Factsheet on the Tata group

Tata GroupA 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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