Asia’s Most Promising Brands 2017
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Tata Tiscon is the premium quality rebar brand from largest steel company in India, TATA STEEL–which has more than a century tradition and heritage and available across the country through the largest distribution network. Tata Tiscon operates in a market in which people invest their life earnings and dreams,
Since its inception in 2004, Aludecor Lamination Pvt. Ltd. has been commanding an unshaken trust in the industry, by dint of its die-hard commitment towards quality, innovation and customer delight. Aludecor is an end-to-end Indian Aluminium Composite Panel manufacturer, powered by cutting facilities at Haridwar. The entire best-in-class Aludecor product range is thus ‘Made in India’.
Jaguar Overseas Ltd. (JOL) started its journey in the 1990’s, have diversified business interests in Infrastructure, Oil and Gas and Mining. They have successfully executed domestic and international turnkey projects in Power, Industrial Plant, Infrastructure development and Renewable Energy. Jaguar Overseas Ltd. has alliances with top brands like Thermax, Mahindra & Mahindra and Changgao Group, China. The company’s joint venture with Aster Pvt. Ltd. to provide innovative engineering solutions focuses on electricity transmission projects with an eye on health, environment and quality.
Established in the year 2000, Asian Granito has emerged as one of the largest ceramic companies of India in a short span of 16 years. ASIAN GRANITO is the brainchild of two entrepreneurs,
CapitaLand is one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Headquartered and listed in Singapore, the company’s businesses in real estate and real estate fund management are focussed on its core markets of Singapore and China.
The group’s first integrated development dates back to 1986 with Raffles City Singapore. Recent projects including Westgate, Bedok Mall and Bedok Residences as well as ION Orchard and The Orchard Residences. The company also has one of the largest real estate fund management businesses with assets located in Asia.
Cera Sanitaryware Limited, India’s fastest growing company in the bathroom solutions segment started its commercial production of Sanitaryware in 1980. Today, CERA opens the doorway to the world of style by offering an extensive product portfolio that includes high end showers, steam cubicles,
Since its inception, Indiabulls Real Estate has earned a distinct reputation for building projects that turn “places into inspiring spaces”
Almost too quietly, India has evolved into the third largest tile market in the world. This drive was accomplished by macroeconomics and seriously influential companies such as Kajaria. Indeed, from an unpretentious beginning when it started 28 years ago, Kajaria has grown rapidly and today straddles the Indian tile firmament like a colossus. Its 11 state-of-the-art plants churn out a massive range of tiles each year,
UltraTech is India’s largest manufacturer of grey cement, white cement and ready-mix concrete and one of the leading cement companies globally. With an installed capacity of 63 MTPA, of which 3.2 MTPA is from its overseas plants, UltraTech manufactures a wide variety of products ranging from Ordinary Portland Cement, Portland Blast Furnace Slag Cement and Portland Pozzalana Cement to White Cement, Ready Mix Concrete and Building Products.
Khind Holdings Berhad manufactures and distributes world class electrical home appliances across Malaysia and exports to over 50 countries worldwide. Founded in 1961 as a modest company trading electrical goods in Sekinchan, Selangor, Khind extended operations in the late 1970s to include the manufacture of electrical accessories and lamps.
Apparel & Textile
Synonymous with elegance and effortless style, Wills Lifestyle presents a premium fashion wardrobe for men and women. With a tempting choice of Wills Classic formal wear, Wills Sport casual wear, Wills Clublife evening wear, Wills Signature designer wear, Essenza di Wills fine fragrances, Fiama di Wills bath and body care products
Amara Raja Batteries Limited, a company with 26 per cent equity each from Galla Family and Johnson Controls Inc, USA, is the technology leader and one of the largest manufacturers of lead acid batteries. The company manufactures batteries for both industrial and automotive applications in the Indian storage battery industry.
TRUE BIKING PLEASURE
MODENAS, the motorcycle company that propelled industrial growth, technological development and self-reliance in Malaysia, has been an achiever from its very beginning. MODENAS has become a major player in the two-wheeler segment not only in Malaysia but also in the international market.
