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|Products||Watches, Jewellery, Bags, Perfumes, Belts, Wallets and Eyewear|
|Revenue||₹40,883 crore (US$5.1 billion) (2023)|
|₹4,447 crore (US$560 million) (2023)|
|₹3,274 crore (US$410 million) (2023)|
|Total assets||₹27,023 crore (US$3.4 billion) (2023)|
|Total equity||₹11,904 crore (US$1.5 billion) (2023)|
Number of employees
Titan Company Limited is an Indian company that mainly manufactures fashion accessories such as jewellery, watches and eyewear. Part of the Tata Group and started as a joint venture with the TIDCO, the company has its corporate headquarters in Electronic City, Bangalore,and registered office in Hosur, Tamil Nadu.
Titan company commenced operations in 1984 under the name Titan Watches Limited. In 1994, Titan diversified into jewellery with Tanishq and subsequently into eyewear with Titan Eyeplus. In 2005, it launched its youth fashion accessories brand Fastrack.The company is the largest branded jewellery maker in India, with more than 80% of its total revenues coming from the jewellery segment. As of 2022, Titan has a 6% market share in India's jewellery market. As of 2019, it is also the fifth-largest watch manufacturer in the world.
Titan Company Limited was inaugurated on 26 July 1984 under the name Titan Watches Limited in Chennai.A plant was set up to manufacture quartz analog electronic watches in the State Industries Promotion Corporation of Tamil Nadu, Ltd. Industrial area at Hosur. In November 1986, Titan Company and Casio signed a MoU proposing to manufacture 2 million digital and analog-digital watches. In 1989, a satellite case plant was set up in Dehradun, Uttarakhand at present with a manufacturing capacity of 500,000 watch cases annually.
In September 1993, the company changed its name to Titan Industries Ltd. as it ventured into other range of products other than watches.
In 1994, Titan launched its jewellery brand Tanishq.
In 1998, the company launched its watch & accessories brand, Fastrack, targeted at a younger audience in a bid to compete with Timex.
In 2001, Titan launched kids’ watches brand, Dash. The brand saw poor performance and was discontinued in 2003.In 2004, the company entered into an agreement with Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton Group, to service the latter's range of watches in India through its customer care centres. In 2005, Fastrack was positioned as an independent accessory brand targeting the urban youth. With the objective to become a fashion brand, Fastrack launched sunglasses in the same year and launched bags, belts and wallets in 2009.
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Titan acquired Swiss watchmaker Favre-Leuba in 2011 to enter the European market.In 2013, Titan entered the fragrances segment with the brand Skinn and later that year, it ventured into the helmets' category under its brand Fastrack. In the same year, it changed its name to Titan Company Ltd. In 2014, it entered into a joint venture with Montblanc to establish its retail stores in India.
In 2016, Titan opened prescription lens manufacturing facilities in Noida, Kolkata, and Mumbai to improve its order processing time.In 2018, Titan merged its jewellery brand, Gold Plus targeted at customers in South India with Tanishq to establish the brand's presence in South.
Taneira is an ethnic wear brand from Titan that retails hand-woven sarees from different weaving clusters of India. The brand was launched in 2016. The first retail store was opened in Bengaluru in 2017 with more stores followed in New Delhi and Hyderabad.
Also, Titan announced recently (during the last quarter of 2016) about launching a series of affordable smartwatches under its brands like Sonata and Fastrack soon.
In 2016, Titan entered the wearable devices market by introducing its smartwatch, Juxt, made through a collaboration with Hewlett Packard.In 2017, the company launched a fitness tracker, named Gesture Band under its youth accessories brand, Fastrack. In the same year, it invested $3 million in a Singapore based wearable tech company, CoveIoT. In 2018, the company added new fitness tracker bands. The company had a 7.4% market share in the wearable devices market as of 2018.
In November 2020, Titan opened its first overseas Tanishq store in Dubai as well as an exclusive website for Dubai showcasing its collections.
The watches division comprises brands Fastrack, Sonata, Raga, Nebula, Octane and Xylys. In 2011, the company secured licence for marketing and distribution of Tommy Hilfiger and Hugo Boss watches.Favre Leuba was incorporated in 2012. In 2018, the division accounted for ₹2,126 crore in revenue which was 10% of the total of the company.
In 2007, Titan Industries forayed into the fashion accessories industry with the launch of sunglasses. It introduced Titan Eye Plus that makes frames, contact lenses, prescription eyewear, and sunglasses.The division accounted for ₹415 crore in FY 2016-17 maintaining a stable growth of 8%.
Xerxes Desai started the brand Tanishq in 1995. Zoya was launched in the luxury segment, while Mia, a sub-brand was under Tanishq for work-wear jewellery. Titan's total revenue grew 20.44% in 2017-18 to ₹15,656 crore, of which jewellery sales fetched ₹13,036 crore.In 2016, Titan invested in CaratLane. As of 2022, Titan has a 6% market share in India's jewellery market.
In 2013, Titan launched six variants of perfume in the Indian perfume market under the brand name ‘Skinn’. They collaborated with world-renowned perfumers including Alberto Morillas and Olivier Pescheux.
Titan Engineering & Automation Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Titan. It was formerly known as Titan-Precision Engineering Division. The company now deals in machine building, automation and component manufacturing.
Swiss watchmaker, Favre Leuba, was acquired in 2011 and incorporated as a subsidiary of Titan in 2012. The company was acquired for €2 million. Its headquarters in Solothurn, Switzerland.
In 2023 Titan Sold Favre Leuba To Ethos Watches
Titan acquired a 62% stake in CaratLane 2016 for $50 million.
In 2023 ,Titan has acquired another 27.18% stake in CaratLane Trading from the jewellery brand’s founder and his family for Rs 4,621 crore in cash, following which its stake in the company will increase to 98.28%.
Titan Watch Company Limited, Hong Kong, is currently a 100% subsidiary of Favre Leuba AG, Switzerland.
In 2015, Titan entered a joint venture to sell products of Swiss luxury brand Montblanc through its retail outlets. Titan's equity share in Montblanc India Retail Private Limited is 49% and Montblanc Services B.V. holds 51%.
|Chairman||Mr N Muruganandam|
|Managing director||CK Venkataraman|
|Vice Chairman||N N Tata|
|Independent director||Mrs. Hema Ravichandar|
|Independent director||Mrs. Ireena Vittal|
|Independent director||Mr. Ashwani Puri|
|Independent director||Mr. B. Santhanam|
|Independent director||Mr. Pradyumna Vyas|
|Independent director||Dr. Mohanasankar Sivaprakasam|
|Director||Mr. Arun Roy|
|Director||Ms. Kakarla Usha|
|Company secretary||Dinesh Shetty|
Titan Company is awarded in many national and international forums for various activities and categories.
In 2018, as part of their corporate social responsibility the company sponsored entrepreneur and skater Rana Uppalapati’s mission titled Titan ECHO (Educate to Carry Her Onwards), to raise support for the education of 25,000 girl children in India.
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