Featured Asia's Most Admired Brands

ACC Limited is India’s foremost manufacturer of cement and ready mixed concrete with 17 modern cement factories, more than 50 ready mixed concrete plants, a vast distribution network of over 9,000 dealers and a countrywide spread of sales offices

In 1999, the Adani Group who are leaders in international trading and private infrastructure with interests in key industry verticals such as resources, logistics and energy, joined hands with Wilmar International, Singapore, who are Asia’s leading agribusiness group to form Adani Wilmar, a joint venture which kicked off with the commissioning of India’s first port-based refinery in Mundra, Gujarat.

The company got its start as a local warehousing provider in Kuwait and grew to become the largest logistics company in the Middle East. It acquired more than 40 logistics brands around the world, investing billions to build a global network with a strong footprint in emerging markets. Today, Agility is one of the world’s largest integrated logistics providers, with more than 20,000 employees and operations in 100 countries.

The company got its start as a local warehousing provider in Kuwait and grew to become the largest logistics company in the Middle East. It acquired more than 40 logistics brands around the world, investing billions to build a global network with a strong footprint in emerging markets. Today, Agility is one of the world’s largest integrated logistics providers, with more than 20,000 employees and operations in 100 countries.

Amway India is a wholly owned subsidiary of Amway, with its global headquarters located in Ada, Michigan, USA. The company is the world’s No. 1 direct selling business, based on revenue, according to the Direct Selling News Global 100. Amway is a US $ 9.5 billion manufacturer and direct seller of high-quality consumer goods. Amway’s innovation and industry-leading R&D has seen more than 1,150 patents granted and another 500 patents pending.

Amway has more than 950 scientists across 75 research and development and quality assurance laboratories worldwide.

Ambuja Cements Ltd, a part of the global conglomerate LafargeHolcim, is one of the leading cement companies in India and is known for its hassle-free, home-building solutions. Its unique products tailor-made for Indian climatic conditions, sustainable operations and initiatives that advance the company’s philosophy of contributing to the larger good of the society have made it the most trusted brand in Indian cement industry.

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Limited (BAGIC), a joint venture between Allianz SE, world’s leading insurer and Bajaj Finserv Limited, is India’s leading general insurance company. Having begun its operations in 2001, the company today has a Pan-India presence in over 200 towns and cities and has been constantly expanding its operations to reach out to its customers. It caters to individuals across demographics of the country and the corporate sector with its wide range of products as well as services that go beyond insurance.

The Asian Heart Institute (AHI) was set up in 2002 with the aim of providing world-class cardiac care in Mumbai, India. Today, 15 years later, with world renowned cardiovascular thoracic surgeon Dr. Ramakanta Panda at the helm, AHI is regarded as India’s no.1 Heart Care Hospital.

In just 15 years, the hospital has treated more than 300,000 patients, and has completed over 37,000 angiographies and more than 21,000 high risk heart surgeries, with 3500 almost inoperable cases. AHI has a success rate of 99.83% in bypass surgeries and an overall 99.60% in cardiac surgeries. These success rates are among the highest in the world.

Asian Paints Limited is an Indian multinational paint company headquartered in Mumbai. The Company is engaged in the business of manufacturing, selling and distribution of paints, coatings, products related to home decor, bath fittings and providing of related services. Asian Paints is India’s largest and Asia’s third largest paints corporation.

As of 2015, it has the largest market share with 54.1% in the Indian paint industry. Asian Paints is the holding company of Berger International.

Bridgestone Corporation is a multinational auto and truck parts manufacturer founded in 1931 by Shojiro Ishibashi in the city of Kurume, Fukuoka, Japan. The name Bridgestone comes from a calque translation and transposition of ishibashi, meaning “stone bridge” in Japanese.

As of 2015, the company is the largest manufacturer of tires in the world, slightly ahead of Michelin.

Bridgestone Group had 141 production facilities in 24 countries as of 2005.

Bharti Realty is the real estate arm of Bharti Enterprises, founded in 1976 by Sunil Bharti Mittal. Bharti Enterprises is one of India’s leading business groups with diversified interests in telecom, insurance, real estate, agri and food, besides other ventures. Bharti has joint ventures with several global leaders: Singtel, SoftBank, AXA, Del Monte amongst others.

