CHENNAI: Tata Chemicals Limited (TCL), the country’s leading producer of fertilisers, food products and food additives, unveiled Salt of the Earth: The story of Tata Chemicals, a chronicle of the company and the people who shaped it over 75 years of its existence, recently. M Mukundan, managing director of the company released the book, along with the authors Philip Chacko and Christabelle Noronha.
“The launch of the book marks a historical milestone in the story of Tata Chemicals. The company is a leader by nature. Over the last 75 years, it has evolved significantly from producing commodities like inorganic chemicals to providing solutions to end customers,” he said. “Salt of the Earth brings alive all the trials and tribulations we’ve had to go through to reach where we are today,” added Mukundan.
Established in 1939 in Mithapur, Gujarat, the firm is now a global leader in soda ash production in four continents. The 400-page book chronicles the company journey in words and pictures. “We were toying with the idea for a very long time and finally managed to pull up our socks and get to work,” said Christabelle Noronha.
It took Philip and Christabelle 18 months to come out with the book. “A lot of work went into this. We travelled down memory lane, it was wonderful,” said Philip.
This corporate autobiography was launched in Mithapur by Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel, and Mumbai, before coming to Chennai.
“We have been receiving good reviews from everywhere so far. We wish the readers here would enjoy our work too,” said Christabelle.