Multinational Companies in India

Post globalization, liberalization, and privatization in 1991, the Indian market scenario has completely changed. Our country became the fertile ground for the growth of Multinational Companies (MNCs). Today when we live in the 21st century, and after almost 30 years, we have seen the MNCs grow and flourish in India. These companies have a stable and readily available workforce. Apart from providing employment, these companies have huge investment and infrastructure that has promoted foreign exchange growth. In this blog, we have listed 30 leading multinational companies in India that one can consider to get work to boost his career.

List of Top MNC in India:

1. Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation is a renowned American multinational company that started in 1975. The story of the evolution of this company is very encouraging and inspired many. In the year 1990, Microsoft opened its subsidiary company Microsoft Corporation India with its headquarters in Hyderabad. It has worked with the Government of India and is still the most looked up to IT firm. The company is known for its innovative software products, internet explorer, operating system, personal computer products, and electronics. The most used product it offers of its customers is the Internet Explorer browser and Microsoft Windows operating systems. The company has set up multiple business units like Microsoft IT, Microsoft Research India, Microsoft Global Services India, Microsoft Global Technical Support Centre,  Microsoft Corporation India (Pvt.) Limited (Marketing Division) and Microsoft India Development Center. From the advent of the age of computers in India till today, Microsoft has helped our country grow to embrace the present technological advancement.

Founder – Bill Gates 

Year of Establishment –1975

Revenue Generated – 89.95 in billion dollars (2017)

Total assets- US$ 301.3 billion (2020)

Total equity-US$ 118.3 billion (2020)

2. Apple Inc

Who does not know Apple Inc? It is one of the dominating multinational companies that have introduced the iPhone, MacBook, iPod, Apple TV, and Apple Watch. However, it is an American multinational company established in 1976 but has a massive consumer in India. It is also one of India’s largest multinational companies that sell computers, software, laptops, and online services.

Founder – Steve Jobs, Steve Wozniak, and Ronald Wayne

Year of Establishment – 1976

Revenue Generated – 260.174 billion Dollars (2019)

Total assets– US$ 338.516 billion (2019)

Total equity- US$ 90.488 billion (2019)

3. HP (Hewlett Packard INC)

HP is one of the leading multinational companies in India, mostly visible in the arena of laptops, desktops, computers, and other electronic devices. It is an American Electronics, and IT company with its Indian headquarter in Bangalore. Seeing its market value, it is definitely of the largest and leading MNCs in India. The brand has an array of smart computers and software that have made our lives but easy. In 2015 it split into two sectors, one dealing with personal computers, 3D printing, and more, while the other deals with financial and business services. 

Founder – Bill Hewlett and David Packard

Year of Establishment – 1939

Revenue Generated – 111.454 billion Dollars (2019)

Total assets– US$ 33.46 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$ 1.19 billion (2019)

4. P&G (Procter & Gamble)

Even if you think that you have not heard the name of this MNC, you have used P&G products in India.  The brand has been associated with many consumer goods, from detergents to shampoo and sanitary napkins to diapers. You will find the P&G logo on products like Arial, Tide, Pantene, Gillette, Olay, and many others to name. It focuses on a wide range of grooming, health, beauty, and household care products. This array of products offers by P&G has made it one of the best multinational companies in India.

Founder- William Procter and James Gamble

Year of Establishment – 1837

Revenue Generated – 6,768 crores USD (2019)

Total assets– US$ 115.1 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$ 47.58 billion (2019)

5. Coca Cola Company

Coco-Cola was one of its kind company that promoted non-alcoholic beverages in the country. It is American multinational beverage cooperation with the headquarter in Atlanta. It ventures into retailing, manufacturing, and marketing of non-alcoholic beverages and syrup since 1886. In the year 1993, the brand entered the country, and today it is one of the leading multinational companies in India.

Founder – John Stith Pemberton as a pharmacist and Griggs Candler as an entrepreneur

Year of Establishment-1982

Revenue Generated – 45.99 billion USD (2018)

Total assets– US$ 83.21 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$ 16.98  billion (2019)

6. PepsiCo

PepsiCo is an American multinational brand that ventures into an array of edibles like snacks, foods, and beverages. The company looks after the manufacturing, marketing, and distribution of grain-based foods and drinks. The MNC Company had a tie-up with Pepsi-Cola and Frito Lay. According to the latest revenue generated, PepsiCo is the second largest beverage and food business In India.

Founder – Caleb Bradham

Year of Establishment – 1898

Revenue Generated – 67.16 billion Dollars (2019)

Total assets– US$ 78.55 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$ 14.87 billion (2019)

7. Sony Corporation

Sony Corporation is a Japan-based multinational company leading in the field of consumer electronics goods. It entered the Indian market in the year 1994. It has carved its niche in the array of electronics that includes mobile phones, television, play station, cameras, and many more to name. Today it is undoubtedly, one of the leading multinational companies in India.

