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TCIL Celebrates a Century of Serving the Nation as Torchbearer for Tinplate Industry

Jamshedpur, January 20, 2020

~ Tinplate Company of India set to complete a century of market leadership, stewardship in corporate social responsibilities and employee welfare ~

The Tinplate Company of India Ltd. (TCIL) has remained committed to its stakeholders, ensured market leadership and continued to evolve since inception. At the cusp of entering its Centenary Year on January 20, 2020, TCIL continues to strive for excellence through service to ensure sustainable growth. With food safety, packaging integrity and environmental protection identified as the future growth drivers for TCIL, the company is strategically poised to remain a responsible category leader. The team plans to launch a thematic campaign aiming to spread greater awareness about the benefits of tinplate as the best packaging alternative.

Speaking about TCIL’s Centenary Year, Mr R N Murthy, Managing Director, TCIL, said, “Achieving the milestone of 100 years was a matter of great pride for the company and its stakeholders. The company stays committed to working in the areas of safety, technological upgradations and sustainable packaging solutions, and these elements are inextricably linked to the welfare of TCIL’s business, employees, shareholders and communities around. As TCIL celebrates its centenary, the company stands ready to lead for the next 100 years.”

Starting as a joint venture between the erstwhile Tata Iron & Steel Company (TISCO) and Burmah Oil Company to cater to the tinplate shortage after the First World War, TCIL has grown steadily. The company today has a capacity of 379,000 metric tonnes with a pan-India presence and exporting a fourth of its products to discerning buyers in multiple geographies all over the world. TCIL is the market leader in the tinplate industry catering close to 40% of the domestic market. The company is also evaluating further growth options.

With increased awareness about the environment, health and the increasing need for sustainable packaging solutions, demand for tinplate is poised to grow faster than it grew in the last 100 years. TCIL has its targets firmly set on shaping the future. Devoted to nature and touching lives, TCIL is set to lead the tinplate revolution and retain its market leadership in the years to come.

About TCIL

The Tinplate Company of India Limited (TCIL) is a subsidiary of Tata Steel Ltd, and is India’s leading tinplate producer. The Company has a pan India presence, with its headquarters in Kolkata and manufacturing facility located in Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. Tinplate is a high-quality, steel-based, environment-friendly packaging medium, which is 100% recyclable. TCIL serves across segments such as edible oil, processed food, paints, pesticides, aerosol, battery and crown, among others. For demonstrating overall improvement and consistency in operational performance, the company received TPM Consistency Award instituted by Japanese Institute of Plant Maintenance [JIPM] at Kyoto, Japan in March 2019.

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Statements in this press release describing the Company’s performance may be “forward looking statements” within the meaning of applicable securities laws and regulations. Actual results may differ materially from those directly or indirectly expressed, inferred or implied. Important factors that could make a difference to the Company’s operations include, among others, economic conditions affecting demand/supply and price conditions in the domestic and overseas markets in which the Company operates, changes in or due to the environment, Government regulations, laws, statutes, judicial pronouncements and/or other incidental factors.

Harjit Singh

HRM and Support Services

The Tinplate Company of India Limited