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    Tata Steel in Europe was formerly known as Corus and rebranded as Tata Steel in 2010.

    Tata Steel (in India) was established in 1907 and the first ingot of steel was made at Jamshedpur in India in 1912. 

    In 1999, Corus was formed through merger of British Steel and Koninklijke Hoogovens.

    Corus was acquired by Tata Group in April 2007 and joined the Tata Steel family in a transaction that created one of the world’s largest steelmakers, with a major presence in Europe as well as Asia.

    Visit our global operations website to read more about the long and successful history of Tata Steel.  

    For more background on the merger that created Corus and the history of its predecessor companies please see the documents below. 

    The Tata group turns 150

    The Tata group completes 150 years in 2018. The Tata group's long and illustrious history is intertwined with stories of pioneering leaders, iconic institutions, business excellence and innovation, and committed employees

    The Tata group was set up in 1868 by Jamsetji Tata with a vision that placed the community at the core of its purpose.

    Over the last 150 years, the foresight, courage and transformative impact of the group have propelled it into becoming a global powerhouse, while community continues to be at the heart of everything the group does.


    The history of British Steel from 1967 when the British Steel Corporation was formed by bringing 90% of British Steelmaking into public ownership, through privatisation in 1987, until the formation of Corus in 1999.

    The history of Koninklijke Hoogovens from the founding of the company in 1918 to the merger with Corus in 1999.