Founder – Akio Morita and Masaru Ibuka

Year of Establishment –1946

Revenue Generated – 80 billion dollars (2019)

Total assets– ¥23.039 trillion (2020)

Total equity– ¥3.746 trillion (2019)

8. Aditya Birla Group

Aditya Birla Group, an Indian Company, is in the League of Fortune 500. Making India proud for years, Aditya Birla Group is operational in 34 countries. It has more than 120,000 employees across the globe. Tata Birla group has interests in metals, viscose staple, and cement. It has other branded apparel, chemicals, fertilizers, financial services, Chlor-alkali sector, fertilizers, and telecom as well. In the year 2019, the group surpassed the Tata Group and became the most significant Indian private company, and it is one of the leading multinational companies in India. It is a leading player in life insurance and asset management.

Founder – Seth Shiv Narayan Birla

Year of Establishment – 1857

Revenue Generated – 48.3 billion Dollars (2019)

9. Nestle

Next in our list of leading MNCs IN India is Nestle. It is also amongst the oldest and largest multinational companies in the country with the highest turnover. Nestle had entered into the market in 1912 with improved products and is currently one of the lead MNCs in India.  It has its offices in numerous cities like Chennai, Mumbai, Delhi, and Kolkatta. The company is famous across the globe for its premium food products.

Founder – Henri Nestle
Year of the establishment – 1866

Revenue Generated – 91.43 billion (2018)

Total assets– CHF137.01 billion (2018)

Total equity– CHF58.40 billion (2018)

10. Samsung

Samsung is a South Korean multinational with its headquarter is in Seoul. They focus on afflicted business, textiles, food processing, insurance, securities, and retail. It separated in four different business groups – Shinsegae Group, CJ Group, Samsung Group, and Hansol Group. Samsung has rapidly globalized its products and electronics; its mobile phones and semiconductors have become its most important source of income. In 2017, Samsung had the 6th highest global brand value.

Founder – Lee Byung-Chul
Year of Establishment – 1938

Revenue Generated – US$208.5 billion (2018)

Total assets– US$265 billion (2017)

Total equity– US$188.9 billion (2017)

11. Deloitte

Deloitte is one of the leading multinational companies in India. It is also one in the club of the Big Four organizations for accounting organizations. Deloitte offers audit, financial advisory, risk advisory, consulting, tax, and legal services with professionals globally. The most extensive network service professional in the world when we compare revenue and the number of professionals. As of 2019, Deloitte is the 4th-largest privately owned company in the United States.

Founder – William Welch Deloitte
Year of Establishment – 1845

Revenue Generated – US$46.2 billion (2019)

12. Hindustan Unilever

Hindustan Unilever Limited or HUL is the Indian subsidiary of Unilever, a British-Dutch multinational company headquartered in Mumbai. It was renamed ‘Hindustan Lever Limited’ in 1933. HUL was founded in 1933 and merged with constituent groups in 1956. Its products include foods, cleaning agents, personal care products, water purifiers, and Fast-moving consumer goods.

Year of Inception – 1933

Revenue Generated – ₹38,785 crores (US$5.4 billion) (2019-20)

13. Nike.Inc

Nice Inc is one of the leading American multinational companies in India. The name of Nike comes from the Greek goddess of victory. It deals with the design, manufacturing development, and sales of footwear, apparel, equipment, worldwide marketing, accessories, and services. It is the largest supplier of clothing and athletic shoes. It is the major sports equipment manufacturer company. 

Founder – Bill Bowerman and Phil Knight
Year of Establishment – 1964

Revenue Generated – US$37.40 billion (2020)

Total assets- US$ 31.34 billion (2020)

Total equity– US$ 8.06 billion (2020)

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14. Larsen & Toubro

Larsen & Toubro Limited is an Indian technology, construction, engineering, manufacturing, and financial services. It has its headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra. It was founded by two Danish engineers who took refuge in India. The company deals with basic and heavy engineering, manufacturing of capital goods, information technology, construction, and financial services. In 2019, L&T Group comprised 6 associates, 25 joint-venture, 118 subsidiaries, and 35 joint operations companies.

Year of Establishment – 1938

Revenue Generated – ₹147,813.26 crore (US$21 billion) (2020)

Total assets- ₹308,140.13 crore (US$43 billion) (2020)

Total equity- ₹66,723.22 crore (US$9.4 billion) (2020)

15. Siemens

Siemens is a German company with headquarter in Munich. It is one of the leading multinational companies in India. The major division of the company is Energy, Healthcare, Industry, and Infrastructure & Cities. Siemens is a prominent manufacturer of medical devices, medical health-care products, and medical diagnostics equipment. It is also one of the major Industries in the automation division.