MODENAS was established in tandem with Malaysia’s efforts to achieve industrialized nation status, now ubiquitously known as Vision 2020. Since its very beginning, the company has shown tremendous growth and promise,
IT’S IN THE DRIVE
Proton is a premium Malaysian automobile manufacturer. The company, founded in 1983 and till 1993, Proton was the sole manufacturer of automobiles in Malaysia and till date is a company Malaysians take pride in. 2012 marked a new phase for PROTON. From a Government-Linked Company,
SOCHKE BANAYA HAI
“For a brand’s success, it is imperative that it differentiates itself by focusing on things that truly matter to the consumer. In the home appliances category, differentiation has historically come from just one thing- innovation. In a marketplace where brands have consistently been talking about innovation,
THe Mapúa Institute of Technology (MIT) was founded by Don Tomas Mapúa, the first registered Filipino architect, on January 25, 1925, with the vision of it becoming an educational institution that would help improve the country’s economy and the quality of life of its citizens through emphasis on science and technology.
Sunway University (originally Sunway College) was formed with the belief and understanding that higher education is vital to the progress of the Nation. The institution received an auspicious start in 1987. Within a short span of time, its student numbers outgrew the original premises, leading to the development of a new, purpose-built campus in Bandar Sunway, complete with a comprehensive range of modern academic and residential facilities.
INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS FOR A BRIGHTER TOMORROW
The Company manufactures innovative, eco-friendly World-class products for making users’ lives simpler, safer and more comfortable. Over the last five decades, Anchor has managed to capture the attention of every citizen in this country. It started with a humble vision of manufacturing electrical products of outstanding quality at a time when the market involving electrical switches or wiring devices was handled by the unorganized sector.
Energy & Power
VITAL PARTNER ESSENTIAL SOLUTIONS
Incorporated in 1998, Sembcorp Industries is a leading energy, water and marine group operating across six continents worldwide. It is also a world leader in marine and offshore engineering as well as an established brand name in urban development. The group has total assets of over Singapore $20 billion and employs approximately 7,000 employees.
Singapore Power (SP) Group is a leading energy utility company in the Asia Pacific region .With assets worth around Singapore $37 billion, it is one of the largest corporations in Singapore. It owns and operates electricity, gas transmission and distribution businesses.
Having begun its operations in 2001, the company today has a Pan-India presence in over 200 towns and cities and has been constantly expanding its operations to reach out to its customers.
The secret for success lies in the level of customer service & strong understanding of market dynamics. The company, in its very first year, introduced many major tariff as well as the conventional non-tariff products available in the Indian insurance market. Even the continuous innovative approach in claims management, besides the prudent underwriting norms, the products that they have to offer is well-researched and adheres to the needs of customers.
Headquartered and listed in Singapore, DBS is a market leader in Singapore’s banking sector with over four million customers.It also has a growing presence in the three key Asian axes of growth, namely Greater China, Southeast Asia and South Asia. With over 250 branches across 17 markets in Asia, DBS is the largest bank in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
Lendingkart Group aims to make working capital finance available at the fingertips of entrepreneurs, so that they can focus on business instead of worrying about the gaps in their cash-flows
Lendingkart Finance Limited (Lendingkart Group NBFC ), is a non-deposit taking NBFC, providing SME lending in India. The Company aims to transform small business lending by making it convenient for SMEs to access credit easily.
BEST UNIVERSAL BANK
The foundations of the banking system in Thailand were laid down by Siam Commercial Bank and it gave an unprecedented impetus to the country’s modern economy. It is the acknowledged leader in its sector in Thailand.
King Rama V, who passed the royal decree with which the bank was established, had a vision to help the Thai economy achieve financial independence and rely on itself for further growth.
STFC was set up with the objective of offering the common man a host of products and services that would be helpful to him on his path to prosperity. Over the decades, the company has achieved significant success in reaching this objective and has created a tremendous sense of loyalty amongst its customers.
