TVS stands for Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundram. Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundram Iyengar was the founder of the TVS group. So the name TVS comes from his initial name Thirukkurungudi Vengaram Sundram. TVS is one of the largest manufacturers of motorcycles, mopeds and auto rickshaws in India. TVS is headquartered in Chennai. It is also listed in NSE and BSE.
Iyengar started a company T.V. Sundram Iyengar and Sons Limited, in 1911 to operate bus service in the city of Madurai. He operated a lot number of buses and Lorries under the name of Southern Roadways Limited. Later, the name TVS Motor Company Limited was registered in 1978 for the production and sale of Motorcycles, Scooters and three-wheelers in India.