Tinplate Company of India was incorporated in 1920 and the site chosen was Golmuri, Jamshedpur. The first steel plate of Tinplate gauge was rolled on 18th Dec 1922 at the Hot Dip Plant (HDP) producing Hot Dip Tinplate, from tin bars supplied by Tata Steel and this continued till 1979 albeit with capacity enhancements. For 50 years, TCIL thus almost single-handedly built up the Indian Tinplate Industry. The Tinplate Company of India Ltd, an associate of Tata Steel, has pioneered the tinplate industry in India. Since April 1998, TCIL operates under a conversion arrangement with Tata Steel for its business.
The company is today the largest indigenous producer of tin coated and tin free steel sheets in India, enjoying 35-40% market share and undoubtedly the industry leader for 85 years. TCIL is the only indigenous manufacturer of value-added Tinplate and TFS for processed food, battery, dairy product, beverage and soft drink crown caps in both single reduced and double reduced forms. The company exports about 20-25% of its production directly to end-users (can-makers) and its products are well accepted in the markets of SE Asia, Middle East and some developed countries in Europe.
With the accreditation of ISO 9001, TCIL has joined the league of international players in supplying superior quality Tinplate/TFS in terms of their mechanical properties, dimensional accuracy, shape parameters, corrosion resistance values and rigid packaging.
Headquartered in Kolkata, the company’s works is located at Jamshedpur, Jharkhand. There are presently 8 zonal offices and a distribution network with 15 stocking points.
TCIL Works, situated at Golmuri, Jamshedpur has presently two units- a combination line of Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP)/ Tin Free Steel (TFS) and Cold Rolling Mill (CRM).The company has set up a 2-stand (Double Cold Rolling) DCR Mill, backed up by state-of- the-art technology obtained from SMS Germany and UEC, USA for the manufacture of DR tinplate.
The company is in the business of providing cost effective metal packaging solutions for processed edible products. It manufactures various grades of electrolytic tinplates, tin-free steel sheets and Full Hard Cold Rolled Sheets (FHCR) used for metal packaging. The company's ETP line operates at as high as 135% of its nameplate capacity (90,000 MT) while the capacity utilization of CRM is over 160% of its rated capacity (1,20,000 MT).
The metamorphosis of the company from a mere 'tinplate manufacturer' to a 'metal packaging solution provider' took shape on the 3rd of December 2005 with the inauguration of 'Solution Centre' by Mr.B.Muthuraman, Chairman, TCIL. Over the past 8 years and going forward, TCIL is focusing on operational excellence internally; at the market place the focus is on running the business with sales to immediate customers / end users (i.e. can fabricators / fillers) as also a strategic position on exports and for transforming it with end users, brand owners, consumers through downstream investments and solution provider role.
Tinplate Company of India Limited, Jamshedpur, has its key community residing in its own township and Basti, within a radius of 2-3 KMs from its Works at Golmuri. The residents mostly, besides the current employees and their families, comprise of retired/separated employees and their families and general public. The entire township and basti is spread in an area of about 400 acres and has about 1800 residential houses/plots occupied by employees/ex-employees. The company discharges its social responsibilities through its Community Development Department, Joint-Departmental Council (JDCs), Tinplate Hospital, Administration Deptt. and The Tinplate Ladies Welfare Association (TLWA) and Volunteering. The Union also extends its support by involving in many activities.
Product range of the company includes:
Electrolytic Tinplate (ETP) Line- Single Reduced Tinplates, Open Top Sanitary Cans (Otsc), Tin Free Steel, Double Reduced Tinplate Sheets.
Cold Rolling Mill (CRM) Products- Hr Pickled Coils, Full Hard Coils, Temper Rolled/ Double Reduced (Dr) Coils.