Bharti Realty is a young, vibrant and dynamic realty company with expanding interests in retail, office and residential real estate. The Company has developed and is currently managing 5 million sq. ft. of Grade-A commercial real estate space including iconic and award winning developments like Bharti Crescent, New Delhi (which was awarded as the runner up in FIABCI Prix d’Excellence), the Airtel Centre, Gurgaon and Pavilion Mall, Ludhiana to name a few. Additionally, Bharti Realty is currently developing another 6 million sq. ft. of world class residential and commercial real estate space across prominent cities in the country.

Boroline is an over-the-counter (OTC) antiseptic perfumed cream manufactured in India by GD Pharmaceuticals Pvt. Ltd.

Launched in the year 1929 by Late Sri Gourmohan Dutta, over the years, the brand’s popularity soared and it became an icon of national economic self-sufficiency in a nation that was still under the British rule. Today, it is one of the most popular and trusted brands in India.

CEAT manufactures the largest range of high-performance tyres that deliver safety, versatility and reliability. Today, CEAT tyres are best known for their tough, smooth and secure grip due to which they are favoured by most automakers. Created by careful research and testing, CEAT tyres are designed for high speeds, tough terrains, severe weather conditions and adverse roadways.

Using advanced technologies of tyre design, engineering and material development, CEAT combines grip and control without compromising on the tyre’s life.

Cargill has been in the Asia Pacific region since 1948. Today, it has 51,000 employees in 16 countries and 250 locations who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.
In Asia, Cargill comprises 29 businesses organized around four major segments; agriculture, food, financial and industrial. Through these businesses, Cargill are serving customers with a broad range of products and solutions.

Cargill’s operations in India started in 1987. Cargill employ more than 2,000 employees working in offices and plants across the country and have a network of warehouses and depots.

Cargill Foods India processes, refines and markets a wide range of indigenous and imported edible vegetable oils, fats and blends for the food industry. It serves household consumers with packaged, branded and vitamin-fortified edible oils and vanaspati (hydrogenated fats). Cargill Foods also offer high quality food ingredients from global portfolio and deliver a broad array of ingredient solutions to cater to the growing needs of the food manufacturers and food service industry in India.

CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. The company’s diversified real estate portfolio primarily includes integrated developments, shopping malls, serviced residences, offices and homes. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia. CapitaLand leverages its significant asset base, real estate domain knowledge, product design and development capabilities, active capital management strategies and extensive market network to develop real estate products and services.

Renault India Pvt Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Renault S.A., France and currently offers five models in the Indian market: the premium sedan Scala, the SUV Duster, the compact MPV Lodgy, the premium compact car, Pulse and the latest budget car, KWID.

Renault India also exports the Duster to a growing number of right-hand drive markets. Renault cars are manufactured at the manufacturing facility located in Oragadam, Chennai, with a capacity of 480,000 units’ pa with 3 shifts per day.

The Oberoi Group is a global hotel company with its head office in Delhi. The Oberoi, founded in 1934, owns and/or operates 30+ luxury hotels and two river cruise ships in six countries.

The group also manages hotels under the Trident brand, and operates properties in India and Saudi Arabia.

The Group also operates the The Clarke’s in Shimla and the Maidens Hotel, Delhi. These two properties however are not held under the Trident or under the Oberoi brand. The Clarke’s, after remaining temporarily shut following its lawns caving in because of construction in the eco-sensitive vicinity, reopened on September 16, 2012.

Rama Group is standing on a pedestal among its counterparts today because of the set of values it has vowed to follow since its very inception. It has been following a set of intrinsic company values that stand high on their reputation to exceed customers’ expectations on every account.

These values stand as customer centric approach, unparalleled quality, professionalism, value for money and timely delivery. The group follows a customer centric approach that delivers a higher than expected quality of product through use of the best available material and state of the art technology while following stringent quality norms throughout. Following the best safety standards for the people, Rama Group ensures a long lasting relationship with everyone who is associated with it.

Merck & Co., Inc. is an American pharmaceutical company and one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world.
The company was established in 1891 as the United States subsidiary of the German company Merck, which was founded in 1668 by the Merck family.

