The TATA group was founded by Jamshedji TATA in 1868, and it has now expanded into a global enterprise, of over 100 independent operating companies, headquartered in India. TATA administers in more than 100 countries across six continents, with the aim ‘To enhance conditions of life in the community as we built a long-term substantial, trustworthy relationship with our stakeholders promoting Leadership with Trust’.
TATA Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of TATA companies with sixty-six percent of the equity share capital in philanthropic trusts to support education, health, livelihood generation, art and culture along with concurrently employing over 695,000 people.
TATA companies are intermediated yet each TATA company or enterprise contrive independently with its own board of directors and shareholders exercising their guidance and supervision. TATA companies include TATA Steel, TATA Motors, TATA Consultancy Services, TATA Power, TATA Chemicals, TATA Global Beverages, TATA Teleservices, Titan, TATA Communications and Indian Hotels. In 2016-17, the revenue of TATA companies collectively was $100.39 billion. On March 31, 2017, the combined market capital of all 29 publicly-listed TATA enterprises was nearly $130.13 billion. The TATA group has founded numerous industries of national importance in India: steel, hydro-power, hospitality, airlines with their revolutionary and entrepreneurial spirit. We are advancing tomorrow with innovative strategies exhibited by entities like TCS, India’s first software company, and TATA Motors, which made India’s first indigenously developed car, the TATA Indica, and the smart city car, the TATA Nano.