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The Tata group has been international in its approach to business from its inception. The Founder, Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, began his business career in international trade in China and England. The businesses he later established in India measured up to international standards and used world-class technology.

A substantial portion of the group's total revenues are from outside of India, with the UK and the US being the two main contributors.

Each operating company in the Tata group has its own international strategy as an integral part of its overall strategy, depending on the nature of the industry, opportunities available and the competitive dynamics of the global stage.

Beginning with Tata Tea’s acquisition of Tetley in 2000, Tata companies made several significant overseas acquisitions including Corus by Tata Steel, Jaguar and Land Rover by Tata Motors and Brunner Mond by Tata Chemicals – all in the UK; Daewoo Commercial Vehicles by Tata Motors in South Korea; NatSteel in Singapore and Millennium Steel in Thailand by Tata Steel; and General Chemical Industrial Products by Tata Chemicals, Eight O’ Clock Coffee by Tata Tea and Tyco Global Network by Tata Communications in the US.

In 2004, Ratan Tata, then Chairman of Tata Sons, summed up the Tata group’s efforts to internationalise its operations thus: “I hope that a hundred years from now we will spread our wings far beyond India, that we become a global group, operating in many countries, an Indian business conglomerate that is at home in the world, carrying the same sense of trust that we do today.”

Tata's Europe HQ is in London The Tata group's Europe headquarters are located in London


The Tata group has been present in Europe since 1907, when Tata Limited was established in London. Today, there are 19 Tata companies across the continent, with 60,000+ employees. In the UK, Tata is among the largest industrial employers, operating in over 40 locations. Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Steel and Tata Motors are leading Tata companies in the region. Arrow
Tata Sons' representative office is based in Washington DC

North America

The Tata group has had a presence in North America for over 70 years. Today it is one of the largest India-headquartered multinationals with 13 companies and more than 35,000 employees. Prominent companies operating here are Tata Consultancy Services, Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Communications, Tata Technologies, Tata Steel, and Tata Chemicals. Arrow
Tata's businesses in south east Asia are based out of Singapore Singapore is a nodal international location for the Tata group in the region

Asia Pacific

The Tata group’s presence in the region is from the early 1970s, when Tata Precision Engineering was set up in Singapore. Today, the group has over 16 operating companies and employs over 7,000 people in the region. Singapore is a nodal international location for the group with over 3,300 employees.
Tata Sons has a representative office in Beijing


The Tata group has had links with China since the latter half of the 19th century when Jamsetji Tata began his career in international trade. Tata companies employ several hundred employees in China today, with Tata Consultancy Services, Tata Steel, and Jaguar Land Rover leading the pack.
Tata Sons has a representative office in Dubai Tata Sons' MENA headquarters are located in Dubai

Middle East and North Africa

The Tata group has a significant footprint in the Middle East and North Africa region, with over 23 companies, $3 billion in revenues and over 12,000 employees. The major Tata companies here are Jaguar Land Rover, Voltas, Tata Communications, TCS, Indian Hotels, Tata Consulting Engineers, Tata Global Beverages, Tata Steel and Tata Motors. Arrow