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Tata Motors Ltd.

"Leading the Future"

Tata Motors Ltd. Tata Motors is India's largest automobile company. It is the largest commercial vehicle manufacturer in India and 2nd largest passenger car manufacturer. It is the 5th largest medium and heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer in the world. The popular brands of the company are Tata Indica, Tata Indigo, Tata Sumo and Tata Safari.

Quick Facts
Founder Jamshedji Tata
Year of Establishment 1945
Industry Automotive
Business Group The Tata Group
Listings & its codes BSE - Code: 500570
NSE - Code: TELCO & TATAMOTORS
NYSE - Code: TTM
Corporate Office Bombay House
24, Homi Mody Street
Mumbai 400 001, India
Tel.: +(91)-(22)-56561676
Works Jamshedpur, Pune, Lucknow and Dharwad
E-mail am@tatamotors.com
rbc@telco.co.in (for international inquiries)
Website www.tatamotors.com
www.tata.com/tata_motors
Segment and Brands
PRODUCTS BRANDS
Passenger Cars Indica V2 Tata Indigo CS Indigo Marina
Indigo Manzanew Indica V2 Turbo
Indica V2 Xeta Indigo XL Tata Nanonew
Tata Sumo Grande
Utility Vehicles Safari Dicor Sumo Victa Tata Indicruz New
Tata Arianew
Trucks All types of Medium & Heavy Commercial Vehicles
Buses Starbus Globus SFC 407 Turbo Mini- bus
LP 407 Turbo Mini- bus LP 709 E Turbo Bus LPO 1510 CGS bus (CNG bus)
LP / LPO 1510 LP / LPO 1512 TC Turbo Bus LP / LPO 1512 TC Turbo Bus
LPO 1610 TC RE Semi Low Floor Bharat Stage - II Bus LPO 1616 TC Luxury Bharat Stage - II Bus LP 1109 Bharat Stage II
Defence Tata 407 (4 x 4) Soft Top Troop Carrier Tata 407 / (4 x2) Hard Top Troop Carrier Tata LPTA 713 TC (4 x4)
Tata LPT 709 E Hard Top Troop Carrier Tata SD 1015 TC (4 x4) Tata LPTA 1615 TC (4 x 4)
Tata LPTA 1621 TC (6 x6) Tata LPTA 1615 TC (4 x2)

Awards & Accolades
2003
  • Awarded with the 'Golden Peacock Environment Management Award' in the category of 'large manufacturing by the World Environment Foundation, New Delhi.'
  • Won the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar for fair business practices in the 'manufacturer - large' category, converred by the Council for Fair Business Practices.
  • The commercial vehicle business unit was presented with a commendation certificate for 'Strong commitment to TQM.'
  • Tata Indigo was voted as the 'most exciting new car' by the ICICI Bank and Overdrive Awards.
2002
  • The Indian Merchants' Chamber Diamond Jubilee Endowment Trust Award was presented with the 'Industry and Technology Award.'
  • Tata Indica was presented with the 'voice of the customer award' for the 'best diesel small car' at NFO Automotive India.
  • Tata Motors, Jamshedpur, was presented with the prestigious 'Prof. Vasant Rao rolling trophy,' instituted by the Indian Value Engineering Society, in the area of value engineering.

Sales Performance & Financials at a Glance
(Rs. in Crores)
2003
  • Awarded with the 'Golden Peacock Environment Management Award' in the category of 'large manufacturing by the World Environment Foundation, New Delhi.'
  • Won the Jamnalal Bajaj Uchit Vyavahar Puraskar for fair business practices in the 'manufacturer - large' category, converred by the Council for Fair Business Practices.
  • The commercial vehicle business unit was presented with a commendation certificate for 'Strong commitment to TQM.'
  • Tata Indigo was voted as the 'most exciting new car' by the ICICI Bank and Overdrive Awards.
2002
  • The Indian Merchants' Chamber Diamond Jubilee Endowment Trust Award was presented with the 'Industry and Technology Award.'
  • Tata Indica was presented with the 'voice of the customer award' for the 'best diesel small car' at NFO Automotive India.
  • Tata Motors, Jamshedpur, was presented with the prestigious 'Prof. Vasant Rao rolling trophy,' instituted by the Indian Value Engineering Society, in the area of value engineering.

