British industry hurt by costs, "dying" supply chain: Ratan Tata
LONDON (Reuters) - Ratan Tata, the chairman of Tata Group, has said that British industry is being hit by costs and a "dying" supply chain, in an interview with a British newspaper published on Wednesday.
India's Tata group owns Jaguar Land Rover, Tata Steel and Tetley Tea in Britain, and operates 19 companies with a 45,000-strong workforce across Europe, according to its website.
"The economic situation, the high cost of undertaking manufacturing, the supply chain - which is dying out as manufacturing undergoes hardship - make the UK not the first place you would look at to make a manufacturing investment," Tata told the Daily Telegraph.
British manufacturing continued to shrink in November, according to surveys released on Monday, just two days before the UK finance minister, George Osborne, outlines his half-yearly budget statement.
(Reporting By Dasha Afanasieva; Editing by Eric Walsh)
- Tweet this
- Share this
- Digg this
- Boxer Sarita Devi faces action after refusing medal at Asian Games
- Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
- Loss of smell may be predictor of death in older adults - study
- Billionaire Detroit business leader says "blight is like a cancer"
- Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital |
India could run out of a critical medicine in its free HIV/AIDS drugs programme in three weeks due to bureaucratic bungling, a senior government official said, leaving more than 150,000 sufferers without life-saving drugs for about a month. Full Article