Aachi Group was founded in the year 1995 by Mr. A.D.Padmasingh Isaac, a first generation entrepreneur hailing from Nazareth in Tirunelveli District of Tamil Nadu. Undoubtedly, Aachi has come to rule the kitchen today! The Aachi Group comprises of Aachi Masala Foods; Aachi Spices & Foods and Aachi Special Foods.
Aachi has become a household name because of its excellent quality products catering to the common people. It has 250 plus products. The product range is so wide that no household can afford to miss Aachi products from its kitchen.
Taking the best of the Indian basmati rice to foodies in 60 countries across the world, Amira has become synonymous with premium quality basmati rice and has emerged as a global rice brand. Now, diversifying its business, Amira aims to become a global food company with a wide product range,
Thailand-based Derma Scent produces and distributes high quality skincare products largely for professional use at spas and wellness clinics.
With over a decade of experience in the spa, healthcare and wellness industries to its name, Derma Scent is on a mission to lead the way in high-end spa products and professional modern treatments.
Fair and Handsome, a result of Emami’s ‘Innovation initiative’, is a pioneer brand from the Emami group. The company was the first to foray into Men’s Fairness Category and today, 10 years after its launch, Fair And Handsome continues to be the No. 1 Men’s Fairness Cream Brand in India. Emami Limited, the flagship company of the Emami group, is one of the leading and fastest growing personal and healthcare businesses in India. Established in 1974, today Emami has a portfolio of over 250 products with operations across 60 countries including GCC, Europe, Africa, CIS countries and SAARC.
Going by the statistics, men had the need to look fair, but did not have a product tailored to deliver on their unique skin needs: Men’s Fairness creams had a big untapped market in India and even in neighbouring countries.
Godfrey Phillips India entered the chewing category in 2010 with the Pan Vilas brand of premium pan masala. In a market estimated to be worth US $400 million, Pan Vilas has already made inroads with a 20% share in its key markets of Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi.
Founded by entrepreneur and philanthropist Sikander Sultan in 1981, Shan Foods is a leading spice company in Pakistan that caters to most of the domestic demand of spices apart from exporting its products to more than 50 countries.
2 Tang group is well known in Indonesia as a quality producer of tea leaves and tea bags.Its existence in the market since 1942 makes it a trust-worthy brand in the country. The company’s name is well received, especially in the Indonesian market. 2 Tang produces a variety of products such as green tea bags, jasmine tea bags, black tea, etc. The company also produces mineral water and beverages under the 2 Tang brand.
The combination of ancient Asian secrets of beauty derived from nature and the latest in dermatological science came together for the formation of THANN-Oryza in 2002. A leader in the world wellness segment, THANN has risen to international prominence through its unique product range and a philosophy of holistic wellness put into action. Today it is a leader in its segment not only in Thailand but in 22 other countries.
With an eye for global trends, MAX is the fastest growing international value fashion brand of the Dubai based Landmark Group. In India, MAX was established in the year 2006 with its first store in Indore. Today, MAX India has more than 130 stores across 50 cities with over 5000 employees.
With a global footprint in more than 50 countries and counting, Beximco Pharmaceuticals Ltd. is now hailed as the largest exporter of medicines in Bangladesh. The flagship company of the Beximco Group, which is the largest private sector industrial conglomerate in the country, Beximco Pharmaceuticals specializes in the manufacturing of Pharmaceutical Formulations and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs).
Cerebos works with the singular vision to be the leading food and health supplements enterprise in the Asia Pacific region. The company leadership feels that only by creating value for their employees, customers and the shareholders can they succeed in their mission and create a niche for themselves in the market. Today, Cerebos is well on its way to realise its vision.
Established in 1985, the hospital in Subang Jaya was initially known as Penawar with just the south tower building. It subsequently became known as Subang Jaya Medical Centre (SJMC) in 1987. Ramsay Sime Darby Health Care, owners of SJMC, offers a wide range of healthcare related services to its customers, from emergency treatments, disease management to screening services.
Glenmark is a research-driven, global, integrated pharmaceutical company headquartered at Mumbai, India. It is a leading player in the discovery of new molecules, both NCEs (new chemical entity) and NBEs (new biological entity), with eight molecules in various stages of clinical development and pre-clinical development. The company has significant presence in branded formulations across emerging economies including India.
