Wright Saddles of India’s goes into production. Collaboration with Diamond Chains, USA, brings TI and Hercules chains to India.
His Highness Jayachamaraja Wadiya, the then Governor of Mysore, inaugurated Tube Products of India factory, in Avadi to manufacture Tru-wel electric resistance welded steel tubes in collaboration with the pioneers, Tube Investments.
Tube Products of India was established with the objective of providing backward integration to bicycles, producing tubes required for bicycles.
Hercules (India) is renamed as Hercules- an indication of our collaborator’s acceptance of TI quality standards.
The ‘B’ Factory of TI cycles to manufacture bicycle components was inaugurated by His Highness Jayachamaraja Wadiyar, the then Rajpramukh, Mysore State.
His Highness, the Maharaja of Bhavnagar (then Governor of Madras State) inaugurated the TI Cycles ‘A’ factory. The first Hercules rolled out of the plant and went on to become an enduring best seller along with the Philips brand.