ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Technology

Tata Group tries to break heavy-industry curse with flurry of e-commerce deals

Online pharmacy and grocery acquisitions meant to challenge Flipkart and Amazon

Grocery delivery service BigBasket made over $1 billion in revenue during 2020, largely from consumers stuck at home amid India's COVID-19 lockdowns. (Photo by Ryosuke Hanada)

TOKYO -- Tata Group has hit the accelerator on its expansion into digital services, as lndia's biggest conglomerate seeks to make up for lost time in a shift from heavy industry like cars and steel.

The 153-year-old group's high-profile acquisitions announced in recent weeks are designed to challenge tech leaders Flipkart and Amazon.com in India's fast-growing e-commerce market.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more