Milestones

The Tata group has had a historical connection with Africa since the early years of the twentieth century

 
1977
Tata begins operations in Africa. Tata Zambia is established in Zambia
 
1989
Tata Zimbabwe is set up
 
1991
Tata Holdings Mozambique LDA is established
 
1993
Tata Uganda is set up
 
1994
The Tata group sets up Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (Pty) in Johannesburg as group headquarters for Africa
Tata Holdings Tanzania is established
 
1997
Tata Zambia acquires 70 percent stake in Pamodzi Hotel and renames it Taj Pamodzi
 
1998
Tata Automobile Corporation (SA) is established to market Tata Motors commercial vehicles in Africa
Tata Ghana is set up
 
2000
Consilience Technologies set up as joint venture between Tata Africa Holdings and J&J, a local group
 
2002
Tata Consultancy Services launches a literacy programme in South Africa
 
2004
Tata Motors introduces passenger cars (Tata Indica and Tata Indigo), utility vehicles and pick-ups in South Africa
 
2005
Tata Chemical acquires 100 percent stake in Brunner Mond, making Magadi Soda Company a part of the Tata group
 
2006
Tata Zambia sets up a bus and truck assembly plant in Ndola
Tata Steel initiates the construction of chrome project at Richards Bay – the first greenfield project for the Tata group outside of India
Tata Africa Nigeria Services is established
Tata Motors expands into Kenya
 
2007
TCS South Africa Pty formed as a subsidiary of TCS
 
2008
Tata Steel KZN begins production at the Richards Bay plant in South Africa
Tata Africa Senegal is established
 
2010
Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces announces the opening of Taj Cape Town
 
2012
Cennergi, a 50:50 joint venture between Tata Power and South Africa's Exxaro Resources, is formed to focus on developing electricity projects in Africa
Tata Africa Cote D’Ivoire SARL established