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Tata Motors and Tata Technologies Announce ENGAGENEXT iSourcing, to Optimize Capabilities, Accelerate New Product Development Press kit

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3 September, 2015

Tata Motors and Tata Technologies today signed a five-year agreement to announce a redefined engagement model, ENGAGENEXT iSourcing, to leverage mutual strengths and capabilities for their strategic priorities, while offering significant career benefits to employees of both the organizations.

The new agreement marks a shift from a staff-augmentation model to a delivery-based model for Tata Technologies engineers, designers and consultants working on Tata Motors programs across all locations in India. This model recognizes Tata Motors’ ambitious plans under HorizoNext as well the deep expertise developed by Tata Technologies in the automotive engineering space across leading global OEMs to handle major execution programs, including whole vehicle development. It will build on two decades of a seamless working environment to optimize mutual capabilities and realize cost efficiencies, streamlined workflows and accelerated development cycles for Tata Motors’ R&D Division.

By leveraging the strong strategic relationship with Tata Technologies through an industry benchmark outsourcing model, Tata Motors ERC will be able to increase its focus on key areas to support the next stage development of Tata Motors business. The robust work flow model with clearly defined roles, to deliver to mutually agreed upon engineering activities, will reduce duplication of work, as well as help plan investments, better utilization of employees and mitigate costs.

Dr. Tim Leverton, President and Head – Advanced and Product Engineering, Tata Motors said, "ENGAGENEXT iSourcing will play a critical role in Tata Motors’ R&D transformation journey to deliver innovative world class products to market. Through this model, Tata Technologies will be responsible for delivery against clearly-defined performance metrics in terms of quality, cost and timeliness. Tata Technologies has been instrumental in helping the Engineering Research Centre (ERC) become a world-class R&D function for Tata Motors, and ENGAGENEXT iSourcing takes this association to the next level."

Warren Harris, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Tata Technologies said, "ENGAGENEXT iSourcing not only streamlines operations within the Engineering Research Center, it creates even greater opportunities for Tata Technologies and Tata Motors to do what we do best – innovating and creating great new products. This strategic evolution of our longtime partnership leverages, the full depth and breadth of capabilities Tata Technologies has developed through working with many of the world’s best automotive manufacturers, which will increase the agility and competitiveness of both companies."

About Tata Motors

Tata Motors Limited is India’s largest automobile company, with consolidated revenues of INR 2, 62,796 crores (USD 42.04 billion) in 2014-15. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, Tata Motors has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand, South Africa and Indonesia. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, the business comprising the two iconic British brands. It also has an industrial joint venture with Fiat in India.  With over 8 million Tata vehicles plying in India, Tata Motors is the country’s market leader in commercial vehicles and among the top in passenger vehicles. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, South East Asia, South America, Australia, CIS and Russia.

About Tata Technologies

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, founded in 1989, is a strategic partner for developing complete vehicles, engineering subsystems and components, managing the NPI process and collaborative engineering, and tying together information created and used throughout the extended manufacturing enterprise. Tata Technologies has a combined global work force of more than 8,000 employees serving clients worldwide from facilities in North America, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. www.tatatechnologies.com

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