The Murugappa Group

Founded in 1900, the INR 381 Billion (38,105 Crores) Murugappa Group is one of India’s leading business conglomerates. The Group has 28 businesses including nine listed Companies traded in NSE & BSE. Headquartered in Chennai, the major Companies of the Group include Carborundum Universal Ltd., Cholamandalam Financial Holdings Ltd., Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Ltd., Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd., Coromandel International Ltd., Coromandel Engineering Company Ltd., E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd., Parry Agro Industries Ltd., Shanthi Gears Ltd., Tube Investments of India Ltd., and Wendt (India) Ltd.

Market leaders in served segments including Abrasives, Auto Components, Transmission systems, Cycles, Sugar, Farm Inputs, Fertilisers, Plantations, Bio-products and Nutraceuticals, the Group has forged strong alliances with leading international companies such as Groupe Chimique Tunisien, Foskor, Mitsui Sumitomo, Morgan Advanced Materials, Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile (SQM), Yanmar & Co. and Compagnie Des Phosphat De Gafsa (CPG). The Group has a wide geographical presence all over India and spanning 6 continents.

Renowned brands like BSA, Hercules, Montra, Mach City, Ballmaster, Ajax, Parry’s, Chola, Gromor, Shanthi Gears and Paramfos are from the Murugappa stable. The Group fosters an environment of professionalism and has a workforce of over 51,000 employees.




Group Origin

The story of the Murugappa Group is a legacy of entrepreneurship that started in 1934 and lives to this day. Our journey began in 1898 when 14 year old Murugappa Chettiar accompanied his uncle as an apprentice to the British province of Burma. He eventually set up his own banking practice, with his fluency in Burmese giving him an uncommon edge. By 1914, he had secured his firm’s position as second only to The Imperial Bank of Burma.

The great depression, World War and growing sentiment against foreigners cast a shadow on the future of the business in Burma. Employing keen foresight, Dewan Bahadur had the family funds transferred to India before the Burmese government took over foreign holdings. The origins of the group in India can be traced back to this prudent act. In India, he encouraged his three sons to seize opportunities that would diversify their businesses. A series of investments included a sandpaper plant, manufacturing of steel safes, setting up of an insurance company, a rubber plantation and more. The Group has drawn from its heritage and carried out organisational and entrepreneurial changes with transparency; and was one of the first to successfully transition from a family-managed group to a professionally managed corporate house.









Group Philosophy

The “Murugappa Way” embodies the groups business ethics and value system through the Guiding philosophy of Arthashastra, which enables the group to approach every transaction, strategy and business decision to attain a win – win scenario. An excerpt from the Arthashastra states “The fundamental principle of economic activity is that – if no man you transact with, will loose, then you shall not loose either”



Tube Investments of India (TII)

Tube Investments of India (TII) was formed in 1959, by merging TI Cycles of India and Tube Products of India. The company saw a potential to leverage its engineering skills to address the market for roll formed metal products. So a new unit called TI Metal Forming was created to realize this potential; to this day it is recognized as the pioneer in this business.

In over six decades of its existence, TII has built significant skills in engineering and metallurgy, which is fully supported by a central R&D function. A Total Quality Management approach has ensured a satisfied community of customers and TII is the preferred supplier in all the markets it operates. TII continues the tradition of financial discipline and prudence set by the founding fathers. It is this tradition that has earned TII the unique distinction of uninterrupted dividend distribution since 1954.

Today TII is an Indian company with a global outlook. It is known for its quality, technology,material properties and product performance in varioussteel products in the market.

It is a leader in precision tubes, cycles, metal formed products, automative and industrial chains and gears. It is also the largest manufacturer of cycles and transmission chains in India and is now set to conquer the TMT BAR segment with the same zeal and determination.

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TI Macho offers High performance TMT bars from the house of TI, a Murugappa group company. These TMT bars are manufactured through an unique and technically advances processes, resulting in optimized and higher strength, ductility, toughness and durability comparable to the best in the industry. The TI macho rebars have a series of inherent advantages like consistent quality along with uniform grades, dimension and tolerance. The company has received ISO and OHSAS cortication as a testament to the ne and consistent quality of its products. Ti Macho’s unbeatable TMT rebar undergoes intensive and advanced treatment to form a reliable and optimized micro – structure in cross section leading to outstanding mechanical properties.

TI Macho Manufacturing Process

TI Macho Fe 500 is a Themo Mechanically Treated (TMT) bars are manufactured from hot rolled steel billets and subjected to advance Maelstrom quenching technology gives the uniform case and core ratio microstructure, it results in optimized strength and ductility combination.


The “Murugappa Way” embodies the groups business ethics and value system through the Guiding philosophy of Arthashastra, which enables the group to approach every transaction, strategy and business decision to attain a win – win scenario. An excerpt from the Arthashastra states “The fundamental principle of economic activity is that – if no man you transact with, will loose, then you shall not loose either”
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