A journey, spanning over five decades, Eicher has come a long way. These rewarding times saw the company grow, diversify, acquire, amalgamate, consolidate and expand; winning hearts and trust of clients, dealers/distributors and shareholders alike.
The path pursued has been illuminated with landmarks and milestones, which stand as an edifice saluting our achievements. These milestones can be divided into 3 phases.
Goodearth Company set up to sell and service imported tractors
Goodearth Company imported and sold about 1500 tractors in India
Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Ltd. incorporated
First indigenous Eicher tractor built
Eicher came out with India's first indigenously built tractor from its Faridabad factory
Eicher changed name from Eicher Tractor Corporation of India Pvt. Ltd. to Eicher Tractors India Ltd.
100% indigenization achieved in Eicher Tractors
Eicher Goodearth Ltd. name given to Eicher
Collaboration agreement with Mitsubishi for the manufacture of Light Commercial Vehicles signed in Tokyo
Incorporation of Eicher Motors Ltd.
Silver Jubilee Year for Eicher
Eicher Motors Ltd. springs into operation
Eicher Tractors went public
Eicher Goodearth buys 26% equity stake in Enfield India Ltd.
ECS launched; Eicher takes over Ramon & Demm
Eicher Tractors Ltd. selected as 'Company of the Year' for 1990-91 in the four-wheeler category comprising commercial vehicles, passenger cars, jeeps and tractors
Eicher adopts new identifier
Eicher acquires majority stake in Enfield India (60% equity shareholding)
Eicher Motors Ltd. ends the technical assistance agreement with Mitsubishi after a successful transfer of technology and achieving total indigenisation
Enfield India Ltd. changed its name to Royal Enfield Motors Ltd.
Eicher City Map - Delhi launched
Eicher Tractors Ltd. amalgamated with Royal Enfield Motors to form Eicher Ltd.
Eicher Motors Ltd. has disinvested the businesses of tractors and engines to TAFE Motors & Tractors Ltd. (TMTL)
Volvo Group and Eicher Motors Ltd. established VE Commercial Vehicles Limited (VECV)
The company launched the VE-series of Heavy Duty trucks
Royal Enfield launches the Thunderbird 500 and 350 models.
Royal Enfield opens second manufacturing facility in Oragadam, Tamil Nadu. In September 2013, Royal Enfield globally launches the Continental GT 535cc café racer in London, UK.
Royal Enfield opens its first concept store in Saket, New Delhi and launches its first exclusive store in London, UK.
Royal Enfield acquires erstwhile collaborators Harris Performance of the U.K., a motorcycle engineering and design firm, to enhance its engineering and product design capabilities.
Royal Enfield sets up its first direct distribution subsidiary outside India, in North America. Royal Enfield North America (RENA) is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Royal Enfield debuts its first purpose-built adventure tourer motorcycle - the Himalayan. With the all-new LS410 engine and terrain-tested chassis, it promises the ride of a lifetime on all roads and no roads
Royal Enfield moves into its state-of-the-art Tech Centre at Leicestershire, UK to design and develop new motorcycle platforms for global market. Later in the year, Royal Enfield unveiled its first modern 648cc air-cooled parallel twin cylinder engine, designed to offer the right balance between power and torque to provide smooth riding experience without frequent gear shifts.
Royal Enfield launches launches its first twin-cylinder motorcycles in 50 years with the all new Interceptor INT 650 and Continental GT 650 in the US followed by launches across Europe, India and in the Asia Pacific region. The motorcycles receive a great response from media and customers across the world.