Tata Sons

Tata Sons is the promoter of the major operating Tata companies and holds significant shareholdings in these companies. Tata companies are commonly referred to as the Tata group and the Chairman of Tata Sons as Chairman of the Tata group.

About 66 percent of the equity capital of Tata Sons is held by philanthropic trusts endowed by members of the Tata family. The largest of these trusts are the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust and the Sir Ratan Tata Trust, which were created by the sons of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata, the Founder.

Tata Sons

Areas of business

The company's principal activities are:

  • To hold investments in operating companies and support their growth.
  • To promote new enterprises.

Tata Sons is the owner of the Tata name and all Tata trademarks, registered in India and around the world. These are used by various Tata companies under a licence from Tata Sons as part of their corporate name and/or in relation to their products and services. The terms of use of the group mark and logo by Tata companies are governed by the Brand Equity and Business Promotion Agreement, entered into between Tata Sons and Tata companies.

Tata Business Excellence Group, a division of Tata Sons, assists Tata companies in their business excellence initiatives through the Tata Business Excellence Model, Management of Business Ethics and Tata Code of Conduct. Tata companies are supported in their efforts to achieve world-class standards in all aspects of operations through group-level processes and systems that encourage and enable business excellence as contemplated under the Tata Brand Equity and Business Promotion Agreement.

Board of directors


Tata Sons is headquartered in Mumbai, India.

This profile was last updated on August 29, 2018 at 13:03 IST