Tag: Ratan Tata

Blog : Salon sickness with Charles Morgan and Ratan Tata

Blog : Salon sickness with Charles Morgan and Ratan Tata

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

News : Ratan Tata interviewed by the Brum Post

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

News : Bladon Jets opens new engineering centre

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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 […]

Press Comment : Tata taking the long view at Jaguar Land Rover

Press Comment : Tata taking the long view at Jaguar Land Rover

Marc Reeves, Editor, Birmingham Post, 3rd August, 2009 Birmingham Post Editor, Marc Reeves, who has met Tata’s top management both in India and the UK, assesses their stewardship of Jaguar Land Rover. The future is bright for Jaguar Land Rover – that is the word coming out of Indian parent Tata. The company insists its […]

Press Comment : Tata Motors’ troublesome trophy

Joe Leahy and John Reed, Financial Times, 31st July, 2009 In the Mumbai office of Ravi Kant, Vice-Chairman of India’s Tata Motors, a sleek newcomer has appeared among the collection of toy cars and models on his shelves. Occupying pride of place over the miniature Hummer, the shiny steel tank and other trinkets is a […]

Press Report : JLR workers asked to accept delayed wages

Press Report : JLR workers asked to accept delayed wages

Jon Griffin, Birmingham Post, 1st July, 2009 Staff at Jaguar Land Rover have been asked to agree to delayed salary payments until the end of the month “to ease cash-flow problems”, it has been claimed. A report in Works Management magazine said that bosses had written to employees asking them to accept a delayed payment date for […]

India Watch : Land Rover and Jaguar drag on Tata

India Watch : Land Rover and Jaguar drag on Tata

Joe Leahy in Mumbai, Financial Times, 2nd July, 2009 Just when many thought Tata’s run of bad luck might be nearing its end, India’s largest conglomerate was this week forced to shift the venue of the glamorous launch of its newly acquired Jaguar and Land Rover brands in India. The event had to be quickly switched […]

Press Report : PM talks to Tata in bid to end stand-off with Government

Press Report : PM talks to Tata in bid to end stand-off with Government

Jonathan Walker, Birmingham Post, 1st July, 2009 Gordon Brown has held direct talks with the Indian owners of Jaguar Land Rover, in a bid to end the deadlock over Government support for the struggling carmaker. The Prime Minister took the highly unusual step of personally intervening, following a series of dire warnings about JLR’s future. […]

India Watch : Tata launches Jaguar and Land Rover in India

India Watch : Tata launches Jaguar and Land Rover in India

Automotive News Europe/Reuters, 29th June, 2009 MUMBAI (Reuters) — Tata Motors on Sunday launched its Jaguar and Land Rover brands in India. Chairman Ratan Tata said it was a momentous occasion for the company. “This is in keeping with our desire to extend the penetration of the brands in India,” he said. Tata Motors bought […]

India Watch : Tata succession likely to rock corporate India

India Watch : Tata succession likely to rock corporate India

Joe Leahy, FT.com, 11th June, 2009 Late last month Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) released what appeared to be a routine announcement to the stock exchange. N. Chandrasekaran, Chief Operating Officer of Tata Consultancy Services, was to succeed the Chief Executive Officer, S. Ramadorai, when he stood down in October from his post as head of […]

Press Report : Tata plans to bring Nano to US in 3 years

Press Report : Tata plans to bring Nano to US in 3 years

Lindsay Chappell, Automotive News, 5th June, 2009 Tata Motors, the Indian automaker that owns Jaguar and Land Rover, plans to bring the car known as the world’s cheapest to the United States within three years. David Good, a U.S. representative for Tata, confirmed statements made by Chairman Ratan Tata at a Cornell University forum this […]

Press Report : Tata fury at conditions of Government’s loan to JLR

Press Report : Tata fury at conditions of Government’s loan to JLR

John Cranage, Birmingham Post, 6th May, 2009 Jaguar Land Rover is facing a fresh crisis amid accusations that the Government has turned its back on the luxury carmaker. Its Indian owner, Tata Motors, is understood to be refusing to accept tough conditions imposed by the Treasury on the loans it needs to stay on the […]

Press Report : JLR boss Ratan Tata hits out at Government’s failure to help

Marc Reeves, Editor, Birmingham Post, Mumbai, 25th March, 2009 The Indian boss of Jaguar Land Rover has broken his silence to launch an unprecedented attack on the UK Government’s tardy response to appeals for loans to help the West Midland car maker survive the recession and credit squeeze. In an exclusive interview with the Birmingham […]