Factsheet on the Tata group

March 26th, 2008 - 4:55 pm ICT by admin  

New Delhi, March 26 (IANS) A factsheet on the Tata group, India’s largest private sector business conglomerate, founded by Jamsetji Tata in the mid 19th century: Past titans: Jamsetji Tata, Sir Dorab Tata, Sir Ratan Tata, J.R.D. Tata, Naval Tata

Chief Executive: Ratan Naval Tata, 70

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: The Group Corporate Centre comprises Ratan Naval Tata, N.A. Soonawala, J.J. Irani, R.K. Krishna Kumar, R. Gopalakrishnan, Ishaat Hussain, Kishor Chaukar, Arun 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: $28.8 billion in 2006-07, equivalent to 3.2 percent of the country’s GDP

Market capitalisation: $56.52 billion as on March 19, 2008

Shareholder base of listed companies: Around 3 million investors

Countries of operation: Over 80, spread over six continents

Employees: 289,500

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 and Anglo-Dutch Corus in 2007

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, formulae 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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