Located in Shanghai, Tata Steel International has three main areas of operations: sale of special products of Tata Steel Europe and of Tata Steel in India; global sourcing for Tata Steel’s operations in India, Europe and Thailand; and trading from and for third parties. The company is headed by Allan Liu, who has a team of 15 to help him run the business.
Strategy and challenges
The size of Tata Steel’s business in China is $260 million. One of the key challenges faced by the company is the rapid increase in Chinese capacity and quality.
Accomplishments and vision
China is the most important sourcing base for steel trading and mills, as well as projects.
Currently, Tata Steel International’s steel sourcing stands at around 350,000MT, MRO sourcing at $12 million and steel sales at around $15million. In the coming years, it plans to grow its sourcing team and its expertise, and increase the sourcing business to $500 million annually.
This snapshot was part of a special section on China that appeared in the Tata Review. The section also carried an interview with James Zhan, head of the Tata Sons office in China. Follow the links below to go to the interview and other company snapshots: