At the Forefront of
Redefining Ride Comfort



ANAND’s flagship company, Gabriel India Limited, was established in 1961 and stands testimony to the group’s belief in the power of partnership; almost 6 decades later, Gabriel India continues its links with its founding partner.


Driven by the power of people, we have grown from strength to strength with over 500 models of ride control products. We have created a significant presence across every automotive segment, ranging from 2 – Wheelers to Railways. The credibility of Gabriel’s product portfolio is cemented by the fact that various multinational OEMs in India recommend and supply Gabriel India products to their counterparts across the globe.

Our Partners


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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.



At Gabriel India, our belief and values of leadership through partnership and people empowerment is inherent. Having created enduring partnerships, the leadership at Gabriel India has built the Company on the foundations of trust, good governance, and transparency.


Gabriel’s leadership has fostered an environment that encourages our people to imbibe the ANAND way in 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
Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar
Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar
Mr. Jagdish Kumar
Mr. Jagdish Kumar
Mr. Pradeep Banerjee
Mr. Pradeep Banerjee
Ms. Matangi Gowrishankar
Ms. Matangi Gowrishankar
Mrs. Pallavi Joshi Bakhru
Mrs. Pallavi Joshi Bakhru
Ms. Mahua Acharya
Ms. Mahua Acharya
Mr. Amitabh Srivastava
Mr. Amitabh Srivastava Chief Operating Officer - Aftermarket Business Unit and Railways Business Unit
Mr. Anand Sontakke
Mr. Anand Sontakke Chief Operating Officer - Two and Three Wheelers Business Unit
Mr. R. Vasudevan
Mr. R. Vasudevan Chief Operating Officer - Passenger Car Business Unit and Commercial Vehicles Business Unit
Mr. Rishi Luharuka
Mr. Rishi Luharuka Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Vinod Razdan
Mr. Vinod Razdan Chief Human Resources Officer


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.


To be among the top 5 shock absorber manufacturers in the world
Gabriel India is defined by a value system engrained in ANAND Way, which guides its work ethics. These core values help us make our decisions in every sphere of our work & help us shoulder social responsibilities. These foundational beliefs & philosophies always have, & always will, continue to define way we do business.


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). With a humble beginning in shock absorber manufacturing, Gabriel has become synonymous with ride control products in India. Gabriel’s journey of 6 decades is marked by strong research and development, innovation, and technological alliances that make it a preferred OEM supplier.



  • 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:
    • Gabriel India 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:
    • Sets up a third plant at Nashik for manufacturing 2 - Wheeler shocks and front forks
1991 - 2000
  • 1991:
    • Entered 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:
    • Sets 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:
    • Sets up the Parwanoo facility to manufactures shock absorbers for commercial vehicles and 2 - 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 2 - Wheelers with Japanese collaborators
  • 2010:
    • Sets up manufacturing facility at Sanand
    • Acquired Passenger Cars (Brio) business from Honda for the first time
    • Commenced supplies to Volkswagen India
    • R&D facility at Chakan recognised by the Department of Scientific Industrial Research
2011 - 2020
  • 2011:R&D facilities at Hosur and Nashik recognised by the Department of Scientific Industrial Research
  • 2012:
    • Strengthened presence in the aftermarket segment through the Elite Retailer loyalty programme
    • Recognised by 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 FICCI Quality Systems Excellence award for manufacturing

  • 2013:
    • Launched a full-fledged R&D centre 2 - Wheelers in Hosur
    • Expanded presence in China by inaugurating the Ningbo office
    • Commissioned the first robotic shock absorber line at Hosur
  • 2014:
    • Mrs. Anjali Singh, Chairperson of Group Supervisory Board, appointed as the Chairperson of Gabriel India’s Board of Directors
    • Established 4 strategic business units for 2 & 3 – Wheelers, Passenger Cars, Commercial Vehicles & Railways and aftermarket
    • Signed a technology license agreement with KONI BV (part of ITT Corporation), the Netherlands, for manufacturing suspensions for commercial vehicles, buses and industrial equipment
    • Second Innovation Concourse at Chakan inaugurated by the Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna awardee

  • 2015:
    • 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
    • Listed among ‘India’s Top-500 Companies’ by Dun & Bradstreet for 3 years in a row
    • Featured in ‘India’s Next 500 Companies' as per Fortune India and Business Standard

