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1971 - 2000
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1971

The third plant of MRF is inaugurated in Goa.

1972

MRF’s fourth plant came up in Arakkonam.

1973

In 1973, MRF became one of India’s first companies to manufacture and market Nylon passenger car tyres commercially.

1978

MRF developed the MRF Superlug-78, a sturdy tyre for heavy-duty trucks. The tyre was a significant improvement over its existing products, and went on to become the country's largest selling truck tyre in the later years.

1985

MRF Nylogrip tyres for two-wheeler vehicles were launched.

1988

MRF’s foray into sports began with the setting up of the MRF Pace Foundation in 1988 under the command of Dennis Lillee, developing bowling superstars of the future from India and abroad.

1989

MRF collaborated with Hasbro International USA, the world's largest toy makers, and launched Funskool India.

1989

The Company also entered into collaborations with Vapocure Australia to manufacture polyurethane paint formulations and with Pirelli for MUSCLEFLEX Conveyor & Elevator Belting.

1989

MRF opens its Medak unit.

1989

The company sponsored the MRF World Series Cricket Tournament for the Jawaharlal Nehru Trophy.

1989

MRF grew in recognition, collaborations and offered customers a great new experience by opening the MRF Tyredrome, India’s first tyre company owned wheel care complex at Madras in 1989.

1990

MRF brought the 6th World Cup Boxing Championship to Mumbai - the first of its kind with 39 countries participating.

1993

In 1993, K.M. Mammen Mapillai became the first South Indian industrialist to be awarded the Padmashri .

1996

By MRF’s golden jubilee in 1996 , and and started a special factory dedicated entirely to the manufacture of radials at Pondicherry.

1997

MRF ventured into F3 cars for the very first time.

1997

1st T&S store in the country was inaugurated.