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Top leading Companies of India

Top leading Companies of India

The key players of the economy in India are the top companies of India. About 47 Indian companies headed by the corporate giant Reliance Industries are listed among the biggest 2,000 companies of the world by the Forbes, US Magazine. The new entrants in this list are Hero Honda Motors, Indian Bank, Sun Pharma and Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. The Indian Companies in India have made their significant presence in the world business scenario. On this page you will find the list of Top Companies In India, and also the list of Top 10 Global Companies. The list below gives the names of the best Indian companies.

List of leading Companies of India

Reliance Industries Limited

About Reliance Industries Limited

Reliance Industries Limited is India’s largest private sector conglomerate company by market value, with an annual turnover of US$45.09 billion and profit of US$3.6 billion for the fiscal year ending in March 2010 making it one of the largest India’s private sector companies, being ranked at 264th position in the Fortune Global 500 (2009) and at the 126th position in the Forbes Global 2000 list (2010).

Reliance Industries Products

The primary business of the company is petroleum refining and petrochemicals. It operates a 33 million tonne refinery at Jamnagar in the Indian state of Gujarat. Reliance has also completed a second refinery of 29 million tons at the same site which started operations in December 2008. The company is also involved in oil & gas exploration and production. In 2002, it struck a major find on India’s eastern coast in the Krishna Godavari basin. Gas production from this find was started on 2 April 2009. As of the end of 3rd quarter of 2009-2010, gas production from the KG D6 ramped up to 60 MMSCMD.

Oil & Natural Gas Corporation

This company is awarded as the Best Oil and Gas company in Asia. It is the lone contributor of about 84% India’s oil and gas. This company is not only among the leading Indian companies but also a leading company of oil and gas. The highest profit making corporate of India is ONGC. It has 77% share in the crude oil production of India. The company’s main activity is to explore,refine,produce,market and transport crude oil,natural gas etc.

State Bank of India

It is the largest Indian bank and one of the leading companies in India. It offers banking services through its wide network in India and overseas. SBI provides a range of banking products through its vast network of branches in India and overseas, including products aimed at NRIs. The State Bank Group, with over 16,000 branches, has the largest banking branch network in India. With an asset base of $352 billion and $285 billion in deposits, it is a regional banking behemoth. It has a market share among Indian commercial banks of about 20% in deposits and advances, and SBI accounts for almost one-fifth of the nation’s loans.

Indian Oil Corporation

It is a public sector Indian Petroleum company and also the largest commercial enterprise in India. ONGC is Asia’s largest and most active company involved in exploration and production of oil. It is involved in exploring for and exploiting hydrocarbons in 26 sedimentary basins of India. It produces about 30% of India’s crude oil requirement. It owns and operates more than 11,000 kilometres of pipelines in India. In 2010, it stood at 18th position in the Platts Top 250 Global Energy Company Rankings.


The largest private sector bank in the sector of market capitalization in India is ICICI Bank and the second largest bank in assets. The bank also has a network of 2,016 branches (as on 31 March 2010) and about 5,219 ATMs in India and presence in 18 countries, as well as some 24 million customers (at the end of July 2007). ICICI Bank offers a wide range of banking products and financial services to corporate and retail customers through a variety of delivery channels and specialization subsidiaries and affiliates in the areas of investment banking, life and non-life insurance, venture capital and asset management.  It provides the banking services like Personal banking,Corporate Net Banking,NRI,Internet Banking,24-hr Customer Care and many other banking facilities.


National Thermal Power Corporation Limited is the largest power company in India and has a capacity of 29894 MW with 7 gas based,15 coal based power stations and about four joint ventures. The company is the top among the Best Workplaces for Large Organizations. Two major units of the company is in Orissa. The core business of the company are construction,engineering and operation of power generating plants.

Steel  Authority of India Limited

In India,one among the largest steel makers is Steel Authority of India Limited. The company has a turnover of about Rs. 45555 crore. The company also ranks higher among the top five largest profit earning Indian corporate. It is also the 16th largest producer of steel in the world. The website of the company gives all the required information about the Sales, Durgapur Steel Plant and other Plants and Units of the company.

Tata Steel

The company was initially known as TISCO and Tata Iron and Steel Company. It is the sixth largest Indian Steel company in the world. Tata Steel formerly known as TISCO and Tata Iron and Steel Company Limited, is the world’s seventh largest steel company,with an annual crude steel capacity of 31 million tonnes. It is the largest private sector steel company in India in terms of domestic production. Ranked 258th on Fortune Global 500, it is based in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand, India.It is part of Tata Group of companies. Tata Steel is also India’s second-largest and second-most profitable company in private sector with consolidated revenues of Indian rupee1 32,110 crore (US$ 29.99 billion) and net profit of over Indian rupee12,350 crore (US$ 2.8 billion) during the year ended March 31, 2008. Tata steel in the 8th most valuable brand according to an annual survey conducted by Brand Finance and The Economic Times in 2010.The company is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange and National Stock Exchange of India, and employs about 82,700 people (as of 2007) The crude capacity of the company is 28 million tones. It is also ranks second among the largest private sector steel companies in India. The main plant is in Jharkhand, Jameshedpur. It has become multinational for its operations across the world. The registered office is in Mumbai.

