About Us

The Journey into Light

Journey From a Fledging Producer to a Global Conveyor Belt Manufacturer

From a Fledging producer of rubber toys to a globally recognised Conveyor Belt producer !

From 1949

its been an eventful journey

– a journey in which young independent India is now recognised for its human and technological prowess. From a desire to achieve self reliance in products, technology and services, the Oriental brand is now visible in every corner of the world.

Like India, Oriental Rubber has evolved. And the underlying strength in our progress has been resilience and flexibility – much akin to the rubber we mould.

The foundation was laid by Mr. Sadanand Makar who passed the baton to his son Mr. Vijeynand, one of the premier rubber technologists in independent India. With their spirit of enterprise and innovation, Oriental emerged into prominence – a company known for providing excellent products of lasting value.

Oriental is led by third generation entrepreneurs Vikram and Vishal Makar, who are ably assisted by the best professionals in the industry and a vision to transform the company from “proudly Indian” to “proudly Global”

The values remain the same as when we started and as our newsletter Suryodaya promises – at Oriental, the sun of innovation rises every day !


  • 1949
    • Established as one of the first producers of rubber moulded articles in independent India.
  • 1954
    • Imported cycle tyre and Belting Lines from Japan to become the first producer of Conveyor Belts using indigenous technology.
  • 1964
    • Established as a leading producer of Conveyor and Transmission belts in India with an additional 1800-mm wide Belting Line.

      With a wide range of products catering to defence, railways and industrial applications, Oriental became one of the largest non-tyre rubber producers in the country.

  • 1973
    • The first Indian belt manufacturer to install a SIEMPELKAMP Press imported from Germany, resulting in the largest capacity for belts in the country.
  • 1978
    • With the continuous technological developments, Oriental manufactured the FIRST SYNTHETIC FABRIC REINFORCED CONVEYOR BELT in India.
  • 1993
    • Established a modern plant in Pune, near Mumbai, with a land area of 32000 M2 and covered area of 5000 M2.

      Focus on making synthetic fabric reinforced Conveyor Belts for the Indian and overseas markets.

  • 1994
    • Commenced exports; products well accepted in Western Europe, USA and Middle East.
  • 1996
    • Successfully executed the single largest EP belt in the country for a copper project.
      Increased product portfolio to include wear resistant products.
  • 1999
    • Completed Phase 1 of expansion in conveyor belt capacity
  • 2000-2001
    • Phase 2 – expansion resulting in mixing capacity of 7200 TPA.
      Became the largest producer and exporter of fabric reinforced conveyor belt in the country.
      Accredited with ISO 9001 Certification
  • 2002
    • Awarded Export House Status by Govt of India
  • 2003
    • Increase in plant capacity by 70% which included two Vulcanizing Press Lines.
  • 2007
    • 2nd Manufacturing facility covering 100,000 sq ft was established in Karandi as 100% EOU.
      Oriental Rubber Industries(SA)Pty Ltd : A Subsidiary of Oriental Rubber Industries in India was floated
  • 2009
    • Accredited by South African Board of Standard (SABS) for the Fire Resistant and General Purpose Conveyor Belts.
  • 2010
    • National Accreditation Board For Testing & Calibration Laboratory (NABL)
  • 2011
    • Commissioning of 2200mm wide Siempelkamp Press
  • 2013
    • Commissioning of 2600mm wide Clouth Press, widest press in India
  • 2014
    • Overseas Manufacturing Facility in South Africa
  • 2016
    • Expansion of Steel Cord Belts manufacturing facility