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MRF (Madras Rubber Factory) – Largest Manufacturer of Tyres

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About MRF

MRF, better known as Madras Rubber Factory is an Indian brand of tyres founded by K. M. Mammen Mappillai. It has its headquarters in Chennai. It has a multidimensional stature.

It is the 14th largest manufacturer of tyres in the world.  Its current logo is a muscleman, which portrays the strength and durability of the products that it manufactures. It also produces other rubber products, like conveyor belts and tubes, on a considerably large scale.

At present, it is a big name in the global market and provides employment to a huge number of people. In the latest report at the end of 017, it had been recorded that there are as many as 16,000 employees working in MRF. It has a net income of 802.1 crores.


The journey of MRF can be traced back to 1946 when K. M. Mammen Mappillai lais its foundation. He began it as a toy balloon manufacturing unit, that had been set up at Madras.

It was in 1952 that the company laid its hands on the production of tread rubber. It began functioning as a Private company in 1960. During its initial years, it collaborated with Mansfield Tyre and Rubber Company in Ohio, United States.

It also excelled in export market services, when in 1964 it started an office in Lebanon. It made its first international export in 1967, with its first export of tyres to the USA.

In 1973, Nylon tyres were manufactured. In 1979 The Mansfield Rubber Company shed its name and that is how MRF came into existence. 

List of directors (some brief):

K.M.Mammen: Chairman and Managing Director

Rahul Mammen Mappillai: Whole Time Director

Ashok Jacob: Director

Vijay R Kirloskar: Director


MRF is a world-renowned name in the arena of rubber goods production and has won the customer satisfaction award 12 times to date. It is the only Indian company to have won the silver award.

To add to its glory, TNS 2006 global survey has ranked MRF as the most widely trusted tyre company.


MRF has been a global brand that is immensely popular for its authentic services. MRF vehemently tries to stick to its reputation of being a top brand in the rubber goods manufacturing genre.

It provides customers with an array of services in order to assist them with all their needs. It has recently launched an online portal service to help you with all your tyre related queries.

It also extends services for credit card purchases. It further provides technical nitrogen inflation.

So, without further deliberations, visit  MRF right now for an enthralling experience. You can choose from a wide range o rubber products from their recently launched online services.

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