Founder – Werner von Siemens
Year of Establishment – 1933

Revenue Generated – €86.849 billion (2019)

Total assets– €150.248 billion (2019)

Total equity– €50.984 billion (2019)

16. Suzlon

Suzlon is a wind turbine manufacturing company. It’s an Indian headquarter in Pune. The MAKE has ranked it as the world’s fifth-largest company in the field of wind turbine manufacturer or supplier. This company has successfully enlarged the wind energy capacity in the global sphere.

Founder – Tulsi Tanti
Year of Establishment – 1933

Revenue Generated – ₹204.0286 billion (US$2.9 billion) (2014)

Total assets– €150.248 billion (2019)[2]

Total equity- €50.984 billion (2019)[2]

17. Bosch India

Robert Bosch, or only Bosch, is primarily a German company. It has been visible in India for some time now, and it is one of the leading companies in India.  The company works in four major business sectors: consumer goods, mobility, energy, and building technology and industrial technology.  The products encompass hardware software, household appliances, drives, and control and power tools.  

Founder – Robert Bosch
Year of Establishment – 1886

Revenue Generated – €78.5 billion (2018)

Total assets–  €83.87 billion (2018)

Total equity-  €36.08 billion (2018)

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18. Oracle

Oracle is a very well-known American multinational company with headquarter in California. It runs its business by selling database software and technology, enterprise software products, and cloud engineered systems. It is the second-largest software company by market capitalization and revenue. The company is known for building, innovating, and developing tools for Human Capital Management, customer relationship management, database development, and market capitalizations.

Founder – Larry Ellison, Bob Miner, and Ed Oates
Year of Establishment – 1886

Revenue Generated – US$39.50 billion (2019)

Total assets- US$108.70 billion (2019)

Total equity- US$22.36 billion (2019)

19. Accenture

Accenture is an Irish company with multinational services. It is on the list of Fortune Global 500 companies. The company is dedicated to its clients for providing the services through provocative thinking and transformative insights. Accenture offers a wide range of services, strategies,  digital, technology, and operations. Accenture’s current clients include 91 of the Fortune Global 100 and more than three-quarters of the Fortune Global 500.

Year of Establishment – 1989

Revenue Generated – US$43.20 billion (2019)

Total assets- US$29.79 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$14.41 billion (2019)

20. HCL

HCL Technologies is one of the leading multinational companies in India. It’s Indian headquarter is in Noida. It is an Indian subsidiary company of HCL Enterprise. Initially, the company was dealing with online R&D, and later it entered the business of software services. The company operates in 44 countries with a widened scope of innovative labs and delivery centers. 

Founder – Shiv Nadar

Year of Establishment – 1976

Revenue Generated – ₹71,265.00 crores (US$10 billion) (2020)

Total assets        ₹82,906.00 crore (US$12 billion (2020)

Total equity       ₹51,267.00 crore(2020)

21. Nvidia

Nvidia Corporation is another America based MNC in India. It primarily deals with Graphic processing units (GPUs) for improving the professional market for gaming industries and the chip unit for the automotive market.  Nvidia has diverse business sectors, including data centers, automation, professional visualization, and gaming. Today Artificial Intelligence is the prime focus of the company. This makes it one of the best multinational companies in India for data scientists.

Founder – Jensen Huang, Curtis Priem, and Chris Malachowsky
Year of Establishment – 1993

Revenue Generated – US$11.716 billion (2018)

Total assets- US$13.292 billion (2018)

Total equity- US$9.342 billion (2018)

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22. Intel

Intel Corporation is another multinational that origins from Silicon Valley, California, in America. It is well known and marketed for its largest and most valued semiconductors chip. These microprocessors are found in most of the personal computers. Intel is rightly placed in no.46 among Fortune 500. It is the largest supplier to most well-known electronic device manufacturing companies like Apple, Lenovo, HP, and Dell. It also manufactures network interface controllers, motherboard chipsets, flash memory, and integrated circuits, graphics, and more.

Founder – Gordon Moore and Robert Noyce
Year of Establishment – 1969

Revenue Generated – US$71.9 billion (2019)

Total assets– US$136.5 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$77.5 billion (2019)

23. Tata Consultancy Services

Seeing the customer care record and goods produced by this MNC, Tata Group is definitely one of the most trustworthy and best multinational companies in India. It has more than 660800 employees, and Tata Sons currently own the group. The headquarter of TCS is in Mumbai and operates in 46 countries. It is known for the business in IT (Information Technology) services, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO), and business solutions. This is one of the top 10 largest Indian companies.

