31 August, 2006
Prizes are awarded in several categories to organisations that demonstrate excellence in the management of Quality as their fundamental process for continuous improvement. The categories are: ‘Strong Commitment to Excellence’ (401-500), ‘Significant Achievement’ (501-600), and the ‘CII-Exim Bank Award’ (above 600).
Mr. Ravi Kant, Managing Director, Tata Motors accepted the award from Mr Kapil Sibal, Hon’ble Minister for Science & Technology and Earth Sciences. Presenting the award, Mr. Kapil Sibal said, – would like to congratulate Tata Motors for showing great business excellence by having won this award and would like to see them continuing this effort
Accepting the award, Mr Ravi Kant said, – Tata Motors is proud to be the fifth company, in eleven years history of this award, to receive this trophy. We are humbled by the honour bestowed upon us. On behalf of twenty two thousand employees, associates and vendors, I collect this trophy today and would like to thank the jury for showing faith in us.
This year, 52 companies were selected for the site visit, based on the assessment of applications. 32 companies received the commendation for strong commitment to excellence, while six companies received the commendation for significant achievement. Tata Motors’ Commercial Vehicle Business Unit is the fifth winner of this award.
About Tata Motors
Tata Motors is India’s largest automobile company, with revenues of US$ 5.5 billion in 2005-06. With close to 4 million Tata vehicles plying in India, it is the leader in commercial vehicles and the second largest in passenger vehicles. It is also the world’s fifth largest medium and heavy truck manufacturer and the second largest heavy bus manufacturer. Tata cars, buses and trucks are being marketed in several countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and South East Asia and in Australia. Tata Motors has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Fiat Auto under which a separate industrial joint venture is being established in India in the first phase to manufacture passenger cars, engines and transmissions for the Indian and overseas markets. Tata Motors already distributes Fiat-branded cars in India. The companyâ€™s international footprint include Tata Daewoo Commercial Vehicle Co. Ltd. in South Korea; Hispano Carrocera, the reputed bus and coach manufacturer of Spain in which the company has a 21% stake; and a 50:50 joint venture with Marcopolo, the
Brazil-based body-builder of buses and coaches. Tata Motors has research centres in India, the UK, and in its subsidiary and associate companies in South Korea and Spain.