A factsheet on the Tata Group

November 24th, 2011 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS  

Ranbir Kapoor Mumbai, Nov 24 (IANS) A factsheet on the Tata Group, India’s largest private sector business conglomerate, which Wednesday evening named Cyrus Mistry to succeed Ratan Tata as its next chairman:

Past titans: Jamsetji Tata, Sir Dorabji Tata, Sir Nowroji Saklatvala, Jehangir Ratanji Dadabhoy Tata

Chairman: Ratan Naval Tata, retiring Dec 2012

Deputy Chairman and Chairman Designate: Cyrus Pallonji Mistry (To become chairman post Ratan Tata’s tenure)

Headquarters: The landmark Bombay House in downtown Mumbai

Promoter companies: Tata Sons and Tata Industries

Shareholding: About 66 percent of equity capital of Tata Sons held by philanthropic trusts endowed by members of the Tata family

Decision makers: Ratan N. Tata, R.K. Krishna Kumar, R. Gopalakrishnan, Ishaat Hussain, Kishor Chaukar and Arunkumar Gandhi

Number of companies: over 100 operating companies

Areas of interest: Seven business segments covering information technology and communications, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals

Group turnover: Total revenue of Tata companies was $83.3 billion (around Rs.3,796.75 billion) in 2010-11, with 58 percent of this coming from overseas business

Market capitalisation: Approx $77.44 billion (as on Nov 17, 2011)

Shareholder base of listed companies: Around 4.3 million investors

Countries of operation: Over 80 countries across six continents

Employees: 4,25,000

Some global companies acquired: Tetley of Britain in 2004; Daewoo Commercial Vehicles of South Korea in 2004; Eight ‘O’clock Coffee of US in 2006; Anglo-Dutch Corus in 2007; Campton Place Hotel of US in April 2007; Jaguar and Land Rover car brands of UK in March 2008; Citigroup Global Services of US in Dec 2008; General Chemical Industrial Products (now Tata Chemicals North America) of US in Jan 2008; BT Group’s (BT) Mosaic business of UK in Jan 2010 and British Salt of UK in Dec 2010.

Some popular brands: Nano (small car), Jaguar (luxury car), Land Rover (SUV), Tetley (beverages), Tanishq (jewellery), Titan (watches), Voltas (consumer durables), Rallis (agro-chemicals), Westside (garments), Tata Docomo (telecom), Taj Hotels (hospitality), Taj Air (in-flight catering), Nelco (electronics), TataSky (DTH).

Some brand ambassadors: Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor, Aamir Khan, tennis ace Sania Mirza, cricketer Irfan Pathan, Formula One racer Narain Karthikeyan.

Some major companies: Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Tea, Tata Coffee, Tata Motors, Titan, Indian Hotels, Rallis India, Voltas, Tata Chemicals, Tata Steel, CMC, Tata Communications, Tata Elxsi, Tata Power, Tata Investment, Tata Metaliks, Tayo Rolls, Tinplate, Trent, Tata Teleservices and Nelco.

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