Which brand of water purifier is best in India?
The top 10 best water purifier brands in India in alphabetical order are
- A.O. Smith Water Purifiers
- Aquaguard of Eureka Forbes
- Blue Star water purifiers
- Kent RO Systems
- LG Water Purifier
- Luminous Water Technology
- Pureit Water Purifier
- Tata Swach
- Whirlpool Water Filters
These are all old established brands in India from leading Indian Companies or leading Multinational Companies.
Which is the best RO water purifier in India?
The best RO water purifier in India on the basis of lower price, the quality of product and availability of service anywhere in India are as follows:
- 1. HUL Pureit Classic Mineral RO+MF Water Purifier
- 2. Eureka Forbes Aquasure Maxima RO+UF Water Purifier
- 3. Tata Swach Nova Silver RO Water Purifier
- 4. Kent Supreme RO+UV Water Purifier
- 5. HUL Pureit Ultima RO+UV Water Purifier
- 6. Aquaguard Geneus RO+UV 7-Litre Water Purifier
- 7. KENT Superb Smart RO Water Purifier
- 8. LG 8-Litre RO Water Purifier
Water Purifier business in India is so big that even multinational Corporations like Philips, Unilever (Hindustan Unilever in India with Pureit Water Purifier range), Whirlpool and the Indian industrial giant, The Tata Group, have all joined the fray to corner a slice of this huge market for water purifiers. Eureka Forbes brand Aquaguard is also gaining fame all over the world for their innovative products. The internationally well known Brita Water Filter has also set up a joint venture with the Usha group for their joint venture Company Usha Brita. When you choose a water purifier you have to be sure that the water from the water purifier is safe to drink.
We are giving an introduction to the major manufacturers of Water Purifiers below.
A.O. Smith Water Purifiers in India
A.O. Smith is a multinational Company employing about 13,500 people across the globe. Their annual sales in 2016 were almost $3 billion (approximately 20,000 crores). AO Smith is huge in the USA and is very famous there for their water heaters. AO Smith's entry into the water purifier business is relatively recent. They have significant operations in China, and their water purifiers in China are famous.
AO Smith started their operations in India in 2006. In 2010, A. O. Smith started a factory in Bangalore making home water heaters. They also have a 20-acre facility in the KIADB Industrial Area, Harohalli, Karnataka. They started manufacture of Water Purifiers in 2014 in India in their expanded Bangalore factory. This is the Link to visit AO Smith water purifier website
AO Smith has introduced into the Indian market some unique water purifiers. They are the first in India to offer small home RO water purifier with hot and cold water dispenser. This is very useful to make a quick cup of coffee, tea, or instant noodles or make baby food. .....More
Aquaguard is a brand of the famous Indian Company Eureka Forbes. Eureka Forbes is a part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group, a Rs. 13 billion($260 Million Corporation. Aquaguard has within its range several Water Purifiers. The best water purifier of Aquaguard Water Purifiers is the Aquaguard Total Sensa priced at is Rs.17,900-. Eureka Forbes Aquaguard AquaSure Amrit with Kitanu Magnet priced at Rs. 1990- is an economical and effective water purifier. More from the dedicated page for Eureka Forbes
Blue Star water purifiers
Blue Star is a 70-year-old leading Indian Company. The main businesses activities of Blue Star are Air Conditioning, Water Coolers and Water Purifiers. The water purifier business of Blue Star is new and started from April 2016. Being in the market for 70 years means that Blue Star has an excellent distribution and service centres all over the country. Thus they will have outstanding service facility anywhere in India.
The initial offerings of water purifiers from Blue Star are in four series called Stella, Prisma, Edge and Majesto. Blue Star water purifiers start at an MRP of Rs. 14,900-. The MRP of Blue Stars costliest model Stella, which is India's first RO+UV purifier that dispenses hot, cold and room temperature water, is Rs.44,900-.
