Tata Motors history

Tata Motors history

Tata Motors history is one of the most interesting successful industrial tales ever told in the automotive world.
Tata Motors Limited is one of the largest India automotive companies with annual last year turnover of $14 billions. Today Tata Motors Limited is the absolute leader in commercial vehicles in all segments in India. Tata Motor is the world No. 2 largest bus manufacturer and No. 4 world largest truck producer.
Today Tata Motors have 24000 employees which motto is “Best in operating, best in delivered products and best in ethic and value system.”

Tata Motors history

Tata Motors history

Tata Motors history

Tata Motors was established in 1945, but the first vehicle was produced in 1954. Since the mid fifties over 4 million vehicles are now on the roads in India, but also all over the world.

Since 1961 Tata Motor Limited expanding in several countries in the world including franchises in Kenya, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Russia, Senegal and South Africa.
The big boost to the growth of Tata Motors was the Engeneering Research Centre which now numbers more than 3000 engineers, scientists and automotive designers. The R&D Tata Motor centre was established in 1966 and today have departments in Pune, Jamshedpur, Lucknow, Dharwad in India, and in South Korea, Spain, and the UK. This R&D centre developed first India light commercial vehicle, first India SUV and in 1998 Tata Indica which become first fully build India passenger car and the best seller in India.

Today Tata Motors has production plants in seven India states:
Jamshedpur (Jharkhand),
Pune (Maharashtra),
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh),
Pantnagar (Uttarakhand),
Dharwad (Karnataka), but also after establishing a strategic cooperation with Fiat in 2005, now Tata Motors has manufacturing plant in Ranjangaon (Maharashtra) and a modern new factory in Sanand (Gujarat). Tata Motors factory in Ranjangaon (Maharashtra) is producing both Tata cars and Fiat motors and now Tata is also a general distributer of Fiat cars in India.

Tata Motor production, support, sales, spare parts and dealership network has more than 3500 established service points.

Tata Motors history

In September 2004 Tata motors history become richer with another historical moment, becoming the first India company form the automotive sector which are listed on the NYSE (New York Stock Exchange) which was a sign that Tata Motors is a international automotive player which need to be counted for.
Today Tata Motors have a subsidiaries and stocks in companies in South Korea, Thailand, UK and Spain. In 2004 Tata Motors bought Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company (which is second largest truck manufacturer in South Korea) and British legends Land Rover and Jaguar was bought in 2008.
After some reorganisation the new Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company launched a few new products on Korean and International market. Today Tata Daewoo is largest exporter of heavy commercial vehicle in South Korea with more than 60% of the total export.

Another great year for Tata Motors Limited was 2005 when Tata bought 21 percent of the Hispano Carrocera stocks. Hispano Carrocerra is famous bus and coach automotive producer from Spain. The rest of the stocks were purchased in 2009. With Tata Motor Limited help, Hispano Carrocera presence expanded on the international market.

In 2006 in Brazil, Tata Motors Limited formed a joint venture with Marcopolo which was a serious player in the building a buses and coaches bodies. With Tata help Marcopolo is manufacturing a full buses and coaches for domestic market, India and international market. Same year a joint venture was formed with Thailand Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Company. Very successful result of this joint venture is a new Xenon pickup truck.

In 2008 Tata Motors promoted the new Tata Nano. Tata Nano is promoted and marketed as the people’s car because the price tag is going to be $2500 – $3000 on the domestic market and the price abroad will be not more than 4000 euro.

In May 2009, Tata Motors introduced a new range of Tata Prima trucks. The Tata Prima trucks set new standards in the power, speed, operating economy and carrying capacity. According to Tata executives a new Tata Prima trucks can match the best in the world by performance and low life-cycle cost
Today Tata Motors Limited is developing a environment friendly technologies, alternative fuel vehicles, electric and hybrid vehicles, fuel cells but also is working on the upgrading of the performances of their manufacturing plants and production facilities.

Tata Motors Limited has it all to become a leading global player in the automotive industry. With a high educated working force, low wages, large domestic customer base, high performance and vibrant support industry Tata Motors are becoming an automotive power which will take away a lot of clients from the other automotive players. The global automotive market shares in the becoming years will drastically change and these changes are inevitable.

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  1. the collection look great.. can you elaborate what happened to nano. reasons behind all these issues and is this corrected yet. as per my knowledge its not launched yet

  2. I did not even know they existed

  3. I am some what saddened we in the Western countries are so self absorbed in ourselves we do not see that brilliant things are going on in other countries. The media has a lot to answer for in that they are significant in promoting the culture good and bad to the rest of the world. Lets start moving together. This company has been successful for many years. Maybe we can learn from them.