Eicher Motors

For the German Eicher company, see Eicher tractor.
Eicher Motors Limited
Traded as BSE: 505200, NSE: EICHERMOT
Industry Automotive
Founded 1948
Headquarters Gurgaon, India[1]
Key people
Siddhartha Lal (CEO & MD)
Products Commercial vehicles, engines
Revenue 11,923 crore (US$1.8 billion) (2015)
3,080 crore (US$460 million) (2012)
Owner Siddhartha Lal
Number of employees
2,500 (2012)
Subsidiaries Eicher Polaris (50%)
VE Commercial Vehicles (50%)
Website www.eicher.in
An old Eicher Jumbo 20.16 truck in Tamil Nadu
An Eicher Terra16 tipper truck by VECV
Siddhartha Lal, Managing Director of Eicher Motors, at the World Economic Forum on India 2012

Eicher Motors Limited (EML) (BSE: 505200, NSE: EICHERMOT) incorporated in 1982, is an Indian automaker company based in Gurgaon, India. Eicher Motors Limited (EML) owns Royal Enfield (India).


Eicher Motors is a commercial vehicle manufacturer in India. The company's origins date back to 1948, when Goodearth Company was established for the distribution and service of imported tractors. In 1959 the Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Private Ltd was established, jointly with the Eicher tractor company, a German tractor manufacturer. Since 1965 Eicher in India has been completely owned by Indian shareholders. The German Eicher tractor was partly owned by Massey-Ferguson from 1970, when they bought 30%. Massey-Ferguson bought out the German company in 1973.

In 2005 Eicher Motors Ltd sold their tractors and engines business to TAFE Tractors (Tractors And Farm Equipment Ltd) of Chennai, the Indian licensee of Massey Ferguson tractors.

In October 1982 a collaboration agreement with Mitsubishi for the manufacture of Light Commercial Vehicles was signed in Tokyo and in the same period the incorporation of Eicher Motors Limited also took place. In February 1990, Eicher Goodearth bought 26% stake in Enfield India Ltd and by 1993 Eicher acquired a majority stake (60% equity shareholding) in Royal Enfield India.

In July 2008, EML and Volvo Group's 50:50 joint venture VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) designs, manufactures and markets commercial vehicles, engineering components and provides engineering design.

Group structure

The Eicher Group has diversified business interests in design and development, manufacturing, and local and international marketing of trucks, buses, motorcycles, automotive gears, and components. Eicher has invested in the potential growth areas of management consultancy services, customised engineering, and maps and travel guides.

VE Commercial Vehicles (VECV) Limited is a 50:50 joint venture between the Volvo Group (Volvo) and Eicher Motors Limited (EML).VECV is divided into five business units:[2]

Royal Enfield Motors, the motorcycle manufacturing subsidiary, is a part of the Eicher Motors.



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