Top 10 FMCG Companies in India:- Fast Moving Consumer Goods is the fastest growing sector all over the world.
FMCG also goes by the term Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG), which is a multi-billion-dollar industry.
The products manufactured by these companies are usually low in cost and high in volume.
Moreover, the products are used every day by people across the globe. Thus, these companies have a great presence in the everyday lives of millions of people.
A wide variety of products are used on a regular basis including cosmetics, detergents, shaving items, soap, toiletries, and non-durable products such as batteries, light bulbs, glassware, household electronics, etc.
The products fly off the shelves and are therefore referred to as Fast Moving.
FMCG industry is one of the fastest-growing industries in India as consumer demand and penetration have greatly increased in the past few years.
Here is a detailed list of the Top 10 FMCG Companies in India.
Top 10 FMCG Companies in India
1. Hindustan Unilever (HUL)
It is one of the largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies in India.
Unilever an Anglo-Dutch company set up 3 companies in India, Level Brothers Limited in 1933, Hindustan Vanaspati Mfg. Co. Ltd in 1933 and United Traders Limited in 1934.
HUL is the merger of these three companies and Unilever holds a 67.25% stake in the company.
HUL manufactures 20 different products under 30 name brands. The company’s products are used by two out of three people in India and the products hit the aisles of over 6.4 million outlets.
The company is clearly the market leader having over 700 million consumers across India. Some of its products are Lux, Surf Excel, Clinic Plus, Ponds, Kissan, Knorr, Kwality walls, Bru Coffee, Close up, Lakme, Vaseline, and Pureit water purifier.
|Number of employees||18,000 (2018)|
2. ITC Limited
ITC was founded in the year 1910 as Imperial Tobacco Company of India Limited. In 1970, the name was changed to India Tobacco Company Limited.
Later in 2001, the company was renamed ITC Ltd. ITC Ltd. is headquartered in Kolkata.
The company is engaged in the production of personal care products, Foods, Cigarettes, Apparel, Incense sticks, Education, Safety matches, and stationery products.
According to a study by Brand Finance in Economic Times, ITC is listed as one of the ”10 Most Valuable Brands”.
The company also provides other products and services in Information Technology, Agri-Business, Packaging, and Hotels.
In 2001, the company’s name was changed to ITC limited with no acronym.
|Founded||24 August 1910|
|Headquarters||Virginia House, Kolkata,|
West Bengal, India
|Key people||Sanjiv Puri (Chairman & MD)|
|Number of employees||27,279 (2019)|
The Brand Amul was established in the year 1946 by the Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Ltd (GCMMF).
The farmers went on a milk strike due to the unfair trade practices by the middlemen.
Amul is the largest food brand in India manufacturing products like Butter, Ice cream, chocolates, Curd, etc.
With the help of leaders like Sardar Vallabai Patel, Morarji Desai, and Tribhuvandas Patel, the GCMMF was formed.
There is a total of 3.6 million milk producers who are members of the association presently.
Amul’s products are ghee, milk, buttermilk, ice creams, curd, milk powders, paneer, gulab jamun, flavored milk, and many more.
|Headquarters||Anand, Gujarat, India|
4. Nestle India
In 1959 Nestle India was incorporated in New Delhi as a subsidiary of Nestle S.A. of Switzerland.
Nestle India is a vibrant Company that provides consumers in India with products of global standards and is committed to long-term sustainable growth and shareholder satisfaction.
They are key manufacturers of Food, dairy, chocolates, and coffee products. Some of their leading brands include Maggi, Nescafe, Kitkat, etc.
|Founded||1866; (as Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company)|
1867; (as Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé)
1905; (as Nestlé and Anglo-Swiss Condensed Milk Company)
|Headquarters||Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland|
|Number of employees||352,000|
5. Dabur India
Dabur is one of the largest FMCG with a market capitalization of over 46,000 crore rupees. It was founded in the year 1884 by Dr. Burman a physician in Ayurveda.
Dabur India Limited started as a small company in Calcutta and is now the fourth-largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company in India.
Its healthcare, personal care, beverages, digestive, and skincare products are famous for their natural ingredients.
