JN Tata reads a report by German geologist, Ritter Von Schwarz, titled "Report on the financial prospects of iron-working in the Chanda district". The paper indicates the availability of rich deposits of iron ore in Lohara. But the plan is dropped due to unavailability of suitable coal.
Major Mahon or Mohan gives a report that recommends promotion of the steel industry in India. The Viceroy, Lord Curzon, liberalises the licensing system enabling JN Tata to start work.
JN Tata meets Lord George Hamilton, Secretary of State for India, in England, setting the ball rolling for the establishment of a steel plant in India.
Indian geologist PN Bose writes a letter to JN Tata citing the availability of rich deposits of iron ore in Mayurbhanj supported by limestone and coalfields in the vicinity. The Maharaja of Mayurbhanj is willing to extend his support.
RG Wells is appointed as the first General Manager of Tata Iron & Steel Company.
Tata Iron & Steel obtains its first colliery in 1910, adding six more in the course of time.
The first Blast Furnace or the 'A' Blast Furnace begins operations successfully.
The first ingot of steel rolls out of the Sakchi plant. The bar mills commence rolling in the month of October, the second blast furnace becomes operational and 8-hour working day is introduced.
AE Woolsey becomes the second General Manager of Tata Iron & Steel Company.
Barton R Shover becomes the third General Manager of Tata Iron & Steel Company.
Temple W Tutwiler becomes the General Manager of Tata Iron & Steel Company
India´s first steel (coke) plant is established on June 18th as an enterprise financed by Indian capital and built by Indian workers. The plant served as a beacon for India's economic independence and the Swadeshi movement.
The Jamshedpur Technical Institute of Tata Steel is set-up with 23 students. The institute seeks to replace foreign technical experts with their Indian counterparts. Furnished with sophisticated equipment, the institute continues to be one of the best in the country.
Manufacture of steel by the Duplex process begins.
CA Alexander becomes the General Manager of Tata Steel.
In 1930 JL Keenan becomes the General Manager of Tata Steel.
It was DM Madan, Chief Accountant, Tata Iron and Steel Company, who first conceived the idea of observing and celebrating an annual gathering to commemorate the birth anniversary of J.N. Tata.
Our bilingual in-house magazine, Tisco Review, commences publication.
Jehangir Gandhy becomes the first Indian General Manager of Tata Steel.
The Research and Control laboratory is established in Jamshedpur.
JRD Tata becomes the Chairman of Tata Steel.
Manufacture of special steel for war purposes begins. In 1942, the Tatanagar Tank is built.
Agreement signed with Kaiser Engineers for a 2 million tonne expansion programme.
Joint consultations for 'working together' is introduced.
Jubilee Park is dedicated to the nation on completion of 50 years of Tata Steel’s existence.
SK Nanavati becomes the Director-in-Charge and later becomes the Managing Director in 1970.
IBM 1401 systems introduced.
In 1972 RS Pande becomes the Managing Director.
Russi Mody becomes the Managing Director.
Basic Oxygen Furnace Shop - LD1 inaugurated.
The Tata Football Academy is established to inculcate the spirit of sports and games among the youth.
JRD Tata dedicates a sprawling multi-crore sports complex to the citizens of Jamshedpur.
JRD Tata is conferred the Bharat Ratna for his contribution to aviation and industry on January 26, 1992.
Mr Ratan Tata takes over as Chairman from JRD Tata on April 19, 1993.
Tata Steel receives the Prime Minister's trophy for the 'Best Integrated Steel plant' for the first time.
Production of stamp charged batteries 6&7 begins in 1994. The 'G' Blast Furnace gets commissioned in 1992.
Ratan N Tata is conferred the Padma Bhushan on January 26, 2000.
London-based steel manufacturer Corus Group is acquired on April 2, 2007 and Tata Steel Europe is established. The merger makes us among the top ten steel producers globally and the second-most geographically diversified steel producer in the world.
Commemorating Tata Steel's Centenary year, the Indian Prime Minister, D. Manmohan Singh, unveils the Centenary Postage Stamp.
Tata Steel creates history by becoming the first integrated steel company in the world to be awarded the coveted Deming Grand Prize.
The first phase of Kalinganagar Project - Tata Steel’s second integrated steel plant in India starts commercial production in May 2016.