At the Forefront of
Redefining Ride Comfort

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ANAND’s flagship company, Gabriel India Limited, was established in 1961 and stands testimony to the Group’s belief in the power of partnership; and close to six decades later, Gabriel India continues the collaboration with the founding partner.

 

Driven by the power of people, we have grown from strength to strength with >300 models of ride control products. We have created a significant presence across every automotive segment and the Company has been recognised as one of the best places to work for in India.

Our Partners

collaborators

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, KYB Corporation manufactures a wide range of ride control, hydraulic and electronic products for motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars, industrial and agricultural equipment and civil engineering projects. By consistently developing world class ride control products, KYB has become the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts for OEMs and the aftermarket. The company has 32 facilities in 21 countries, including 15 manufacturing plants in Asia, the United States of America and Europe.

Yamaha Motor Hydraulic System Co. Ltd. manufactures shock-absorbing equipment for motorcycles, automobiles and outboard motor hydraulic systems. Based in Shuchi-Gun, Japan, Yamaha Motor Hydraulic System Co. Ltd. operates as a subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co. Ltd.

KONI is the premier manufacturer of performance and adjustable shocks in the world. KONI shocks are made from the highest quality raw materials and machined to the tightest tolerances. KONI has taken shock absorber performance and comfort to the next level with patented Frequency Selective Damping (FSD) technology.

Leadership

 

Our mentor Mr. Deep C. Anand has set the tone for leadership through partnership and people empowerment from the beginning. Having created enduring partnerships, our leaders have built the company on the foundations of trust, good governance and transparency.

 

Our leaders have fostered an environment that encourages our people to imbibe the ANAND way in their business dealings. Our esteemed Board of Directors leads an illustrious senior management team to create value for every stakeholder.

 

Mrs. Anjali Singh
Mrs. Anjali Singh Chairperson and Executive Director
Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar
Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar Managing Director
Mr. Aditya Vij
Mr. Aditya Vij Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Pradeep Banerjee
Mr. Pradeep Banerjee Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Pradipta Sen
Mr. Pradipta Sen Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Jagdish Kumar
Mr. Jagdish Kumar Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director
Mr. Amitabh Srivastava
Mr. Amitabh Srivastava COO - Aftermarket
Mr. Atul Jaggi
Mr. Atul Jaggi COO - Two/Three Wheeler
Mr. Sarabjit Kondal
Mr. Sarabjit Kondal COO - Passenger Car
Mr. Umesh Shah
Mr. Umesh Shah COO - Commercial Vehicle & Railway
Mr. Rajendra Abhange
Mr. Rajendra Abhange Chief Technology Officer
Mr. Rajendran Arunachalam
Mr. Rajendran Arunachalam Chief Financial Officer & IT Head
Mr. Manoj Sharma
Mr. Manoj Sharma Chief Human Resources Officer

VISION & VALUES

Gabriel India shall be a global manufacturing and marketing company of ride control products, respected by customers and other stakeholders for the benchmark performance in product engineering, quality, cost, delivery and speed of response.

 

We shall earn and sustain the status of being the ‘Preferred Supplier’ of ride control products from our customers.

 

Vision:
To be amongst the top 5 shock absorber manufacturers in the world
Values:
ANAND is defined by a value system which guides our work ethic. These core values govern our decision-making in every sphere of our work and social responsibilities. These foundational beliefs and philosophies always have, and will continue to define, the way ANAND does business.

TIMELINES

In 1961, Mr. Deep C. Anand set up his first business venture, Gabriel India, in collaboration with Maremont Corporation (now Gabriel Ride Control Products of Arvin Meritor Inc., the US). From such humble beginnings in shock absorber manufacturing, Gabriel has become a name synonymous with ride control products in India. Gabriel’s journey of five decades is marked by strong research and development, innovation and technological alliances that make it a preferred OEM supplier.

 

 

1961-70
  • 1961: Gabriel India, the first company of the ANAND Group, was founded by Mr. Deep C. Anand. The first plant started operations in Mulund, Mumbai.
 
  • 1965-75: Started supplying to OEMs across various segments - TELCO, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra and Mahindra, Premier Auto, Ashok Leyland and Hindustan Motors.
1971 - 1980
  • 1978: Got listed on the stock exchange
 
  • 1980-85: Opened a new business segment with Swaraj Mazda and VECV (then Eicher Motors) as clients
1981 - 90
  • 1985: Launched an in-house special purpose machine design centre
 
  • 1986: Turned 25 and entered a new era of expansion and growth
 
  • 1987: Undertook the first expansion by setting up the Khandsa plant to supply to Maruti Suzuki
 
  • 1988: Launched McPherson struts
 
  • 1990-91: Set up a third plant at Nashik for manufacturing two-wheeler shocks and front forks
 
