Profile: Tata Motors Ltd (TTM)
26 May 2017
Tata Motors Limited, incorporated on September 1, 1945, is an automobile company. The Company is engaged in manufacture of motor vehicles. The Company's segments include automotive operations and all other operations. The Company is engaged mainly in the business of automobile products consisting of all types of commercial and passenger vehicles, including financing of the vehicles sold by the Company. The Company markets its commercial and passenger vehicles in various countries in Africa, the Middle East, South East Asia, South Asia, Australia, and Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States countries. The Company operates in over 160 countries across the world.
The Company's automotive segment operations include all activities relating to the development, design, manufacture, assembly and sale of vehicles, including vehicle financing, as well as sale of related parts and accessories. In the automotive segment, the Company manufactures and sells passenger cars, utility vehicles, light commercial vehicles, and medium and heavy commercial vehicles. The Company further divides these categories based on the size, weight, design and price of the vehicle. The Company's subcategories vary between and within Tata and other brand vehicles and Jaguar Land Rover businesses.
The Company's range of Tata-branded passenger cars includes the Nano (micro), the Indica, the Bolt and the Tiago both in the compact segment, the Indigo eCS, and the Zest (mid-sized) in the sedan category. The Company has expanded its passenger car range with various variants and fuel options. The Company's Jaguar Land Rover operations have a presence in the passenger car category under the Jaguar brand name. There are approximately five car lines manufactured under the Jaguar brand name, including the F-TYPE two-seater sports car coupe and convertible XF sedan, the XJ saloon, the XE sports saloon and sport utility vehicle (SUV) called the F-PACE.
The Company manufactures a range of Tata-branded utility vehicles, including the Sumo and the Safari (SUVs), the Xenon XT (lifestyle pickup), the Tata Aria (crossover) and the Venture (multipurpose utility vehicle). Under the Safari brand, the Company offers over two variants, such as the Dicor and the Safari Storme. Under the Sumo brand, the Company offers the Sumo Gold. There are approximately five car lines under the Land Rover brand comprising the Range Rover, the Range Rover Sport, the Range Rover Evoque, 6 the Land Rover Discovery and the Land Rover Discovery Sport.
The Company manufactures a range of light commercial vehicles (LCVs), including pickup trucks and small commercial vehicles. This also includes the Tata Ace, which is a mini-truck with approximately 0.7 ton payload with different fuel options, the Super Ace and the ACE Mega both with over one-ton payload, the Ace Zip, with approximately 0.6 ton payload, the Magic and Magic Iris, both of which are passenger variants for commercial transportation developed on the Tata Ace platform, and the Winger. The Company's offerings in the LCV bus segment include the Cityride and the Starbus ranges of buses.
The Company manufactures a range of medium and heavy commercial vehicles, which include tractors, buses, tippers and multiaxled vehicles, with gross vehicle weight (GVWs) (including payload) of between 8 tons and 49 tons. In addition, through Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicles (TDCV), the Company manufactures an array of trucks ranging from 215 horsepower to 560 horsepower, including dump trucks, tractor-trailers, mixers and cargo vehicles. The Company also offers a range of buses, which includes the Semi Deluxe Starbus Ultra Contract Bus and the new Starbus Ultra. The Company's range of buses is intended for a range of uses, including as intercity coaches (with both air-conditioned and non-air-conditioned luxury variants), as school transportation and as ambulances.
All Other Operations
The Company's all other operations segment mainly includes information technology (IT) services, and machine tools and factory automation services. The Company's subsidiary, Tata Technologies Limited (TTL), specializes in providing engineering services outsourcing, product development IT services solutions for product lifecycle management (PLM) and Enterprise Resource Management (ERM), to automotive, aerospace and consumer durables manufacturers and their suppliers. TTL's services also include product design, analysis and production engineering, knowledge-based engineering and customer relationship management systems. TTL also distributes, implements and supports PLM products from solutions providers around the world, such as Dassault Systems and Autodesk.
The Company competes with Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus, Mercedes Benz, Porsche, Volvo, Volkswagen, Isuzu, Nissan and Toyota.
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