The Tinplate Company of India (TCIL), an associate enterprise of Tata Steel, pioneered the manufacture of tinplate in India. TCIL is today the country’s largest producer of tinplate, with a market share of over 35 per cent.

TCIL has achieved its leadership position by continuously re-engineering its practices. The company recently entered into a technical agreement with Nippon Steel of Japan and its future focus is on developing cost-effective and innovative packaging solutions that offer convenience features to food processors and packers as well as end customers.

TCIL is an ISO 9001:2000 and ISO1400:1996 certified company.

Areas of business
TCIL is the industry leader in India, with capabilities to supply all tinning line products. The company’s main products are electrolytic tinplate / tin-free steel and cold-rolled products. It manufactures electrolytic tinplates / tin-free steel — from hot-rolled coils supplied by Tata Steel — for can fabrication to pack edible oils, processed foods, dairy products, beverages, pesticides, and paints, and for manufacturing battery components.

TCIL has domestic and foreign customer groups. The company’s tinning line products contribute about 90 per cent to its turnover, 75 per cent of which is generated from the domestic market. The balance accrues from exports to West Asia, South East Asia and countries neighbouring India.

TCIL is a founder member of the Tinplate Promotion Council (TPC) of India, which also comprises Tata Steel, the Steel Authority of India and 12 major can fabricators / fillers. The council focuses on industry-level relationships and is reaching out to food processors / fillers to drive tinplate consumption in the country. TPC is also involved in product-market development, marketing communication and in addressing the regulatory environment.


  • CII’s HRD award and the IR award (2004-05)
  • J. N. Tata Total Quality Award (overall best associate company)
  • Golden Peacock national quality award (first position in large enterprises group in 2003-04)
  • Commendation certificate for strong commitment to TQM of CII-EXIM Bank Award category (2003-04)
  • JRD QV Award for active promotion of TBEM in 2003
  • ISO 14001 certification for environmental management system (2003-04) ….. many more….!!!

TCIL’s corporate headquarters and plants are at Jamshedpur in the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. Its registered office and headquarters for marketing and sales are in Kolkata in West Bengal, it has zonal offices in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, and other offices in Hyderabad, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

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