Established in 1945, Tata Motors' presence indeed cuts across the length and breadth of India. The Company's manufacturing base in India is spread across Jamshedpur, Pune, Lucknow, Pantnagar, Sanand and Dharwad (Karnataka). Following a strategic alliance with Fiat in 2005, it has set up an industrial joint venture with Fiat Group Automobiles at Ranjangaon (Maharashtra) to produce both Fiat and Tata cars and Fiat powertrains.
The Company's dealership, sales, services and spare parts network comprises over 3500 touch points and Tata Motors also distributes and markets Fiat branded cars in India. Tata Motors has also emerged as an international automobile company. Through subsidiaries and associate companies, it now has operations in the UK, South Korea, Thailand and Spain. Among them is Jaguar Land Rover, a business comprising the two iconic British brands that was acquired in 2008. It also has taken over many other global automotive companies.
Tata Motors unveiled its People's Car, the Tata Nano in January 2008, which has been their first globally recognized product and has put them on the map as one of the most innovative car manufacturers in the world. In India they cater to a wide variety of market segments including small cars, sedans, SUVs, MPVs and a variety of commercial vehicles.