Sunday, December 28, 2008

Journey of TATA from First Mercedes Benz diesel Truck to Nano

1954 - Tata launched its first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, Telco.
1958 - India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, walks through the apprentice shop at Jamshedpur.

1965 - The owner of the first Mercedes Benz diesel truck, Sardar Kartar singh is presented with the key of the 1,00,000th truck.

1969 - Employees cheer as the first Tata branded truck rolls out, ending the collaboration with D aimler Benz, Germany.
1977 - Tata manufactures its first commercial vehicle at its plant in Pune.
1986 - Tata launches its first light commercial vehicle from Telco, the Tata 407.
1992 - Tata Estate, Telco's second passenger vehicle launched by JR D Tata and Ratan Tata.

1994 - Tata Motors released its multi-utility car, Tata Sumo in the year 1994. After that, there was no stopping the car manufacturing unit.
1998 - Ratan Tata drives the first Tata Indica off the assembly line.

1998 - Tata Motors produced an SUV, Tata Safari. It was the first SUV to be designed, developed and manufactured entirely in India .
2002 - Tata introduced India 's most competitive indigenous sedan, the Indigo.

2004 - Tata Motors acquires Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company, South Korea . The first range of Tata Novus vehicles from Tata Daewoo is launched soon after.
2004 - Tata Motors starts its globalisation drive and launches the Tata Indica in South Africa.

2008 - Tata Motors launched the most-awaited car of the year, its one-lakh car called Nano, at the 9th Auto Expo.


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  3. Very Good Post Rajasekar, keep posting on small commercial vehicle and mini trucks.

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