September 3, 2010

top indian brands

The ET Brand Equity-Nielsen survey for 2010 is out. The top brands are given below. Please note that most of the top brands are held by foreign companies and have become household names due to branding and quality of product or service.

Top 10 brands:
  1. Nokia
  2. Colgate
  3. Lux
  4. Dettol
  5. Britannia
  6. Lifebuoy
  7. Clinic Plus
  8. Pond’s
  9. Fair & Lovely
  10. Pepsodent
Consumer durables
  1. LG
  2. Godrej
  3. Samsung
Old faithful HMT is 14th.

Oral care
  1. Colgate
  2. Pepsodent
  3. Close up
  1. Raymond
  2. peter England
Four wheelers
  1. Maruti Suzuki
  2. Tata Motors
Santro is not in the first 5.

Hot beverages
  1. Bournvita
  2. Horlics
  3. Tata Tea
Cold beverages
  1. Pepsi
  2. Maaza
Coca Cola comes 5th.

Household care
  1. Goodknight
  2. All Out
Out of the first 5, three are mosquito repellent.

Personal care [OTC]
  1. Vicks
  2. Iodex
  3. Moov
Persoanal care
  1. Lux
  2. Dettol
  3. Lifebuoy
  4. Clinic Plus
  5. Pond’s
Food products
  1. Britannia
  2. Tata Salt
  3. Maggi
Amul, the taste of India, comes 5th.

  1. Vodafone
  2. BSNL
Airtel is 4th and Reliance is not in top 5.

Mobile handsets
  1. Nokia
  2. Samsung
  3. LG

[Due to space constraint, I have given top brands of some selected categories only.]


  1. It is pity that Indian domestic companies are not able to beat HUL and other MNCS. Why didn't Tatas and Birlas build good brands? Reliance is nowhere.

  2. Down with foreign brands. They make too much money and take the money home. Nokia is the latest one. This is how East India Company ruled over India.