CEAT climbs 10 places in 2022 Brand Finance rankings


CEAT, Sri Lanka’s highest-selling pneumatic tyre brand, has been ranked the Most Valuable Brand in the ‘Tyre’ category and has advanced 10 places in the latest brand value rankings published by Brand Finance, the world’s leading brand valuation consultancy.

In its 2022 rankings, Brand Finance has valued the CEAT brand at Rs 2.922 billion for this year, an impressive 44 per cent more than the value assigned in 2021, and ranked CEAT at No. 38 in its list of the 100 most valuable brands in the country which include the largest banks, telecommunications services providers and retail giants.

The CEAT brand has also retained its ‘AAA-’ Brand Rating from Brand Finance for 2022. This is the second highest rating awarded to consumer brands in Sri Lanka this year.

Commenting on the Brand Finance ranking assigned to the CEAT brand, CEAT Kelani Holdings Managing Director, Ravi Dadlani said, “Adversity is the best test of mettle. Since the start of the global pandemic, the CEAT brand has achieved a cumulative advancement of 15 places in the Brand Finance Top 100 rankings, and brand value has more than doubled since 2020. Such growth, in one of the most challenging periods in memory, is a remarkable feat and a source of confidence in these uncertain times.”

According to Brand Finance, Brand Value is computed on the basis of separate values assigned for Brand Strength, Business Performance and External Changes. It is described as a specific asset valuation which calculates the value of the transferable element of the brand, generally comprising the value of the trademarks and associated intellectual property.

Brand Finance calculates the values of the brands in its league tables using the Royalty Relief approach – a brand valuation method compliant with the industry standards set in ISO 10668. It involves estimating the likely future revenues that are attributable to a brand by calculating a royalty rate that would be charged for its use, to arrive at a ‘brand value’ understood as a net economic benefit that a brand owner would achieve by licensing the brand in the open market.