Merck & Co. was nationalized by the US government during World War I and subsequently established as an independent American company in 1917. While it operates as Merck & Co. in North America, the original Merck based in Darmstadt holds the rights to the Merck name everywhere else. Merck & Co. is the world’s seventh largest pharmaceutical company by market capitalization and revenue. Its headquarters is located in Kenilworth, New Jersey.

Micro Labs Limited, a renowned name in the field of pharmaceuticals and medical care in India, is one of the fastest growing transnational healthcare organizations.

Founded at Chennai in 1973, the port city of southern India, Micro Labs Limited started to establish its name as a shining star in the field of pharmaceuticals under the guidance of its founder, the late Mr G C Surana. After decades of quality services, achievements and success, Micro Labs Limited achieved a milestone in July 2006 by unveiling a state-of-the-art ophthalmic plant, the first of its kind in Asia. Further, collaboration with the world-famous eye care company Bausch & Lomb enabled Micro Labs Limited to leave an imprint on the Asia Pacific market.
With a 9200-strongdedicated workforce and an annual turnover of Rs. 2500 crores, today Micro Labs limited has 19 marketing divisions that extend the business umbrella of the organization to serve people globally

Madras Rubber Factory Limited, commonly known by the abbreviation MRF, is an Indian multinational and the largest manufacturer of tyres in India. It is headquartered in Chennai, India. The company manufactures rubber products including tyres, treads, tubes and conveyor belts, paints and toys. MRF also runs the MRF Pace Foundation, Chennai and MRF Challenge in motorsport.

A pioneering brand with over 60 years of acclaimed legacy that changed the face of the air conditioning and electrical applicance industry. Happiness of customers is one of its greatest assets that drives them. Reason why they always endeavour to enrich their customers’ lives through quality and continuous innovation. No wonder, they are revered as one of India’s most trusted brands for almost 6 decades!

The Mahindra Scorpio is a compact SUV manufactured by Mahindra & Mahindra Limited (M&M), the flagship company of the Indian Mahindra Group. It was the first SUV from the company built for a global market. The Scorpio has been successfully accepted in international markets across the globe, and will shortly be launched in the United States.

Long before the word ‘admiration’ became a catchphrase in corporate
boardrooms, it had found a strong and secure place with the founding team of Max Life Insurance. Way back in 2001, when the company was formed, it set out with the vision to become the most admired life insurance company in India. Ambitious was an under-statement to describe this intent.

This was a country where life insurance only meant Life Insurance Company of India. The private sector had just opened up but Max Life did not belong to the league of stalwarts who had the might, resources and legacy by virtue of operating in banking, finance or other large businesses, which gave them a clear upper edge.

IndiGo is a low-cost airline headquartered at Gurgaon, Haryana, India. It is the largest airline in India in passengers carried, with a 39.8% market share as of January 2017 and eighth largest carrier in Asia with over 41 million passengers carried in 2016. The airline operates to 46 destinations and is the second largest low-cost carrier in Asia. It has its primary hub at Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

The airline was founded as a private company, by Rahul Bhatia of InterGlobe Enterprises; and Rakesh Gangwal, a United States-based expatriate Indian; in 2006. It took delivery of its first aircraft in July 2006 and commenced operations a month later. The airline became the largest Indian carrier in passenger market share in 2012. The company went public in November 2015.

The KWID’s design strategy symbolizes dynamic performance, robust strength and a taste for adventure. Its SUV-inspired stance off­ers a high driving position and greater visibility, making it ideal for zipping around in urban traffic or roaring down the open highway.

The KWID’s design strategy symbolizes dynamic performance, robust strength and a taste for adventure. Its SUV-inspired stance off­ers a high driving position and greater visibility, making it ideal for zipping around in urban traffic or roaring down the open highway.

KENT was the first company to create a market for RO water purifiers in India. Beginning in 1999, it developed breakthrough products and conquered the water purification segment to evolve as a market leader with more than 30% market share in RO water purifier market. KENT also introduced the world’s first no-water wastage RO Purifier. Moreover, the brand was the first Indian water purification company to export Domestic RO water Purifier systems Worldwide.

The H&M group is one of the world ’s leading fashion companies. With our
brands – H&M, COS, Monki, & Other Stories, Weekday and Cheap Monday – we want to inspire fashion fans across the globe to dress their personal style.

Each of our brands has its own unique identity and they are united by a
passion for fashion and a drive to dress customers in a sustainable way.

