Seventy-eight-year-old patriarch Ratan Tata dramatically returned to the helm of the family business this week after he became upset at the direction Cyrus Mistry was taking the sprawling group.
The conglomerate's Group Chief Technology Officer Gopichand Katragadda told reporters, displaying an image of the watch sporting a Tata logo said, This is the very first safety wearable in the world designed specially for a factory floor worker.
He said the watch has been designed by multiple Tata Group companies. The basic idea came from Tata Steel whose workers will be using it soon, with user inputs from Tata Chemicals and Tata Motors whose shop-floors will also benefit. The watch will give real time data on critical elements of safety like the worker's body temperature, pulse rate and also excessive gases in the ambiance, Katragadda said.
He added that the Group is also looking at marketing it to other manufacturing companies and going ahead, will develop products for savvy digital consumers as well.
When we enter the digital consumer space, we will have a unique product because if you design something for the shop-floor, the design is much more onerous than doing it for a consumer. We will have a product which is unique in that market, Katragadda said.
The wearables space is already congested with offerings from global majors like AppleGoogle, Samsung and also dedicated fitness companies. Even though digital is the key focus, Katragadda said the safety watch made for Tata Steel workers has an analogue display with digital sensors.
It is a retro design watch with a digital heart which will help one track the worker in his work environment.
With concerns around the ill-effects of excessive use of pesticides on crops, the group is also developing a drone to spray the pesticides which can help reduce the volumes used on crops by uniform spraying, he added. Katragadda said the group is also working in areas like soft robotics, bio-inspired products, stretch sensors, gene editing and deep learning.Tata Strategic Management Group was the knowledge partner for CII Valve Conference held on 25th November in Mumbai.
The knowledge report released with the theme “Going Global” provides a view of megatrends and macroeconomic factors, an overview of Indian manufacturing sector, and spells out trends, growth opportunities and challenges faced by the Indian industrial valve industry.
The Tata Sustainability Group, in collaboration with KPMG Global, hosted a webinar: ‘ Introducing the GRI Standards of Sustainability Reporting’ on March 15, The webinar introduced the basic concepts of sustainability reporting and the recently released Global Reporting Initiative Standards as the most widely used framework for this.
Today, the Tata Motors group is present in over countries, with a worldwide network comprising over 6, touch points. Tata Motors has R&D centres in UK, Italy, India and South Korea. With vast global experience, the company brings deep understanding of customer expectations from diverse markets, and is well positioned to cater to ever.
Rajan said in the “wake of the recent events”, many people have raised questions over the group’s strategy when it comes to its global presence, and if we are consolidating back into India.
From its modest beginning in the ’s and 50’s as a small automobile assembling plant that produced commercial vehicles for the Indian market, TATA Motors, a member of the famous “Tata Group” family business, has evolved into a global brand with international footprints in .
The major companies in the group include Tata Steel, Tata Motors, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Tata Power, Tata Chemicals, Tata Tea, Indian Hotels and Tata Communications.
The group’s major companies are beginning to be counted globally.