Mankind Pharma, the 6th largest pharmaceutical company in India, was established in 1995. It is now amongst the top five fastest growing pharmaceutical companies in India, racing towards the INR 35 billion club. Manforce Condoms, the premier condom brand of the group, is considered the flagship brand of Mankind Pharma.
Mankind Pharma promotes its products under three registered companies — Mankind, Lifestar & Lifestar 2 and Magnet. With a pan-India presence, Mankind’s offerings span in antibiotic, anti-fungal, gastrointestinal, NSAID, anthelmintic, cardiovascular, dermal and erectile dysfunction drugs. Mankind, a fully integrated pharmaceutical company, has a comprehensive network of 61 C&F agents and 6000 stockists. It operates under various divisions. Mankind has a strong portfolio of products ranging from pharma to popular OTC and FMCG brands such as emergency contraceptive pill Unwanted 72, quick pregnancy test kit Prega News, Adiction deodorant, dispersible antacid tablet Gas-o-Fast and Manforce condoms, which provide strategic benefits of integration to the company.
Moonbow the new baby under the umbrella brand of HSIL aims to focus on products that create a well-being and freshness. Brand Moonbow constitutes of the purifier products category with a varied range of water purifier & air purifier. They aim to be the top three players over the next five years.
Moonbow air purifiers and water purifiers have gained recognition for their consumer interactive products and aesthetically appealing designs. While the air purifiers are targeted to purify the bad and impure air present inside the room and keep the surrounding fresh and energized, the water purifiers offer a wholesome healthy lifestyle with the hexapure and digisense technology offering pure and healthy water which is not only good for drinking
Godrej Interio a business unit of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. – part of the Godrej Group, is one of India’s largest engineering and consumer product groups that offers state of art competitive designs in office and home spaces. The vision of the organization is to be ‘the choice for home and work space solutions’.
Ekowood, a home-grown Malaysian brand, has made its imprint on world map of engineered solid hardwood flooring. From its humble beginning, Ekowood has spread its wings and the company’s products are now sold all across the globe.
From the fellowship of the largest conglomeratein Bangladesh, the Beximco Group brings forth Shinepukur Ceramics Ltd. (SCL). It was in 1997when the Group ventured into the global tabletop industry with 100% export set-up, and keeping up with the merits of the parenthesis; Shinepukur Ceramics has emerged as the largestmanufacturer and exporter of both Porcelainand Bone China tableware in Bangladesh.
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY
Celcom started its operations as STM Cellular Communications in 1988 with Fleet Group and Telekom Malaysia as shareholders. Subsequently, Telekom Malaysia sold its 51 per cent shareholding to the TRI group which was controlled by Tajuddin Ramli. Fleet group’s share meanwhile was transferred to the Time Engineering Group which was later sold to TRI. In the initial years, Celcom experienced a tremendous growth in subscriber base and network coverage.
Any Enterprise’s Digital Transformation journey is a break from their legacy IT systems while embracing the tenements of the future. Sify understands this all too well.
As one of India’s leading ICT Solutions and Services provider, Sify offers best-in-class managed network services, hosting services along with applications and system integration, all from a single point of operation. The experience of two decades and a deep insight into diverse industries, empower Sify to bring together the best of resources and services, which result in best-of-breed ICT solutions.
Offering distinctively unique designs, Aspial is a premium brand of fine contemporary jewellery in Singapore. A leader in innovation, Aspial appeals to the sophisticated, affluent and discerning woman who appreciates the finer things in life. Aspial has exclusive rights for some of the world’s most prestigious jewellery brands like Balocchi Preziosi, Laurentia and K di kuore.
MEDIA & ENTERTAINMENT
Cathay – the premier organisation engaged in providing quality family entertainment, lifestyle and property management services to the community, strives to be innovative and is constantly on the forefront of the industry to develop new and interesting entertainment and leisure experiences for the enjoyment of its customers in Singapore.