Founder – Jamsetji Tata

Year of Establishment – 1968

Revenue Generated – ₹161,541.00 crores (US$23 billion) (2020)

Total assets- ₹120,899.00 crore (US$17 billion) (2020)

Total equity- ₹84,126.00 crore (US$12 billion) (2020)

24. Cognizant

With employees over 255800 where half of the employees are Indian, Cognizant is amongst the most reputed MNC in the world. The company is also part of NASDAQ-100. In the year 2011, the company was counted amongst the Fortune 500 Company. It provides IT services, such as consulting, digital technology, and operations services. As one of the fastest-growing companies, Cognizant is one of the leading companies in India for IT and MBA graduates. 

Founder – Kumar Mahadeva
Year of Establishment – 1994

Revenue Generated – 16.8 billion (2019)

Total assets- US$16.2 billion (2019)

Total equity- US$11.02 billion (2019)

25. Google

Google is an American based MNC that offers an array of services across the globe. In India, the company has its office in multiple cities that include Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Gurgaon. The company has expertise in Internet-related services and products, including search engines, hardware, software, cloud computing, and online advertising technologies. Google is also amongst the Big Four technology companies, along with Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft.

Founder – Larry Page and Sergey Brin

Year of Establishment – 1998

Revenue Generated – 66,001,000,000 Dollars (2019)

Total assets– 131,133,000,000 US dollar (2014)

26. IBM (International Business Machines Cooperation)

Talking about the information technology industry, no other company can top IBM on the list. Its Indian headquarters in Bangalore provides IT services, including application management, storage consultancy, business consultancy, nanotechnology, and computer hardware. Its core business focuses on manufacturing hardware, software, and middleware and providing hosting and consulting services. This MNC is known for its invention, software integration, equipment, and services, which assist forward-thinking institutions, enterprises, and people who build a bright planet.

Founder – Charles Ranlett Flint 

Year of Establishment – 1992

Revenue Generated – 7,714 crores USD (2019)

Total assets– US$152.18 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$20.98 billion (2019)

27. Amazon

Amazon.com needs no introduction, as all of us are its customers if you live in urban India. It is an American multinational company that is one of the largest online marketplaces in the world. Its prime focus is on e-commerce, digital streaming, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence. It is credited for being the most influential cultural and economic force in the world. This is one of the most promising multinational companies in India.

Founder – Jeff Bezos

Year of Establishment – 1994

Revenue Generated – US$280.522 billion (2019)

Total assets– US$225.248 billion (2019)

Total equity– US$62.06 billion (2019)

28. Wipro

Wipro, an Indian MNC, was formerly known as Western India Palm Refined Oil Limited, which was focused on providing consultancy, business services, and information technology. Later in 2015, Wipro started its non-IT business and started Wipro Enterprise.

Founder – Mohamed Premji

Year of Establishment – 

Revenue Generated – ₹63,862.60 crores (US$9.0 billion) (2020)

Total assets– ₹81,278.90 crore (US$11 billion) (2020)

Total equity– ₹55,321.70 crore (US$7.8 billion) (2020)

29. Citi Group

This Multinational Company was found in the late ’90s after the accusation of Travellers Group and Citicorp. It’s Indian headquarter is in Mumbai. Currently, the company has over 40 branches in the country which are operated under the name of the Citibank itself. It is one of the oldest and largest MNC in the country with the whooping revenue generated every year.

Founder – Samuel Osgood

Year of Establishment –1902

Revenue Generated – 19.4 billion Dollar (2019)

30. Infosys

The multinational corporation provides an array of services that includes information technology, business consulting, and outsourcing services. In India, the company has its headquarters in Karnataka and Bangalore. After Tata consultancy, Infosys is the second-largest Indian IT company. It is also known for its digital core capabilities, Operating Models, Empowering Talent Transformations, and much more.

Founder – NR Narayana Murthy, Nandan Nilekani, S. Gopalakrishnan, S. D. Shibulal, K. Dinesh, N. S. Raghavan, and Ashok Arora.

Year of Establishment – 1981

Revenue Generated – 12.7 billion (2020)

Conclusion:

MNC- Multinational Companies are the ones that have offices or factories in numerous countries and a head office from where the company coordinates the global management. In India, many multinational companies have a long history. In this blog, we have curated 30 leading multinational companies that are currently ruling the country. These companies are ideal for shooting up your career from the beginning if you are an IT or MBA or engineer or data scientist graduate.  We hope we have helped you learn more about the companies. Feel free to share your views.

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