The Indian Hotels Company Ltd

IHCL was founded by the Architect of the Industrial and Modern India, Mr. Jamsetji Tata in the year 1899 to transform and uplift the Indian economy. To show India’s mettle in the field of tourism and hospitality to the western nations, IHCL founded the iconic Taj Mahal Palace in Mumbai in the year 1903, which received worldwide applause. With strong business ethics and practices, IHCL has been serving its guests efficiently by offering a perfect blend of luxury and heritage.

TAJ: THE CROWN JEWEL OF ICHL

From starting a century ago with a single property to being South Asia’s largest hospitality group with over 200+ properties of diverse significance and calibres, IHCL has brought the essence and warmth of Indian culture together with its top-notch services and facilities.

IHCL offers perfectly curated options for every stratum of the economy, such as SeleQtions – a handpicked portfolio of aesthetically pleasing hotels and resorts with a distinct character, especially for experiential travellers. The Vivanta brand, on the other hand, is a sophisticated yet competitively priced upscale Indian hotel chain for business and leisure. Similarly, Taj’s Ginger Hotels aim to serve clients in the affordable luxury segment.

Taj and its vivid brands have always been the epitome of Indian luxury and have set every possible benchmark in the hospitality industry ever since its inception. With 86 luxurious hotels in 54 locations and 12000+ lavish rooms and suites, every Taj Hotel is an icon in Indian culture. Taj’s brand name and iconic logo are enough to distinguish it from its contemporaries and reflect the status it has earned over the past century.

Offering exquisite fine-dining experiences, impeccable service and hospitality along with larger than life heritage and vintage properties taken over from the Royals and NIzams of the country, IHCL allows its guests to relive the history and experience the royal culture of India.

THINKS BEYOND BUSINESS

Following the footsteps of Mr. Tata, IHCL looks after every part and aspect of the company. It has been actively taking part in corporate social responsibility (CSR), as well as the welfare of the employees and associated agencies.

IHCL, through its CSR activities, enables its stakeholders to follow sustainable business practices, and optimize the use of resources including energy, water, plastics, and other biodegradables.

Additionally, to let guests experience the best of nature and luxury, IHCL focuses on reducing carbon footprint through its afforestation programs, coral reef restoration programme, and the use of eco-friendly indigenous materials.

IHCL is also among the leaders in corporate social responsibility. With over 4000 volunteers contributing over 10,000 hours in social activities, IHCL is pioneering the concept of CSR in the hospitality industry. It has been taking up several noble initiatives, such as skilling India’s less privileged youth for the betterment of society and spreading awareness among the general public on social and economic issues. It also undertakes training sessions, besides carrying out various community welfare and development programs.

Titan Company

Established in Chennai in 1984, Titan watches was initially a joint venture between the Tatas and Tamil Nadu Industrial Development Corporation. The name Titan is an acronym of the words Tata Industries and Tamil Nadu. In its current avatar, Titan Company Limited is the largest consumer company of the Tata Group.

A STRONG BRAND IMAGE

Over the last three decades, Titan has created lifestyle brands across a spectrum of product categories and pioneered experiential retail. Titan has transformed the watch and jewellery industry in India with its path-breaking ideas and vision.

Titan’s portfolio brands have expanded manifold. Its product range currently includes watches (Titan, Titan Raga, Helios, Nebula, Xylus, Sonata and Zoop), jewellery (Tanishq, Mia, CaratLane and Zoya), accessories (Fastrack which includes a range of eyewear, bags, wallets and belts), fragrances (Skinn), and wearable devices & fitness trackers. It has expanded into ethnic sarees sourced from different weaving clusters in India (Taneira).

Titan has its manufacturing facilities at Noida, Kolkata and Mumbai. Apart from these, the company has a quartz analogue watch plant at Hosur, Tamil Nadu, and another satellite case plant at Uttarakhand. The company also has a precision engineering subsidiary called Titan Engineering & Automation that caters to industries like aerospace, defence and electronics. Titan acquired Swiss WatchMaker Favre–Leuba in 2011 to enter the European market. It has also entered into a joint venture with Montblanc to establish and enhance its retail store chain.

A FORCE TO BE RECKONED WITH

Titan, with its quartz watches and international styling, has brought a paradigm shift in the watch industry in India. Titan Watches comprise several collections and sub-brands, each of which is a leader in its own space. The watch division has over 440 exclusive showrooms across 120 cities in India. It is one of the largest chains in its category, backed by 40 service centres.

A FOCUS ON INNOVATION

Titan has an Innovation School of Management to nurture the ability to innovate and imbibe it as a culture among employees. Titan Innovation Council, comprising senior and middle management, aids in developing programmes to promote innovation as a part of the work ethos at Titan. Moreover, a Titan Innovation Hub has been set up at IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai, to create a collaborative environment between industry and academia through joint projects in creating a selfsustaining and technologically fertile environment. Like its parent company, Titan takes part in various community development initiatives. Sustainability practices are deeply embedded in all its processes. Titan is committed to its social responsibility, which is why affirmative action is intrinsic to the company. The company also ensures that a part of its resources is invested in environment and community betterment initiatives.

