We are the Tata group: India’s only value based corporation — a visionary, a pioneer, a leader, since 1868.
Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise headquartered in India. The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents with a mission ‘To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’.
With its pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit, the Tata group has spawned several industries of national importance in India: steel, hydro-power, hospitality and airlines. In tandem with the increasing international footprint of Tata companies, the Tata brand is also gaining international recognition.
The companies of the Tata group employ the best and finest, strengthened by a culture of ethics and integrity. Today, we stand strong at 700,000 employees.
Businesses & Verticals
The group’s IT companies led by TCS operate globally, serving a diverse set of customers and innovating a suite of market-leading products. ata Consultancy Services employs some of the world’s finest technology consultants and collectively constitute more than half of the Tata group’s workforce.
TCS was founded in the truly entrepreneurial and pioneering spirit that is the hallmark of the Tatas and began as a computer operation meant to serve other companies in the group. Today, the corporation is India’s largest by far, and ranks among the world’s top three.
Compact mini-trucks that serve small businesses to high-end luxury sedans, and military vehicles, there is a ride available for every need. Tata Motors, the group’s flagship automotive company, manufactures and markets automobiles for every need and segment. Tata Motors’ subsidiary, Jaguar Land Rover is Britain’s largest automotive manufacturer which designs, manufactures and sells some of the world’s best-known premium cars. The two iconic brands of JLR include Jaguar, with a range of luxury sedans, sports cars and luxury performance SUVs, and Land Rover, encompassing a portfolio of premium all-terrain vehicles. Tata Motors has a global footprint with operations in the UK, South Korea, South Africa and Indonesia through a strong global network of 97 subsidiary and 9 associate companies, including Jaguar Land Rover in the UK and Tata Daewoo in South Korea.
Consumer and Retail
TOMCO started with the production of soaps, detergents and cooking oils. Over the years, various Tata companies have established leading brands ranging from consumer durables to tea to packaged water. The journey from 1917 to date has seen the group’s footprint in the Consumer Goods segment multiply several times. The group started its Retail foray with the launch of Westside, by Trent in 1998. Other specialty stores include Croma, by Infiniti Retail and Star Bazaar by Trent.
The story of the group’s involvement in the energy sector started with the commissioning of the Khopoli power station in 1910. Today, the group leads the energy sector in India and supplies energy to family homes as well as large cities and industries. The group’s prowess in leading large housing, realty and integrated projects is well-known, and we boast of some of the finest engineering talent in India. In the housing sector, we help families access affordable housing, and at the same time engage with local, state and national governments to enable infrastructure projects which include space exploration to smart, sustainable, livable urban spaces.
Aerospace & Defence
The Tata group has supported the creation of a ‘Made in India’ backbone for the Indian armed forces for decades, and is emerging as the largest player in India’s private sector defence industry. In aerospace, Tata has emerged as a global, single-source supplier for a number of important fixed wing and rotary wing programmes. In the defence domain, as a trusted partner to the Ministry of Defence (MoD), armed forces and Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Tata is playing an increasingly important role in defence programmes of strategic importance. Going forward, the group is focused on: partnering global OEMs for ‘Make in India’ programmes for fighters, helicopters, transport aircraft and weapon systems and land systems; building unmanned systems; supporting other critical aerospace & defence programs for the Indian defence sector, and setting up world-class aero engine components manufacturing facilities.
Tourism and Travel
The Tata group has been in the travel, hospitality and tourism industry since 1903. The founder of the Tata group, Jamsetji Tata set up the Taj Mahal hotel in 1903, only one of his four dreams that saw fruition during his lifetime. As the tale goes, his sisters chided him by asking, “Are you really going to build a bhatarkhana [eating house]?” But he persevered and the Taj Mahal hotel was completed by 1903, boasting of the finest luxuries at that time, and built in the typical cosmopolitan ethos of Bombay. The airlines of the Tata group owe their inspiration to another Tata stalwart, JRD Tata who founded Tata Airlines in 1932. The airline was later christened Air India and was nationalised in 1956. Today, the group’s companies in the tourism and travel segments cater to individual and business customers across all facets.
Telecom and Media
The Tata group’s telecom enterprises cater to the communication requirements of global business houses to SMEs, and from wholesale to home networks. Eery time you make a call on your mobile or browse your internet, there is a high chance that a Tata company is at work making it possible. Over 70% of the world’s telecom companies use Tata Communications’ networks to bring their mobile services to you. Over 25% of the world’s internet routes are on Tata Communications’ networks. The company also owns the world’s largest submarine fibre network – more than 500,000 km of subsea fibre, and more than 210,000 km of terrestrial fibre. Tata Sky, the group’s joint venture with 21st Century Fox, is India’s top DTH provider, enabling entertainment via direct home access and OTT for millions of customers.
Trading and Investments
The Tata group commenced business as a private trading firm in 1868. Tata International, Tata Industries and Tata Investment Corporation form the three enterprises in this sector. Tata Industries was incorporated set up in 1945 as a managing agency arm of Tata Sons. Today, it promotes and incubates the group’s entry into new businesses. It is also an investment holding company with stakes in select Tata group companies. Tata Investment Corporation is a non-banking financial company primarily involved in investing in long-term investments such as equity shares and equity-related securities. Tata International is a global trading and distribution company with interests in five business verticals comprising metals, minerals and agri-trading, auto distribution and leather and leather products.