The TVS Group is one of India's largest industrial conglomerates and TV Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited (TVS &Sons), established in 1911, is its parent and holding company. The largest automobile distribution company in India, TVS & Sons has an annual turnover exceeding USD 450 million (over Rs. 16,000 million). With a workforce of over 5000, TVS & Sons operates through the three following divisions:
- Sundaram Motors
- Madras Auto Service
The company distributes commercial vehicles, utility / sports utility vehicles and passenger cars. It represents leading automotive companies like Ashok Leyland, Daimler Chrysler, General Motors, Honda and Mahindra & Mahindra. The company has more than 100 outlets that sell over 30,000 vehicles and service more than 300,000 vehicles annually. TVS & Sons is also the largest distributor of automobile spare parts in the country, handling more than 80 suppliers and 35,000 part numbers.
Over the years, TVS & Sons has grown into a leading logistics solution provider and has set up state-of-the-art warehouses all over the country.
And it has also diversified into distributing Garage equipment that ranges from paint booths to engine analyzers and industrial equipment products.
"To remain in the prime position in the field of automobile distribution business by extending dedicated service to its clientele"
Objectives of the TVS group:
In enterprise and in business, as in life, it is the team spirit that succeeds. To set aims and objectives in words may limit the company's targets.
- To place at the service of the public all over technical equipment and intelligence in automobile and allied industries at a truly national cost that commensurate with the interest of the employees and share holders.
- To provide the greatest satisfaction possible to our employees within our competitive economy through proper personal practices.
- To be a good member of the community and the nations.
- By implementing every one of the above three objectives to nurture the normal fiber of the TVS organization.
Axles India Limited
Axles India is promoted by Wheels India and Sundaram Finance, with technical support and equity participation from Dana Corporation, USA. Incorporated in 1982, the company provides axles for the entire range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles. And the company has a manufacturing capacity of 180,000 Pressed Axle Housings annually.
Brakes India Limited
Brakes India was founded in 1962 as a joint venture between TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons and Lucas Industries, UK. The company manufactures braking equipment for automotive and non-automotive applications. Besides exporting products to 35 countries worldwide, Brakes India caters to over 60% of the domestic OEM market.
Delphi-TVS Diesel Systems Limited
A joint venture between Delphi Corporation, USA and T.V. Sundaram Iyengar & Sons, India, the company manufactures Diesel Fuel Injection Equipment for Cars, Sports Utility and Multi Utility Vehicles, Light Commercial Vehicles, Tractors, Single & Two Cylinder engines.
Harita TVS Technologies Limited
Formed in 2001, Harita TVS provides Engineering Design Services to customers across US, Europe and India. With core competencies in Automotive, Industrial Machinery and Energy & Networking, it has become a preferred partner to many OEM and
India Japan Lighting Private Limited
Incorporated in December 1996, it is a 50:50 joint venture between Lucas-TVS Limited, Chennai, and Koito Manufacturing Company Limited, Japan. The company manufactures headlamps, rear combination lamps and various other signal lamps for automotive applications.
India Motor Parts and Accessories Limited
Incorporated in 1954 to distribute automobile spare parts, accessories and garage equipment manufactured by General Motors, USA. Today, the company has a multi-business portfolio that includes the distribution of indigenously manufactured components. It markets automobile components manufactured by the TVS Group, as well as other leading automobile ancillary manufacturers
India Nippon Electricals Limited
Established in 1985 as a JV between Lucas Indian Service and Kokusan Denki Co. Limited, Japan, the company manufactures Electronic Ignition systems for two wheelers, three Wheelers and portable Gensets
Irizar TVS Limited
This is a joint venture between three equal partners, T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons Limited, Ashok Leyland Limited and Irizar S.Coop. of Spain. Incorporated in the year 2001, this company builds bus bodies for domestic and overseas customers and fabricates bus body kits.
Lucas Indian Service Limited
Established in 1930, Lucas Indian Service Limited is a sales and service company for auto electrical and fuel injection equipment. LIS is a fully owned subsidiary of Lucas-TVS Limited and markets auto components for the replacement market. Its preventive service product, "Lucas Care", is designed to deliver a problem-free driving experience. LIS has a country-wide network of 2000 authorized sales and service dealers. Its manufacturing facility at Chennai makes ignition coils and switches.
Lucas-TVS was established in 1961 as a joint venture between Lucas, UK and
T V Sundram Iyengar & Sons, to manufacture automotive electrical systems. Today, the company is a leader in the auto electrical field - 3 out of 4 vehicles in India are fitted with Lucas-TVS products. The company addresses segments across the auto industry, like passenger cars, jeeps, utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles, medium and heavy commercial vehicles, off-highway vehicles, industrial engines, earth movers, tractors and two / three wheelers. It also provides solutions for stationary and marine applications.
Southern Roadways Limited
Southern Roadways was founded in 1946 as a road transport and parcel service company. Today, it runs a parcel service with a fleet of more than 300 trucks and covers 60,000 kms a day through Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Pondicherry.
