Blog : Salon sickness with Charles Morgan and Ratan Tata

Ratan Tata and Charles Morgan talk cars at Geneva...

Steven Ward spends three days in the Geneva Salon emerging only for beer and chips On Tuesday 5 March within Hall six of the 83rd Geneva motor show, AROnline’s three Muppeteers comprising of Steven Ward, Andrew Elphick and Robert Leitch are slouching within the confines of Morgan’s home-made stand which was sponsored by Banque Baring […]

News : Ratan Tata interviewed by the Brum Post

Ratan Tata

Graeme Brown Indian industrialist Ratan Tata has transformed the fortunes of Jaguar Land Rover since taking over the firm in 2008. He speaks to Graeme Brown about the future of the Midlands’ most important company. It has become the UK’s go-to success story – a historic car-maker that has gone from losing hundreds of millions […]

News : Bladon Jets opens new engineering centre

A pair of Bladon jet engines used in the Jagar C-X75

Bladon Jets, the pioneers of breakthrough micro jet engine technology, today announced the opening of its Engineering Centre in Coventry.  The new centre houses advanced manufacturing and development facilities to help the company prepare its innovative products for volume production. The Engineering Centre was formally opened by Ratan Tata, chairman of Tata Sons, which is […]

Tata Motors : UK engineering base at Warwick University set to expand

Tata Indica/Vista EV

The UK’s technology base was given a major boost today when Tata Motors Limited’s European Technical Centre (TMETC), a wholly-owned UK-based subsidiary of Tata Motors, announced that it will be expanding its partnership with WMG (formerly known as Warwick Manufacturing Group), at the University of Warwick. TMETC plans to increase its team of highly skilled […]

India Watch : Tata Motors’ shares hit 19-year high on profit report

Automotive News Europe/Bloomberg, 10th August, 2010 MUMBAI (Bloomberg) – Shares in Tata Motors Limited, the Indian owner of Jaguar Land Rover, rose to their highest level in more than 19 years after the company posted a first-quarter profit on demand for luxury SUVs and sedans. The carmaker made a net income of 19.9 billion rupees […]

India Watch : Tata Sons Limited starts search for Ratan’s replacement

Automotive News Europe/Bloomberg, 5th August, 2010 MUMBAI (Bloomberg) – Tata Sons Limited is searching for a successor to Chairman Ratan Tata, whose acquisitions of Jaguar Land Rover and Tetley Group Plc charted India’s emergence as a global economic power. The 72-year-old Ratan, who built Tata Group into India’s biggest with revenue of more than $70 billion, […]

India Watch : Tata opens plant for world’s cheapest car

Automotive News Europe/Bloomberg, 2nd June, 2010 MUMBAI (Bloomberg) — Tata Motors Limited, maker of the world’s cheapest car, opened a plant for the $2,500 Nano model that will boost output amid rising demand for automobiles in India. The factory in Sanand in the western Indian state of Gujarat, will have initial capacity to build 250,000 […]

Press Report : JLR set for a radical shake-up

Steve Cropley, Editor-in-Chief, Autocar, 28th May, 2010 Jaguar Land Rover’s new boss, Carl-Peter Forster, has emerged from 100 days of silence to reveal plans for a major product shake-up. The radical vision includes greater separation for the Land Rover and Range Rover brands, the launch of an all-new, mid-size Range Rover between LRX and Range Rover […]

India Watch : Search underway for Ratan Tata’s successor

MUMBAI (Reuters) — India’s Tata conglomerate is looking around the world for a successor to Ratan Tata, the 71-year-old Chairman of the sprawling salt-to-automaker group said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal published on Wednesday. Local and foreign candidates were being looked at to head the group, which includes Tata Motors Ltd., Tata […]

Press Comment : Is this really time for new management at JLR?

John Cranage, Industrial Editor, Birmingham Post, 12th November, 2009 With General Motors’ European boss Carl-Peter Forster tipped to join Tata, Industrial Editor John Cranage looks at the possible implications his appointment would have for Jaguar Land Rover. General Motors’ U-turn over its plan to unload its European carmaking business has left one of the automotive […]