List of oldest companies in India

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This list of oldest companies in India includes brands and companies, excluding associations and educational, governmental, or religious organisations. To be listed, a brand or company name must remain, either in whole or in part, since inception and should have been established before 1947. If the original name has since changed due to acquisitions or renaming, this must be verifiable.

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Name Year Established
Wadia Group 1736
Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation 1863
Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies 1865
Allahabad Bank 1865
Nestlé India 1866
Tata Group 1868
Dabur India Ltd. 1884
Kirloskar Group 1888
Britannia Industries 1892
Punjab National Bank 1895
Century Textile and Industries 1897
Godrej and Boyce 1897
CESC Limited 1899
Shalimar Paints. 1902
The Indian Hotels Company 1903
City Union Bank 1904
Phoenix Mill 1905
NATIONAL INSURANCE COMPANY LIMITED 1906
Canara Bank 1906
Bank of India 1906
Alembic Pharmaceuticals Ltd 1907
Tata Steel 1907
Bank of Baroda 1908
Swan Racing 1909
ITC 1910
TVS Group 1911
Central Bank of India 1911
Tana Hydroelectric Power Station 1915
Birla Corporation 1919
Kesoram Cotton Mills 1919
Kansai Nerolac Paints 1920
INGERSOLL-RAND (INDIA) 1921
HADFIELD’S (INDIA) 1923
SMITHKLINE PHARMACEUTICALS 1924
Balmer Lawrie and Co. 1924
Karnataka Bank 1924
Raymond Ltd 1925
Syndicate Bank 1925
Hindustan Construction Company 1926
Lakshmi Vilas Bank 1926
South Indian Bank 1929
VST Industries 1930
Arvind (company) 1931
Bata Shoes 1931
Bajaj Hindusthan 1931
Travancore Federal Bank 1931
Vijaya Bank 1931
HINDUSTAN VANASPATI MANUFACTURING CO. 1931
ISGEC 1933
Eveready Industries India 1934
CIPLA 1935
Godfrey Phillips India 1936
Colgate-Palmolive India 1937
CROMPTON PARKINSON WORKS 1937
TATA INVESTMENT CORP. 1937
Indian Overseas Bank 1937
BAJAJ ELECTRICALS 1938
JK LAKSHMI CEMENT 1938
DENA BANK 1938
JAMMU AND KASHMIR (J&K) BANK 1938
TATA CHEMICALS 1939
Bijeram Dedraj Oil Mills Pvt ltd 1940
FAIRDEAL CORP.(PVT.) 1940
State Bank of Hyderabad 1941
Blue Star Limited 1943
BASF INDIA 1943
TATA COFFEE 1943
ORIENTAL BANK OF COMMERCE 1943
UNITED COMMERCIAL BANK 1943
RATNAKAR BANK 1943
ESCORTS (AGENTS) 1944
BAJAJ HOLDINGS AND INVESTMENT 1944
Asian Paints Ltd 1945
Mahindra & Mahindra 1945
TATA (MOTORS) ENGINEERING AND LOCOMOTIVE CO. 1945
Western India Vegetable Products Limited 1945

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