Indian brands that sound International


Indians have a huge inclination for foreign brands. No matter how good Indian products can be but it is tendency to focus more on international. Grasping this taste of Indian consumers, many Indian brands have chosen foreign names for companies. Check out these Indian brands that sounds International.

Lakme
Usually, people consider this cosmetics brand as foreign. But the reality is totally different. Started in 1952, this is one of the popular cosmetic brand of India. Lakme got its name from the French opera called Lakmé and is a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills.

Allen Solly
Licensed under Madura Garments, Allen Solly is a subsidiary of the Aditya Birla Group. It is a premium apparel brand which is famous for chic office wear. It is also mistaken as an international brand because of its name. This brand makes trousers, shirts and wallets.

Louis Philippe
Inspired by French King ‘Louis Philippe’, this premium men’s clothes brand is also Indian. It is also a part of Madura Fashion & Lifestyle. Launched in 1989, this brand is quite popular among masses.

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Larsen & Toubro Ltd
Known as L & T, Larsen & Toubro Ltd is an Indian multinational brand that deals in engineering and construction. The headquarters of the company are located in Mumbai in Maharashtra. This company has extended its branches ranches in various parts of Asia.

Monte Carlo
Established in 1984, Monte Carlo is a leading clothing brand for men and women. Due to its Italian name, it seems to foreign brand but it’s totally an Indian company. It is famous for its woolen apparels all over the country. This Italian brand name was specifically chosen for the Indian customer base, keeping in mind their fascination for foreign brands. But this is actually a 100 per cent Indian woolen brand from the Ludhiana-based Nahar Group.

La Opala
La Opala is one of the leading crockery brands in India. Going by the name, it sounds French but it is fully Indian. This company manufactures at Kolkata. In fact, the headquartered is also at Kolkata. This company sells high-end tableware.

Royal Enfield
It is even difficult to imagine for many people that Royal Enfield is an Indian brand. Previously, Royal Enfield was a British motorcycle manufacturing company. But, the presently, it is a part of Eicher Motors Limited. This Indian automaker has factories in Chennai.

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