Tata Motors Limited

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Company: Tata Motors Limited, Mumbai, India
Company Description: Tata Motors Ltd is a multinational automotive corporation headquartered in Mumbai, India. Part of the Tata Group, it was formerly known as TELCO (TATA Engineering and Locomotive Company).
Nomination Category: Company/Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Automotive & Transport Equipment

Nomination Title: Tata Motors

Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:

Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of Rs.1,23,133 crores (USD 27 billion) in 2010-11. The Company is the world's fourth largest truck manufacturer, and the world's third largest bus manufacturer. The Company's over 25,000 employees are guided by the vision to be "best in the manner in which we operate, best in the products we deliver, and best in our value system and ethics."

Established in 1945, Tata Motors' presence can be seen across the length and breadth of India. Over 5.9 million Tata vehicles have plied India's roads since the first vehicle rolled out in 1954. The Company's manufacturing base in India is spread across Jamshedpur (Jharkhand), Pune (Maharashtra), Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), Sanand (Gujarat) and Dharwad (Karnataka).

Following a strategic alliance with Fiat in 2005, it has set up an industrial joint venture with Fiat Group Automobiles at Ranjangaon (Maharashtra) to produce both Fiat and Tata cars and Fiat powertrains. Tata Motors's dealership, sales, services and spare parts network comprises over 3500 touch points; the company also distributes and markets Fiat branded cars in India.

Tata Motors, the first Company from India's engineering sector to be listed in the New York Stock Exchange (September 2004), has also emerged as an international automobile company. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, a business comprising the two iconic British brands, that was acquired in 2008. In 2004, Tata Motors also acquired the Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company, South Korea's second largest truck maker. The rechristened Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles Company has launched several new products in the Korean market, while also exporting these products to several international markets. Today two-thirds of heavy commercial vehicle exports out of South Korea are from Tata Daewoo.

Tata Motors is also expanding its international footprint through exports. The Company's commercial and passenger vehicles are already being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia and South America. It has franchisee/joint venture assembly operations in Kenya, Bangladesh, Ukraine, Russia, Senegal and South Africa. The foundation of the Company's growth over the last 50 years is a deep understanding of economic stimuli and customer needs, and the ability to translate them into customer-desired offerings through cutting-edge R&D. With over 4,500 engineers and scientists, the Company's Engineering Research Centre, established in 1966, has enabled pioneering technologies and products.

The Tata Nano was launched in India in March 2009. In a development that signifies a first for the global automobile industry, the Nano brings the comfort and safety of a car within the reach of thousands of families. The standard version has been priced at Rs.100,000 (approx US$2,250) excluding VAT and transportation cost. Designed with a family in mind, it has a roomy passenger compartment with generous leg space and head room. It can comfortably seat four persons. It has a lower pollution level than two-wheelers being manufactured in India today. The lean design strategy has helped minimize weight, which helps maximise performance per unit of energy consumed and delivers high fuel efficiency. This ensures that the car has low carbon dioxide emissions, thereby providing the twin benefits of an affordable transportation solution with a low carbon footprint.

Tata Motors is equally focused on environment-friendly technologies in emissions and alternative fuels. It has developed electric and hybrid vehicles both for personal and public transportation. It has also been implementing several environment-friendly technologies in manufacturing processes, significantly enhancing resource conservation.

Tata Motors is committed to improving the quality of life of communities by working on four thrust areas – employability, education, health and environment. These activities touch the lives of more than a million citizens. The Company's support of education and employability focuses on youth and women. This support ranges from schools to technical education institutes to the actual facilitation of income generation. In health, Tata Motors’ intervention is in both preventive and curative healthcare. The goal of environment protection is achieved through planting trees, conserving water and creating new water bodies, and introducing appropriate technologies in its vehicles and operations for constantly enhancing environment care. With the foundation of its rich heritage, Tata Motors today is etching a refulgent future.

Achievements

•TATA Motors Ltd has been selected as the winner of ‘Golden Peacock Award for Corporate Social Responsibility’ for the year 2011
•Customer Support CVBU has been conferred with the 'Golden Peacock National Training
•Tata Nano wins the Best Car Advertisement of the Year at Bloomberg UTV Awards
•Tata Nano's design receives world's oldest and coveted international award
•Lucknow Plant wins Rajiv Gandhi National Award for 2009
•Mr. Ravi Kant receives the Golden Peacock Corporate Award for Business Leadership
•CNBC TV18 'Best CFO' Award for Mr. C. Ramakrishnan
•CVBU Pune receives Excellent Energy Efficient Unit award
•CVBU Lucknow bags Excellent Energy Efficient Unit-Award for the second time
•CVBU Pune declared winner of the MPCB Vasundhara Awards 2010
•Car Plant Pune won three awards at the 25th Annual Chapter Convention of Quality
•Tata Motors IT team bagged an award in IT Services Management category
•Tata Motors, CVBU was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Award
•Land Rover double header at the Auto Express 2010 new car awards
•TDCV CEO, Dr. Kim Jong-Shik, honoured
•Golden Peacock Award for Occupational Health & Safety for the year 2010
•CVBU Lucknow bags 11 National Suggestion Summit awards

List hyperlinks to any online news stories, press releases, video clips, work samples, or other documents that support the claims made in the section above. IMPORTANT: Begin each link with http://, and enclose each link in square brackets; for example, [http://www.youraddress.com]:

News
Tata Manza associates with Wayne Brady http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=691
Tata Motors June sales at 66,358 nos. http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=690
Jaguar Land Rover opens new dealership in Kolkata, West Bengal, India http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=688
Tata Nano launched in Nepal http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=686
Tata Motors Full Throttle team returns victorious from Dakshin Dare 2011 Rally http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=685
Tata Motors Group global wholesales at 88,251 vehicles in May http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=684
Tata Motors receives largest order ever of M&HCV trucks from a single fleet owner http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=681

Tata Motors & Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development
Organization develop an environment-friendly dual-fuel based power generation facility http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=680
Tata Motors May sales at 62,296 nos. http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=677
Tata Nano begins international journey with Sri Lanka, as Tata Motors celebrates 50th year of its International Business http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=676
Jaguar Land Rover inaugurates new vehicle assembly plant in Pune India http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=678
Tata Motors Group - Global sales grow 24.2% and crosses the 1 million mark in FY 10-11 http://www.tatamotors.com/media/press-releases.php?id=670

Provide a brief (up to 100 words) biography about the leader of this nominated organization:

Carl-Peter Forster, CEO of Tata Motors, has twenty-four years of international experience in the automobile industry. Most recently he was the head of General Motors, Europe, where he looked after Opel / Vauxhall, Saab and the European activities of Chevrolet. Before joining General Motors in 2001, Mr. Forster had 13 years of experience in BMW where he held various positions including that of managing director of BMW South Africa and was also on the managing board of BMW responsible for manufacturing.

Ratan Tata, Chairman, Tata Sons and Tata Motors, said, “Tata Motors expects that Mr. Forster’s induction will greatly facilitate its ambition towards being a truly international company.”