Top 10 Brands You Probably Thought Were Indian, But Actually, They Are Not
Over the years, Many brands have grown up to be favorites among Indian households because of their high-quality products and services. These brands have become such an important household name among all Indians that no one questions their integrity and basis of origin.
The basic reason these brands have an extremely strong base in Indian markets is that they are readily available everywhere for the consumers’ utility.
Our list might surprise you, therefore be ready to go through the list of popular brands that you might think to have an Indian origin but are foreign brands that have made a classic impact on the Indian markets and have been successfully running their products and services over a long period in the country.
Here is one of the biggest surprises for you; first, on the list, we have Maggi! Yes, you read that right. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari, from Arunachal Pradesh to Kutch of Gujarat, from small sound villages to high metropolitan cities, Maggi is a dish found anywhere and everywhere and is loved by most of the people of India. The Maggi instant noodles contain approximately 90% of its market share from India, but sadly the brand is of Switzerland origin and is owned by Nestlé.
2 Hindustan Unilever
Yes you are in for another shocker! Despite having the title ‘Hindustan’ in its brand name, Hindustan Unilever is not an Indian brand. This consumer goods company has its roots in Mumbai, but it is a British Dutch conglomerate. This multi-product and services company has a lot to offer, from food, beverages, personal care, beauty products to water purifiers and cleaning agents.
A popular product of Hindustan Unilever that Indians might find difficult to believe is not Indian is Boost energy milk drink. The brand is endorsed by popular sportsmen such as MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli making Indians believe that the brand is Indian, which is certainly not the case.
3 Kwality Walls
Next is One of the most popular ice cream vendors in India, Kwality Walls. This is one of the most popular frozen desserts producers in the country. Owned by Hindustan Unilever, this brand got its name by the terms Kwality of India and Walls of Great Britain.
As going by their new and updated tagline ‘Surprisingly Bata’, yes, makes into the list ‘Surprisingly, Bata’! One of the most popular brand names in Indian households for footwear, Bata is a Czech multinational and fashion accessories company that has created a super-strong impact in the Indian markets in the shoe-making industry.
From children’s footwear to athletic footwear to female and male casual and party wear footwear, Bata has covered all its customers and has always stocked up according to everyone’s choices and preferences to fulfill the desires of all of their customers.
The most delicious instant soup and Chinese mix food packet producer, Knorr is sadly not an Indian brand, and Hindustan Unilever took over the German origin brand in 2000. Still, even after 20 years, it remains intact as the leading instant shoot mix product in the Indian markets and is loved by people from all states of the country.
Why? Are you surprised? Going strong by the same tagline in the country and maintaining its dignified position as one of the leading cleaning agent producing companies, Tide is not an Indian brand. Tide is an American brand of laundry detergent that has established a very high position in the Indian markets.
A Vespa Can be easily spotted in small lanes and colonies to big and crowded Roads of almost all states and territories of India. Not just on by commoner, but this two-wheeler has also made a special appearance in multiple Bollywood movies and Indian TV shows. As a Bajaj brand, Vespa is an Italian brand that gave away a license to manufacture the two-wheeler to the Bajaj company in India.
India’s most trusted soap and the cleansing brand had found its roots in England in 1895. Over the years, the brand has perfected its soap and has upgraded with modern and fresh aromas supported by red and white colors for packaging and the brand logo.
India’s most trusted and readily available toothpaste company Colgate is sadly not an Indian brand. The American brand was established in 1873 and has been one of the most promising brands for oral hygiene ever since. The company is involved in producing oral hygiene products such as toothpaste, mouth wash, toothbrushes, and dental floss.
10 Indian Motorcycles –
Despite having the title ‘Indian’ in its brand name, Indian Motorcycles is not an Indian brand. The American brand has been involved in producing another most popular Indian Scout motorcycles that have been popular in America and throughout the world For their innovative build and design.
edited and proofread by nikita sharma