From Range Rover To Jaguar: Famous Foreign Brands Owned By Indian Businessmen


Not only are there numerous Indian-origin techies altering the world, but there are also many Indian businessmen who are acquiring large, well-known brands all over the world. These are the well-known foreign brands owned by Indian businesspeople, ranging from Range Rover to Jaguar:

1. Mandarin Oriental – New York, 73.4% stake owned by Mukesh Ambani


Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL), owned by Mukesh Ambani, is the primary owner of one of Manhattan’s most prominent hotels, the Mandarin Oriental New York. RIL’s wholly-owned subsidiary Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited (RIIHL) will buy a 73.4 percent ownership in the landmark property for $98.1 million and is open to buying the entire property.

Mandarin Oriental is the only luxury hotel group in the world with ten Forbes ‘Five-Star’ spas spread across its global portfolio, more than any other. Its goal is to be known for providing the best in luxury hospitality, not to be the world’s largest hotel group.

2. Range Rover owned by Ratan Tata

Range Rover | Wikipedia

Land Rover Range Rover is the largest automotive manufacturer in the United Kingdom, designing, manufacturing, and selling some of the world’s most well-known premium vehicles. Land Rovers are currently manufactured in Brazil, China, India, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom by JLR. British Leyland introduced the Land Rover Range Rover in 1970. TATA Motors purchased Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 and now owns the company.

3. Royal Enfield owned by Eicher Motors

Royal Enfield owned by Eicher Motors | Royal Enfield

Royal Enfield was founded in 1901 by The Enfield Cycle Company and is presently owned by Eicher Motors Limited. It is the world’s oldest motorcycle brand in continuous production, with manufacturing facilities in Chennai, India.

4. Jaguar owned by Ratan Tata

Jaguar owned by Ratan Tata | Mint

Jaguar and Land Rover are the two prominent brands of Jaguar Land Rover, which offer a range of luxury sedans, sports cars, and luxury performance SUVs, as well as a portfolio of premium all-terrain vehicles.

Jaguar Land Rover, which has been a part of Tata Motors since 2008, is Britain’s largest automaker, designing, manufacturing, and selling some of the world’s most well-known premium vehicles.

In 2018, Jaguar Land Rover celebrated ten years of partnership with the Tatas. During that time, sales climbed from fewer than 200,000 to more than 600,000 copies per year. Multiple honours for its numerous models show that the firm has set new standards for engineering quality, automotive innovations, and advanced design.

5. Hamleys owned by Mukesh Ambani

Hamleys owned by Mukesh Ambani | businesstoday

Mukesh Ambani purchased Hamleys in 2019 to expand his retail reach as part of his oil-and-chemicals company Reliance Industries Ltd.’s continuous metamorphosis into a consumer and technology juggernaut. Hamleys, a British retail institution that hasn’t turned a profit in years.

6. Ranbaxy owned by Sun Pharma

Ranbaxy owned by Sun Pharma | Mint

In 1973, the company went public. Over the course of its history, Ranbaxy’s ownership has changed twice. Daiichi Sankyo, a Japanese pharmaceutical corporation, bought a controlling stake in Ranbaxy in 2008, and Sun Pharma bought the company outright in 2014.

7. Schoneweiss & Co. owned by Mahindra Forgings Global Limited

Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., through its Mauritius-based subsidiary Mahindra Forgings Global Limited, has purchased a 90.47 percent ownership in Schoneweiss & Co. GmbH, a leading forgings manufacturer in Germany.