Steel has been bestowed the 'Engineering Export
Promotion Council National Award' for outstanding export
performance in 2000-01. The award is sponsored by the ministry
of commerce, government of India.
Arun Jaitley, union minister of commerce and industry,
presented the award to T Mukheerjee, deputy managing
director (steel), Tata Steel, at a function held on
September 26, 2003, in New Delhi.
Tata Steel has successfully reached several quality
standards to meet international requirements. These
include the Euronorm standard for HR coils, CR coils
and galvanised coils (for the European market), the
ASTM (American Society of Testing Material) standard
for the US market, the API (American Petroleum Institute)
standard for line pipes (for expanding its presence
in the Middle East and Korea), and the JIS (Japanese
Industrial Spec) standard for HR, CR and GI coils for
serving the Southeast Asian market.
During the period Tata Steel has exported products like
HR and CR coils, wire rods, billets, ETP, ferro alloys
and tubes all over the world, while focusing on creating
high-end, value-added niches for its steel exports.
The company has exported products like HR, CR and galvanised
steel to new markets in Europe and China, and has also
developed the Kenyan market for CR steel.
Tata Steel has won several national and regional awards
for export promotion in the recent past.