Our story began back in 1962. It has been a long and eventful journey for Tata International, which is today a global trading and distribution company.

A look at some of the significant milestones along our journey:


The company is established on November 30, 1962 as Commercial and Industrial Exports Limited.


The company is renamed Tata Exports Limited.


The company commences export operations of Tata commercial vehicles.


Tata Zambia Limited is incorporated as a subsidiary of the company.


The company becomes a qualified Trading House recognised by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.


Tata Namibia (Pty) Limited is set up as a wholly-owned subsidiary.

A representative office is set up in Kenya.


Tata Holdings Mocambique Limitada is set up.


Tata Africa Holdings (SA) (PTY) Limited is established in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Tata Ghana Limited is incorporated as a subsidiary of the company.

Tata Automobile Corporation (SA) (Pty) Limited (TACSA) is set up as a 50:50 joint venture with ERF (SA) (Pty) Limited, a Dorbyl Group company.

Thereafter, Tata Africa Holdings acquires 50-per cent equity in ERF.

Initially known as Commercial and Industrial Exports Limited, the company is renamed Tata International Limited.


Tata Africa (Senegal) S.A.R.L. is formed as a subsidiary of Tata International.


Tata International celebrates its 50th anniversary of incorporation on November 30, 2012.

Today, Tata is a brand that is synonymous with quality products and ethical business operations in Africa. It is committed to its vision of building and sustaining relationships with cooperation and trust, creating employment opportunities and making its contribution to the social development of local communities. Tata companies in Africa promote the social and economic development of local communities through education, entrepreneurship and health initiatives.