• Tata Group is an Indian multinational company
headquartered in Mumbai, Maharashtra.
• Founded in 1868
• Founder: Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata
• Business sectors: communications and
technology, engineering, materials, services, ener
gy, consumer products and chemicals
• India's best-known global brand within and
outside the country
• Life goals: Setting up an iron and steel company, a
world-class learning institution, a unique hotel
and a hydro-electric plant
• Founded a trading company in 1868 with Rs.
• Bought a bankrupt oil mill in 1869 and converted
it to a cotton mill, renamed Alexandra Mill
• Set up another cotton mill at Nagpur in
1874, Empress Mill
• Taj Mahal Hotel in Bombay on 3 December
1903 at the cost of 42 million rupees
• Tata Steel
• Indian Institute of Science
• Tata Power Company ltd.
History of Tata Group – Time Line
• Alexandra Mills (1868)
• Empress Mill (1877) – Nagpur
• Taj Mahal Hotel (1903) – Bombay
• After Jamsetji’s death in 1904, his son
Sir Dorab Tata took over as chairman
Steel (1907) - TISCO
Electricity (1910) – Tata Power
Education (1911) – Indian Institute of Science
Consumer goods (1917) – Tata Oils Mills
• Aviation (1932) – Taj Air
• 1939 - Tata Chemicals, now the largest
producer of soda ash
• 1945 - Tata Engineering and Locomotive
• 1952 - Lakme cosmetics
• 1954 - Voltas
• Tata Tea (1962) – Tata Global Beverages
• Tata Consultancy Services (1968)
• Titan Industries (1984)
• Tata Teleservices (1996)
• Tata Indica (1998)- India's first indigenously
designed and manufactured car
• Tata Sons acquires a controlling stake in VSNL
(now known as Tata Communications) – 2002
• Tata Sky (2006)
• TCS China (2007) – Joint venture with Chinese
• Acquired Jaquar and Land Rover (2008)
• Joint venture with PepsiCo (2010)- for health
• Joint venture with Starbucks (2012) - Mumbai
The company today
• The total revenue of Tata companies was
Rs475,721 crore in 2011-12, with 58 percent
of this coming from business outside India.
• Tata companies employ over 450,000 people
• Tata Steel is among the top ten steelmakers
• Tata Motors is among the top five commercial vehicle
manufacturers in the world.
• TCS is a leading global software company, with delivery
centres in the US, UK, Hungary, Brazil, Uruguay and
China, besides India.
• Tata Global Beverages is the second-largest player
in tea in the world.
• Tata Chemicals is the world’s second-largest
manufacturer of soda ash
• Tata Communications is one of the world’s largest
wholesale voice carriers.
• The maiden flight in the history of Indian
aviation took off from Drigh Road in
Karachi, now in Pakistan, with JRD Tata at the
controls of a Puss Moth
• First Airliner in the country
• Tata Nano car
• EKA supercomputers - Computational
Research Laboratories (a tata subsidiary)
A Company FOR the Nation
• Tata companies have always believed in returning
wealth to the society they serve.
• Two-thirds of the equity of Tata Sons, the Tata
promoter holding company, is held by
philanthropic trusts that have created national
institutions for science and technology, medical
research, social studies and the performing arts.
• The trusts also provide aid and assistance to nongovernment organisations working in the areas of
education, healthcare and livelihoods.
• Tata companies also extend social welfare
activities to communities around their
• The combined development-related
expenditure of the trusts and the companies
amounts to around 3 percent of the group's
net profits in 2011.
Sir Dorab Tata (1917-1932)
Sir Nowroji Saklatvala (1932 – 1938)
JRD Tata (1938-1991)
Ratan N Tata (1991-2012)
Cyrus P Mistry (2012- Present)
Tata Groups post Independance
• After freedom, India followed Soviet model of
• Emphasis on public sector
• Tata Groups became targets for
• Does Tata Airlines operate even today?