Tata’s Business Empire
A BEGINNING OF NEW ERA
‘Bombay House’ This is the simple looking head office of the TATA Group in Mumbai, India But Tata Group is anything but simple Started as a small trading company by Jamsteji Tata in 1868
TATA AND ITS MARKET PLACE
Tata Group now has more employees than Toyota, Coke, Facebook, Microsoft & Google Combined. It now operates in over 100 countries So lets tighten our seat belts and take a world tour to witness the remarkeble Business Empire of Tata Group Our first stop is North America Here TATA Group owns the luxury hotel Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, Taj Boston & one of the world’s finest & New York’s iconic hotel ‘The Pierre‘ Tata’s Tetley Tea is the second largest tea company in US & largest in Canada They also own popular brands like Good Earth and America’s third-largest coffee Company, Eight O Clock Coffee Tata’s IT services company, TCS, operates 24 offices in North America and while their Animation & Design Lab, TataElxsi, also operates in 8+ locations in the region In manufacturing sector the group operates a Soda Ash mining plant in Wyoming; Iron Ore Mining Plants in Quebec, Canada; Steel manufacturing facilities Ohio & Pennsylvania and also a coffee production plant In all, Tata group employs over 20,000 people in North America, about three times more than how many people Microsoft employs in India
TATA OUTSIDE OF INDIA
Now lets travel to Sourth America TCS employs more than 8,000 people in 8 countries in South America The group is also an investor in the first submarine fiber cable network between the US and Brazil Tata’s also owns world’s largest subsea fibre cable network Today, 25% of the world’s Internet routes travel over Tatas’ subsea networks From South America lets travel to Africa and Land in the port city of South Africa, Cape Town Here Tata Group owns the historic luxury hotel Taj Cape Town In nearby Zambia, they own Taj Pamodzi, one of the most luxurious hotels of the country Tata’s also operate two wind farms in South africa & a hydroelectric power project in Zambia The group also owns Joekels, South Africa’s third largest Tea Company Tata Trucks and Busses are one of the top sellers in Zambia, South Africa and Kenya In manufacturing sector, Tata’s own a Chemicals plant in Magadi, Kenya which is Africa’s largest soda ash manufacturer, commercial vehicle assembly plant & a steel plant in South Africa and finally a manufacturing & a power plant in Mozambique From Mozambique we will move to London, Buckingham palace, Queens official residence. Close to the palace, Tata’s own the Luxurious Taj 51 Buckingham Gate Suites The hotel also has the world’s first Jaguar Suite, for all the Jaguar lovers Nearby, the St James’ Court hotel is also owned by the group Tata’s Tetley, is the largest tea company in the UK Their Other European Tea brands include, Vitax, a Popular brand in Poland Jemča, the market leader in the Czech Republic and Grand, a coffee brand in a Russia Tata Steel Europe is one of Europe largest steelmaker & TCS has been awarded as the Best Employer in Europe Jaguar Land Rover, is also owned by Tata’s and is the largest manufacturer of premium vehicles in Britain The group also operate Design Centers in London & Paris and one of the world’s largest e-learning company in UK, Germany & Switzerland. TATA employs around 60,000 people in Europe & is also UK’s biggest industrial employer To end it all Tata’s also owns a relatively small company called ‘British Salt’ in the UK An Indian Company owns British Salt Quite Ironic if one remembers Gandhi’s Salt march carried out against the British Raj only 88 years ago Now lets travel all the way to Sydney, Australia Here in Sydney, TCS began its first operations in Australia and now the company operates across Australia & New Zeland with over 10,000 employees & clients like Qantas, Telstra and Commonwealth Bank Tata’s also own popular Australian coffee machines brand MAP. And operate data centers across Australia, through their partnership with NEXTDC The group also holds a stake in the sort after Scarborough Downs Coal Project in Queensland, Australia Finally we have reached Asia. Let’s start in the desert sands of the Middle East Tata’s Range Rover is one of the most sought-after 4-wheel drives in the region Tata Motors is also a leader in the medium and heavy commercial vehicle segment in GCC countries. While, TCS has mutiple offices in that Middle east, including an all-women IT Services center in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia The Group also owns Titan, Titan watches are the leading brand in Oman and Bahrain They also own Shipping & Logistics company in UAE and the luxurious city Hotel, Taj Dubai near the popular landmarks like Palm Jumeirah Finally, Voltas, Tata’s leading air conditioning brand, has completed major mechanical and air-conditioning projects that include Burj Khalifa, Dubai; International Airports in UAE & Bahrain; Ferrari Experience & F1 Race Track in Abu Dhabi From Deserst of UAE we will move to South Korea Here Tata owns the South Korea’s second-largest heavy commercial vehicle manufacturer Tata Daewoo In Singapore Tata’s NatSteel Plant is largest single cut-and-bend steel operations worldwide While the group is also the largest producer of long steel products in Thailand Tata’s also own stake in oil and gas blocks & coal resources in Indonesia, and are developing power generation projects in Myanmar and Vietnam and even operate a Life Sciences research company & own plantations in Singapore and Indonesia Even Tata’s Voltas has executed engineering projectslike: New Hong Kong International Airport and Cyberport business park in Hong Kong China Here TCS has six Global Delivery Centres Tata’s own two rolling mills, a refractories factory, an Auto Parts factory, green tea manufacturing plant and also have a Jaguar Land Rover assembly plant We have reached South Asia, the beautiful & scenic Maldives Here we will find the lush Taj – Coral Reef, with white sands and scenic view Moving ahead to Srilanka, Taj owns the picturesque Taj – Bentota and two more hotels in Colombo Tata’s also provide telecommunication services in Nepal & Srilanka And have even developed the a Hydro Project in Bhutan After our long World Tour,
TATA IN INDIA
we have finally reached India Here, TCS is one of the largest Indian company Tata Motors, is a leader in the commercial vehicles segment Titan Company is India’s largest manufacturer of branded watches Tata’s also run largest jewelry store chain, Tanishq While their Tata Power, is India’s largest integrated power company Tata’s also owns steel plants, tea plantations, Auto Mobile manufactring units, Chemical factories & even own mobile networks & DTH company ‘Tata Sky’. Not only that, they operate airline ‘Vistara’ & also manufacture defense helicopters and equipment Even Starbucks in India is jointly owned by the TATA’s. TATA has not only created a massive business empire but also multiple social institutions like Cancer treatment centers Mathematics & science research Institutions like TIFR & Indian Institute of Science And also the first planned industrial city of India “Jamshedpur” 66% of the Group shares are held by a charity trust Across the world the company has been involved in multiple social programs Tata is truly an incredible company, and has traveled a long way from Mumbai to be now present all across the world All I can say is, this Is Tata’s Business Empire.
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