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Tata Group

Company nameTata Group
Company typePrivately held company
Slogan"Improving the quality of life of the communities we serve"
Founder(s)Jamsedji Tata
HeadquartersBombay House
Mumbai, India
Area servedWorldwide
Key peopleRatan Tata
Digital television
IT Services/ITES
Consumer goods
Financial services
Revenue(+) US$ 82 billion (2011)
Net income(+) US$ 1.74 billion (2009 10)
Total assets(+) US$ 52.8 billion (2009 10)
Employees396,517 (2009 10)
SubsidiaryTata Steel
Tata Steel Europe
Tata Motors
Tata Consultancy Services
Tata Technologies
Tata Tea
Titan Industries
Tata Power
Tata Communications
Tata Sons
Tata Teleservices
Taj Hotels
Tata Chemicals
Tata Global Beverages

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Tata Group is an Indian multinational conglomerate company headquartered in the Bombay House in Mumbai, India. Tata Group is one of the largest companies in India by market capitalization and revenue. It has interests in communications and information technology, engineering, materials, services, energy, consumer products and chemicals. The Tata Group has operations in more than 80 countries across six continents and its companies export products and services to 80 nations. The Tata Group comprises 114 companies and subsidiaries in eight business sectors, 27 of which are publicly listed. 65.8% of the ownership of Tata Group is held in charitable trusts. Companies which form a major part of the group include Tata Steel (including Tata Steel Europe), Tata Motors (including Jaguar and Land Rover), Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Technologies, Tata Tea (including Tetley), Tata Chemicals, Titan Industries, Tata Power, Tata Communications, Tata Sons, Tata Teleservices and the Taj Hotels.

The group takes the name of its founder, Jamsedji Tata, a member of whose family has almost invariably been the chairman of the group. The current chairman of the Tata group is Ratan Tata, who took over from J. R. D. Tata in 1991 and is one of the major international business figures in the age of globality. The company is currently in its fifth generation of family stewardship. TATA Group's 114 companies are held by its main company Tata Sons and the main owner of Tata Sons are various charitable organisations developed and run by Tata Group. Out of which JRD Tata Trust & Sir Ratan Tata Trust are the main holders. About 65% ownership of Tata Sons which is the key holding company of the other 114 Tata Group Company is held by various charitable organisations.

The 2009, annual survey by the Reputation Institute ranked Tata Group as the 11th most reputable company in the world. The survey included 600 global companies. The Tata Group has helped establish and finance numerous quality research, educational and cultural institutes in India. The group was awarded the Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2007 in recognition of its long history of philanthropic activities. Tata gets more than 2/3 of its revenue from outside India. In June 2011, based on market value Tata Group has become India's wealthiest group with $98.7 billion.

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