Tata Motors

Tata Motors (Hindi: टाटा मोटर्स, Tata motars ) is the largest car manufacturer in India and is a subsidiary of the Tata Group. The company is listed on the financial index BSE Sensex.

Tata Motors sold in fiscal year 2008/ 09, which runs the company from April to March, 291 993 214 428 commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The company belongs to Tata Motor Finance funded in this time 153 007 vehicles. On 31 March 2009, the company employed 23,638 employees, plus more than 7,000 in subsidiaries. Factories of the company are available in Jamshedpur, Pune, Lucknow, Pantnagar ( Uttarakhand ) and Dharwad.

On the Forbes list of the 2,000 largest companies Tata Motors in 2009 took the place in 1157.


In 1945, the Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd.. founded, which produced mainly locomotives. In cooperation with the British company Marshall, Sons & Co., the first road roller was completed three years later. Due to a collaboration with Daimler -Benz AG in 1954 was the first commercial vehicle to leave the company.

1959 a research and development center was opened in Jamshedpur. In 1961, the company ventured for the first time on the international market and started exports of trucks to Sri Lanka.

In 1966, the Engineering Research Centre (technical research ) the company was founded, which specifically should focus on the research and development of automobiles. In 1971, the first engines were produced with direct injection. The production of heavy commercial vehicles began in 1983.

With the Tata 407 left from 1986, the first constructed in India commercial vehicle production. The 407 was followed by Tata 608

1994 was concluded with Daimler -Benz AG as a joint venture. Tata was able to produce Mercedes cars. With the Tata Indica, the first fully produced by Tata cars in India was established in 1998. 2001 ended the joint venture for the production of Mercedes cars.

In 2003 the company had produced more than three million vehicles. In September 2004 the company went public on the New York Stock Exchange and was the first Indian company listed there. In the same year, the company Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company, the second-largest truck manufacturer in Korea acquired. 2005, the Company acquired 21 percent stake in Hispano Carrocera, a Busproduzenten. In the same year the one millionth passenger cars left the production.

End of 2006, Tata Motors has been criticized because of the construction of an automobile factory of the company in Singur, West Bengal used fertile farmland, which is about 15,000 farmers livelihoods to be taken.

On 10 January 2008, the company introduces the Tata Nano which is the cheapest four-seater car in the world with a price of 100,000 rupees or 1,700 euros.

On March 26, 2008 Ford announced the sale of automotive brands Jaguar and Land Rover to Tata Motors for $ 2.3 billion known. Tata for months been considered the most promising candidate for the subsidiaries of Ford Along with these two brands Tata acquired the trademark rights to the brands Rover, Daimler and Lanchester.


Jaguar Land Rover Automotive PLC produced as a 100 percent subsidiary of Tata Motors, the brands Jaguar and Land Rover.

Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company Limited ( TDCV ) is a 100 percent subsidiary of the company that produces heavy duty commercial vehicles.

Telco Construction Equipment Company Limited ( Telcon ) is one of 60 percent to Tata Motors. The company manufactures construction machinery.

Tata Technologies Limited (TTL) is a subsidiary of the / 06 held 86.91 percent shares Tata Motors at the end of fiscal year 2005. The company specializes in information technologies.

TAL Manufacturing Solutions Limited is 100 percent owned Tata. The company produces machine tools and automation systems.

HV Transmissions Limited ( HVTL ) and HV Axles Limited are 100 owned subsidiaries of Tata Motors. They produce axles and chain guards for heavy and medium commercial vehicles.

Additional 100 - owned subsidiaries of Tata Motors are Sheba Properties Limited, Concorde Motors ( India) Limited, Tata Motors Insurance Services Limited and Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc.

Associated companies are: Tata Cummins Limited, Tata AutoComp Systems Limited, Tata Precision Industries Pte. Ltd.. , Nita Co. Ltd.. and Hispano Carrocera S. A.


  • Based on the first -generation Renault Trafic

Cars and SUVs

  • Tata Aria
  • Tata Estate
  • Tata Gurkha
  • Tata Indica ( small car )
  • Tata Indigo / Indigo Marina ( saloon and estate models on the Indica platform )
  • Tata Manza
  • Tata Nano
  • Tata Safari ( Sport Utility Vehicle)
  • Tata Sierra / Tata Telco Sports / Tata Sport ( SUV)
  • Tata Spacio
  • Tata Sumo ( SUV )
  • Tata Xenon (Pickup)
  • Fiat Palio ( sold in India by Tata Motors )

Concept Cars

  • 2000 Tata Aria Roadster ( sports car )
  • 2001 Tata Aria Coupe ( sports car )
  • 2002 Tata Indiva ( SUV )
  • 2004 Tata Indigo Advent (crossover version of the Indigo Marina)
  • 2005 Tata Xover ( crossover SUV )
  • 2006 Tata Cliffrider ( SUV crossover )

Commercial vehicles and trucks

  • Tata Ace
  • Tata TL/Telcoline/207 DI Pickup Truck (Previously Load Beta)
  • Tata Winger van based on Renault Trafic I
  • Tata 407
  • Tata 709 E
  • Tata 1109 ( mittelerschwerer truck )
  • Tata 1510/1512 (average bus)
  • Tata 1610/1616 (heavy bus)
  • Tata 1613/1615 ( mittelerschwerer truck )
  • Tata 2515/2516 ( mittelerschwerer truck )
  • Tata 3015 (heavy truck )
  • Tata 3516 (heavy truck )
  • Tata Novus (heavy truck designed by Tata Daewoo )

Military Vehicles

  • Tata 407 troop transport, available as closed and open version, 4 × 4 - and 4 × 2 versions
  • Tata LPTA 713 TC ( 4x4)
  • Tata LPT 709 E
  • Tata SD 1015 TC ( 4x4)
  • Tata LPTA 1615 TC ( 4x4)
  • Tata LPTA 1621 TC ( 6x6)
  • Tata LPTA 1615 TC ( 4x2)

Compressed air car

Since 2007, Tata Motors is working with MDI to develop a compressed air cars.