Some of the brands are Fem, Dabur Amla hair oil, Hajmola, Chyawanprash, and Real fruit juice.
|Headquarters||Uttar Pradesh, India|
6. Britannia Industries Ltd
Britannia Industries Limited is an Indian food-products corporation established in 1892.
The company was later acquired by the V.S. Brothers and C.H. Holmes in 1918 and was named the Britannia Biscuit Company Limited. In 1982, the name was changed to Britannia Industries Limited.
Britannia is popular for its biscuits like Good day, Marie gold, Milk Bikis, and many more. Its other products include rusks, bread, dairy, and cakes.
The company is headquartered in Kolkata and mainly develops food items and dairy products.
The company aims at creating a solid infrastructure and culture to take the business to new heights.
|Formerly||Britannia Biscuit Company Limited|
|Founded||1892; in Calcutta|
1918; as Britannia Biscuit Company Limited
|Headquarters||Kolkata, West Bengal, India|
Marico is a health and beauty Product Company in India established in the year 1987.
It is an Indian consumer goods company providing Health and Beauty based products and services to consumers. The company is headquartered in Mumbai.
Parachute is one of its popular brands. Marico has nurtured multiple brands in areas of hair care, skin care, health foods, male grooming, and fabric care.
Some of the brands are Parachute, Saffola, Nihar, Revive, Kaya skin clinic, Livon, Set wet, Eclipse, Black chic, and many more.
|Type||Public company (BSE: 531642)|
|Founded||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (2 April 1990; 30 years ago)|
|Founder||Harsh Mariwala Chairman|
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
Pidilite is the top manufactures of adhesives in India.
It was founded in the year 1959 with its manufacturing units in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, and International subsidiaries in Brazil, Bangladesh, Egypt, Thailand, and UAE.
It is the pioneer in the manufacturing of instant glue (Fevikwik) in India.
Its other products are art material, stationery, wood finishes, paints, construction chemicals, fabric chemicals, leather chemicals, pigment powders, and Industrial resins.
|Headquarters||Andheri, Mumbai, India|
|Owner||Madhukar Parekh and family (70%)|
|Number of employees||5,742 (31 March 2019)|
GCPL is the subsidiary of the Godrej Group. It is one of the largest producers of home and personal care products.
It was found in the year 1897 by Ardeshir Godrej and today its products are used by over 600 million people every day. The company is headquartered in Mumbai.
The company manufactures edible oils, vanaspati, and bakery fats and owns 7 major companies with interests in real estate, FMCG, industrial engineering, appliances, furniture, security, and Agri care.
Some of the famous brands are Good Knight, Cinthol, Godrej expert hair color, HIT, Stella air freshener, and many more.
|Headquarters||Mumbai, Maharashtra, India|
10. Parle Agro
Parle was the pioneer in offering beverages in a tetra pack while its competitors were offering glass bottles.
Parle was founded by Chauhan in 1929 and was later divided into three companies, Parle Agro, Parle Products, and Parle Bisleri in 1984.
The company is headquartered in Mumbai having a core business of food items, FMCG, and beverages. Frooti, Appy, LMN, Hippo, and Bailey are some of its popular brands.
The company aims at maintaining high quality, introducing new and innovative products, remaining customer-centric, constantly upgrading our knowledge and skills.
|Number of employees||5000|
11. Colgate- Palmolive
Colgate-Palmolive (India) Pvt. Ltd. was incorporated in 1937. It is a subsidiary of Colgate-Palmolive Company (an American multinational consumer products company).
It is one of the largest FMCG Companies offering Oral care products. In 2014, Colgate has named the No.1 Trusted brand in India.
The company focuses on the production, distribution, and provision of household, health & personal products and oral hygiene products (including toothpaste and toothbrushes).
Some of its famous branded products are Vicks, Olay, whisper, Tide, Gillette, Pampers, Pantene, Oral-B, Ariel, and Head & Shoulders.
P&G is one of the largest fastest growing Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) companies in India. It was established in 1964 and is headquartered in Mumbai.
Some of its brand products are Vicks, Ariel, Tide, Whisper, Olay, Gillette, Ambipur, Pampers, Pantene, Oral-B, Head & Shoulders, Wella, and Duracell.
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