Godrej Industries is India's leading manufacturer of oleochemicals and makes more than a hundred chemicals for use in over two dozen industries. It also manufactures edible oils, vanaspati and bakery fats. Besides, it operates real estate. GIL is a member of the Godrej Group, which was established in 1897 and has since grown into a US$1.875 billion conglomerate. The company was called Godrej Soaps until March 31, 2001. Thereafter, the consumer products division got de-merged into Godrej Consumer Products, and the residual Godrej Soaps became Godrej Industries. This led to the formation of two separate corporate entities: Godrej Consumer Products and Godrej Industries.
Besides its three businesses, Godrej Industries also runs four divisions — Corporate Finance, Corporate HR, Corporate Audit and Assurance and Research and Development — which operate on behalf of the entire Godrej Group.
GIL has built a strong manufacturing base capable of delivering international quality products at competitive prices. It operates two plants, one at Valia in the Indian state of Gujarat and a second at Vikhroli in suburban Mumbai. The company's products are exported to 40 countries in North and South America, Asia, Europe, Australia and Africa, and it leads the Indian market in the production of fatty acids, fatty alcohols and AOS.