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The Tata Group

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, headquartered in India, comprising of 30 companies across 10 clusters.

The group operates in more than 100 countries across six continents, with a mission 'To improve the quality of life of the communities we serve globally, through long-term stakeholder value creation based on Leadership with Trust’.

Tata Sons is the principal investment holding company and promoter of Tata companies. Sixty-six percent of the equity share capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts, which support education, health, livelihood generation and art and culture.

In 2017-18, the revenue of Tata companies, taken together, was $110.7 billion. These companies collectively employ over 700,000 people.


Board of directors

Each Tata company or enterprise operates independently under the guidance and supervision of its own board of directors. There are 28 publicly-listed Tata enterprises with a combined market capitalisation of about $145.3 billion (as on March 31, 2018).

$ 110.7 billion

Total Tata companies revenue


Number of countries operational

Tata International

Tata International is a global trading and distribution company with a network of offices and subsidiaries spanning more than 39 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

Tata International primarily operates in five business verticals comprising Trading, Auto Distribution and Leather and Leather products and its annual revenues exceeded US$2 billion in FY18.

The company trades in metals, minerals and agri products. The metal trading business supports customers in 50 countries and includes steel, metallics and rolls, products for aluminium industry and model mounting systems (solar projects). The minerals trading business aspires to be a significant coal trading operation in India, while the recent foray into agri trading focuses on pulses and sugar in ASEAN.

The company distributes Tata Motors vehicles, Jaguar Land Rover luxury vehicles and John Deere tractors and agricultural implements.

Leather and leather products
The company manufactures and exports leather products, partnering global brands, operating India’s only automotive leather tannery.

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TATA International Africa

The Tata group began its relationship with the African continent in 1977 with the establishment of Tata Zambia.

In 1994, the Tata group inaugurated Tata Africa Holdings in Johannesburg, South Africa, which now serves as the group's headquarters in the continent. Tata is present in over 15 African countries. It operates in engineering, services, telecommunications, information technology, chemicals and materials.

TATA International Africa

Today, Tata is a brand that is synonymous with quality products and ethical business operations in Africa. It is committed to its vision of building and sustaining relationships in Africa with cooperation and trust, creating employment opportunities and making its contribution to the social development of local communities. Tata companies in Africa promote the social and economic development of local communities through education, entrepreneurship and health initiatives.

Countries in Africa

With a continent-wide footprint, we provide communities across the region with reliable and dependable products while simultaneously being a massive driving force of employment opportunities to thousands.



We are proud to share our customers’ feedback and experiences with you. It is their trust in Tata Africa that helps us drive business growth and greater and more fruitful community engagements across the continent.


Corporate Social Responsibility

We believe in giving back to communities across the continent, to ensure that individuals become increasingly empowered to pave a successful future for themselves, their dependents and loved ones.