Brands which sound Indian but actually are foreign based

Specific brands have become the first choice for us and we don’t usually use products other than those brand. In the Indian household they have been used so much that we have an impression that those brands are indigenous, but surprisingly they aren’t Indian brands but foregin brands. Let’s check them out some of the most common ones.

1. Bata
The company which has its store in every nook and corner of the country and is the Indians favourite brand when it comes to footwear. But surprisingly it is manufactured in Lausanne, Switzerland and was established in 1894 in Zlín, Moravia by a group of shoemakers. Bata has an amazing shoe collection, quite comfortable and cost effective which makes Bata sound too indigenous and humble to be a foreign brands.

2. Hindustan Unilever
The company which produces everything including soaps, teas, shampoos, detergents, ice creams and frozen desert is misleaded to be an Indian brand because of its misleading. Howerer the organization is a subsidiary of Unilever, a British-Dutch company.

3. Bose Speakers
The name sounds Bengali but actually its name is kept after the founder Amar Bose who was and American of the Indian descent and was established in 1964 and is currently sitauted in Framingham, Massachusetts. 

4. Colgate
Colgate is one of the most trusted foreign brands when it comes to dental hygiene and Indian household is incomplete without it. Every home without Colgate is incomplete. However, Colgate is an aggregate of Colgate-Palmolive, which is an American worldwide consumer company.

5. Indian Motorcycles
When you see the word ‘Indian‘ on its logo, you will be quite sure that the brand is desi.  However,the ‘Indian’ in its name refers to American Indians – the indigenous people groups of the United States