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12/27/2012
Tata Technologies Partners with First Book, Promotes Children’s Literacy in Metro Detroit with Holiday Donation of 2,000+ Books

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Partnered with FirstBook, providing new books to children from low-income families


December 27, 2012 – Novi, Mich. – Tata Technologies, a leading global provider of engineering services and product development IT, distributed more than 2,000 new books throughout greater Detroit this holiday season, through its partnership with First Book, a nonprofit organization that provides new books to children from low-income families. The donations were made possible by a $5,000 donation by Tata Technologies to First Book.

More than 20 volunteers from the Tata Technologies North American Headquarters office in Novi, Mich., distributed the books to children at four schools between December 19-20 – Catherine Ferguson Academy in Detroit, Garfield Elementary School in Livonia, John Glenn High School in Westland, and Snow Elementary School in Dearborn.
Warren Harris, President and COO of Tata Technologies joined the volunteers, personally visiting Catherine Ferguson Academy.
“Tata Technologies places great emphasis on giving back to the communities of which we are a part,” said Mr. Harris. “Our partnership with First Book demonstrates the Tata Technologies commitment to promoting literacy, and we are pleased and proud that it has allowed us to help support schools in the metro Detroit area.”
“We are thrilled with Tata Technologies’ decision to further children’s literacy throughout greater Detroit, and to contribute to First Book’s greater mission of providing new books to children across the United States,” said Kyle Zimmer, President and CEO of First Book.
About Tata Technologies
Tata Technologies, founded in 1989, is a global leader in Engineering Services and Product Development IT Services to the global manufacturing industry; enabling ambitious manufacturing companies to design and build better products.
Tata Technologies is a company of innovators, specialists in the design engineering space, who apply cutting-edge technology to provide a competitive advantage to customers in the manufacturing sector. The company is a strategic partner for developing complete vehicles (VPD group), engineering subsystems and components (E&D), managing the NPI process and collaborative engineering (PLM), and tying together information created and used throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise (ESG). Tata Technologies is headquartered in Singapore, with regional headquarters offices in the United States (Novi, Michigan), India (Pune) and the UK (Coventry). The company has a combined global work force of more than 6,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. www.tatatechnologies.com
About First Book
First Book provides new books to children in need addressing one of the most important factors affecting literacy – access to books. An innovative leader in social enterprise, First Book has distributed more than 70 million free and low cost books in thousands of communities. First Book now has offices in the U.S. and Canada. For more information about the nonprofit First Book please visit
www.firstbook.org.
For further information, contact:
Media: Daniel Saad, Corporate Communications Mgr. - NA
+ 1 248 426 1841
daniel.saad@tatatechnologies.com