Some unique features of Blue Star water purifiers are anti-stagnant ripple technology to prevent the formation of slime in the purified water tank, child lock function, taste enhancer which adds purified essential minerals to RO water and electronic dispensing buttons to give ice cold water or normal water or hot water to make tea, coffee and instant noodles and soups. .....MORE
Kent is a prominent player of the Reverse Osmosis (RO) water filter industry in India. Kent RO is one of the fastest growing RO water purifier brands in India. Kent RO Systems Ltd. and its production facilities are ISO, CE and NSF Certified. The most serious competitors to Kent RO are Aquaguard, Pureit and now LG RO water purifiers, and a popular question on the web is 'best RO water purifier Kent or Aquaguard or Pureit or LG'
The best water filter purifier from Kent RO is Kent Supreme plus RO water purifier priced at about Rs 19,000-. ....More from the dedicated page of Kent RO Systems.
Brita Water Filter Company was started in 1966 in West Germany by Heinz Hankammer. BRITA is the inventor and world famous for its Water Filter Jugs.
It is believed that Brita has 85% of the world market share in table-top water filtration systems. Brita has manufacturing plants in Germany, UK, Switzerland, USA, Canada and India. The Indian Brita is a 50:50 joint venture between USHA SHRIRAM ENTERPRISES PVT LTD and Brita. USHA BRITA water filters are table top storage type water purifiers using the unique ion exchange resin technology of Brita which does not require electricity or running water. More from the dedicated page of Usha Brita.
LG is the latest Multinational giant to enter the Indian water purifier market. LG promote their water purifiers saying that they use stainless steel water storage tanks in their RO water purifer, which is much better than the plastic tanks used by their competitors.
LG water purifiers also have periodic UV light sterilisation of the stored water to prevent bacterial growth inside the water tanks. The other unique process they have in their water purifiers is the 'Electrolysis Sterilizing Care'. ......More from the dedicated page of LG Water Purifiers.
Luminous Water Technology is a new manufacturer of water purifiers in India and launched their first water purifier called LivPure Touch Plus, their top of the range product. "Livpure Touch Plus" water purifier uses RO (Reverse Osmosis), UV (Ultra Violet) and UF (Ultra Filtration) water purification technologies. Now a days water purifier manufacturer seems to rely on celebrities to promote their products. The Livpure Touch Plus water purifier was launched by Indian star cricketer Mr. Sachin Thandulkar in September 2012. Within 6 months of their starting marketing of their water purifiers their model 'Livpure Touch Plus', the flagship product of Luminous Water Technology won the Water Digest, Water Award 2012-2013 for ‘Upcoming Innovative Domestic Water Purifier - Best RO+UV+UF Category’……….More from the dedicated page of Luminous Water Technology
Permionics has the distinction of being the first and only manufacturer of membranes in India (since early 1980s). An Indian Scientist, Dr. Srinivasa Sourirajan, while doing research at UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) co-invented water purification membranes. Dr. Sourirajan has visited the Permionics factory in its early days.
Permionics has successfully used membrane technology in several applications such as milk concentration, whey fractionation, waste water recycling of dye industry, etc. Permionics pioneered the use of Membrane technology in the Pharmaceutical industry by installing Asia's first membrane based system for concentration and purification of Streptomycin in 1981.
The Permionics membrane base water purifiers have been in the market for about 20 years, but they were never aggressively advertised. Permionics UF membrane water purifiers comes in 3 models: Permionics Pureflo: Designed for homes with an inbuilt 4 litre pure water storage tank and priced at Rs.5850-. Permionics Ultraflo: Purifies 40 liters per hour, Ideal for small offices, factories, etc. and priced at Rs.6500-. Permionics Hiflo: Purifies 80 liters per hour Ideal for bigger offices, factories, etc. and priced at Rs.7500-. More from the dedicated page on Permionics.
