The MRF story is a truly remarkable one. What started as a rubber balloon factory with a funding of Rs.14, 000 way back in the 40’s is now a multibillion legacy that produces quality tyres used all around India & internationally along with a presence in paints & coats, toys, motorsports and cricket training.
MRF’s origin traces back to the humble shack in Madras that housed its first make-shift toy balloon manufacturing unit set up by KM Mammen Mappillai in 1946. It was not until 1952 when it changed course and turned to tread rubber manufacturing. Thus began its glorious reign as the undisputed leader in the tyre making industry.
By the early 60’s, MRF was exporting its quality tyres to offices overseas in the U.S. & Beirut and soon made its presence known globally across 65 different countries - with tyres rolling out of 6 interdependent facilities built across 450 acres, 3000 strong dealer networks and 180 different offices.
MRF is recognized for its drive towards continuous quality improvement and customer satisfaction. It has won the JD Power award not once but 10 times till date. It has also won the TNS and CAPEXIL awards for being voted as the most trusted tyre company in India.
MRF shares a passion for quality tyres and fast cars just as it does for quality cricket and fast bowlers. It has chosen to associate itself with some of the world’s best fast bowlers through ‘Pace Foundation’ - An academy that has trained legends such as Irfan Pathan, Munaf Patel, RP Singh, Bret Lee, Shoaib Akhtar, Glenn McGrath and many more.
MRF’s passion for motorsports is seen through its involvement in racing, karting, rallying and various other motorsport 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.
FORD WORLD EXCELLENCE AWARDS MRF won the silver award and is the only Indian company to win this excellence award.
J D POWER ASIA PACIFIC
MRF won the award for customer satisfaction not once but 10 times till date.
MRF voted the "Most Trusted" Tyre company in India by TNS 2006 global CSR study.
MRF won the award for exports.
The Design process at MRF starts from the customer. Inputs from individual customers are compiled by marketing and given to Corporate Technical MRF's R&D and Product Development Division or vehicle specific requirements are received from the OE customer. MRF's team of 300 engineers and scientists gives MRF its enormous strength in product design. Requirements received, a team now works on converting the customer input into a Design Concept.
MRF uses cutting - edge technologies in predictive testing and design validation before it leaves the drawing board. These advances have significantly brought down the time to market for new designs.
Advanced raw materials are tested and approved in our NABL accredited laboratories.
Milestones, endeavours and achievements along MRF's 6 decade long journey.