History of Ambattur
Ambattur, where the first
Hercules Cycles were manufactured
Sir Ivan Stedeford, chairman of Tube Investments, United Kingdom, was instrumental in starting
the TI factory and TII complex in the country. This resulted in the establishment of the TI Cycle factory in
a mango grove in Ambattur by 1951, and manufacture of the 'Hercules India' bicycle soon began.