1991 - 2000
  • 1991: Entered into a technological tie up with SOQI Inc., Japan
 
  • 1992: Commissioned the Dewas plant for manufacturing automotive components for commercial vehicles
 
  • 1993: Launched a unique HR practice – machines operated by knowledge workers, designated as ‘operating engineers’
 
  • 1994: Commenced supplies to TVS Motors
 
  • 1995: Acquired Stallion Shox
 
  • 1996-97: Set up two plants - Chakan for passenger cars and Hosur for motorcycles
  • Started manufacturing gas shock absorbers
 
  • 1997: Signed a technology assistance agreement with KYB Corporation, Japan
 
  • 1998: Bagged TATA Motors' first passenger car project
  • Set up a state-of-the-art validation centre in Chakan
  • Became self-sufficient in terms of designing and developing indigenous customised solutions
 
2001 - 2010
  • 2002: Commenced exports to Yamaha Motor Company Limited, Japan
 
  • 2004: Received the Hyundai 100 PPM award and reaffirmed its reputation of being a manufacturer of quality products
  • Received several awards from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, General Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor and Ford, among others during the aforementioned time period
 
  • 2006: Bagged contracts from Renault India
  • Developed the first ride tuning van
 
  • 2007: Set up the Parwanoo facility to manufactures shock absorbers for commercial vehicles and two-wheelers, struts for passenger cars and front forks for motorcycles
 
  • 2008: Became the first company in Asia to install the dynachrome automation machine
  • Registered four patents
  • Bagged contracts from Suzuki Motorcycles and Yamaha for their new-gen motorcycles
 
  • 2009: Started manufacturing specialty castings
  • Commenced backward integration for two-wheelers with Japanese collaborators
 
  • 2010: Set up manufacturing facility at Sanand
  • Acquired passenger cars (Brio) business from Honda for the first time
  • Commenced supplies to Volkswagen India
  • Got the R&D facility at Chakan recognised by the Department of Scientific Industrial Research
 
2011 and onwards
  • 2011: Got the R&D facilities at Hosur and Nashik recognised by the Department of Scientific Industrial Research
 
2012
  • 2012:
    • Strengthened presence in the aftermarket segment through the Elite Retailer loyalty programme
    • Got recognised by the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of top-three automotive component manufacturing companies in India
    • Received the prestigious Golden Peacock award for ‘Eco-Innovation’
    • Received back-to-back FICCI Quality Systems Excellence award for manufacturing

2013
  • 2013:
    • Launched a full-fledged R&D centre for two-wheelers in Hosur
    • Expanded presence in China by inaugurating the Ningbo office
    • Commissioned the first robotic shock absorber line at Hosur
 
2014
  • 2014:
    • Saw Mrs. Anjali Singh, Chairperson of ANAND’s Supervisory Board get appointed as the Chairperson of Gabriel India’s Board of Directors
    • Established four strategic business units two and three-wheelers, passenger cars, commercial vehicles & railways and aftermarket
    • Appointed chief operating officers for each strategic business unit
    • Signed a technology license agreement with KONI BV, the Netherlands (part of ITT Corporation), for manufacturing suspensions for commercial vehicles, buses and industrial equipment
    • Saw the 2nd Innovation Concourse at Chakan inaugurated by the Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee

2015
  • 2015:
    • Got recognised by the Great Place to Work® Institute as the 43rd best place to work in India and the second in the Indian automotive components industry
    • Got listed among ‘India’s Top-500 Companies’ by Dun & Bradstreet for three years in a row
    • Found a place among ‘India’s Next 500 Companies' as per Fortune India and Business Standard

2016
  • 2016:
    • Became a technology provider to Gabriel De Colombia
    • Raked in record sales of Rs. 200 crore in the aftermarket segment
    • Began exporting customised machines, built in-house with indigenous technology, for manufacturing shock absorbers to Torre Industries, South Africa
    • Received approval to manufacture Linke-Hofmann-Busch dampers for high-speed trains from the Indian Railways
 
2017
  • 2017:
    • Received the ACMA Gold Award in the ‘Health & Safety’ category (Khandsa)
    • Received a string of awards at the 31st National Quality Circle Competition
    • Won the Supplier Excellence award from SML Isuzu Limited (Dewas)
    • Inaugurated a solar power plant at Khandsa
    • Won the Gold award in Innovation & Quality Control Circles (Khandsa)
    • Received a certificate of appreciation from Powerdown, Australia (Dewas)
    • Installed a 182-kilowatt solar park at Dewas
    • Got felicitated by the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh for encouraging women's participation in the workforce (Khandsa)
    • Got recognised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry for good practices in safety systems
    • Won back-to-back Gold Quality awards from Bajaj Auto (Nashik and Aurangabad)
    • Bagged the Gold award for quality from Lohia Auto Industries
    • Got the Zero PPM Quality award from Toyota Kirloskar Motor