List of Top 10 FMCG Companies in India (2019)

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Fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) is the 4th largest sector that contributes a majority stake to the Indian economy. Food and beverages account for 19 percent of the sector, healthcare accounts to 31 percent while household & personal care accounts to the rest 50 percent combined.

So, here we are with the list of top 10 FMCG companies in India. The list is sorted in descending order of revenue. All the revenue data has been sourced from the respective company’s Annual Reports.

ITC Limited

Imperial Tobacco Company (ITC) was founded in 1910 that currently has a market capitalization of ₹3.5 lakh crores ($50 billion). The FMCG company employees more than 25,000 people at 60 different locations across India. ITC Limited is also a part of the Forbes 2000 list. The FMCG company in India operates renowned brands like Kitchens of India, Aashirvaad, Sunfeast, Bingo!, Yipee!, Vivel, Fiama Di Wills, Savlon, Engage and more.

Founder – Lord Cornwallis
CEO – Sanjiv Puri
Founded – 1910
Headquarters – Kolkata, West Bengal, India
No of Employees – 26,147
Revenue (2018) – ₹47,362 crores ($6.6 billion)

Amul

Amul Milk Union Limited (AMUL) is an Indian dairy FMCG company which was founded in 1948 as a cooperative brand. It is managed by Gujarat Co-operative Milk Marketing Federation Limited (GCMMF) and is jointly owned by 3.6 million milk producers in Gujarat. The FMCG firm spurred India’s White Revolution and made India the world’s largest producer of milk. In 1999, it was awarded the “Best of all” Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award.

Founder – Tribhuvandas Patel
CEO – R.S. Sodhi
Founded – 1946
Headquarters‎ – ‎Anand, Gujarat, India
No of Employees – 36,00,752
Revenue (2018) – ₹38,000 crores ($5.3 billion)

Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is a British-Dutch FMCG company headquartered in Mumbai. The company manufactures foods, beverages, cleaning agents, personal care products, water purifiers, and consumer goods. Established in 1933 as Lever Brothers, the company was renamed as Hindustan Lever Limited in 1956 following a merger of constituent groups. The company was finally renamed to Hindustan Unilever Limited in 2007. As of 2019 Hindustan Unilever portfolio had 35 product brands in 20 categories

Founder – Lever Brothers, Hindustan Vanaspati Mfg. Co. Ltd., United Traders Ltd.
CEO – Sanjiv Mehta
Founded – 1933
Headquarters‎ – ‎Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
No of Employees – 18,000
Revenue (2018) – ₹34,619 crores ($4.94 billion)

Procter and Gamble

Procter and Gamble (P&G) is an American multi-national FMCG company headquartered in Ohio. It was founded by William Procter, an English American, and James Gamble, an Irish American in 1837. The company entered India in 1964. It manufactures products across categories like Baby Care, Fabric Care, Family Care, Feminine Care, Grooming, Hair Care, Home Care, Oral Care, Personal Health Care, Skin & Personal Care

Founder – James Gamble, William Procter
CEO – Madhusudan Gopalan
Founded – 1837
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
No of Employees – 95,000
Revenue (2018) – ₹24,793 crores ($3.54 billion)

Patanjali Ayurveda Limited

Patanjali Ayurveda Limited is synonymous with Baba Ramdev. This FMCG company has its manufacturing units in the industrial area of Haridwar. The company manufactures mineral and herbal products and also has a manufacturing unit in Nepal under the trademark Nepal Gramudhyog. It was the fastest growing FMCG company in India according to CLSA and HSBC in 2015-16.

Founder – Baba Ramdev, Acharya Balakrishna
CEO – Acharya Balakrishna
Founded – 2006
Headquarters – Haridwar, Uttarakhand, India
No of Employees – 2,00,000
Revenue (2018) – ₹12,000 crores ($1.7 billion)

Nestlé

Nestlé is a Swiss FMCG company headquartered in Switzerland. It is the largest food company in the world measured by revenues since 2014. Nestlé was established in 1905 by the merger of the Anglo-Swiss Milk Company, established in 1866 by brothers George and Charles Page, and Farine Lactée Henri Nestlé, founded in 1866 by Henri Nestlé. The FMCG company manufactures baby food, medical food, bottled water, breakfast cereals, coffee and tea, confectionery, dairy products, ice cream, frozen food, pet foods, and snacks.

Founder – Henri Nestlé
CEO – Suresh Narayanan
Founded – 1905
Headquarters – Gurugram, Haryana, India
No of Employees – 5,000
Revenue (2018) – ₹11,551 crores ($1.65 billion)

Britannia Industries Limited

Britannia is a renowned Indian FMCG company founded in 1892. It is now a part of the Wadia Group headed by Nusli Wadia, the only grandchild of Mohammad Ali Jinnah, founder of Pakistan. Britannia and Tiger are two of the company’s most famous brands. The company manufactures biscuits, bread, and dairy products and sells it in more than 60 countries around the world.

Founder – Fazlur Rahman
CEO – Varun Berry
Founded – 1892
Headquarters – Bengaluru, Karnataka, India
No of Employees – 4,074
Revenue (2018) – ₹10,672 crores ($1.52 billion)

Marico Limited

Marico is an Indian FMCG company that manufactures consumer products and provides services in the areas of health and beauty. Most Indian’s use some or all of the products manufactured by Marico, but are unaware of the company behind them. Marico holds a number of brands like Kaya Limited, Parachute, Saffola, Hair&Care, Nihar, Mediker, Revive, Manjal, Livon, Set Wet, Zatak, Fiancee, HairCode, Eclipse, X-Men, Hercules, Caivil, Code 10 and Black Chic.

Founder – Harsh Mariwala
CEO – Saugata Gupta
Founded – 1990
Headquarters –
Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
No of Employees – 2,402
Revenue (2018) – ₹6,333 crores ($904.7 million)

Dabur India Limited

Dabur is one of India’s largest Ayurvedic medicine and natural consumer products manufacturer. The company demerged its pharma business in 2003. Dabur’s healthcare division has more than 260 products for treating a range of diseases and ailments. Dabur International is a fully owned subsidiary of Dabur India which formerly held shares in the UAE based Weikfield International.

Founder – S.K. Burman
CEO – Sunil Duggal
Founded – 1884
Headquarters – Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
No of Employees – 7,243
Revenue (2018) – ₹5,609 crores ($801.2 million)

Colgate-Palmolive

Colgate-Palmolive grew from a small toothpaste and candle manufacturing unit in the 19th century New York and more than 200 years later, it became a global leader in personal healthcare products. The popular brands include the Colgate Toothpaste, Colgate Plax Active Salt Mouthwash, Halo Shampoo, Palmolive Naturals, and Protex Soap. Colgate-Palmolive’s core values of caring, global teamwork and constant improvement makes them a prestigious name not only in the Indian FMCG industry but globally.

Founder – William Colgate
CEO –
Issam Bachaalani
Founded – 1806
Headquarters – Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
No of Employees – 1,130
Revenue (2018) – ₹4,299 crores ($614 million)

FMCG Sector in India

The FMCG sector in India has grown from ₹2.21 lakh crores ($31.6 billion) in 2011 to ₹3.69 lakh crores ($52.75 billion) in 2017. The sector is expected to grow at 27.86% CAGR to reach ₹7.25 lakh crores ($103.7 billion) by 2020.

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Chandni Arya
Chandni is the author of the category "Listings & Rankings" under our "Resources" section. She has been writing for 4 years.

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