Tata Oil Mills Company

Tata Oil Mills Company also known as TOMCO, was a public limited company and part of Tata Group. It was incorporated on 10 December 1917 with head office at Bombay by Dorabji Tata. It was into manufacture and sale soaps, detergents, cooking oils, glycerine, cattle and poultry feeds, de-oiled meals, oil cakes and fish products.[1][2][3] The manufacturing units were spread over India in Maharahstra, West Bengal, Kerala, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu.[1] In 1952, Lakme was started as a 100% subsidiary of Tata Oil Mills by JRD Tata.[4] The company owned famous bathing soap brands like Hamam, Okay, Moti to name a few, they also had a detergent brand named as Magic.[5] During early 1990s Tata's wanted to move out of businesses that did not meet their long term strategy and TOMCO was sold to their competitors Hindustan Lever Limited and it was amalgamated into HLL on 28 December 1994 with retrospective effect from 1 April 1993.[1]

Tata Oil Mills Company
Company typeSubsidiary
Founded10 December 1917; 106 years ago (1917-12-10)
FounderDorabji Tata
Defunct28 December 1994 (1994-12-28)
FateAcquired and absorbed by Hindustan Lever Limited
ParentTata Group

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  2. ^ "Tata Group Milestons". Archived from the original on 5 March 2015. Retrieved 3 March 2017.
  3. ^ Susan M. Martin. The Up Saga. NIAS Press; January 2005 [Retrieved 3 March 2017]. ISBN 978-87-91114-51-9. p. 232, 239.
  4. ^ Shrinivas Pandit. Creative Businesswoman:Simone. Tata McGraw-Hill Education; 1 August 2007 [Retrieved 3 March 2017]. ISBN 978-0-07-065677-2. p. 27.
  5. ^ "The Soap War of India | TheBizdom". 10 July 2021.