Sundaram Brake Linings Limited
Established in 1974, Sundaram Brake Linings (SBL) is a pioneer in the manufacture of asbestos-free friction material in India. Distinguished by its focus on cutting-edge technology, the company has a strong presence in the Indian OEM and aftermarket and exports to over 60 countries.
A pioneering and leading manufacturer of air brake systems, the company exports quality spare parts to over 15 countries. The SCL-Brakes division is the first Indian company to manufacture the next generation Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS) and Anti-Spin Regulation (ASR), both of which have been developed with in-house design technology. It is also the first company in India and the fourth company outside Japan, to win the prestigious Deming Award. The company's Die-casting division has evolved from being a captive supplier to a full-service supplier of aluminium components to Indian and multinational companies.
T V Sundaram Iyengar and Sons Limited
The alma mater of the TVS Group based in Madurai; holding company for the TVS Madurai Group.
Srinivasan Services Trust (SST)
An organisation initiated by the Sundaram Clayton Ltd and TVS Motor Company Ltd for charitable purposes, SST has been promoting community development programmes in Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Karnataka.
Sundram Fasteners Limited
Incorporated in1966, Sundram Fasteners Limited (SFL) is the largest manufacturer and exporter of high tensile fasteners in India. SFL's product range includes high tensile fasteners, powder metal parts, cold extruded parts, iron powder, radiator caps, gear shifters and automotive pumps / assemblies. Principal supplier of radiator caps to General Motors, USA, SFL has won the prestigious "Supplier of the Year" award from GM for five consecutive years.
Sundaram Industries Limited (SIL)
Incorporated in 1943, SIL is a leading manufacturer of rubber products for automotive and industrial applications. It has also consolidated its edge in the field of tyre retreading.
TVS Rubber, the rubber division of SIL, manufactures moulded rubber products for vehicle manufacturers, system manufacturers and other industries, including defence, electrical, electronic, mining, thermal and white goods. TVS Rubber also serves the OEM and aftermarket in USA, Europe and other countries, on a JIT basis. It has a technical tie up with Bridgestone, Japan for the manufacture of Anti Vibration Mountings.
Tyre solution division
Since its foray into retreading in 1943, SIL has been the market leader with a complete spectrum of tyre care solutions. It has acquired unique technology to recycle rubber waste from Levgum, Israel. The company has won awards for the best retreads from the International Tire and Rubber Association, USA.
Sundaram Textiles Limited
Formed in 1960 to manufacture 100% cotton and synthetic yarn, it has two units: one in Tirunelveli District and another in Madurai. These units have 47000 spindles and 720 rotors. Currently, the company exports more than 50% of its production to countries in Europe, Middle East, Far East and South Asia.
Turbo Energy Limited
Incorporated in 1982, Turbo Energy Limited (TEL) is a technical and financial joint venture between KKK Germany, (presently BorgWarner Turbo Systems-BWTS), Brakes India Limited and Sundaram Finance Limited. TEL manufactures turbochargers for internal combustion engines. Its state-of-the art manufacturing facility has the capacity to manufacture, test and assemble 350,000 turbochargers per annum. TEL is a QS 9000 certified company and is under certification for TS 16949 : 2002. The company's exclusive R&D centre at Chennai has been recognised by the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India since 1985.
TVS Automotive Europe Limited
A joint venture between TV Sundram Iyengar & Sons Limited and John Bruce UK Limited, the company is a single source for high quality automobile / engineering products for its OE / Tier 1 and 2 customers in UK and Europe. Products are sourced from QS / ISO certified suppliers located in India, China, Taiwan and Thailand. TVS Automotive Europe caters to the complete Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) needs of its customers by providing services like supplier identification, supplier audit, quality documentation and tailor-made logistics solutions. A true end-to-end solutions provider, it has a marketing office in UK and ISO 9001:2000 certified sourcing and back offices in India. Apart from offering components across categories, the company also provides value added services, logistics support and warehouse facilities to its customers.
TVS Auto Parts Private Limited
A 65:35 joint venture between TVS Lanka and Worldwide Trade Agencies of Sri Lanka, the company distributes spare parts across the island nation and is also an indenter of parts for Indian made vehicles operating in Sri Lanka.
ZF Electronics TVS (India) Private Limited
Formerly known as TVS Cherry Private Limited, it's a joint venture between TVS Group, India and ZF Electronics Corporation, USA (a group company of ZF Friedrichshafen AG, Germany) to manufacture precision snap action switches, sensors and electromechanical assemblies in India. ZF Electronics TVS manufacturing facility located at Madurai is ISO 9001:2000 / ISO/TS 16949:2002 certified and is a UL approved site. ZF Electronics TVS manufactures Precision Snap Action / Rocker Switches, Sensors and Reed Relays to cater to automotive, consumer and Industrial markets. ZF Electronics TVS also markets advance performance keyboards and key modules manufactured by ZF Electronics GmbH, Germany. ZF Electronics TVS offers its customers quality products and renders application design support
TVS CJ Components Limited
TVS CJ Components sources high quality automobile / engineering products from TS / QS / ISO certified suppliers located in India, Turkey and Italy for OE / Tier 1 and 2 customers in UK. It has a marketing office in UK and ISO 9001:2000 certified sourcing and back office operations in India. Customers include leading companies like CNH, Cummins, Perkins and Delphi.