Milestones
1945
  • 1945 Establishment of Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. to manufacture locomotives and other engineering products.
1948
  • 1948 Introduced steam road roller in collaboration with Marshall Sons (UK).
1954
  • 1954 JV with Daimler Benz AG (West Germany) to manufacture medium commercial vehicles. Within 6 months, the first vehicle rolled out.
1959
  • 1959 Research and Development Centre set up at Jamshedpur.
1961
  • 1961 In exports, the first truck shipped to Ceylon (now Sri Lanka).
1966
  • Setting up Engineering Research Centre at Pune to give impetus to the automobile Research and Development.
1971
  • 1971 Introduction of DI engines.
1977
  • 1977 The first commercial vehicle manufactured in Pune.
1983
  • 1983 Commencement of manufacturing Heavy Commercial Vehicle.
1985
  • 1985 First hydraulic excavator produced with Hitachi collaboration.
1986
  • 1986 The first light Commercial Vehicle produced, Tata 407, indigenously designed, followed by Tata 608.
1989
  • 1989 Tatamobile 206 - 3rd LCV model introduced.
1991
  • 1991 Tata Sierra launched, TAC 20 crane produced and one millionth vehicle rolled out.
1992
  • 1992 Tata Estate launched.
1993
  • 1993 JV with Cummins Engine Co. Inc. for manufacturing of high horsepower and emission friendly diesel engines.
1994
  • 1994 Tata Sumo and LPT 709 launched. JV with M/s Daimler-Benz/ Mercdes-Benz and Tata Holset Ltd., UK.
1995
  • 1995 Launched Mercedes Benz car E220.
1997
  • 100,000th Tata Sumo rolled out.
1998
  • Tata Safari and Indica launched. 2 millionth vehicle rolled out.
2000
  • First consignment of 160 Indicas shipped to Malta. Launch of Indica with Euro II engine, CNG buses and 1109 vehicle - Intermediate commercial vehicle.
2001
  • 100,000th Indica wheeled out. Launch of CNG Indica. Exits JV with Daimler Chrysler.
2002
  • 2,00,000th Indica and 5,00,000th passenger vehicle rolled out. Tata Engineering signed product agreement with MG Rover of the UK.
2003
  • Tata Engineering becomes Tata Motors Limited. 3 millionth vehicle produced. First CityRover rolled out.
2004
  • Tata Motors and Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. signed investment agreement and Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. (TDCV) launched NOVAS, the heavy duty truck in Korea. Listed on NYSE.
2005
  • 5,00,000th passenger vehicle rolls out. Launch of Starbus and Globus (buses and coaches), Tata Ace (Indi's first mini truck) and Tata Novus, in India as well as in Korea by TDCV. New factory at Jamshedpur inaugurated for Novus.
2009
  • Tata holds the honour of launching world's cheapest car Tata Nano in India with a price tag of Rs. 1,00,000. Nano is a revolution for Indian car market.

Company Flashback
Tata Motors Limited is the largest automobile compnay in India with revenues touching to Rs. 20,483 crores (USD 4.7 billion) in the financial year 2004-05. It leads the market in commercial vehicles in each segment and is the second largest in the passenger vehicles segment. Globally, Tata Motors stands fifth in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer category.

Established just in 1945, the company's presence cuts across the length and breadth of the country. More than 3 million its-manufactured-vehicles ply on the Indian roads since the first one rolled out in 1954. This company is the first from the country's engineering sector to be listed in the New York Stock Exchange (Sep. 2004) and has also emerged as a global automotive company.

Through its subsidiaries, Tata Motors has engaged in providing engineering and automotive solutions. With the pace of new product development, the company has launched Tata Ace, in the year 2005, India's first indigenously developed mini-truck.

Tata Motor's 22,000 employees are guided with the vision, "best in the manner in which we operate, best in the products we deliver, and best in our value system and ethics."


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