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Tata Steel FAMDTata Steel’s Ferro Alloys & Minerals Division is the market leader in Ferro Chrome in India and is among the top six chrome alloy producers in the world, with operations spanning two continents. It is also the leading Manganese Alloy producer in India and is a leading supplier of Dolomite.

Tata Steel is Asia’s first and India’s largest private sector integrated steel company. Backed by 100 glorious years of experience in steel making, Tata Steel is today, the world’s 6th largest steel making company with an existing annual crude steel production capacity of 30 million tonnes per annum (MTPA). The Ferro Alloys and Minerals Division (FAMD) has leveraged the core strengths of Tata Steel to grow successfully into a separate profit generating entity within the Company.

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»  The Inception

The Inception

It was acknowledged even as far back as the late 19th century, that success of steel making depended upon the availability of assured supply of quality raw materials. In order to achieve this objective, steps were taken to develop competencies in the areas of systematic mineral exploration, mineral excavation, processing and mine planning. The Natural Resources Division of the Company (earlier called the Geological Cell) played a pioneering role in carrying out exploration for Iron ore, Coal, Manganese Ore, Dolomite and other essential Raw materials for Steel making. The Raw Materials Division (RMD) was instrumental in developing world class mining facilities for Coal ( West Bokaro and Jamadoba) and Iron & Manganese Ores (Noamundi/ Joda). It was this exploratory zeal of TSL, which led to the discovery of the first chromite deposit in India in the Sukinda valley of Orissa, way back in 1949, when the world was still to fully appreciate the value of chrome in the production of Stainless Steel. It was also around this time that the Ferro Alloys Plant at Joda was established (1957) making it one of the oldest plants in India.




In order to create focus on the Chrome and Manganese business of TSL, Ferro Alloy and Minerals Division was created as a Strategic Business Unit of TSL. At present, TSL-FAMD operates the largest chromite mine in India and has the largest reserves of high grade Mn. Ore in India. It has a state of the art chrome beneficiation plant, Ferro alloy plants in Bamnipal, Joda and Cuttack(as a wholely owned subsidiary, TS Alloys) besides rendering marketing services for Tata Steel Kwa Zulu Natal Pty Ltd (TSKZN – a Subsidiary of TSL in Richards Bay, South Africa). In essence, the division is in the forefront of the Tata Steel Group’s foray into the global ferro alloys and minerals business, leveraging upon its status as the only Indian Ferro Alloy player to build long term relationship with the most reputed Steel Companies in the world like Nippon Steel, Hitachi, JFE, SMI, POSCO, etc.

The Manganese business of FAMD, Tata Steel provides the opportunity to cater and grow with the growing in house requirements of the TSL Group and reputed Steel companies in India and Internationally. While 100 % of Jamshedpur Works requirement of bulk Manganese Ferro Alloys is met by FAMD, efforts are on to meet the entire requirement of the Tata Steel Group companies by expanding scope of supplies to all overseas operating units like Natsteel Asia, Tata Steel Thailand and Corus. Over the last 5 years, TSL with its unique advantage of being the lowest cost Mn. Alloy producer in India, has attained the status of the largest producer of Manganese alloys in India

FAMD also has a significant presence in the dolomite market in India and caters to a wide variety of customers - Integrated Steel Plants, Sponge Iron plants and Cement plants located in Eastern India. Currently, due to capacity restrictions, most of the Pyroxenite produced is being consumed internally.


» Vision and Mission

Vision and Mission


We aspire to be the global steel industry benchmark for Value Creation and Corporate Citizenship

We make the difference through:

Our PEOPLE- fostering team work, nurturing talent, enhancing leadership capability and acting with pace and passion.

Our OFFER- by becoming the supplier of choice, delivering the premium products and services and creating value with our customers.

Our INNOVATIVE APPROACH- by developing leading edge solutions in technology, processes and products.

Our CONDUCT- by providing a safe working place, respecting the environment, caring for our communities and demonstrating high ethical standards.


Consistent with the vision and values of the founder Jamsetji Tata, TATA STEEL strives to strengthen India’s industrial base through the effective utilization of staff and materials. The means envisaged to achieve this are high technology and productivity, consistent with modern management practices.

TATA STEEL recognizes that while honesty and integrity are the essential ingredients of a strong and stable enterprise, profitably provides the main spark for economic activity.

Overall, the Company seeks to scale the heights of excellence in all that it does in an atmosphere free from fear, and thereby reaffirm its faith in democratic values


» Logistic Solution

Logistic Solution

As all transactions are direct business-to-business, all products from FAMD are delivered via direct channels to customers through dedicated railway sidings and exported through dedicated port facilities across multiple ports in India. To achieve this, Tata Steel added to its wings an organization -TMILL- that not only can act as a bridge between the customers and Tata Steel, but also make sure that the products reach the customers at their doorsteps.

TMILL is an enterprise having an annual group turnover in excess of 6000 million rupees (approx 130 million US dollar) and provides logistic services to its valued customers. The group envisions of being the most preferred and competitive end-to-end customer oriented logistic solution service provider by upholding ethical practices with happy employees and satisfied stakeholders. Incorporated in 2002 TMILL was formed as a joint venture between Tata Steel and IQ Martrade, Germany. Tata Steel holds its position of pride in the distinguished list of organizations. IQ Martrade does not lag behind and has arrived at a similar position through diverse business interest in areas of shipping and chartering, freight forwarding, terminal operations and supply chain management.

For more information, visit: http://www.tmilltd.com/


» Global Footprints

Global Footprints

Our products find utility worldwide and have been internationally acclaimed for its excellent and refined quality. Customization has been a main focus ever since the Company came into existence and we have never left a stone unturned to make sure that individual customer needs are met instantly. It is made sure that every customer avails the privilege of encountering our products at his doorstep on time and all the time. What distinguishes us from the others is the ‘quality’ of our products.

FAMD has its offices at Tokyo(Japan), Seoul(South Korea), Shanghai(China), Hong Kong(China), Brisbane(Australia), London(UK) and New York(USA) and is building facilities for local warehousing in South Korea, China and in Europe.


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