JRD Tata and Dr. Jamshed Bhabha envision a performing arts centre. Enter, the National Centre for the Performing Arts.
The Taj Group accelerates its international expansion with the acquisition of St. James Court in London, UK, two years after the company's first international hotel in Yemen.
Tata Chemicals introduces Tata Salt—the country's first iodised branded salt, the 'desh ka namak' to build a healthy nation.
The group clocks another win as Titan Industries, a JV with the Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation (TIDCO), makes a splash in a watch-starved market.
TELCO (now Tata Motors) cruises into the passenger vehicle space with Tata Sierra, followed by Tata Estate in 1992.
With a view to preserving the group's unique heritage, JRD Tata establishes the Tata Central Archives in Mumbai. The archives find a new home in Pune in 2001.
After 53 years at the helm, JRD Tata steps down as Chairman, naming Ratan N Tata as successor. Under Ratan Tata, the group grows into a $100bn enterprise.
Titan launches Raga to tap into the women's watch segment. Fastrack (launched 1998) becomes an iconic youth brand.
JRD Tata is awarded India's highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, for his contribution to nation building, and also wins the UN Population Award this year.
Titan revolutionises the Indian jewellery market with Tanishq. The retail brand brings transparency to an unorganised sector.
Tata Indica, India's first indigenously designed and manufactured car, and Tata Safari, India's first SUV, are launched.
Tata Tea (now Tata Global Beverages) acquires the iconic, then 160-year-old, British Tetley group. Today, it is the second largest tea brand, globally.
The group strengthens its presence in the insurance sector with two joint ventures — Tata AIG this year, and Tata AIA in 2000.
The Tata group acquires a controlling stake in VSNL, establishing Tata Communications. The company is a global leader in network solutions, mobility and IoT.
TCS is the first Indian software company to cross $1bn in revenue. It goes public in 2004 in the largest IPO in India.
Tata Motors acquires the heavy vehicles unit of Daewoo Motors, and in the same year, is listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
The group responds to the transforming satellite entertainment space by launching DTH (Direct-to-Home) provider, Tata Sky.
Infiniti Retail launches Croma, India's first national chain of multi brand outlets for consumer electronics and durables.
Tata Steel acquires Corus (now, Tata Steel Europe). It is Europe's second largest steel producer serving construction, automotive, packaging & engineering industries.
Tata Motors unveils the 'people's car', Tata Nano, to make safe transport affordable to millions. It also acquires iconic British car maker, Jaguar Land Rover.
Tata Medical Center, a comprehensive cancer care and treatment facility designed especially to serve the poor in the region, is inaugurated by Ratan Tata.
TGBL's JV with international coffee giant, Starbucks, is welcomed by coffee lovers. The next 5 years see the fastest rollout of stores in Starbucks' history.
Bombay House, is the first heritage building in India to receive a gold rating by Indian Green Building Council. Two years later, it receives a platinum rating.
The group charts course for its newest aviation adventure. AirAsia India, a JV with popular, low-cost airline AirAsia Berhad, begins operations.
That is followed by Vistara, Tata Sons' JV with Singapore Airlines. It celebrates flying 1 million customers that same year.
N. Chandrasekaran, CEO and MD of TCS since 2009, is appointed Chairman of Tata Sons by the Board of Directors.
The Tata group is the new title sponsor of Asia’s most prestigious marathon for 10 years, the Mumbai Marathon. It is jointly sponsored by Tata group and TCS.
TCS and Cornell Tech inaugurate the Tata Innovation Center to promote joint academic and industry research, following a $50 million investment by TCS.
TCS becomes the first listed Indian IT company to breach $100 billion in market capitalisation, ushering in a new phase of growth for India Inc.
In May 2019, Tata Global Beverages and Tata Chemicals announce transaction to combine their consumer brands and create a new entity, Tata Consumer Products Ltd.