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Tata Steel and Bangalore police raids in Kanakpura road and seized fake Tata Wiron packaging material

Bangalore, July 14, 2020

As part of the ongoing effort to protect its brand and assets, Tata Steel, with the support of Bangalore Police, conducted a joint raid at Indira Roll Forming Industries located in Kanakpura road in Bangalore on June 18. The team seized 4 huge bundles of fake packaging material from the sellers. An FIR has been lodged in this connection.

According to the first information received, the team found that Indira Roll Forming Industries was involved in selling of fake barbed wires with the fake packaging which is similar to other wired products sold by Tata Steel and were passing off unoriginal barbed wire products as that of Tata Steel’s Tata Wiron product.

Tata Wiron’s barbed wire is packaged in a unique manner and all original products are sold with the same packaging by authorised dealers and distributors.

Tata Steel strongly condemns the misuse and illegal usage of its trademarks, logos and other intellectual properties of the company. In pursuit of protecting the Company’s brand reputation and goodwill, Tata Steel’s brand protection team continuously monitors and acts against entities including counterfeiters which are infringing on Company’s Intellectual Property Rights.

Over the years, Tata Steel’s range of products and solutions have earned trust and tremendous goodwill by virtue of the organisation’s commitment to maintain highest standards in product quality and focus on innovation.

We will continue these efforts in monitoring and acting against any such illegal activities which are impacting our assets and our Brand.

About Tata Steel

Tata Steel group is among the top global steel companies with an annual crude steel capacity of 34 million tonnes per annum. It is one of the world's most geographically-diversified steel producers, with operations and commercial presence across the world. The group (excluding SEA operations) recorded a consolidated turnover of US $19.7 billion in the financial year ending March 31, 2020.

A Great Place to Work-CertifiedTM organisation, Tata Steel Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures, is spread across five continents with an employee base of over 65,000.

Tata Steel was recognised as DJSI steel sector leader in 2018 and has ranked fourth in the steel sector in 2019. Besides being a member of the worldsteel’s Climate Action Programme, Tata Steel has won several awards and recognitions including the World Economic Forum’s Global Lighthouse recognition for its Kalinganagar Plant - a first in India, and Prime Minister’s Trophy for the best performing integrated steel plant for 2016-17. The Company, ranked as India’s most valuable Metals & Mining brand by Brand Finance, received the ‘Honourable Mention’ at the National CSR Awards 2019, Steel Sustainability Champion 2019 by worldsteel, CII Greenco Star Performer Award 2019, ‘Most Ethical Company’ award 2020 from Ethisphere Institute, and Best Risk Management Framework & Systems Award (2020) by CNBC TV-18, among several others.

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Kulvin Suri

Chief, Corporate Communications-India & SEA

Tata Steel