Here is a list of the top 10 bottled water companies in 2015. These companies have prominent global packaged drinking water brands, which are available worldwide. These are mostly manufactured by main stream beverage companies, who have an extensive distribution network, strong marketing and excellent quality. Some of the biggest water brand names like Aquafine, Evian, Bisleri, PureLife, Bonafont etc are made by these companies.
10. Bisleri International (Bisleri, Vedica)
Bisleri International Private Ltd. produces bottled drinking water, Bisleri, a brand of mineral bottled water so popular in India that the brand is used as a generic term for mineral water.
It was established by Felice Bisleri, who first thought of selling bottled mineral water in India. It has its origins in Italy, at a place called Nocera Umbra, from the springs called Angelica. In 1965, Bisleri was first launched in Mumbai in glass bottle containers. In 1969, it was bought over by Parle. In 1995, Jamhshed J Chaunhan started expanding bisleri operations to international market and subsequently, Bisleri ventured into Europe
Currently, Bisleri has 36% market share in bottled drinking water in India. It is available in eight pack sizes - 250ml cups, 250ml bottles, 500ml, 1 liter, 1.5 liter, 2 litre, 5 litre, and 20 litre. It’s operating throughout the India sub-continent and is one of the leading bottled water seller in India. As of 23 October 2012, Bisleri is manufactured at 18 locations/plants and has 13 franchisees & 58 contract packers throughout India. In 1991, Bisleri introduced as an economy pack a 20 liter jar for use at work and home. Subsequently in 2000, it launched ‘Bada bisleri’, a 1.2 liter pack. Four major products of Bisleri are Bisleri, Vedica, fine mineral water brand, Bisleri soda and Urzza, an energy drink.