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Innovation and product development being at the core of Tata Steel’s business, the Group is constantly pushing the boundaries on innovations that drive business results.

The Group's advanced Research and Development centres give it the competitive edge to meet emerging challenges and ensure that the Company always stays on the path of innovation. Tata Steel combines dedicated customer service with world-class research facilities to develop and deliver high quality steel products that add value to the customer‘s business.


The Group’s research programme comprises programmes funded by the separate business units and work on a number of identified thrust areas that receive corporate funding. The thrust areas also incorporate the projects that were previously a part of the strategic programme of Tata Steel in Europe. Currently, the Tata Steel Group has five research centres with over 1000 people involving themselves in R&D activities.


Jamshedpur R&D Centre (India): The Jamshedpur R&D Centre in India was established in 1937 and is one of the oldest industrial R&D centres in the country. Since its inception, this Centre has played a pivotal role in the development of steel products and process routes that have given the Company a competitive advantage in local and global markets. View website


IJmuiden Technology Centre (the Netherlands): Focuses predominantly on process and product research for strip products and its application in the automotive and packaging sectors.


Swinden Technology Centre (United Kingdom): This R&D Centre of Tata Steel in Rotherham focuses primarily on product research and applications research for the transport, building and construction sectors.


Automotive Engineering Group (United Kingdom): Its key focus is on cost-effective light weighting, to keep steel positioned as the automotive material of choice in the transition to a low carbon economy. It services the automotive, construction, materials handling and defence market sectors.


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