Tata International Limited [TIL] is a global trading and distribution company with a network of offices and subsidiaries spanning more than 39 countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. As a member of the reputed business conglomerate the Tata Group, we pride ourselves in upholding the highest ethical standards in the way we conduct our businesses. Supported by a 10,000+ strong employee base, we are strongly driven by customer centricity, and have, over the years, formed strategic alliances and partnerships with market leaders that have reinforced our role as preferred partners in international trade and business.
Tata's worldwide revenues of US $2.02 billion in FY16 have set us firmly on a path of sustained growth even as we continue to focus on value-added offerings for our customers, backed by strong compliance of global norms within the sectors in which we operate. We leverage our worldwide presence along with sourcing and marketing competencies to deliver what we promise to customers across our five key business verticals.
Supported by global sourcing, deep market knowledge and supply chain management of various steel and related products, our metals trading business serves customers across 50 countries. Recent investments in downstream activities in Africa have enabled us to widen our product offering and increase customer retention.
Key products offered include steel, metallics and rolls, products for the aluminium industry (customised engineering products) and module mounting systems (solar). The business also supports a growing domestic (pan-India) business for bicycles under the brand Stryder.
We commenced automobile distribution in Africa way back in 1977 and have since evolved into a leading distributor of Tata Motors vehicles in the continent with operations in more than 12 countries. Our business spread is marked by sophisticated showrooms, workshops with trained personnel and responsive after-sales service. Recently, we have earned the distinction of adding the prestigious Jaguar Land Rover dealership to our stable for select geographies.
Our current operations have expanded to include infrastructure and construction equipment as well as farm machinery. We also have long-term representation agreements, marketing and distribution tie-ups with reputable manufacturers like John Deere, ST Kinetics’ Trxbuild / Leeboy, Aquarius, Escorts (FarmTrac), etc.
The distribution business has consistently exceeded customers’ and principals’ expectations, and is now on course to replicate this success across other geographies like Southeast Asia.
In addition, we have a nascent but growing presence in chemicals and healthcare products for select markets in Africa.
Leather and Leather Products
We are India’s leading exporter, manufacturer and supply chain integrator of leather and leather products with exports to over 35 countries. Our diversified product basket comprises a large range of footwear, finished leather and garments, all of which reflect contemporary trends in design and colour palette.
We operate India’s only performance leather facility. Our quality and customer orientation have helped us build enduring associations with major global brands like Marks & Spencer, Gabor, Aerosoles, Zara, Mango and others.
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities in India (Chennai and Dewas) and development centres in China and Portugal, besides a design studio in Italy put us ahead of our peers in terms of capabilities and the breadth of our offerings. We are also the largest exporter of children’s shoes from India and have a major stake in Move-On Shoes, a leading Portuguese footwear retailer.
We are primarily engaged in coal imports into India. Our team has strong expertise in global sourcing and we aspire to be one of the largest coal trading companies in India, supported by additional volumes from China and Thailand.
Additionally, other key products handled by us are coal and coke; ores and fluxes; ferro-alloys and base metals like nickel, tin, etc.
The vision for the business is to tap into the ever-increasing global trade in agricultural commodities like cereals, pulses, oilseeds. etc, and create efficient linkages between India, Africa and Myanmar for a select presence across the value chain. Our teams provide an end-to-end trading solution to our customers and we are constantly engaged in growing our sourcing base while adhering to quality and food safety standards.
We are currently trading in pulses such as split pigeon peas and black matpe (Toor Whole and Urad Dals, as they are known in India) from Myanmar; rice from Vietnam and Myanmar into Africa; sesame seeds from Africa into India and China; and soya bean meal for animal feed from India for our Myanmar customers.
Subsidiaries and Joint Ventures
TIL’s largest subsidiary, Tata Africa Holdings has served as the flag bearer of the Tata Group in the continent since 1977 and is headquartered in South Africa. It has facilitated several business collaborations and has successfully created a niche for the Tata brand, its values and commitment to the larger community.
Through subsidiaries and joint ventures worldwide, we also have business interests in luxury hotels, bus body building, vehicle assembly and trailer manufacturing facilities.
At TIL, we are deeply committed to being a proactive and responsible member of the community and the environment in which we are present. Stringent goals for the reduction of carbon footprint and greenhouse gases in our leather plant and other facilities, coupled with initiatives for empowering local communities in equal measure, drive our long-term sustainability agenda. Winner of several prestigious national awards and international certifications for environment and quality, TIL is also a signatory to the UN Global Compact.See more