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Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of INR 2,32,834 crores (USD 38.9 billion) in 2013-14. It is the leader in commercial vehicles in each segment, and among the top in passenger vehicles with winning products in the compact, midsize car and utility vehicle segments.
The Tata Motors Group’s over 60,000 employees are guided by the mission “to be passionate in anticipating and providing the best vehicles and experiences that excite our customers globally.''
Established in 1945, Tata Motors’ presence cuts across the length and breadth of India. Over 8 million Tata vehicles ply on Indian roads, since the first rolled out in 1954. The company’s manufacturing base in India is spread across Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Pune (Maharashtra), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Sanand (Gujarat) and Dharwad (Karnataka). Following a strategic alliance with Fiat in 2005, it has set up an industrial joint venture with Fiat Group Automobiles at Ranjangaon (Maharashtra) to produce both Fiat and Tata cars and Fiat powertrains. The company’s dealership, sales, services and spare parts network comprises over 6,600 touch points, across the world.
Tata Motors, also listed in the New York Stock Exchange (September 2004), has emerged as an international automobile company. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, acquired in 2008. In 2004, it acquired the Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company, South Korea’s second largest truck maker. The rechristened Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company has launched several new products in the Korean market, while also exporting these products to several international markets. Today two-thirds of heavy commercial vehicle exports out of South Korea are from Tata Daewoo. In 2006, Tata Motors formed a 51:49 joint venture with the Brazil-based, Marcopolo, a global leader in body-building for buses and coaches to manufacture fully-built buses and coaches for India – the plant is located in Dharwad. In 2006, Tata Motors entered into joint venture with Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company of Thailand to manufacture and market the company’s pickup vehicles in Thailand, and entered the market in 2008. Tata Motors (SA) (Proprietary) Ltd., Tata Motors' joint venture with Tata Africa Holding (Pty) Ltd. set up in 2011, has an assembly plant in Rosslyn, north of Pretoria. The plant can assemble, semi knocked down (SKD) kits, light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles ranging from 4 tonnes to 50 tonnes.
Tata Motors is also expanding its international footprint, established through exports since 1961. The company’s commercial and passenger vehicles are already being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, South America, CIS and Russia. It has franchisee/joint venture assembly operations in Bangladesh, Ukraine, and Senegal.
The foundation of the company’s growth over the last 69 years is a deep understanding of economic stimuli and customer needs, and the ability to translate them into customer-desired offerings through leading edge R&D. With over 4,500 engineers, scientists and technicians the company’s Engineering Research Centre, established in 1966, has enabled pioneering technologies and products. The company today has R&D centres in Pune, Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Dharwad in India, and in South Korea, Italy, Spain, and the UK.
It was Tata Motors, which launched the first indigenously developed Light Commercial Vehicle in 1986. In 2005, Tata Motors created a new segment by launching the Tata Ace, India’s first indigenously developed mini-truck. In 2009, the company launched its globally benchmarked Prima range of trucks and in 2012 the Ultra range of international standard light commercial vehicles. In their power, speed, carrying capacity, operating economy and trims, they will introduce new benchmarks in India and match the best in the world in performance at a lower life-cycle cost.
Tata Motors also introduced India’s first Sports Utility Vehicle in 1991 and, in 1998, the Tata Indica, India’s first fully indigenous passenger car.
In January 2008, Tata Motors unveiled its People’s Car, the Tata Nano. The Tata Nano has been subsequently launched, as planned, in India in March 2009, and subsequently in 2011 in Nepal and Sri Lanka. A development, which signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the Nano brings the joy of a car within the reach of thousands of families.
Tata Motors is equally focussed on environment-friendly technologies in emissions and alternative fuels. It has developed electric and hybrid vehicles both for personal and public transportation. It has also been implementing several environment-friendly technologies in manufacturing processes, significantly enhancing resource conservation.
Through its subsidiaries, the company is engaged in engineering and automotive solutions, automotive vehicle components manufacturing and supply chain activities, vehicle financing, and machine tools and factory automation solutions.
Tata Motors is committed to improving the quality of life of communities by working on four thrust areas – employability, education, health and environment. The activities touch the lives of more than a million citizens. The company’s support on education and employability is focused on youth and women. They range from schools to technical education institutes to actual facilitation of income generation. In health, the company’s intervention is in both preventive and curative health care. The goal of environment protection is achieved through tree plantation, conserving water and creating new water bodies and, last but not the least, by introducing appropriate technologies in vehicles and operations for constantly enhancing environment care.
