The MRF story is a truly remarkable one. What started as a rubber balloon factory with funding of Rs.14, 000 way back in the 1940’s is now a multibillion legacy that produces quality tyres used all around India and internationally along with a presence in paints and coats, toys, motorsports and cricket training.
MRF traces its origins back to the humble shack in Madras that housed its first makeshift toy balloon manufacturing unit set up by KM Mammen Mappillai in 1946. It was not until 1952 when it changed course and turned to rubber tread manufacturing.
Thus began its glorious reign as the undisputed leader in the tyre making industry. By the early 1960s, MRF was exporting its quality tyres to offices overseas in multiple countries and soon its presence was known globally in 65 different countries - with tyres rolling out of 8 facilities built across 450 acres, 4000 plus strong dealer networks and 180 different offices.
MRF is recognised for its drive towards continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction. It has won the JD Power award not once but 12 times to date. It has also won the TNS and CAPEXIL awards for being voted as the most trusted tyre company in India. MRF’s passion for motor sports is seen through its involvement in racing, karting, rallying and various other motor sport events. Its rallying team has won the prestigious FIA Asia Pacific Rally Championship twice and even in international championships, MRF karting tyres homologated by FIA, is the preferred choice.