History

History

The History of Building Better Products with Tata Technologies

The foundation of Tata Technologies is the Legacy of Trust that is the hallmark of the Tata group. Since 1989, Tata Technologies’ professionals have been contributing engineering and design services to the world’s leading manufacturers.

Today’s organisation results from a combination of the integrity and entrepreneurial spirit of three pioneering organisations. At the same time that Tata Technologies was distinguishing itself in India as an engineering organisation, INCAT, based in the UK, was developing a reputation as a world leader in engineering and design staffing to the world’s top automotive OEMs. All this while Integrated Systems Technologies (IST) was establishing itself as North America’s fastest growing and most forward thinking systems integrator and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software solutions provider.

In 1998, INCAT and IST merged to form INCAT International, a global product solutions and services provider serving the automotive and aerospace industries worldwide. In late 2004, INCAT plc became a publicly traded company on the London Stock Exchange and, within a year, was acquired by Tata Technologies. That move created a unique global provider of Engineering Services Outsourcing (ESO), Product Development IT services and PLM solutions with combined expertise, resources and experience that are unequalled in the industry.

A better foundation … a better future.

1989
  • Tata technologies is founded as a business unit of Tata Motors.
  • INCAT formed from existing European and North American companies.
1994
  • Tata Technologies spins off as an independent business unit, headquartered in Singapore.
1996
  • Tata Technologies commencing operations in India.
1997
  • Wins Tata Motors E&D and IT outsourcing engagement.
2003
  • Moves India operations to new world-class, state-of-the-art campus Pune Infotech Park.
2004
  • Wins multi-year $25 Million outsourcing contract for Engineering IT from Daimler Chrysler.
  • INCAT launched on the London Stock Exchange after establishing itself in North America, Europe and Japan.
2005
  • Tata Technologies acquires 100% of INCAT International UK, expanding the global footprint.
  • Wins additional $35 million multi-year contract with Daimler Chrysler.
2006
  • Opens a new global offshore delivery center in Thailand.
  • Acquires CEDIS Mechanical Engineering GmbH of Germany further strenghthening the European client base.
  • Achieved consolidated revenue of $100 Million.
2007
  • Ranks no. 2 in Engineering Services Outsourcing firms in India by DATAQUEST.
  • Achieves consolidated revenue of $200 Million.
2008
  • Forms joint venture with Hindustan Aeronautics, Asia’s premier aero structures manufacturer, for E&D of aero structures.
  • Wins $120 Million multi-year, contract from Jaguar Land Rover.
  • Surpasses 1,000 employees.
2009
  • 15 Tata Technologies engineers file (on behalf of Tata Motors) as inventors in patent applications for the Tata Nano, the world’s most affordable production vehicle.
  • Globally rebranded as Tata Technologies.
2010
  • Showcases the engineering and design of the Tata Nano to the North American automotive industry by way of Better Innovation tour.
  • Surpasses 4,000 employees.
2011
  • Launches VPD Group to position full vehicle platform development capabilities.
  • Secures private equity funding of $30 Million through Alpha TC Holdings Pte. Ltd. & Tata Capital.
  • Adds new offshore delivery centers in Bangalore and Pune.
2012
  • Launches electric MObility (eMO) vehicle at the North American International Auto Show to showcase the company’s full vehicle program capabilities.
  • Ranks in Fortune India 300 for the first time.
  • Achieved $300 Million in consolidated revenue with 5000+ engineering professionals.
  • Announces One to Win goal of $1 Billion by 2018.
2013
  • Acquires Cambric Corporation adding Romanian delivery centers and expanding industrial machinery engineering capabilities.
  • Achieves consolidated revenue of $350 Million.
2014
  • Opens office in China.
  • Achieves consolidated revenue of $395 Million.
  • Surpasses 7,000 employees.
2015
  • Announcement of Warren Harris as Chief Executive Officer and new Managing Director.
  • Signed a multi-year contract with SAESL.
  • Achieved $424 Million in consolidated revenue with 7800+ engineering professionals.
2016
  • Broke ground on new European headquarters in Leamington
  • Opened new delivery centers in Sweden and Paris