TOP 10 TYRE COMPANIES IN INDIA
The word tyre is derived from the word ‘attire’, used to denote a wheel that is dressed up. While the wheel has undergone evolution, tyres are not left behind. The very first tyres were made out of leather. Then came the era when iron and steel were used to make tyres. Today we have the most advanced high performance radial rubber tyres. Since India is a leading producer of rubber, majority tyres made in India use eighty percent natural rubber and twenty percent synthetic rubber.
The number of automobiles in India is increasing every year and so is the requirement of tyres. There are today forty companies which manufacture tyres for cars, two wheelers, light and heavy commercial vehicles. The largest numbers of tyres manufactured in India are for motorcycles followed by cars. Indian tyre manufactures not only sell their products in domestic market only but also export across the globe.
Today everyone has to buy tyres at some point of life, rich or poor. So it becomes even more important to know the top companies that deal with tyres in India.
Top 10 tyre companies in India:
Madras Rubber Factory popular among Indians as MRF Limited started as a rubber ballon factory in 1940 and rose to become the largest tyre manufacturing company in India. This oldest tyre company started manufacturing tyres in 1952 and is today ranked highest in customer satisfaction ranking. It is the only Indian company to win‘Ford World Excellence Award. In 1960’s MRF started exporting tyres overseas. Started with a single headquarter office in Chennai, it has today 180 offices. MRF not only produces MRF Nylogrip for bikes but also produces MRF Steel Muscle for trucks and buses. For cars it produces variety of tyres like MRF ZVTs MRF Wanderers and MRF Meteor
Official website: www.mrftyres.com
The name JK Tyres is derived from the name of its owners Juggilala and his son, Kamlapatji who started this company in West Bengal in 1974. JK tyres produce 5 category of tyres namely, passenger car tyres, commercial tyres, two/three wheeler tyres, off the road tyres and farm tyres. It received the ‘Brand of the Year’ award in 2015.
Official website: http://www.jktyre.com
Instituted in 1972 in a small village of Kerala, Apollo tyres went on to become the seventieth biggest tyre manufacturer in the world.
Official website: www.apollotyres.com
It is the second largest manufacturer of tyres in the world which was founded in 1888 in France. In India Michelin offers the best tyres for cars, trucks, buses, motorcycles and off roading vehicles
Official website: www.michelin.in
CEAT was founded in 1958 with its headquarters at Mumbai. It makes more than 95,000 tyres a day. CEAT holds the record of being the only tyre company to be awarded the ISO/TS 16949:2002 certification. CEAT manufactures tyres for cars, SUVs, auto-rickshaws, heavy-duty trucks and buses, light commercial vehicles, earthmovers, forklifts, motorcycles and scooters, tractors, trailers.
Official website: www.ceat.com
Bridgestone is the largest manufacturer of tyres in the world. It is a Japanese company that started its manufacturing in 1930 and has its plant in India aswell. It is not only a worldwide name across globe for manufacturing tyres but is also known for their initiatives taken to preserve environment. Bridgestone makes two category of tyres: Commercial tyres and passenger tyres
Official website: http://www.bridgestone.co.in
Goodyear is an American tyre company that was founded in 1898 and is in India since last ninety years. It is the first company to introduce tubeless racial tyres.
Official website: www.goodyear.co.in
Dunlop Tyres were named after its foundr, John Boyd Dunlop who founded this company in 1896. Its headquarters are located at Kolkata. It makes thirty different kinds of tyres for scooters, cars and three wheelers
Official Website: www.dunlop.co.in
Balkrishna Industries Ltd
Balkrishna Industries Ltd is the leading Indian agricultural tyres manufacturing company.
It was established in 1995 at Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Official website: www.bkt-tires.com
To manufacture Polyurethane (PU) tyres for bicycles in 1990, Krypton Industries Limited was founded. It also makes tyres for wheelchairs. It has its headquarters in West Bengal and dealers in every state in India.
Official website: kryptongroup.com