Now let me be quite elaborating and carry one:- 1945:
Tata Engineering and Locomotive Co. Ltd. was established to manufacture locomotives and other engineering products. 1948:
Steam road roller introduced in collaboration with Marshall Sons (UK). 1954:
Collaboration with Daimler Benz AG, West Germany, for manufacture of medium commercial vehicles. The first vehicle rolled out within 6 months of the contract. 1959:
Research and Development Centre set up at Jamshedpur. 1961:
Exports begin with the first truck being shipped to Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. 1966:
Setting up of the Engineering Research Centre at Pune to provide impetus to automobile Research and Development. 1971:
Introduction of DI engines. 1977:
First commercial vehicle manufactured in Pune. 1983:
Manufacture of Heavy Commercial Vehicle commences. 1985:
First hydraulic excavator produced with Hitachi collaboration. 1986:
Production of first light commercial vehicle, Tata 407, indigenously designed, followed by Tata 608. 1989:
Introduction of the Tatamobile 206 - 3rd LCV model. 1991:
Launch of the 1st indigenous passenger car Tata Sierra.
TAC 20 crane produced.
One millionth vehicle rolled out. 1992:
Launch of the Tata Estate. 1993:
Joint venture agreement signed with Cummins Engine Co. Inc. for the manufacture of high horsepower and emission friendly diesel engines. 1994:
Launch of Tata Sumo - the multi utility vehicle.
Launch of LPT 709 - a full forward control, light commercial vehicle.
Joint venture agreement signed with M/s Daimler - Benz / Mercedes - Benz for manufacture of Mercedes Benz passenger cars in India.
Joint venture agreement signed with Tata Holset Ltd., UK for manufacturing turbochargers to be used on Cummins engines. 1995:
Mercedes Benz car E220 launched. 1996:
Tata Sumo deluxe launched. 1997: Tata Sierra Turbo launched.
100,000th Tata Sumo rolled out. 1998: Tata Safari
- India's first sports utility vehicle launched.
2 millionth vehicle rolled out. Indica
, India's first fully indigenous passenger car launched. 1999: 115,000 bookings for Indica registered against full payment within a week.
Commercial production of Indica commences in full swing. 2000:
First consignment of 160 Indicas shipped to Malta.
Indica with Bharat Stage 2 (Euro II) compliant diesel engine launched.
Utility vehicles with Bharat 2 (Euro II) compliant engine launched.
Indica 2000 (Euro II) with multi point fuel injection petrol engine launched.
Launch of CNG buses.
Launch of 1109 vehicle - Intermediate commercial vehicle. 2001: Indica V2 launched - 2nd generation Indica.
100,000th Indica wheeled out.
Launch of CNG Indica.
Launch of the Tata Safari EX
Indica V2 becomes India's number one car in its segment.
Exits joint venture with Daimler Chrysler.
Unveiling of the Tata Sedan(INDIGO) at Auto Expo 2002.
Petrol version of Indica V2 launched.
Launch of the EX series in Commercial vehicles.
Launch of the Tata 207 DI.
2,00,000th Indica rolled out.
5,00,000th passenger vehicle rolled out.
Launch of the Tata Sumo'+' Series
Launch of the Tata Indigo.
Tata Engineering signed a product agreement with MG Rover of the UK. 2003:
Launch of the Tata Safari Limited Edition.
The Tata Indigo Station Wagon unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show.
On 29th July, J. R. D. Tata's birth anniversary, Tata Engineering becomes Tata Motors Limited.
3 millionth vehicle produced.
First CityRover rolled out
135 PS Tata Safari EXi Petrol launched
Tata SFC 407 EX Turbo launched 2004:
Tata Motors unveils new product range at Auto Expo '04.
New Tata Indica V2 launched
Tata Motors and Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. sign investment agreement
Indigo Advent unveiled at Geneva Motor Show
Tata Motors completes acquisition of Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Company
Tata LPT 909 EX launched
Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. (TDCV) launches the heavy duty truck 'NOVUS' , in Korea
Sumo Victa launched
Indigo Marina launched Tata Motors lists on the NYSE..the first Indian automobile company to do so.. 2005:
Tata Motors rolls out the 500,000th Passenger Car from its Car Plant Facility in Pune
The Tata XOVER
unveiled at the 75th Geneva Motor Show
Branded buses and coaches - Starbus and Globus - launched
Tata Motors acquires 21% stake in Hispano Carrocera SA, Spanish bus manufacturing Company
Tata Ace, India's first mini truck launched
Tata Motors wins JRD QV award for business excellence.
The power packed Safari Dicor is launched
Introduction of Indigo SX series - luxury variant of Tata Indigo
Tata Motors launches Indica V2 Turbo Diesel.
One millionth passenger car produced and sold
Inauguration of new factory at Jamshedpur for Novus
Tata TL 4X4, India's first Sports Utility Truck (SUT) is launched
Launch of Tata Novus
Launch of Novus range of medium trucks in Korea, by Tata Daewoo Commercial
Vehicle Co. (TDCV) 2006:
Tata Motors vehicle sales in India cross four million mark
Tata Motors unveils new long wheel base premium Indigo & X-over concept at Auto Expo 2006
Indica V2 Xeta launched
Passenger Vehicle sales in India cross one-million mark
Tata Motors and Marcopolo, Brazil, announce joint venture to manufacture fully built buses & coaches for India & markets abroad
Tata Motors first plant for small car to come up in West Bengal
Tata Motors extends CNG options on its hatchback and estate range
TDCV develops South Korea's first LNG-Powered Tractor- Trailer
Tata Motors and Fiat Group announce three additional cooperation agreements
Tata Motors introduces a new Indigo range 2007:
Construction of Small Car plant at Singur, West Bengal, begins on January 21
New 2007 Indica V2 range is launched
Tata Motors launches the longwheel base Indigo XL, India's first stretch limousine
Common rail diesel (DICOR) engine extended to Indigo sedan and estate range
Tata Motors and Thonburi Automotive Assembly Plant Co. (Thonburi), announce formation of a joint venture company in Thailand to manufacture, assemble and market pickup trucks.
Roll out of 100,000th Ace
Tata-Fiat plant at Ranjangaon inaugurated
Launch of a new Upgraded range of its entry level utility vehicle offering, the Tata Spacio.
CRM-DMS initiative crosses the 1000th location milestone
Launch of Magic, a comfortable, safe, four-wheeler public transportation mode, developed on the Ace platform
Launch of Winger, India’s only maxi-van
Fiat Group and Tata Motors announce establishment of Joint Venture in India
Launch of the Sumo Victa Turbo DI, the new upgraded range of its entry-level utility vehicle, the Sumo Spacio Tata Motors launches Indica V2 Turbo with dual airbags and ABS
Launch of new Safari DICOR 2.2 VTT range, powered by a new 2.2 L Direct Injection Common Rail (DICOR) engine.
Rollout of the one millionth passenger car off the Indica platform.
Here are some pics too,more to come later:-