Bharti Airtel

Bharti Enterprises’ flagship company is Bharti Airtel. It is the topmost company in the sector of telecom. The company is ranked as the one with best performance across the globe in 2007 by the Business Week Magazine.  Bharti Airtel Ltd is the 5th largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscriber base and has a commercial presence in 19 countries. The Company is India’s largest integrated telecom company in terms of customer base and offers Mobile Services, Fixed Line services, Broadband & IPTV, DTH service named Airtel Digital TV, Long Distance and Enterprise services. It is also the first provider of telephine service in the private sector and has carved the telecom sector path in India. Bharti Airtel Ltd is the 5th largest mobile operator in the world in terms of subscriber base and has a commercial presence in 19 countries. The Company is India’s largest integrated telecom company in terms of customer base and offers Mobile Services, Fixed Line services, Broadband & IPTV, DTH service named Airtel Digital TV, Long Distance and Enterprise services. The three business units of the company are Enterprise Services,Mobile services and Broadband and Telephone Services.

Reliance Communications

The company offers services like the information and communication, infrastructure and services for individuals and enterprises,consulting and applications. The company consumers are in Reliance Landline, BroadNet, Rworld, Reliance Global call, Reliance IPTV,Wireless Phone,Mobile-CDMA,GSM etc. The company is a renowned name in the implementation and managing of entire telephony solution. The company has a customer base of 105 million, including over 2.5 million individual overseas retail customers. It ranks among the top 5 telecommunications companies  in the world by number of customers in a single country. Reliance Communications corporate clientele includes 2,100 Indian and multinational corporations, and over 800 global, regional and domestic carriers. The company has established a pan-India, next-generation, integrated (wireless and wireline), convergent (voice, data and video) digital network that is capable of supporting services spanning the entire communications value chain, covering over 24,000 towns and 600,000 villages. Reliance Communications owns and operates the next-generation IP-enabled connectivity infrastructure, comprising over 190,000 kilometers of fiber optic cable systems in India, USA, Europe, Middle East and the Asia Pacific region.

47 Indian companies have been listed in the Forbes Global 2000 ranking for 2009. The leading companies are:

World Rank Company Industry Revenue
(billion $)
(billion $)
(billion $)
Market Value
(billion $)
121 Reliance Industries Oil & Gas, Petrochemicals 34.03 4.87 43.61 35.95
150 State Bank of India Banking 22.63 2.23 255.86 12.85
152 Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Oil & Gas Operations 24.04 4.95 35.35 28.91
207 Indian Oil Corporation Oil & Gas Operations 51.66 1.97 33.64 10.20
317 NTPC Electricity generation 9.63 1.86 24.58 29.70
329 ICICI Bank Banking 15.06 0.85 120.61 7.14
463 Tata Steel Steel 32.77 3.08 31.16 2.46
508 Bharti Telecommunications Services 6.73 1.59 12.28 23.63
582 Steel Authority of India Limited Steel 9.82 1.89 10.54 6.14
689 Reliance Communications Telecommunications Services 4.26 1.35 19.31 6.27
773 Larsen & Toubro Capital Goods 7.30 0.58 9.92 6.99
795 Bharat Petroleum Oil & Gas Operations 27.71 0.44 11.86 2.71
796 Bharat Heavy Electricals Capital Goods 4.81 0.71 8.47 13.37
808 HDFC Banking 2.21 0.67 24.16 7.05
834 Tata Consultancy Svcs Software & Services 5.70 1.25 4.36 9.20
848 Hindalco Industries Metal 14.87 0.59 18.31 1.28
864 HDFC Bank Banking 3.09 0.40 33.10 7.36
883 DLF Universal Limited Diversified Financials 3.50 1.95 9.87 5.05
891 Infosys Technologies Software & Services 4.16 1.16 4.45 13.79
946 Punjab National Bank Banking 4.15 0.55 50.72 2.08
987 ITC Limited Food Drink & Tobacco 3.65 0.79 4.43 13.48
989 Wipro Software & Services 4.98 0.82 5.38 5.93
997 Bank of India Banking 3.62 0.49 44.69 2.31
1002 Hindustan Petroleum Oil & Gas Operations 25.43 0.34 10.74 1.86
1037 GAIL Utilities 4.69 0.69 6.28 5.04
1057 NMDC Materials 1.42 0.81 2.70 11.75
1059 Canara Bank Banking 4.19 0.45 45.10 1.33
1085 Power Grid Corporation of India Utilities 1.15 0.36 10.78 7.94
1157 Tata Motors Capital Goods 8.54 0.54 8.82 1.13
1184 Bank of Baroda Banking 3.56 0.39 45.72 1.57
1324 Power Finance Corporation Business Services & Supplies 1.26 0.30 13.64 3.24
1332 Axis Bank Banking 2.20 0.26 27.23 2.44
1350 Union Bank of India Banking 2.66 0.35 30.93 1.28
1380 Grasim Industries Textile 4.23 0.72 5.19 2.46
1462 Indian Overseas Bank Banking 2.25 0.30 25.39 0.49
1522 Sun Pharmaceutical Drugs and Biotechnology 0.82 0.37 1.49 4.11
1529 Mahindra & Mahindra Consumer Durables 5.92 0.39 6.46 1.45
1629 Allahabad Bank Banking 1.81 0.25 20.71 0.35
1659 Indian Bank Banking 1.56 0.26 17.52 0.73
1663 Syndicate Bank Banking 2.20 0.21 26.70 0.50
1698 IDBI Bank Banking 2.51 0.19 33.04 0.69
1724 Central Bank of India Banking 2.22 0.15 30.94 0.26
1793 Jindal Steel and Power Materials 1.36 0.32 3.32 3.14
1794 National Aluminium Company Metal 1.24 0.41 2.75 2.60
1869 Oriental Bank of Commerce Banking 1.86 0.09 22.58 0.56
1872 UCO Bank Banking 1.81 0.08 22.38 0.28
1939 Hero Honda Motors Automobiles/Motorbikes 2.57 0.24 1.26 3.62
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