Company overview Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company.

Established in 1945, it is also among the world’s top five manufacturers of medium and heavy trucks and the world's second largest medium and heavy bus manufacturer. It entered the passenger vehicles segment in 1991 and now ranks second in India's in this market. The company, formerly known as Tata Engineering and Locomotive Company, began manufacturing commercial vehicles in 1954 with a 15-year collaboration agreement with Daimler Benz of Germany. It has, since, developed Tata Ace, India's first indigenous light commercial vehicle, Tata Safari, India's first sports utility vehicle, Tata Indica, India's first indigenously manufactured passenger car, and the Nano, the world's cheapest car. Tata Motors has over 1,400 engineers and scientists in six R&D centres in India, South Korea, Spain and the UK. Its vehicles are exported to Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South and Southeast Asia and South America. Areas of business Tata Motors makes passenger cars, multi-utility vehicles and light, medium and heavy commercial vehicles.

Passenger cars: The company launched the compact Tata Indica in 1998, the sedan Indigo in 2002 and the station wagon Indigo Marina in 2004. Tata Motors also distributes Fiat’s cars in India. Utility vehicles: The Tata Sumo was launched in 1994 and the Tata Safari in 1998. Commercial vehicles: The commercial vehicle range extends from the light two-tonne truck to heavy dumpers and multi-axled vehicles in the above 40-tonne segment. Passenger buses: The company also manufactures and sells passenger buses, 12seaters to 60-seaters, in the light, medium and heavy segments.

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Joint ventures, subsidiaries, associates Tata Motors has joint ventures with Marcopolo, the Brazil-based maker of bus and coach bodies, and with Fiat Auto (to build a commercial vehicle at Fiat's facilities in Córdoba, Argentina). Other associates include:

Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company, a 100-per cent subsidiary of Tata Motors in the business of heavy commercial vehicles (

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Tata Motors European Technical Centre is a UK-based, 100-per cent subsidiary engaged in design engineering and development of products. Telco Construction Equipment Company makes construction equipment and allied services. Tata Motors has a 60 per cent holding; the rest is held by Hitachi Construction Machinery Company, Japan ( Tata Technologies provides specialised engineering and design services, product lifecycle management and product-centric information technology services ( Tata Motors (Thailand) is a joint venture between Tata Motors (70 per cent) and Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Co (30 per cent) to manufacture and market the company’s pickup vehicles in Thailand ( Tata Cummins manufactures high horsepower engines used in the company’s range of commercial vehicles ( HV Transmissions and HV Axles are 100-per cent subsidiaries that make gearboxes and axles for heavy and medium commercial vehicles . TAL Manufacturing Solutions is a 100-per cent subsidiary that provides factory automation solutions and designs and manufactures a wide range of machine tools ( Hispano Carrocera is a Spanish bus manufacturing company in which Tata More has a 21-per cent stake ( Concorde Motors is a 100 per cent subsidiary retailing Tata Motors’ range of passenger vehicles ( Tata Motors Finance is a 100 per cent subsidiary in the business of financing customers and channel partners of Tata Motors (

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Location Tata Motors' plants are located at Jamshedpur (eastern India), Pune (west), and Lucknow and Pantnagar (north). Tata Motors and Fiat have set up a common manufacturing facility at Ranjangaon, near Pune. The company is establishing a new plant at Singur (eastern India

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