50 Years of Gabriel India
    3 Wheelers
    2 Wheelers
    Passenger Cars
    Commercial Vehicles
    4 Wheelers – Passenger Cars
    2 Wheelers

    The history of Gabriel India dates back to 1961, when Mr. Deep C Anand, as a young entrepreneur, launched his very first business venture - Gabriel India, in collaboration with Maremont Corporation (now Gabriel Ride Control Products of ArvinMeritor Inc., USA), for the manufacturing of shock absorbers at Mulund, Mumbai.

    1961

    1961 Mr. DC Anand founded Gabriel India. First plant is set up in Mulund, Mumbai

    1965-75 Started supplies across segments to OEMs like TELCO, Bajaj Auto, Mahindra & Mahindra, Premier Auto, Ashok Leyland, Hindustan Motors

    1978

    1978 Becomes a listed company with its Public Issue

    1980-85 Acquired business from Swaraj Mazda and VECV (formerly Eicher Motors)

    1985 Launch of in-house Special Purpose Machine design centre

    1987 Khandsa plant set up to supply to Maruti Suzuki

    1988 McPherson struts launched

    1990-91 3rd plant set-up at Nashik for manufacturing shocks and front forks for 2-Wheelers

    1991 Tie up with SOQI, Japan

    1992 Commissioning of Dewas plant for Commercial Vehicles

    1993

    1993 Recruits educated workers called ‘Operating Engineers’ on its shop floors

    1994 Supply to TVS Motors commenced

    1995 Gabriel India Limited acquired Stallion Shox

    1996-97 Chakan plant set up for Passenger Cars segment and Hosur plant for motorcycle segment Started manufacturing Gas Shock Absorbers

    1997 Technology Assistance Agreement signed with KYB Corp.

    1998 Acquired TATA Motors' 1st Passenger Car project

    Sets up its state-of-the-art validation centre in Chakan.


    Becomes self-sufficient in designing and developing indigenous customised solutions

    2002

    2002 Exports to Yamaha (Japan) commenced

    2004 Receives Hyundai 100 PPM Award, establishing it as a manufacturer of quality products

    1998-2004 Business Award from Honda Motorcycles and Scooters, General Motors, Toyota Kirloskar Motor, Ford and Hyundai

    2006 Business acquired from Renault India and also developed 1st Ride Tuning Van

    2007 Sets up the Parwanoo facility, manufactures shock absorbers for Commercial Vehicles and 2-Wheelers, struts for Passenger Cars and front forks for motorcycles

    2008 Becomes the first company in Asia to install the ‘Dynachrome’ Automation Machine and registers 4 patents

    Entry into Suzuki Motorcycles Business awarded for Yamaha ‘New Gen’ motorcycles

    2011

    2009 Starts manufacturing specialty castings and commences backward integration process for 2- Wheelers with Japanese collaborators

    2010 Sets up manufacturing facility at Sanand

    Acquired business from Honda cars for the 1st time for Passenger Car (Brio)

    Supply commenced to Volkswagen India

    R&D Facility at Chakan recognized by Department of Scientific Industrial Research (DSIR)

    2011 R&D Facility at Hosur & Nashik recognized by DSIR

    2012

    Strengthens Aftermarket through highly successful loyalty programme - “Elite Retailer Programme”

    Recognised by Great Place to Work® as one of top 3 auto component companies in India

    Receives Prestigious “Golden Peacock” Eco-Innovation Award

    FICCI Quality Systems Excellence Award for manufacturing in 2012, consequently for two years

    2013

    With key focus on R&D, launches a full-fledged new 2-Wheeler R&D centre in Hosur

    Expanded presence in China with inauguration of China office

    Commissioned 1st Robotic Shock Absorber Line at Gabriel Hosur

    2014

    Mrs. Anjali Singh, Chairperson of ANAND Supervisory Board appointed as Chairperson of Gabriel India, Board of Directors

    To enhance product and customer focus, Strategic Business Units (SBUs) based on product sectors were formed, each headed by a Chief Operating Officer. Two and Three-Wheelers (TW), Passenger Cars (PC), Commercial Vehicles and Railways (CVR) and Aftermarket SBUs formed.

    Signs a technology license agreement with KONI B.V. part of ITT Corporation for Commercial Vehicles, Buses and Industrial Equipment suspensions in India.

    Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India, eminent scientist and Bharat Ratna inaugurated the 2nd Innovation Concourse at Gabriel Chakan

    2015

    Great Place to Work® recognizes Gabriel as 43rd best place to work in India and 2nd in the Indian Auto Component industry for 2015

    Gabriel India listed as one of 'India’s Top 500 Companies' by Dun & Bradstreet for three years in a row and also one of the 'Fortune India’s Next 500 Companies' by Fortune India & Business Standard

    2016

    Becomes a technology provider to Gabriel De Colombia

    Aftermarket business achieves record sales of INR 200 Cr

    Exports of customized machines for Shock Absorber manufacturing to Torre South Africa. These machines are built in-house with indigenous technology.

    Received an approval to manufacture Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) Dampers from Indian Railways for high-speed trains.