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Old 27th July 2015, 15:29   #1
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Ratan Tata, the chairman emeritus of Tata Sons, has been inducted in the 2015 Automotive Hall of Fame for his contribution to the automotive industry. He has been credited with the turnaround of Jaguar and Land Rover, returning the two British brands to profitability.

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Ratan Tata acquired Jaguar Land Rover from Ford in 2008. Jaguar Land Rover has doubled in sales and employment, more than tripled its turnover, and invested 10 billion in new product creation and capital expenditure. Last year was the fifth successive year of growth for Jaguar Land Rover. Tata's investments in Jaguar Land Rover saved or created over 33,000 jobs in England.

Under Ratan Tata, Tata Motors also launched the Tata Nano, the cheapest car in the world.

Along with Rata Tata, Luca Di Montezemolo, former chairman of Ferrari and Roger Penske, founder and chairman of Penske Corporation and Rodney O'Neal, former CEO and president, Delphi Automotive PLC, and Elwood Haynes have been inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The Automotive Hall of Fame was founded in 1939. Earlier inductees include the likes of Karl Benz, Ettore Buggati, Henry Ford, Ferdinand Pich, Sergio Pininfarina and Ferdinand Porsche among others.

Source: Autocar Professional
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Great News for Indian Auto Industry.
A visionary no doubt.
Just out of curiosity, who are the other Indians in the Hall of Fame.
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Great news and proud moment for us as Indians.
The hall of fame is filled with western names and only a handful of Japanese names as well.

Great now that we can see a familiar Indian name too in the list.
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Great news, and proud moments for the Indian who gave us first indian designed car (Indica), He made us believe that it can be done in India. Acquisition of JLR and turnaround stories are legends. The NANO was first acknowledgement of INDIAN design and innovation. Nano brought the spotlight on Indian auto industry.
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Great news. Feeling proud to be an Indian.

Have heard stories from some of my friends during the time when Nano was getting implemented from its design. How Mr. Tata, the then chairman of Tata Motors, came in a boiler suit and started inspecting the mechanism himself.
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Even though back home its too tough for TATA they are doing a good job with land rover and jaguar. Nice to see this news.Let them try to emulate the same with TATA also.
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