OUR ROOTS

RESPONSIBLY TAKING OUR RICH LEGACY FORWARD

Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence

J.R.D. Tata (July 29, 1904 - November 29, 1993)


history of TajSATS

From the very beginning, TajSATS’ passion for excellence in the aviation industry was an intrinsic part of its inheritance. Mr. J.R.D. Tata was known as the Father of Indian Civil Aviation and introduced it in the Indian subcontinent in 1932 when he launched Tata Airlines, later known as Air India.

In the early seventies, the pioneers of Taj Hotels envisioned taking their world-class hospitality and inimitable customer experience to the skies as well. Thus, Taj Air Caterers was born in 1976.

Our STORY

THE LATE 70's

Mr. JRD Tata was passionate about flying and aviation was his first love; he was one of the first Indians to get a pilot’s license.

From the very beginning, his passion for excellence became an essential part of our legacy.

At the start of its journey, Taj Air Caterers began serving a small clientele with a modest team and catered around 10,000 meals a month.

THE 90's

As the company grew, it was bestowed with awards and recognition by its partners, and its customer-first approach was recognised and felicitated.

With a vision to spread its wings further, the company started non-aviation catering as well.

It was a decade of firsts that included the first Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification in the industry.

THE 2000’s

In the new millennium, a partnership was formed between IHCL – Asia’s largest hospitality company and SATS Limited – the continent’s finest food solutions enterprise.

TajSATS emerged as the leader in airline catering and a top player in institutional catering. Its dedicated customer-first attitude, culinary distinction, superlative food quality and innovation has defined the company’s exceptional growth trajectory.

Our story

THE LATE 70's

Mr. JRD Tata was passionate about flying and aviation was his first love; he was one of the first Indians to get a pilot’s license.

From the very beginning, his passion for excellence became an essential part of our legacy.

At the start of its journey, Taj Air Caterers began serving a small clientele with a modest team and catered around 10,000 meals a month.

THE 90's

As the company grew, it was bestowed with awards and recognition by its partners, and its customer-first approach was recognised and felicitated.

With a vision to spread its wings further, the company started non-aviation catering as well.

It was a decade of firsts that included the first Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification in the industry.

THE 2000’s

In the new millennium, a partnership was formed between IHCL – Asia’s largest hospitality company and SATS Limited – the continent’s finest food solutions enterprise.

TajSATS emerged as the leader in airline catering and a top player in institutional catering. Its dedicated customer-first attitude, culinary distinction, superlative food quality and innovation has defined the company’s exceptional growth trajectory.

TajSATS Journey

  • 1976
  • 1982
  • 1987
  • 1996
  • 1999
  • 2001
  • 2008
  • 2008
  • 2019
  • 2019

1976

Taj Flight Kitchen is created by the Taj Group, with a unit in Mumbai.

1982

Taj Flight Kitchen opens a new unit in Delhi.

1987

Taj Flight Kitchen changes its name to Taj Air Caterers.

1996

A new unit is opened in Kolkata and an additional kitchen is commissioned in Mumbai.

1999

A new unit is opened in Chennai (Taj Madras Flight Kitchen).

2001

Taj Air Caterers enters a joint venture with SATS. TajSATS Air Catering Limited (TSACL) is formed.

2008

A new unit is opened in Bengaluru.

2008

A new unit is opened in Goa.

2019

The brand unveils its new logo.

TajSATS has six units across the country.

2019

Taj Madras Flight Kitchen becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of TajSATS.

tata legacy

Founded by Jamsetji Tata in 1868, the Tata group is a global enterprise, comprising over 100 independently operating companies. The group operates in six continents, driven by a mission to improve the quality of life of the communities it serves globally.

Through long-term stakeholder value creation based on ‘Leadership with Trust', the Tata brand stands as a lasting promise behind its businesses, many of which are industry leaders.

IHCL is honoured to be one of the first of those timeless and tireless initiatives.

JAMSETJI TATA

FOUNDER, TATA GROUP

"In a free enterprise, the community is not just another stakeholder, but is in fact the very purpose of its existence."

JRD TATA

EX-CHAIRMAN

"Always aim at perfection for only then will you achieve excellence."

RATAN TATA

CHAIRMAN EMERITUS

"If you want to walk fast, walk alone. But if you want to walk far, walk together."

Tata Group

Established by Jamsetji Tata in the second half of the 19th century, Tata has grown into one of India's biggest and most respected business organisations, thanks to its entrepreneurial vision and its commitment to ideals that puts people before profits, and fortitude in the face of adversity.