Tata in Africa
Tata Africa Holdings, a subsidiary of Tata International, was established in 1994 in Johannesburg as the headquarters of the group’s operations in Africa. Tata Africa has an extensive presence in the continent, with subsidiaries across 12 countries: South Africa, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, Tanzania, Senegal, Nigeria, Malawi, Uganda, Ghana and Ivory Coast.
The group's businesses include:
- Tata Zambia was set up in 1977, primarily for the import of Tata vehicles, marketing and after-sales service.
- Tata Chemicals Magadi is Africa’s largest soda ash manufacturer and one of Kenya’s leading exporters.
- Tata Automobile Corporation South Africa and Accordian Investments for distribution of vehicles, trucks and buses.
- A commercial vehicle assembly plant in Rosslyn (South Africa); Tata Automobile Corporation’s bus body fabrication plant in South Africa; and Cometal SARL’s railway wagon manufacturing and steel fabrication plant in Mozambique.
- Cennergi, a joint venture between Exxaro and Tata Power, capitalises on the multiple opportunities available to independent power producers to serve the expanding energy markets in southern Africa. There is also a joint venture with ZESCO, the Zambia state electricity utility, for a 120MW hydroelectric power project under construction.
- Taj Cape Town (South Africa) and Taj Pamodzi Hotel (Zambia) managed by Taj Group.
- Tata Consultancy Services provides IT services and business solutions to business and government establishments in South Africa and the region.
- Tata Steel’s ferro-chrome plant at Richards Bay (South Africa) has a capacity to smelt 135,000 tons per annum.
- Tata Global Beverages' stake in Joekels Tea Packers, which is the third largest player in the South African tea market.