Philips has a range of UV water filters. The best water filter in the Philips range is the model WP3893 with Power UV. This is how they describe the water purifier on their website "Pure Water Guaranteed with PowerUV+ Advanced state-of-the-art UV (PLS) technology destroys known waterborne virus, bacteria, parasites and amoebae while the activated carbon and sediment filter removes turbidity, chlorine, volatile organic compounds (VOC's), cysts, larger micro-organisms and improves taste. IntelliFill purifies water in present quantity, even in your absence, while rechargeable battery back up guarantees pure water even in case of a power failure." The cost of the Philips model WP3890 is Rs.7495- and the Philips model WP3893 cost is Rs.10,995-. More from dedicated page on Philips India Water Purifiers
Pureit is a brand of the famous Hindustan Unilever Limited or HUL for short. HUL's history reads like this "In the summer of 1888, visitors to the Kolkata harbour noticed crates full of Sunlight soap bars, embossed with the words "Made in England by Lever Brothers". With it, began an era of marketing branded Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG). Soon after followed Lifebuoy in 1895 and other famous brands like Pears, Lux and Vim. Vanaspati was launched in 1918 and the famous Dalda brand came to the market in 1937. In 1931, Unilever set up its first Indian subsidiary, Hindustan Vanaspati Manufacturing Company, followed by Lever Brothers India Limited (1933) and United Traders Limited (1935). These three companies merged to form HUL in November 1956. Hindustan Unilever Network, Direct to home business was launched in 2003 and this was followed by the launch of ‘Pureit’ water purifier in 2004. " (Quoted from the HUL website)
There are four models in the Pureit range of water purifiers which work without electricity. These are: Pureit Classic, Pureit Compact, Pureit Autofill and Pureit Marvella. All of these models have a 4 stage purification process to deliver “as safe as boiled water” without the use of electricity. The latest and the best water purifier of Pureit is the Marvella-RO. More from the dedicated site of Pureit.
Tata Chemicals unveiled their unique and innovative water purifier called 'Tata Swach' on 7th December, 2009. 'SWACH' means 'clean' in Hindi. The Swach does not require electricity nor piped water to work. Tata Swach uses Rice Husk Ash impregnated with Nano Silver particles. Rice Husk Ash (RCA) is the filtering medium for water and the nano-silver particles kills bacteria, germs and other organisms. This filter also claims to meet the US EPA standards for germ kill of 6-log reduction of bacteria, 4-log reduction of viruses, and 3-log reduction of protozoan cysts. This filter also has an automatic Cut-off mechanism to prevent flow of water when its filtration capacity is finished. The Tata Swach water filter took the year 2010 top Gold award prize in The Wall Street Journal's Asian Innovation Awards. Swach costs Rs.999-. More from dedicated page on Tata Swach
Whirlpool International specialises in Water Filters for Refrigerators fitted with automatic ice making machines and cold water dispensers. Whirlpool India sells a range of RO water purifiers of which the best water purifier is the Whirlpool Platinum RO followed by the Whirlpool Elite RO with MES (Mineral Enrichment System). The Whirlpool Platinum RO costs Rs.23,950- and the Whirlpool Elite RO with MES costs Rs.16,950. More from dedicated page on Whirlpool Water Filters
Zero-B is a brand of water purifiers from Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. Ion Exchange (India) Ltd. is a leader in India in the business of water treatment. Formed in 1964, as a subsidiary of the Permutit Company of UK, they became a wholly Indian owned company in 1985. Under the Zero B brand, the company has introduced many products from online water purifiers to advanced Reverse Osmosis Water Purifiers. The best water purifier in the Zero-B range is the Zero B Emerald. Zero B Emerald is a 7 stage RO which can be wall mounted in the kitchen. The maximum retail price is Rs.15,990-. More from dedicated page on Zero-B Water Purifiers
A Table comparing side by side leading Indian Water Purifiers with their features and specifications. So it is easy to compare for example Aquaguard RO vs. Kent RO water purifier or Kent RO vs. Zero-B RO and so on. ....More from dedicated page on Compare best RO water purifiers in India
How to buy Water Purifiers in India
The best way to buy Water Purifiers in India is to first look at all models of Water Purifiers available online at the leading online Retailers in India. For example on the online webpage of All Water Purifiers available in India on Amazon.in, you will find the full range of Indian Water Purifiers complete with their best discounted price and full specifications. This is great information, and you can decide on which model of water purifier to buy. With the model of water purifier you want to buy finalised, you can go to local shops to try and find the model of water purifier you have chosen and see if you can get at similar price of that at Amazon.in. In most cases the price from Amazon will be cheaper, because they buy in bulk from the manufacturers direct and they sell huge volumes because they are the world's largest and most trusted online retailer. If you buy from Amazon, they will arrange to have the water purifier installed in your house, usually free of charge.
Warranty and other facilities offered through Amazon are usually better than what you can get from local agents of water purifiers.
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