It manufactures a diverse portfolio of steel products, with a product range that includes flat products and long products, as well as some non-steel products such as ferroalloys and minerals, and tubes & bearings. The Company, via its Indian operations, is a large manufacturer of ferrochrome and steel wires in India and a supplier of chrome ore globally. Its main markets include the Indian construction, automotive and general engineering industries. Its main facilities have been historically concentrated around the Indian city of Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), where the Company operates a 6.8 mtpa crude steel production plant and a variety of finishing plants close to the iron ore and coal reserves.
In February 2005, it acquired the steel-related businesses of NatSteel Asia, with facilities located in Singapore, China, Vietnam, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Australia.
It also entered into a Brand Equity and Business Promotion Agreement with the Promoter dated December 18, 1998, for the use of the Tata name.
Some of the Milestones:
- 1910: It obtained its first colliery.
- 1912:The first ingot rolls out and bars mills commence operations and introduction of 8-hour working day.
- 1938:Also, the launch of an electric process for making steel which was employed for the production of high-grade iron and steel casting.
- 1972-1973: Also, the Coal fine washeries were set up for the first time in Jamadoba and West Bokaro.
- 1980-1996: Its modernization program of the Jamshedpur steelworks was initiated in four phases during this period.
- The cold rolling mill set up at Jamshedpur. The mill was completed in a record time of 26 months.
- The creation of a B2B portal called metaljunction.com in collaboration with SAIL and Kalyani Steel.
- 2001:The World Steel Dynamics ranked Tata Steel as India’s only World-class steel maker.
- It launched its first branded cold rolled steel product called Tata Steelium.
- It celebrated its 75 years of industrial harmony.
- 2004: Its biggest blast furnace completes production of 14 million tons of hot metal which is the highest production achieved by a blast furnace in India in its first campaign.
- It acquired NatSteel Asia in Singapore.
- It launched Steel Junction that is India’s first organized retail store for steel products.
- It is also ranked as the World’s Best Steel Maker by World Steel Dynamics.
- Its steelworks at Jamshedpur crossed 5 million tonnes mark in crude steel production.
- It is ranked again as the World’s Best Steel Maker by World Steel Dynamics.
- It acquired Corus that makes it the sixth-largest steelmaker in terms of actual crude steel production.
- It was conferred the Prime Minister of India’s Trophy for the Best Integrated Steel Plant.
- The 1.8 mtpa capacity expansion at Jamshedpur becomes operational and bringing total crude steel production capacity to 6.8 mtpa.
- It was awarded the Demining Application Prize.
- It was awarded the TERI Corporate Award for its HIV/AIDS initiative.
- It issued Global Depository Receipts worth US$ 500 million.
- It was awarded the CSR Excellence Award 2010 by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry.
- It was awarded the FE-EVI Green Business Leadership Award in the iron and steel category.
- Both Tata Ryerson and HMPCL merged with Tata Steel.
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