Orient Paper & Industries (OPIL) was incorporated in 1939 as Orient Paper Mills. The company entered into manufacturing of fans in 1954 by setting up Calcutta Electrical Manufacturing Company, which toady is known as Orient Fans.
The name was later changed to the present one in the year 1978. Back then the company’s core business was manufacturing of paper.
OPIL is part of the C K Birla Group. Today it has emerged as a multi-product, multi location company.
Paper- The company’s manufacturing facility is located at AMLAI in Madhya Pradesh. This plant has capacity to produces a variety of paper of grades and types. It has also set up facilities to produce spectrum of soft tissue paper. OPIL paper products are exported to countries like Africa, Middle East, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.
The company has set up Pan African Paper Mills in Kenya in partnership with government of Kenya and International Finance Corporation.
Fans- The company manufactures and markets range of fans under the name Orient Fans. It manufactures ceiling fans, desk fans, wall-mounted fans, pedestal fans, exhaust fans and multi-utility fans. It has production capacity of over 3 million units per annum.
The company became first in India to introduce various technologies in order to increase its productivity such as die-casting of the rotor and fan body cover in ceiling fans, semi automatic coil-winding process, Dual assembly line system, automatic coil winding and many more.
Cement- The company’s cement unit is located at Devapur in Andhra Pradesh and also at Jalgaon, Maharashtra. It has a total production capacity of 2.40 million tonnes of cement per annum. OPIL produces ordinary portland cement of two grades 43 and 53. It also produces portland cement.
The company is planning to expand it cement business by setting up plants in West Bengal, Orissa, Rajasthan or Karnataka. The project will require an investment of Rs 320 crore.