Brands Which We Thought Are Indian But They Are Not

1] Bata Shoes

Bata company is not an Indian company. Bata Shoes is a family-owned global footwear and fashion accessory brand with it’s headquarter located in Lausanne, Switzerland. The Bata Shoe Company was founded in 1894 in Zlín, Moravia by Tomáš Baťa, his brother Antonín and his sister Anna.

Source – Allstylebrands

2] Hindustan Unilever Ltd.

Even if the name of company has Hindustan in it, This company is owned by Anglo-Dutch company Unilever.

Source – Coolavenues

3] Colgate

Colgate might have been a household name since ages but it’s an American multinational consumer products company focused on the production and distribution of household, health care and personal products, such as soaps, detergents, and oral hygiene products.

Source – xlmerijaan


The Star in Star TV stands for Satellite Television Asian Region. It is an Asian TV service owned by 21st Century Fox, the American multinational mass media corporation. It is structured into 3 units – STAR Indian, STAR Greater China and Fox International Channels Asia.

Source – Wikipedia


5] Nestle

Most people think the company behind favourites such as Maggi and KitKat is Indian. Nestle is actually a Swiss transnational food and beverage company headquartered in Vevey, Vaud, Switzerland.

Source – Dairyreporter

6] Bose Speakers

It is an American corporation company that is based in Framingham, Massachusetts and specializes in luxury audio equipment. It was, however, founded by an Indian American named Amar Bose in 1964.

Source – Pcmag

7] Gudang Garam Cigarettes

These spiced cigarettes that people seem to hate but still smoke, is actually an Indonesian brand. It was founded on 26 June 1958 by Tjoa Ing Hwie, who changed his name to Surya Wonowidjojo. Gudang Garam actually means “salt warehouse”.

Source – Ciggiesworld

8] Vedanta Resources

This is a global diversified metals and mining company that is notorious for a lot of the land and forest grabbing in Odisha. They are headquartered in London.

Source – Vedantaresourcesplc

9] Tide Detergent

This household detergent is actually manufactured by Procter & Gamble, an American company. It was introduced in 1946 in US markets and expanded to the rest of the world over time.

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