Top Manufacturing Industries In India Today

Top Manufacturing Industries In India Today

It’s the absolute truth when we say that the manufacturing industries in India are rapidly growing and are one of the biggest contributors to the country’s GDP. These industries do not just help boost the economy but also create jobs for a large number of people from all walks of life. Due to factors like long-term employment, power growth, and skill route, India can greatly engage in the international markets. 

Manufacturing industries in India have emerged as one of the high-growth sectors in our country. After the successful launch of the “Make In India” campaign by prime minister Narendra Modi, India today has a place on the world map as a manufacturing hub. 

There are several kinds of manufacturing industries in our country that are doing very well and growing at a great speed. Let us take a look at some of them and know more about each of these industries.

Manufacturing Industries In India

UPL Limited

UPL is the fifth largest agrochemical company in the whole world which was founded in 1969 by Mr. Rajnikant Shroff. The company headquarters is in Mumbai, Maharashtra, and has a revenue of US$3.14 billion. The company acquired Arysta LifeScience and became the global leader in global food systems. 

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Today the company is present in more than 130 countries.

  • UPL is engaged in the business of agrochemicals, industrial chemicals, chemical intermediates, specialty chemicals, and the production and sale of field crops and vegetable seeds.
  • Revenue: Rs 33,140 Cr
  • Market Cap:  27,758 Cr.
  • ROE: 14.87 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 15.84 %
  • Promoter holding: 27.88 %
  • Debt to equity: 2.12
  • Price to book value: 1.92

JSW Steel Ltd

JSW Steel Ltd was founded in 1982 by Sajjan Jundal with a single plant. This is India’s leading manufacturer of value-added and high-grade steel products. This is a flagship company of the JSW Group and is also the second largest steel company in India. Today the company has plants in Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Maharashtra.

JSW Steel is ranked 7th amongst the top 34 world-class steel makers by World Steel Dynamics and has a capacity of 18Mn TPA with a large-scale presence both in India as well as overseas.

  • Revenue: Rs 77,807 Cr.
  • Market Cap:  42,857 Cr.
  • Total Capacity: 18 MnTPA .
  • ROE: 24.22 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 26.83 %
  • Promoter holding: 42.71 %
  • Debt to equity: 1.12
  • Price to book value: 1.16

TATA Steel Ltd

Established in 1970 as Asia’s first integrated private steel company, its crude steel capacity across Indian operations is nearly 19Mn TPA.

  • Total Capacity: 34 MnTPA.
  • Capacity in India: 19.4 MnTPA
  • Capacity Overseas: 14.6 MnTPA

This is the second-largest steel producer in Europe and the largest steel company in India. Tata Steel has acquired Bhushan Steel Limited in 2018-2019. They have their manufacturing units in Jharkhand, Kalinganagar, Jamshedpur, and Orissa with a production capacity of 10 MnTPA and 3 Mn TPA

  • Revenue: Rs 148,471 Cr
  • Market Cap:  31,833 Cr.
  • ROE: 15.53 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 15.64 %
  • Promoter holding: 33.12 %
  • Debt to equity: 1.41
  • Price to book value: 0.44

Grasim Industries

The next on the list of manufacturing industries in India is Grasim Industries. Started in 1947, Grasim Industries Limited is a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group and today it is one of the leading global players in VSF and also the largest chemicals player in our country. This is a Diversified company that has a presence in Textile, Cement, VSF, Chemicals, Fibre, and more.

  • Revenue: Rs 78,689 Cr.
  • Market Cap:  35,886 Cr.
  • ROE: 5.39 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 28.38 %
  • Promoter holding: 40.11 %
  • Debt to equity: 1.31
  • Price to book value: 0.63

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Maruti Suzuki

Maruti Suzuki was founded in 1981 in Gurugram, Haryana, and was owned by the government of India until 2003. Till then it was known as Maruti Udyog Limited. Later it was sold to the Japanese automaker Suzuki Motor Corporation.

This is one of the most popular brands of automobiles in India and also the most trusted.

  • Revenue: Rs 78,926 Cr
  • Market Cap:  166,295 Cr.
  • ROE: 13.32 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 14.33 %
  • Promoter holding: 56.21 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.01
  • Price to book value: 3.56

Hindalco Industries

A Flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group, Hindalco Industries is the industry leader in aluminum and copper with a consolidated turnover of US$18.7 billion. This makes this company the world’s largest aluminum rolling company and Asia’s biggest producer of primary aluminum.

Globally, the industry ranks among the global aluminum majors as an integrated producer and has a footprint in 10 countries outside India.

  • Revenue: Rs 122,572 Cr
  • Market Cap:  27,888 Cr.
  • ROE: 9.86 %
  • Sales Growth (3Yrs): 9.75 %
  • Promoter holding: 34.65 %
  • Debt to equity: 0.97
  • Price to book value: 0.49

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd

This list of manufacturing industries in India would be incomplete without this brand. Started in 1945 in Ludhiana, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd is one of the top truck companies in India. Its parent company is Mahindra group, which is one of the largest vehicle manufacturers by production in India. 

Headquartered in Mumbai, the company was earlier known as Mahindra & Mohammed and later renamed Mahindra & Mahindra.  It was ranked 17th on a list of top companies in India by Fortune India 500 in 2018.

  • Revenue: Rs 102,156 Cr
  • Market Cap:  45,153 Cr.
  • ROE: 13.47 %
  • Promoter holding: 18.90 %
  • Debt to equity: 1.56
  • Price to book value: 1.10

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India is growing and becoming stronger and more efficient with each passing year. More and more manufacturing companies in India are coming up that are really helping in shaping the bright future of our country. And with these already established mega industries and the nation is only climbing the ladder of success and earning a name in the global market.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which is the biggest manufacturing industry in India?

Tata Motors is the largest Manufacturing company in India based on Turnover.

What are the 5 major industries in India?

The major industries in the Indian Economy are Iron & Steel, Textiles, Jute, Sugar, Cement, Paper, Petrochemicals, Automobile, Information Technology (IT), and Banking & Insurance.

What are the 4 main industries?

The primary industry involves getting raw materials e.g. mining, farming, and fishing.
The secondary industry involves manufacturing e.g. making cars and steel. Tertiary industries provide a service e.g. teaching and nursing.
The quaternary industry involves research and development industries e.g. IT.

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