Tata Motors looks to tie up with Qoros Auto Co
While the collaboration could provide Tata Motors with the required technology, the company is still in the red. It reported a fall of 52.21 per cent fall in consolidated net profit for the third quarter of financial year 2012-13 to Rs 16.3 billion compared with Rs 34.05 billion in the same quarter of last year.
While a Tata Group spokesperson denied any such development, a source at the Group said that talks are at a preliminary stage. The news was broken by an Israeli financial newspaper Globes on Tuesday.
Earlier this month, Ratan Tata, chairman emeritus of Tata Sons met the executives of Israel Corp during the launch of Qoros 3 sedan at the Geneva Motor show.
According to Reuters, Idan Ofer, the controlling shareholder of Israel Corp, at the motor show said, “Mr Tata spent half an hour here yesterday. He was quite amazed. He loved the car.”
While Qoros is a joint venture between Israel Corp and Chery, Tata Motors too has a strategic partnership with Chery and they are preparing a joint factory in Changsha. Tata Motors acquired Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008 from Ford Motor Co at $2.3 billion.
While Tata Motors has been reported looking for an entry
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