Tata Steel is Asia's first and India's largest private sector steel company
23rd July 2007

Tata Steel is Asia's first and India's largest private sector steel company. Tata Steel is among the lowest cost producers of steel in the world and one of the few steel companies in the world that is EVA+. Its captive raw material resources and the state-of-the-art 5 MTPA (million tonne per annum) plant at Jamshedpur, in Jharkhand, India give it a competitive edge. Determined to be a major global steel player, Tata Steel has recently included in its fold NatSteel, Asia (2 MTPA) and Millennium Steel (now Tata Steel Thailand) (1.7 MTPA) creating a manufacturing network in eight markets across South East Asia and Pacific rim countries. The Jamshedpur plant will expand its capacity from 5 MTPA to 7 MTPA by 2008. The Company also plans to enhance its capacity, multiplying it manifold through organic growth and investments. The Company's wire manufacturing unit in Sri Lanka is known as Lanka Special Steel, while the joint venture in Thailand for limestone mining is known as Sila Eastern.