In 1945, Tata Motors was being established as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. for manufacturing locomotives and various other engineering products. It is also India's largest automobile company, with standalone revenues of INR 25,660.79 crores (or USD 5.5 billion) in 2008-09. It is also the leader in commercial vehicles in each sector, and also among the top three in passenger vehicles with several winning products in the midsize car, compact, and utility vehicle sectors. It is also the world's fourth-largest truck manufacturer, and also the world's second-largest bus manufacturer. It has 23,000 employees that are guided by the vision to be the 'best in the manner that they operate best in the products they deliver and best in their value system and ethics.' It is also expanding its international footprint, and established via exports in 1961. It’s both commercial and passenger vehicles are already being marketed in many countries such as Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, and South America. Also, it has franchisee/joint venture assembly operations in countries such as Bangladesh, Kenya, Ukraine, Russia, and Senegal. In May 2009, it also ushered in a new era in the Indian automobile industry, by unveiling its new range of the world standard trucks. In their speed, power, carrying capacity, and operating economy & trims, it will launch new benchmarks in India and match the best worldwide in performance at a lower life-cycle cost. Through its subsidiaries, it is engaged in construction equipment manufacturing, engineering and automotive solutions, machine tools and factory automation solutions, automotive vehicle components manufacturing and supply chain activities, high-precision tooling and plastic and electronic components for both the automotive and computer applications, and also the automotive retailing & service operations. According to the Tata Group traditions, it is committed in letter and spirit to Corporate Social Responsibility. So, it is also a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and is also engaged in the community and social initiatives on both labor and environment standards in agreement with the laws of the Global Compact. So, according to it, it plays a vital and active role in community development and serving rural communities alongside its manufacturing locations.
The Product range of the company:
- Passenger Cars:
- Indica V2, Indica Vista, indica V2 Turbo, Indica V2 Xeta, Aria, Zest, Indica V2 Dicor., and Bolt (upcoming).
- Indigo, Indigo XL, Indigo Marina Indigo CS.
- Some Utility Vehicles:
- Safari Dicor.
- Sumo Grande.
- Xenon XT.
- Some of the Trucks:
- The Light Commercial Vehicles, TL 4×4, Small Commercial Vehicles.
- The Medium & Heavy Comm. Vehicles, Tata Novus.
- The intermediate Commercial Vehicles.
- Commercial Passenger Carriers:
- Defence Vehicles
Some Subsidiaries of the company:
- Concorde Motors (India) Ltd. (Concorde).
- Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company Ltd (TDWCV).
- Hispano Carrocera S. A. (HC).
- Jaguar Land Rover.
- Tata Technologies Ltd. (TTL) and its subsidiaries.
- Telco Construction Equipment Co. Ltd. (Telcon).
- HV Axles Ltd. (HVAL).
- HV Transmissions Ltd. (HVTL).
- TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd. (TAL).
- Sheba Properties Ltd. (Sheba).
- Tata Motors, Thailand.
- Tata Motors Eur