  • 2016:
    • Became a technology provider to Gabriel De Colombia
    • Raked in record sales of Rs. 200 Cr. 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:
    • Won the Supplier Excellence award from SML Isuzu Limited (Dewas)
    • Inaugurated a solar power plant at Khandsa
    • Installed a 182-kilowatt solar park at Dewas
    • Bagged the Gold Award for quality from Lohia Auto Industries
    • Received the Zero PPM Quality award from Toyota Kirloskar Motor
  • 2018:
    • Received the Sustainability Award - Automotive and Farm Division from Mahindra for outstanding contribution in 2017-18
    • Received the Price Competitiveness Award from Suzuki Motorcycles India Pvt. Ltd.
    • Won regional winner award in 'Supplier Samrat' competition organised by Ashok Leyland (Dewas)
    • Recognition of supply chain partnership from Royal Enfield
    • Recognition of support and valuable contribution by Honda Motorcycle & Scooter
    • Gabriel India recognised as a Great Place To Work by Great Place To Work Institute®
  • 2019:
    • Received ‘Special Support’ award at the Maruti Suzuki Vendor Conference 2019 held in Macau
    • Awarded for ‘Best in Cost Reduction’ activities by Suzuki Motorcycles India in Suzuki Vendor Conference 2019 held in Gurugram
    • Awarded for ‘Quality Management System’ at Honda (HMSI) Vendor Conference 2019 held in Gurugram
    • Awarded for Manufacturing Excellence in ‘Theoretical Value Production’ by Yamaha Motor Company at Global Suppliers Conference 2019 held in Japan
    • Gabriel India, Chakan plant, received ‘Zero PPM Award’, Quality Certificate and Special Safety Recognition from Toyota Kirloskar Motor at an event held in Bengaluru
    • Gabriel’s Railway Business Unit received award for ‘Innovation in Rolling Stock Components’ at the Rail Analysis Innovation & Excellence Summit 2019
    • Gabriel India, Dewas plant, received ‘Gold Award’ in the 7th edition of FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Awards for Industry
    • Gabriel India, Dewas plant, received ‘Certificate of Consistency’ from export customer, Powerdown, Australia
    • Gabriel India, Chakan plant, received ‘Silver Award’ at the 12th QCI – D. L. Shah Quality Award 2018
    • Gabriel India, Chakan plant, received ‘Silver Trophy’ under Excellence in Quality and Productivity at the ACMA Technology Summit and Expo 2019
    • Gabriel India listed amongst Top 100 companies as ‘India’s Best Companies to Work for 2019’ by Great Place to Work® Institute
  • 2020:
    • Gabriel India, Chakan plant, won the ‘Gold Award’ at the Regional Quality Circle Competition, hosted by Toyota Kirloskar Suppliers Association in Pune.
    • Gabriel India, Nashik plant, is recognised as the winner in the category ‘Best of Manufacturing’ at the Quality Circle Forum of India – Chapter Convention Competition 2019; the team also received two ‘Gold Awards’ for the Kaizen Competition at the same event held in Aurangabad.
    • Gabriel India received the Delivery Management award from Honda Motorcycle & Scooter India (HMSI), at their 21st Supplier Convention 2020. The award was presented by Mr. Harbhajan Singh, Director, General and Corporate Affairs, HMSI.
    • Gabriel India, Chakan Team, ‘Spartans’, emerged as the winners at the National Level Toyota Kirloskar Suppliers Association Quality Circle Competition.
    • Gabriel India, Chakan plant, received the prestigious Zero PPM, Best Quality Certificate from Toyota India for 2019. This award is given in recognition of the outstanding performance for achieving Zero Defect Supplies during 2019.
2021 and onwards
  • 2021:
    • Gabriel India ranks No.1 in the Fortune India "The NEXT 500 Companies" list - The first comprehensive ranking of India's midsize companies.
    • ACMA presented Gabriel India, Nashik plant with the 'Excellence in Manufacturing Award' as well as a 'certificate of appreciation' for Excellence in Human Resource and Excellence in Health Safety & Environment.
    • Gabriel India, Dewas Plant received the ACMA Excellence Award 2020 for 'Excellence in HR' and 'Excellence in New Product-design and Development'.
    • Gabriel India launched its Diamond Jubilee celebrations on Thursday 24th June 2021. The event began with messages from Mr. Manoj Kolhatkar, Managing Director, and Mr. Atul Jaggi, Deputy Managing Director. The Diamond Jubilee flag hoisting was done at Chakan premises. This was followed by release of the 60 years insignia.
    • Gabriel India received the Best Supplier of the Year Award Demand Fulfilment North (2020-21) from TATA Genuine Parts at their Virtual Vendors Meet.
    • Team Drishyam from Gabriel India, Khandsa plant, won the Gold Award at the Delhi Chapter Convention on Quality Concept for QC Project- ‘Reduction of Rework Cost at E-Coat line’.
    • Team Royal Fighter from Gabriel India, Khandsa plant, won the Silver Award at the Delhi Chapter Convention on Quality Concept for QC Project - 'Reduction of Rejection Cost at Rod Cell'.
    • Gabriel India, Parwanoo plant, won the Gold Award at the Quality Circle Forum of India, Delhi Sub Chapter (Jaipur), for the year 2021.
    • Mr. Thirumurukan, SQA Head, TVS Motor Company and his team visited Gabriel India, Hosur plant, on 28th October 2021, to present the team with the ‘Burning Desire Award’ for Speedy Quality Improvements.