With the foundation of its rich heritage, Tata Motors today is etching a refulgent future.
We live in a modern, technology-driven world. We also live in a world of uncertain times, where violence, terrorist attacks, assassinations, and insurgencies are a reality we must be prepared to face, at all times.
Tata Motors helps you be prepared with 100% protection, with its range of versatile armored vehicles. Each vehicle is fully armored to fulfil specific tasks. From protection of paramilitary forces countering insurgency activities, to smooth movement of troops in hostile areas, to providing reliable security for VVIPs on the move and more.
Tata Motors is a member of the Tata group, India's best known industrial house. For nearly five decades, the Tata group has been providing the wheels and a wide range of defence solutions that ensure protection and make the nation's borders impregnable.
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Mr. Ravindra Pisharody Executive Director (Commercial Vehicles)
Mr. Satish Borwankar Executive Director (Quality)
Mr. C Ramakrishnan President and Chief Financial Officer
Dr. Timothy Leverton President and Head, Advanced and Product Engineering
Mr. Mayank Pareek President (Passenger Vehicle Business Unit)
Mr. Ranjit Yadav President (International Business – CVBU & PVBU)
Mr. Prasann Chobe Senior Vice President (Head Mfg Operations, CVBU)
Mr. Girish Wagh Senior Vice President (Product Planning & Program Management, PVBU)
Mr. R Ramakrishnan Senior Vice President (Commercial, CVBU)
Mr. Abhijit Gajendragadkar Senior Vice President (Business Planning & Controlling)
Mr. Gajendra Chandel Chief Human Resources Officer
Mr. Nagesh Pinge Vice President (Internal Audit)
Board of Directors
Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Mr. Mistry was appointed as a Director of Tata Motors with effect from May 29, 2012, and as Deputy Chairman of the Company with effect from November 7, 2012. Mr. Mistry took over as Chairman from Mr. Ratan N. Tata on his retirement with effect from December 28, 2012.
Mr. Mistry was earlier Managing Director of the Shapoorji Pallonji group and was also responsible for building the infrastructure development vertical in the Shapoorji Pallonji group.
Mr. Mistry is a Graduate of Civil Engineering from the Imperial College London (1990) and has an MSc in Management from the London Business School (1997). He was recently bestowed with the Alumni Achievement Award by the London Business School.
Mr. Nusli N. Wadia
Non-Executive, Independent Director
Educated in the UK, Mr. Wadia is the Chairman of the Bombay Dyeing & Manufacturing Company Limited and heads the Wadia Group. He is also the Chairman/ Trustee of various charitable institutions and non-profit organisations.
Mr. Wadia has been on the Company’s Board since December 1998 as an Independent Director.
Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar
Non-Executive, Independent Director
Dr. Mashelkar is an eminent chemical engineering scientist retired from the post of Director General from the CSIR and is the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA), National Innovation Foundation, Institution of Chemical Engineers, UK and Global Research Alliance. The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with the Padmashri (1991), the Padmabhushan (2000) and the Padma Vibhushan (2014). Dr. Mashelkar holds a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Bombay University.
He was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. August 28, 2007.
The Shapoorji Pallonji Group (SP Group) is a Mumbai based business conglomerate in India with interests in construction, real estate, textiles, engineering goods, home appliances, shipping, publications, power, and biotechnology. It was headed by Pallonji Mistry until 2012, when he announced his retirement and his son Shapoor Mistry took charge. Shapoorji Pallonji is regarded as "one of India's most valuable private enterprises". The promoters of the group are also the largest individual shareholders in Tata Sons, the holding company of the Tata Group. The US$2.5 billion Shapoorji Pallonji Group have two listed companies, Forbes & Company Ltd. (BSE: 502865), and Gokak Textiles. Forbes was already listed when bought by Shapoorji Pallonji, though there was speculation in 2006 that group company Afcons Infrastructure would go public via an IPO.
The Forbes family is a wealthy extended American family long prominent in Boston, Massachusetts. The family's fortune originates from trading between North America and China in the 19th century plus other investments in the same period. The name descends from Scottish immigrants, and can be traced back to Sir John de Forbes in Scotland in the 12th century. Notable family members are businessman John Murray Forbes (1813–1898), part of the first generation who accumulated wealth, and politician John Forbes Kerry (born 1943).
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