

It is a partnership that was established in January 1999 by the Adani Group, a multinational, diversified business group with substantial holdings in the energy, utility, transportation and logistics sectors, and the Wilmar Group, one of Asia’s top agribusiness groups that, as of February 2021, was among the biggest listed companies on the Singapore Exchange by market capitalization. 

Key highlights

  • Being one of the few sizable FMCG food firms in India, it provides the majority of basic food requirements to Indian consumers such as rice, pulses, sugar, wheat flour and edible oil.
  • India’s top edible oil brand ‘Fortune’ is the company’s most popular edible oil brand.
  • It is one of India’s fastest-growing packaged food firms.
  • It is India’s largest producer of lauric fat.
  • It is India’s largest producer of castor oil and one of the country’s largest producers of basic oleochemicals.

Adani Realty: Building dreams, brick by brick

It is the real estate division of the Adani Group, one of India’s top infrastructure and development companies. With an unwavering dedication to nation-building and ‘Growth with Goodness’, it creates real estate projects in the most promising locations by fusing state-of-the-art technology with aesthetically pleasing architecture. 

It has created around 22.5 million square feet of real estate and currently has about 35.1 million square feet under development in Ahmedabad, Mumbai, Pune and Gurugram. These projects include residential, commercial and social club spaces.

Adani Realty has experienced exponential growth in residential and commercial sectors in only 10 years. It has found many happy homes for clients and families by assisting them in finding their ideal homes. 

It has also developed cutting-edge office spaces with futuristic configurations so that businesses can operate, feel empowered and grow. It has some of the most sought-after, multi-award-winning commercial and retail spaces that offer Adani Realty’s exceptional construction and design.

This also applies to social clubs which provide members with several upscale amenities: The Belvedere Club in Gurugram and the Belvedere Golf and Country Club in Ahmedabad. 

The Belvedere Golf & Country Club in Ahmedabad is well-known for its upscale dining establishments, golf clubs and opulent accommodations that provide the ideal getaway.

The company’s goal has always been to construct buildings considered landmarks in the real estate industry worldwide. Adani Realty keeps creating projects that strive for craftsmanship and quality. With first-rate services, it assiduously supports India’s rapidly growing real estate industry.

Adani Agri Infrastructure: Nurturing the agricultural ecosystem

Adani Agri Logistics is a leader in handling, storing, and delivering foodgrains in bulk. It offers the Food Corporation of India and numerous state governments an end-to-end bulk supply chain solution.

In 2007, the company put the Food Corporation of India’s first grain storage facility in India into service. It set up receiving silos in Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Kolkata and Coimbatore, towns connected by Adani’s specialized railway rakes and commissioned silos at Moga (Punjab) and Kaithal (Haryana) to store grains.

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management: Cultivating future leaders

The Adani Group founded the Adani Institute for Education & Research (AIER) under the direction of Chairman Gautam Adani to give the country’s youth a platform to become nation builders. AIER was established to provide aspiring professionals, technocrats and leaders with the education and training they need to support the development of the country. 

AIER is working to create a world-class institute that will produce and share knowledge of the highest calibre through diverse research and influential industry interaction. 

Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management (AIIM) and Adani Institute of Infrastructure Engineering (AIIE) are the two divisions that make up AIER. AIIM provides two 2-year full-time PGDM (Infrastructure Management) and PGDM (Law) programmes that AICTE has approved.

With an emphasis on artificial intelligence and machine learning, AIIE provides four-year bachelor’s degree programmes in computer science engineering, electrical engineering, civil and infrastructure engineering, and information and communication technology. 

AIER also provides customised Management Development Programmes and Leadership Development Programmes for working professionals and industry executives.

Conclusion

Beyond the spotlight, Gautam Adani’s business prowess spans a wide range of businesses that substantially contribute to India’s economic expansion. Examining the untold stories of the Group reveals that Adani’s ambition transcends convention, prioritising innovation, sustainability and community development. These less-known projects highlight the scope and depth of Adani’s power, exhibiting a diverse business strategy that penetrates multiple markets and has a long-lasting effect on the economy and society.