PT Media Nusantara Citra Tbk (MNC) is a media company in Indonesia, founded in 1997. It is owned by PT Global Mediacom Tbk. MNC has core businesses in content and the ownership and operations of three of the 10 national free-to-air televisions in Indonesia. MNC has 3 free-to-air (FTA) TVs – RCTI, MNCTV and GlobalTV – as well as 18 channels created and produced by MNC that are broadcast on Pay-TV. MNC also has other media based businesses that support the company’s core businesses. Those businesses consist of radio, print media, talent management and a production house.
In 1989, RCTI started its operation as the first private national TV station in Indonesia. RCTI later on became MNC’s flagship national FTA TV broadcast unit after its acquisition by MNC in 2004. In year 1991, MNCTV (formerly known as TPI) started its operation as the third private national TV station in Indonesia.
Uflex has established itself as India’s largest multinational Flexible Packaging Materials and Solutions Company.
Over the last three decades, Uflex has earned an irreproachable reputation defining the contours of the ‘Flexible Packaging Industry’ in India and overseas. Since its inception in 1985, it has turned into a billion dollar company focusing on trust, value creation for clients, quality innovation and customer satisfaction.
Berina Cosmetics Private Ltd., launched by the Berina Professionals from Thailand, sells a variety of products ranging from professional hair colours to professional range of hair gadgets and cosmetics.
Ogawa is a Malaysian healthcare and wellness retail store. It was founded in 1996. The company offers a wide range of health and wellness equipments. It is the leading player in the design, development and marketing of these products. The company is dedicated to promoting a healthier lifestyle among the populace. It plans to do so by creating innovative and high quality products that appeal to masses.
When man strives for position, ‘Prestige’ is what he seeks. The Prestige Group, a multi-million company with a difference, with their falcyonic insight and grace have soared to the zenith of creation.
The Prestige Group 2nd largest developer, are the sole developers in South India to boast of a widely diverse portfolio spanning the residential, commercial, retail, leisure and hospitality segments.
King Power established in 1989 is Thailand’s leading duty-free pioneer, with 27 years of experience With holding a deep understanding of traveler’s wants and needs, King Power is a travel retailer with an enterprising and friendly approach for both local and international travelers.
Sunway Berhad operates some of the leading and exciting malls in Malaysia that include the flagship Sunway Pyramid. It is dedicated to offer a world-class shopping experience with first class amenities and services
Alfamart is one of Indonesia’s leading retailers with more than 5,000 stores providing affordable, high quality everyday needs. Each of its stores is founded on a ‘community store’ philosophy that shows its commitment as good corporate citizens by aiding the development of the community.
AirAsia is the leading low-cost carrier in the ASEAN region. The airline connects people and places across 132 routes, 40 of which are not offered by any other airline. It is a familiar name amongst frequent flyers in the ASEAN region due to its attractive prices and the no frills policy of the company. The company has managed the herculean task of lowering the cost of connecting people and places while not compromising on the safety of its employees or customers.
Frasers Hospitality Pte Ltd (Frasers) has evolved to be one of the top brands among service dapartment operators globally and has become the preferred choice of accommodation formany international travelers, expats and their families.
Videocon d2h is an Indian pay TV company, providing direct broadcast satellite service—including satellite television, audio programming, and interactive television services—to commercial and residential customers in India.
Videocon d2h with its better understanding towards consumer needs ensures that it reaches out to the maximum viewers and offers a wide range of entertainment that includes 525 channels and services and the latest being d2h Active.
FLAIR, the leading exporter of fine writing instruments from the Asian continent, commenced its success story five decades back with an exclusive range of fine writing metal pens under the able guidance of Mr. K.J. Rathod, the visionary and Founder of Writing Instruments Manufacturer Organization, India.
Flair boasts of a state-of-the-art automatic production facilities which contribute to its inbuilt production capacity of 5 million pieces per day. Its production lines are spread across 600,000 sq. ft. at different locations with approximately 225 sets of multi cavity moulds, designed & fabricated in Germany, Korea and Taiwan. Flair has recently launched facilities to cater to the ever increasing demand from international markets.