The manufacturing sector in India has come of age since liberalization of the economy in 1991, and as a country it has emerged as one of the largest and most diversified manufacturing basis of the world with companies, and expertise ranging from automobile and heavy engineering, to metals and ship building. The key drivers of the huge growth of the manufacturing companies in India is due to the multinational companies. They are famous world wide and contribute a lot in the economy of the country. Some of the top manufacturing companies like Larsen & Tourbro, Jindal steel,Bombay Dyeing, Hindustan Lever Network and many others have made a landmark in the manufacturing industry.
List of Top 10 Manufacturing Companies of India:
Tata Motors Ltd. (www.tatamotors.com)
Established in 1945, Tata Motors is the largest manufacturer of automobiles in India. It is also the fourth largest manufacturer for buses and trucks in the world. Its manufacturing capabilities spans from large commercial vehicles to passenger vehicles including hatchbacks and sedans.
Larsen and Toubro Ltd. (www.larsentoubro.com)
L & T is one of the most respected companies in India that has large scale manufacturing units in the areas of electrical, ship building, petrochemical, aerospace, defense, medical equipment, integrated engineering, and industrial machinery. It was established in 1938 in the then Bombay.
Steel Authority of India Ltd. (www.sail.co.in)
One of the largest iron and steel manufacturers in India, SAIL is a public sector enterprise headquartered in Kolkata. It is a Maharatna company and is involved in manufacturing railway products, electrical sheet, bars, rods, coils, stainless steel etc. It has over 45 steel plants in the country.
Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd. (www.bhel.com)
Founded in 1964, BHEL is a leading manufacturing company in India specializing in heavy electrical equipments for sectors like power, railways, oil & gas, transmission, energy and defense. Its work in the area of research and development and made it one of the world’s most innovative company.
Maruti Suzuki India (www.marutisuzuki.com)
A subsidiary of the Japanese vehicle manufacturing company, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Maruti Suzuki is the most reputed car maker in India. It is also one of the most trusted brands in the country. The company operates two manufacturing plants in India.
Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. (www.mahindra.com)
Mahindra & Mahindra entered the automotive sector in 1947 by manufacturing jeeps. Since then, it has expanded its manufacturing operations in aerospace, construction equipments, farm equipments, two wheelers, cars, trucks, industrial machines etc.
Hero Moto Corp (www.heromotocorp.com)
Starting as a bicycle manufacturer, Hero diversified in manufacturing motorcycles in collaboration with Honda Motor Co. of Japan, in the form of Hero Honda Motors Ltd. After the end of the joint venture in 2011, it emerged as Hero Moto Corp and continues to be the leading two wheeler manufacturer in India.
Bombay Dyeing (www.bombaydyeing.com)
One of the most trusted and respected companies in India, Bombay Dyeing is involved in manufacturing home furnishings like bed and bath linens, home dcor, industrial fabrics etc. It was established in 1879. Its textile processing factory is in Pune.
Aditya Birla Group (www.adityabirla.com)
Aditya Birla Group is a global corporation with its operations spanning 36 countries. Its manufacturing division produces varied products like energy efficient fertilizers, cements, apparels and insulators. This Fortune 500 company has an annual turnover of 40 billion USD.
Apollo Tyres (www.apollotyres.com)
Headquartered in Gurgaon, Apollo Tyres is the leading tyre manufacturer in the country. It has its operations in not only India, but also in other parts of Asia, Africa and Europe. The company deals in producing tyres for trucks, buses, cars, two wheelers and bicycles.
Some more Manufacturing Companies in India:
General Motors India (chevrolet.co.in)
The company General Motors Corporation was founded in 1908 and is one of the larget vehicle manufacturer and also specializes in builds,designs,cars and trucks all over the world.
Hindustan Lever Network (www.huln.co.in)
It is the fastest and the biggest company of consumer goods in India and is the key leader in Personal,Care and Home care Products and foods,water etc. Hindustan Lever manufactures 400 brands for not less than 14 categories. It supports many contractors,suppliers and distributors.
The company came to India in October 1996.It has 28 Sales & Service offices, 300 service franchisees and more than 3500 trade partners in India.Various electrical appliances are offered by the company.
Haldia Petrochemicals (www.haldiapetrochemicals.com)
This is a significant name among the Indian Manufacturing companies. It is the primary company of petrochemicals in the India's eastern zone.
Asian Paints (www.asianpaints.com)
It is the largest paint manufacturing company in India and the third-largest in Asia. They have base in 21 countries and has units of paint manufacturing facilities across the world.Asian Paints deals in automobile OEMs and refinishes,finish coats,refinishes,industrial and marine coatings etc. In India the units are located in Gujarat, Andhra Pradesh,Maharashtra,Tamil Nadu and UP.
Jindal Steel (www.jindalsteel.com)
It is a flagship company of Jindal Group and also a corporate giant of India. It is a major manufacturer of Steel and Power generation in India. It is in the process of setting up 6 million tonne steel plant in Orissa.The 1000 MW O P Jindal Super Thermal Power Plant in Raigarh is a landmark in the manufacturing industry. The company has a wide network of offices in India and the corporate office is in New Delhi.
Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) (www.hal-india.com)
The company was established in 1964.Now , HAL has 10 Research & Design Centres and 19 Production Units in 8 locations in India.It is known for its R & D services for both Defence and Civil Aviation sectors.
Bharati Shipyard (www.bharatishipyard.com)
It is privately owned company and its products include vessels that are highly maneuverable and power packed including AHTS, PSV’s and MSV’s of varying bollard pulls and many more.Check out the site for more
Videocon Group (www.videoconworld.com)
It is a leader in India in the sector of consumer electronics and home appliances. The company manufactures washing machines,air conditioners,VCDs,TVs,no-frost refrigerators and trans chillers. It is also the third largest manufacturer of picture tube in the world and also the first producer of washing machine that was completely rust free. It has 17 facilities in India and has also plants world wide.