TVS Electronics Limited
A leading player in the information and communication technology market, is mission is "Taking IT to the Heart of India". TVS-E is organized into two business groups:
Transaction automation products and solutions
TVS-E leads the Indian dot matrix printer and mechanical keyboard markets, (40% and 52% share respectively). This group also provides multi-platform solutions for front-end transaction processing to industries like retail, telecom, e- Governance and financial services.
Electronic manufacturing services
This group offers a wide spectrum of services to global customers, including product engineering and development, sourcing, contract manufacturing and customer support. With over 15 years of experience and a 350 strong supplier network, this division is focused on best practices in Total Quality Management, Business Planning and Human Resources Management.
TVS Interconnect Systems Limited
TVS Interconnect Systems Limited commenced operations in 2000 and offers optimised solutions to the telecommunications and enterprise networking industries. Supported by a manufacturing base at Madurai, the company has four broad divisions: wireless solutions, carrier solutions, enterprise solutions and project management services. TVS Interconnect combines best-in-class solutions and products from a wide variety of globally acclaimed partners. It is widely recognized as a reliable partner for the delivery and implementation of future-proof solutions in the digital infrastructure space.
TVS Lanka Private Limited
A 50:50 joint venture between TVS & Sons and United Motors Lanka Limited,
TVS Lanka is based in Colombo. The authorised distributor and dealer for the TVS range of two wheelers, it has grown to be the second highest seller of two wheelers in
Sri Lanka.It is supported by a network of approximately 500 dealers for sales, service
TVS Logistics Iberia S.L.
TVS Logistics Iberia (TVS LI) is a 51:49 joint venture between TVS Automotive Europe and Transcoma Group of Spain. The company sources high quality automobile / engineering products from TS / QS / ISO certified suppliers in India, China, Taiwan and Thailand for OE / Tier 1 and 2 customers in Spain. With a marketing office in Barcelona, it provides complete BPO solutions through services like supplier identification, audit, sample and PPAP inspection, quality documentation, tailor-made logistics solutions, engineering support and vendor management.
TVS Logistics Services Limited
TVS Logistics Services Limited provides comprehensive logistics solutions to the automotive industry. These include inbound logistics, outbound logistics, warehousing and value added services like line feeding, high sub-assemblies and SCM consultation. The company's expanding customer base includes a broad portfolio of OEMs and Tier 1 and 2 companies.
TVS Logistics SIAM Limited
TVS Logistics Siam Limited is a joint venture between Thai Martin Trading Company Limited, Thailand, Tyvin International Company Limited, Thailand and TVS. TVS brings to the table its rich domain expertise in supply chain management and it extends and applies this to the Thai auto industry. The company's customer base includes Aapico Amata, Aapico Hitech, Chardchai Industrial and Anglo Asia.
TVS Motor Company Limited
TVS Motor Company Limited is one of the largest two-wheeler manufacturers in India and amongst the top ten in the world. From being the first to introduce a two-seater moped in India (TVS 50 in 1980), to being the first two-wheeler company in the world to receive the coveted Deming Prize for Total Quality Management, TVS Motor has consistently set benchmarks for the industry.
The company's leadership edge is continually consolidated through pioneering R&D and innovative engineering practices. The company is ISO 9000, QS 9000 and TS 16949 certified and has also received the TPM Excellence award. TVS Motor serves its 10 million strong and growing customer base through a vast network of over 500 dealers and 2500 customer touch points. It has sold over a million two wheelers. The company has, for the last 4 years, continuously bagged the Export Excellence Award.
TVS Sewing Needles Limited
Established in 1962, it's a joint venture with The Singer Company, USA. The company's initial product range comprised just two types of needles manufactured with milled groove technology. Today, it has a licensed production capacity of 100 million needles of 45 different types (household and industrial grade), which are manufactured with die-press eye rounding technology. It is also a major exporter to UK and Japan.
Wheels India Limited
Established in the early 1960s, as a joint venture between TVS and Dunlop UK, it is a leading manufacturer of automotive wheels and supplies to all major vehicle manufacturers in the country. The company has collaboration with Titan, the world leader in off-highway vehicle wheels. It produces wheels for all vehicle categories including passenger cars, utility vehicles, trucks, buses, agricultural tractors and construction equipment. More than 15% of its production is exported to North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and South Africa. Cutting-edge product development and process design allows the company to address high-volume markets, niche segments and customer-specific requirements. The company has manufacturing facilities at Padi, Pune and Rampur with a combined annual capacity of seven million wheels.