• 2017-18

    • Tata Chemicals ranks no 1 in the Responsible Business Rankings 2017, a report co-produced by the Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur and Futurescape Netcom, on the performance of businesses on various parameters

    • Tata Chemicals receives the Sustainable Plus Platinum Label, India's first and only corporate sustainability label, instituted by CII’s centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, for FY 2016

    • Tata Chemicals wins the coveted award for Fair Business Practices at the 30th Jamnalal Bajaj Awards

    • Tata Chemicals recognised as Asia’s Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise (MAKE) 2017

    • Tata Chemicals scores Grade B under climate change performance management category in CDP 17 and stands 1st under material category

    • Tata Chemicals wins at the CII Industrial IP Awards 2017

    • Tata Chemicals wins the award for the best scientific paper at International Symposium on Horticulture 2017

    • Tata Chemicals' technician honored with Prime Minister's Shram Shri Award

    • Tata Chemicals wins Sustainability Award for Excellence in Safety (Chemicals) at FICCI Chemicals and Petrochemicals Awards during India Chem Gujarat 2017

    • The Whale Shark conservation project team successfully tags the eighth whale shark with a satellite transmitter

    • Tata Salt bags the prestigious Golden Dragon international award across Asia Pacific for its Sehat ki Chuski campaign

    • Tata Salt receives the Bronze Award at the EMVIES for its Namak ke Wastey campaign

    • Tata Chemicals recognised as Most Admired Knowledge Enterprise for India

    • Tata Chemicals launches Medikarb, a high-quality and premium pharmaceutical grade Sodium Bicarbonate that offers excellent buffering capabilities with superior purity levels.

  • 2015

    Tata Chemicals signs MoU with Tata Community Initiatives Trust to build the first skill development centre under Tata Strive

    Tata Chemicals launches Tata Sampann with a focus on providing everyday nourishing foods

  • 2014

    Tata Chemicals launches Paras 20:20:0:13 ammonium phosphate sulphate fertiliser

    State-of-art innovation centre inaugurated in Pune

    Tata Chemicals completes 75 years in business

  • 2013

    Tata Chemicals's efforts help save more than 350 whale sharks

    Tata Chemicals signs MoU with the Institute of Chemical Technology to set up endowment chair

    Tata Chemicals launches innovative organic plant growth regulators – FarmGro and FarmGro G

  • 2012

    Tata Salt launches its flavoured variants - 'Flavoritz'

    Tata Salt Plus, India's first iodine plus iron fortified salt launched

  • 2011

    • Tata Chemicals rebrands global subsidiaries - Tata Chemicals North America (General Chemical Industrial Products), Tata Chemicals Magadi (Magadi Soda Company), Tata Chemicals Europe (Brunner Mond and British Salt)

    • Acquires stake in EPM Mining Ventures, Canada

  • 2010

    • Tata Chemicals launches I-Shakti dals and pulses

    • Rallis India acquires majority stake in Metahelix Life Sciences

    • Tata Chemicals acquires 100 percent stake in leading vacuum salt producer British Salt, UK

  • 2009

    Tata Chemicals launches 'Tata Swach' water purifier, designed to tackle one of India's biggest social and technological challenges – the need for safe drinking water


    Tata Chemicals launches I-Shakti Cooking Soda – refined sodium bicarbonate

  • 2008

    Tata Chemicals becomes world's second largest soda ash manufacturer after acquiring US-based General Chemical Industrial Products (GCIP)

  • 2006

    Tata Chemicals completes acquisition of UK-based Brunner Mond Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of soda ash and associated alkaline products

  • 2005

    First step towards internationalisation – Tata Chemicals acquires stake in Indo Maroc Phosphore SA (IMACID)

  • 2004

    Tata Chemicals gets ISO 14001 certification for the Babrala Township


    • Sets up the Innovation Centre to develop world-class R&D capability in the emerging areas of nanotechnology and biotechnology

  • 2003

    • Tata Salt ranked No. 1 Food brand in Brand Equity Survey of India's most trusted brands

    • Mithapur becomes the first industrial township to be awarded the ISO 14001 certificate

    • Fertiliser plant gets ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification

  • 2002

    Mithapur plant, India awarded the ISO 14001 certificate

  • 1991-2000

    Fertiliser plant at Babrala commissioned in 36 months, a world record for setting up a fertiliser plant

    New cement plant started in Mithapur

    • Regional development programme for Okhamandal villages started
    • Tata Shudh detergent launched

  • 1981-90

    Starts mini toy train, Sabras Express, in Mithapur


    Tata Salt, India's first iodised, vacuum evaporated, branded salt launched

  • 1976-80

    • Develops new salt works
    • Tata Chemicals Society for Rural Development established to improve quality of life in Okhamandal villages

    • Relief and rehabilitation programmes undertaken for those affected by Morvi floods

    • Shipping division started. MV Jagdev purchased from the Great Eastern Shipping Company
    • Wholly-owned investment subsidiary, Roshan Investments set up (name changed to Varuna Investments Limited in 1978)

  • 1971-75

    Tata Energy Research Institute set up with an initial contribution of Rs1 crore. Aimed at undertaking research and development of alternate forms of energy

    Plant and machinery worth Rs414 lakh installed

    Tata Chemicals discontinues sale of chemicals through Tata Oil Mills (TOMCO) and starts selling on its own

  • 1961-70

    Further expansion of soda ash capacity

    Soda ash capacity touches 400 tonnes per day

    • Net profit increases from Rs16.9 lakh to Rs79.7 lakh
    • Significant breakthrough as technical staff succeed in using treated sea water in place of fresh water

    Production of dense soda ash starts

  • 1951-60

    • Joint venture with Fison Pest Control to form Tata Fisons

    • Subsequently merged with Rallis in 1972-73

    • Ethylene dibromide, a new product from bromine, introduced

    • Production of copper oxychloride, an insecticide, starts. Plant and equipment designed in-house

    Production of technical grade benzene hexachloride (a pesticide) starts

    Soda ash capacity increases from 50 to 100 tonnes per day

  • 1946-50

    Production of sodium bicarbonate starts


    Hospital and medical facilities set up in Mithapur

  • 1941-45

    • Soda ash production starts in February
    • Lease agreement signed between Baroda state and Tata Chemicals on March 16
    • Tata Chemicals given rights to manufacture salt and marine minerals and to use lime stone and other raw materials within the Kathiawad region of the state

    • Auxiliary power plant commissioned
    • Production of caustic soda, liquid chlorine, bleaching powder, hydrochloric acid and zinc chloride commences at Mithapur plant

    First unit of chemical works — a bromine plant — is completed. It is the only plant of its kind in India

  • 1931-40

    Tata Chemicals Limited incorporated on January 23


    Tatas approached to take over Okhamandal Salt Works

  • 1927

    Kapil Ram Vakil sets up Okhamandal Salt Works


    On May 4, VT Krishnamachari, then dewan (administrator) of Baroda, lays foundation stone