Tamil Nadu turns businesses into empires, case study of MRF

MRF has been in Chennai for the last 6 decades and we have investments of over 33% of our turnover coming from Tamil Nadu and we have further plans of investments in Tamil Nadu upto Rs. 4500 crores which will take us for the next 7 years. I will urge of all you who have plans to invest to look at Tamil Nadu and invest in Tamil Nadu.


What was started as a small rubber unit in 1946 in Tiruvottiyur in Chennai, by late K. M. Mammen Mappillai, turned into the Madras Rubber Factory in 1951 to make tread rubber for retreading tyres.

By 1987, MRF had grown to become India’s largest tyre manufacturer, a leadership position the company has occupied ever since. In global rankings, MRF is the world’s 16th largest tyre company, with a record turnover of over 14,500 crore rupees in the year 2013-14. Today, MRF manufactures tyres across segments from two wheelers, four wheelers, heavy vehicles and earth movers to tyres for fighter aircrafts. MRF is the first and the only official Indian supplier of tyres for the Sukhoi SU 13 Jet Fighter Aircraft of the Indian Air Force. MRF is one of the very few companies in the world who have the technology to manufacture fighter aircraft tyres.

The MRF brand is recognized worldwide today. MRF exports tyres to over 90 countries including the United States, South America, Africa, Middle East and Australia – a testimony to the superior technology of MRF tyres . Headquartered in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, MRF manufactures its tyres in nine state-of-the-art factories, with 3 of them in Tamil Nadu. As part of its expansion plans, MRF is making an investment of 4500 crore rupees over 7 years in its plants at Perambalur and Arakkonam. This will generate an additional 2300 employment opportunities in the State.

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Sept 2015

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