Monday, August 30, 2010


In India there is a mega company. A behemoth of industry and business. This is the Tata Group. Our hotel the Taj Mount Road (very nice, by the way) is owned by the Tata Group. In the morning I drink Tata coffee from Tata porcelain and have fresh orange in a Tata glass. There are Tata cars on the road (small and affordable), Tata shows on television (through their join up with Sky), even Tata products in space. They do everything from advanced composites (A) through to Wood Products (W) and everything in between (I'm sure if I looked online I would find something beginning with Z).  
The Tata group was started by Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata back in 1868. He worked for his father in a banking firm but set himself up as an entrepreneur allowing Indians to take up higher studies and work in the business. He was a visionary who looked after his work force, introducing the 8 hour day before it was commonplace in the world. The company diversified into all aspects of Indian life and set up education establishments for the betterment of the people.
Today Tata has expanded all over the world, they own the Jaguar and Land Rover brands, Tetley Tea and other well known UK companies. Not bad for a company that is still family owned.

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