It all started with a single women’s wear store in Västerås, Sweden, in 1947. Today, the H&M group has six clearly defined fashion brands and more than 4,300 stores in 64 markets. Expansion is long-term and the brand grows both online and with new stores, in existing as well as new markets. The brand wants to make sustainable, good-quality fashion accessible to as many people as possible.

Hindware Sanitaryware India Limited (HSIL), vastly recognised by its brand hindware, a leading name in the Indian market is a company driven by innovation. Its complete focus on crafting unforgettable bathing experiences, developing contemporary bathroom solutions for over five decades with
products that make life better has set new trends each year.

The unequivocal trait of HSIL, being the very ‘best and first’, in its domain began with the introduction of Vitreous China Sanitaryware to the Indian consumer in 1962.

HSIL’s other brands; Raasi (1999) and Benelave (2011) address the ‘value for money’ category. While brand Amore (2013) offers premium wellness products.

Set up in 1960 as Hindustan Twyfords Ltd, with a technological collaboration with Twyfords UK, the company was renamed to Hindustan Sanitaryware & Industries Limited in 1969.

The Honda City is a compact car manufactured by the Japanese manufacturer Honda. Originally made for the Japanese, European and Australasian markets, the subcompact City 3-door hatchback was retired in 1994 after the second generation.

It is a compact sedan built on Honda’s Global Small Car platform, which it shares with the Fit/Jazz (a five-door hatchback), the Airwave/Partner (a wagon/panel van version of the Fit Aria/City), the Mobilio, and the Mobilio Spike—all of which share the location of the fuel tank under the front seats rather than rear seats. By mid-2009, cumulative sales of the City has exceeded 1.2 million units in 45 countries around the world since the nameplate was revived in 1996.

Since its launch in January 2007, Fullerton India has successfully and strongly established itself, spread across the country’s broad financial landscape, with a network of over 528 branches and serving over 1.6 million customers.

Fullerton India Credit Company Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Fullerton Financial Holdings Pte. Ltd., which in turn is a wholly owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings Pte. Ltd., Singapore. Fullerton Financial Holdings invests in financial institutions in emerging markets with its prime focus on Business and Consumer banking.

Godrej Interio (GI) is India’s largest furniture brand in the home and institutional space with a strong commitment to sustainability. It transforms your environment with its range of green product platforms, having the highest design quotient in aesthetics, functionality and technology.

Godrej Interio offers innovative interior solutions for your living room, bedroom, kids room, offices etc and adds a touch of sophistication and style to your home.

Godrej Appliances forayed into appliances in 1958 with the launch of the first truly Indian refrigerator. Since then it has been a leading innovator in the home appliances market.

Concerned about the deteriorating environment, Godrej is especially active in the area of developing Green technologies.

In this area it has a number of firsts: the first Green refrigerator in India in 2002, the first inverter AC in India in 2005, the first 5-star range of DC refrigerators in 2008, the first Green AC in the world in 2012, the first refrigerator with 6-Star performance in 2012 and India’s first ACs with 7-Star performance.

Etihad Airways reported double-digit growth in passenger and cargo volume during the first half of 2014, marking its strongest ever performance for the six-month period, with total revenues increasing to US$3.2 billion. Etihad Cargo also outperformed the global market, carrying 268,713 tonnes of freight and mail during the first half of 2014, up 25 per cent year-on-year, and contributing US$520 million to the airline’s total revenue.

Etisalat has been called the ‘Best Overall Operator’ in the Middle East ten times and “Best Wholesale Provider” four times in the last three years. It has won numerous other awards for its innovative marketing. This includes being awarded for having the “Best Brand”, “Best Customer Service” and “Best CSR Programme”.

Flipkart is an electronic commerce company headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka. It was founded in 2007 by Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal. The company is registered in Singapore.

Flipkart has launched its own product range under the name “DigiFlip” with products including tablets, USBs, and laptop bags. According to Morgan Stanley the current market value of Flipkart is $5.54 billion as of November 2016.

Emaar Properties is one of the world’s most valuable and admired real estate development companies. With proven competencies in property, shopping malls, retail and hospitality & leisure, Emaar shapes new lifestyles with a focus on design excellence, build quality and timely delivery.