As Titan continues on its journey of excellence, it hopes to raise the bar everyday in providing customers with the best products, service and experience.

Reliance Jio

The fate of telecom industry was sealed when the Reliance Industries Telecom upstart Jio’s voice over LTE (VoLTE) wireless 4G network, bedazzled the users and set the ball rolling to multiply the data usage exponentially, connecting India’s unconnected, and laying the telecom infrastructure at prices almost everyone could afford.

The deep pockets of Reliance industries and the vision of India’s richest man Mr. Mukesh Ambani had amassed more than 128 million subscribers since its launch in September 2016, by offering free voice and cut-price data for months.

MAKING THE WAVES

The grand entry of Reliance Jio changed the entire caricature of the telecom industry announcing a waveof generous offers, while the competitors steadied hard to fight a battle of prices.

The users jingled their way to be connected like never before without feeling the pinch of prices.

Mr. Ambani with a futuristic foresight became the facilitator with a messianic zeal to provide the data network, which according to him is an “essential infrastructure” that the country needs to drive to the next economic revolution. He laid a new vision, and paved the way for a much needed power of an interconnected world that could gain from internet penetration, especially for programs like e-governance, rural e-health, and e-agriculture; without a tight-fisted data usage and call rates that became affordable for all.

Free voice calls, cheap 4G data rates, dirt cheap 4G devices and the promise of industry wide unrestricted internet access catapult the entire industry into an important shift from pining for data and data scarcity, to potentially an era of data abundance. Correspondingly, it affects the country wise reduction of data rates due to the competition posed by Reliance Jio.

In a lightning fast move that has left the competitors gasping, Reliance Jio is here to stay and penetrate into the lives of millions of Indians connecting and communicating and empowering them with information that could change their lives and make a better India.

Mubadala Development Company

Christened after an Arabic word Mubadala, which means ‘exchange’, Mubadala Development Company has played a pivotal role in expanding the Abu Dhabi economy. The company strives towards excellence by managing long-term, capital intensive investments that works towards delivering impressive and feasible financial returns coupledwith social benefits.

Heavily focused on investment and development, Mubadala work towards achieving brilliance across multiple sectors and its portfolio is valued at US $65.9 billion. Being an active investor in sectors and across the geographical boundaries, the company believes in long-term value propositions and works in collaboration with the top-notch organization to ascertain impressive joint ventures and investment platforms.

Moreover, the company was established to ensure a better growth potential for Abu Dhabi and aid the government in meeting its socio-economic expectations. The investments plans are directed not only for sustainable deliverables, but also giving Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates socially and economically viable results.

The company foundations were laid with a vision and for a greater good and it work on the philosophy of inclusion and work hand in hand with partners in more than 20 countries across the world.

VISION

The company aims at working and investing with world class partners and creating avant-garde establishments throughout the industries of Abu Dhabi. This investment and development company with global reach actively put money in the initiatives that has a potential of giving long term economic potency. The company has several global and operations and services.

With sustainable growth being the key, Mubadala is driven by sheer motivation of turning the UAE as a global hub of financial excellence by providing worldclass amenities. Right from creating an infrastructure that provide a good healthcare solutions to educational services and other facilities, Mubadala is beautifully transforming Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

WORK

Mubadala’s business is structured around impressive global business platform that incorporates several sectors in over 20 countries. These platforms do not only help the company to retain excellent benchmark of Governance and risk management, but also perk up the face value and puts impetus on growth.

The company is involved in the sectors like Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, Defense Services, Semiconductors, and Renewable energy, Information & Communications Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate & Infrastructure and Capital Investments.

Of all the sectors, the Aerospace & Engineering Services acts as foundation for investing and incubating aerospace, defence and ICT businesses. The vertical is of immense importance for the Government of Abu Dhabi as it will propel growth and give Emirates a unique identity across the world in the field of technology and energy and help it to reach the capital intensive areas. Some of the areas of its work are composite aero-structures manufacturing, satellite broadband services, data hosting, maintenance, repair and overhaul of specialised aerospace equipment.

Besides, Mubadala Petroleum is an international, upstream oil and gas business which deals in hydrocarbon exploration, natural gas importation, renewable energy power projects and clean technology research, while Masdar is a renewable energy company that institutes establishment of viable renewable energy. The company is driven by sheer passion for a sustainable growth in the region.

The company also deals majorly in semi-conductor sector and manages UAE’s industrial champion Emirates Global Aluminium and wholly-owned Mubadala’s GLOBALFOUNDRIES, world’s first full-service semiconductor foundry,while the healthcare platform has impressive than 60 medical and surgical specialisations across the seven facilities.