Top 5 Tyre Brands in India

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Tire? According to the Oxford dictionary: a tire is “the thick rubber ring that fits around the outside of a wheel”. Because of tires, your vehicle can go from point A to Point B, the road to point B may not be that good enough so you must choose the best tires for your vehicle.

Here, we have listed the top 5 tyre brands in India.

  1. MRF LIMITED
Top 5 Tyre Brands in India.

Madras Rubber Factory, commonly known as MRF or MRF Tyres, is an Indian Multinational tyre manufacturing company and the largest manufacturer of tyres in India. Started way back in 1946 in Madras (now Chennai) as a makeshift balloon factory set up by KM Mammen Mappillai with funding of 14,000₹ INR. After 6 years in 1952, it changed its course and turned into a tread rubber manufacturing company. From 14,000₹ to a multi-billion company MRF produces quality tyres used all around India & internationally along with a presence in paints & coats, toys, motorsports, and cricket training. MRF is the only tyre brand to be featured in the 2018 BrandZ™ top 75 most valuable Indian brands securing 48 positions.

MRF now has a presence in 65 countries with 5000+ dealer networks. In 1967, it became the first Indian company to export tyres to the USA. In the early 90’s MRF supplied tyres to India’s first modern small car Maruti 800.

  1. APOLLO TYRES

Incorporated in 1972 Apollo tyres limited is an Indian Multinational tyre manufacturing company headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana. The company is the 17th largest tyre producer in the world and has 5 manufacturing plants in India, one in Netherland, and one in Hungary. The company currently has 6800+ dealer networks in India and 7000+ dealers in Europe as it caters to 120 countries across the globe. The company’s second plant in Europe was inaugurated by the Hungarian Prime Minister, Viktor Orban, in April 2017.

The company generates 69% of its revenues from India, 26% from Europe, and 5% from other countries. Apollo announced its entry into the two-wheeler tyre segment with contract manufacturing in March 2016.

  1. CEAT TYRES

Ceat is the flagship company of RPG group acquired in 1982. The company was founded as Cavi Elettrici e Affini Torino (Electrical Cables and Allied Products of Turin) by Virginio Bruni Tedeschi in 1924, in Turin, Italy.

On 10 March 1958, the company was incorporated as CEAT Tyres of India, in Mumbai. Initially, the company collaborated with the Tata Group. In 1972, the company set up a research and development unit at Bhandup, and finally in 1982 RPG group acquired CEAT tyres of India and renamed it CEAT in 1990.

CEAT produces over 165 million tyres a year and manufactures tyres for passenger cars, two-wheelers, trucks and buses, light commercial vehicles, earthmovers, forklifts, tractors, trailers, and auto-rickshaws. The current capacity of CEAT tyre plants is over 800 tonnes per day.

  1. JK TYRE

Amongst the top 25 manufacturers in the world the flagship company of JK Organisation, JK Tyre & Industries Ltd is one of India’s foremost tyre manufacturers. It is the only Indian tyre manufacturer to be included in the list of Superbrands India in 2020 for the eighth consecutive year.

JK Tyres has a 4,000+ strong dealer network served by 9 plants in India and 3in JK Tornel, Mexico. With state-of-the-art modern production facilities in all 12 plants, the total production capacity of JK tyres is over 20 million tyres p.a.

  1. Balkrishna Industries Limited (BKT)

Balkrishna Industries Ltd. (BKT) is an Indian Multinational tyre manufacturing company headquartered in Mumbai, India. BKT supplies tyres to more than 120 countries worldwide and almost 90% of its production comes from foreign countries.

manufactures off-highway tyres used in specialist segments like mining, earthmoving, agriculture, and gardening in five factories located in Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Chopanki, Dombivali, and Bhuj. In 2013, it was ranked 41st among the world’s tyre makers.

Balkrishna Industries is currently an OEM vendor for heavy equipment manufacturers like JCB, John Deere, and CNH Industrial.