Factsheet on the Tata group

March 23rd, 2009 - 8:44 pm ICT by IANS  

Aamir Khan New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) A factsheet on Tata group, India’s largest industrial house founded by Jamsetji Tata in the mid-19th century, which Monday announced the commercial launch of their small car Nano:
Past titans: Jamsetji Tata, Sir Dorab Tata, Sir Ratan Tata, J.R.D. Tata, Naval Tata

Chief Executive: Ratan Naval Tata, 71

Headquarters: The landmark Bombay House in downtown Mumbai

Promoter companies: Tata Sons and Tata Industries

Shareholding: Majority of the equity capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts endowed by members of the Tata family

Decision makers: The Group Corporate Centre comprises Ratan Naval Tata, N.A. Soonawala, J.J. Irani, R.K. Krishna Kumar, R. Gopalakrishnan, Ishaat Hussain, Kishor Chaukar, Arunkumar Gandhi and Alan Rosling

Number of companies: 98, of which 27 are listed

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

Group turnover: $62.5 billion in 2007-08

Market capitalisation: $60 billion

Shareholder base of listed companies: Around 3.2 million investors

Countries of operation: Over 80, spread over six continents

Employees: 350,000

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, Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008

Some popular brands: Tetley (beverages), Tanishq (jewellery), Titan (watches), Voltas (cooling appliances), Rallis (agro-chemicals), Westside (garments), Tata Indicom (telecom), Taj Air (in-flight catering), Nelco (electronics)

Some brand ambassadors: Tennis ace Sania Mirza, cricketers Saurav Ganguly, Yuvraj Singh and Irfan Pathan, Formula One racer Narain Karthikeyan, and actors Aamir Khan and Naseeruddin Shah

Some major companies: Indian Hotels, Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Tea, Tata Coffee, Tata Motors, Titan, 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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