History Eicher Motor is one of the prominent commercial vehicle manufacturers in India.

The companies origins date back to 1948, when Goodearth Company was established for the distribution and service of imported tractors. In 1959 the Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Private Ltd. was established, Jointly with the Gebr. Eicher company, a German tractor manufacturer. In 1960 the first tractor ever produced in India was put on the market. Since 1965 Eicher In India has been completely owned by Indian shareholders. The German Eicher tractor being part of MasseyFerguson from 1970 when they bought 30% before buying the German company out in 1973. In 2005, Eicher Motors Ltd sold the Tractors & Engines business to TAFE, (Tractors And Farm Equipment Ltd), of Chennai, India, the Indian licencee of Massey Ferguson tractors. German car manufacturer Daimler holds a 20% stake in Eicher Motors. Eicher Motors began its business operations in 1959 in India with the roll out of India¶s first tractor. Today the Eicher Group is a significant player in the Indian auto mobile industry with a gross sales turnover of over INR 19,000 million ($424 million (US)) in the year 2005-06.


The Eicher Group has diversified business interests in design & development, manufacturing and local/ international marketing of Trucks & Buses, Motorcycles, Automotive Gears and components. In addition to this, Eicher has also invested in the potential growth areas of Management Consultancy Services, Customised Engineering Solutions, City Maps & Travel Guides. The activities of the Group are divided into the following business units covering all the business interests.

The Group¶s products are supplied by a network of around 381 dealers distributed across India. Eicher is present in over 40 other countries across the world.  Eicher Goodearth Limited Eicher Motors Limited  Eicher Motors .Commercial Vehicles  Royal Enfield .Gears Eicher Limited . The Group has around 600 suppliers of components and subassemblies. [edit] .City Maps & Travel Guides ECS Limited .Customised Engineering Solutions Good Earth Publications .Motorcycles  Eicher Engineering Components .Investments in Group companies Eicher Engineering Solutions .Management Consulting     The Eicher company has around 2500 employees located in 4 manufacturing facilities and 49 marketing & area offices all around India.

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