Dusit Thani is a market leader in hotel management and education, and has its own unique international portfolio of distinctive hotels and resorts. Dusit International is a brand that promises to deliver an ‘experience that enlivens the individual spirit and envisions of becoming the ‘preferred Asian hospitality brand’.

There are 631 million beautiful women in India. Women of all ages, shapes, sizes and skin tones. Yet, as a society, we’re often led to believe in a very limited idea of beauty. And while youthful looks, fair skin, long black flowing hair and a trim figure are some ways to express beauty – they are not the only ways. With the help of consumers, Dove can represent the true diversity of beauty in India and empower every woman to realize her personal beauty potential. This association can break the rules and change the face of beauty.

In pursuit of excellence, Merrill has established the most integrated family tea business in the world, with ownership or investment in plantations, printing and packaging, tea broking, import and distribution of equipment and materials for the industry – all with a single focus, the world’s finest cup of tea. The group’s flagship tea brand, Dilmah, has re-established Ceylon Tea as the finest on earth.

As a bank born and bred in Asia, DBS is well-positioned to capture opportunities across the region. In their journey towards becoming the Asian bank of choice for a new Asia, the brand will be guided by their corporate values and strategic priorities as they deliver banking the Asian way.

DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market for more than 13 years – bringing luxury living experiences to residents from all over the world. Making its mark at the highest end of stylish living, DAMAC Properties has cemented its place as the leading luxury developer in the region, offering iconic design and the upmost quality.

ComfortDelGro is one of largest land transport companies in the world, with a global workforce, a global shareholder base and a global outlook. A lot of planning and strategies have been undertaken to make the abovementioned possible. The company believes in being innovative and receptive to new ideas and opportunities, never taking eyes off the ball and learning from mistakes.

City Developments Limited has built a distinctive legacy of industry leadership and championing green buildings, fueled by its vision to conserve as it constructs by looking forward to achieving new milestones by transforming the eco-landscape, as well as by setting benchmarks in innovation and sustainable developments, thus providing a better home for everyone to live in.

Apart from its products’ strong credibility, international quality standards, consistent financial track record and sound core competencies, there is one extremely crucial business standard that has helped Cerebos remain at the forefront of business standing – its commitment towards adhering to the highest ethical and professional standards at all times.

The Raymond Group was incorporated in 1925 and within a span of a few years, transformed from being an Indian textile major to a global conglomerate.

In our endeavor to keep nurturing quality and leadership, we always choose the path untaken – from being the first in 1959 to introduce a polywool blend in India to creating the world’s finest suiting fabric the Super 250s made from the superfine 11.4 micron wool.

Today, the Raymond group is vertically and horizontally integrated to provide customers total textile solutions. Few companies globally have such a diverse product range of nearly 20,000 varieties of worsted suiting to cater to customers across age groups, occasions and styles.

Ray-Ban is a brand of sunglasses and eyeglasses founded in 1937 by the American company Bausch & Lomb. The brand is best known for their Wayfarer and Aviator styles of sunglasses. In 1999, Bausch & Lomb sold the brand to the Italian Luxottica Group for a reported US$640 million.

Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited, doing business as Jio, is a LTE mobile network operator in India. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reliance Industries headquartered in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra that provides wireless 4G LTE service network (without 2G/3G based services) and is the only ‘VoLTE-only’ (Voice over LTE) operator in the country which lacks legacy network support of 2G and 3G, with coverage across all 22 telecom circles in India.

The services were first beta-launched to Jio’s partners and employees on 27 December 2015 on the eve of 83rd birth anniversary of late Dhirubhai Ambani, founder of Reliance Industries, and later services were commercially launched on 5 September 2016.

The 90’s was a time when world economies were opening up and initiation of globalization was at its peak, when the MNC’s began pouring into India, only few developers like the Salarpuria Sattva Group had the capacity and capability to provide international standards to discerning customers.

The changing scenario helped the Group to approach Construction and Development with Innovative, futuristic ideas and maintain the highest international standards creating new benchmarks for construction in India.

SAVITA, India’s leading Petroleum Specialities manufacturing group for last 55 years, with a turnover of around 2000 cr, is known for it’s strong R & D base, adherence to international standards (large speciality lubricants export base) viz., ISO 14001 & customization of products to suit specific customer needs.