Vision & Mission:

Titagarh aspires to be a leader as a manufacturer of heavy engineering & Farm Machinery and a world class service provider for the infrastructure and Agri sector


Mr. J P Chowdhary aged about 72 years is an industrialist with 52 years experience in railways sector/heavy engineering industry.
A graduate in Commerce and Diploma holder in Business Management, Mr. Chowdhary is regarded as turnaround expert, taking over ailing Companies and turning around their operations with genuity and astuteness.
Mr. Chowdhary has been President of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and President of All India Organisation of Employers, Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, All India Management Association, New Delhi and also served as Sheriff of Kolkata in 1995. He is currently member of Central Board of Trustees, Employees Provident Fund Organisation and chairs the Board of Railway Board of Equipment Division of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He has been reappointed as Executive Chairman of Titagarh Wagons Limited for a further term of five years w.e.f. 08.01.2012. He is also the Executive Chairman of Cimmco Ltd, group Company. Mr. J P Chowdhary was also the Honorary Consul of the Switzerland in Kolkata.
Mr. Umesh Chowdhary is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Titagarh Wagons Limited, one of the leading wagon manufacturers in the country. Mr Chowdhary had joined Titagarh Steels Ltd as a Management Trainee in 1990 when he was only 16 years. His dynamism and sharp foresight not only contributed immensely to the growth of the revenues of the company but also to expand the company both in India and overseas.
Mr. Umesh Chowdhary is also the Honorary Consul of the Switzerland in Kolkata since January 1, 2011. Most recently he has been awarded the ‘Chevalier De l’Orde national du Merite’ by the French Government.
Mr. Chowdhary holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and has attended one module of the Owner/President Management Programme of Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.
Mr. Umesh Chowdhary is the Chairman of the West Bengal State Council – Confederation of Indian Industries, Eastern Region. He is also member of the Infrastructure Development Committee of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce and a special invitee in the Executive Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Pranab Ghosal is Economics (Hons.) graduate and all India rank holder Chartered Accountant having 26 years of experience in steel, engineering and tractor industry. He is currently working as Managing Director & CEO of TAPL. Before joining TAPL, he had worked in Sonalika Group Companies as Executive Director & CEO. He was pioneer in robust growth of Sonalika tractor in India & abroad. He was instrumental in creating Brand ‘Sonalika’ culminating in raising substantial private equity for the group from Blackstone.
Prior to joining Sonalika Group, he was working as President - Escorts US & Europe Business. He managed US holding company & its acquisition of 2 subsidiaries- Farmtrac Inc, USA & Farmtrac Europe. Actively participated in framing all the important aspects of the acquisitions like search, initial discussions, business plan, internal approval, negotiation with the shortlisted parties, share purchase agreements, statutory compliances, appointment of key agents like auditors & financial closures. Finalized the key business strategy in US & Europe including marketing & product strategy, organization structure, dealers network, financial plan and process/product improvement & alignment with the parent organization.
Before joining Escorts, he has worked in large multinational and Indian companies in senior/middle management like Carraro India Ltd, Delphi and Tata Steel.
Sudhir Kashyap is Diploma holder in Mechanical Engineering having 35 years of experience in field of modification and upgrading of vehicles. He is working as Head – Product Development of TAPL. He worked largely with Mahindra & Mahindra, HMT, Sonalika and Tata. He is a techno-Commercial person, specialized in making product fitment as per customer requirement. He was handling various overseas assignments in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Malaysia, Africa and Indonesia.
Ashok Verma holds B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is working as Head – Sales & Marketing of TAPL. He has worked with renowned companies like Eicher, Sonalika, Force Motor, Bajaj Tempo and General Motors. He has 25 years experience in Automobile / Tractor industry in sales/network expansion/dealer development / Marketing, after sales service and policy & procedure formation. He holds the expertise in creating SOP’s for various marketing department in addition to the execution of such SOP’s. In his previous assignments, he has created SOP for CSI monitoring for Tractor and started the concept of dealer infrastructure audit for new and existing dealers for Tractor & Vehicle division. He is seasoned professional in handling internal and external customers. As far as channel development department is concerned, he is expert in evaluating the territory where dealer to be appointed based on competitor dealer, market potential and targeted market share, evaluating the dealer prospect on financial strength, market credibility, past experience, level of interest and many more parameters.
Bhupesh Seth is working as Head – Vendor Development of TAPL. He is B.Tech in Mechanical having 15 year of experience. He largely worked with General Motor and Sonalika. He is seasoned professional in the field of vendor development, Cost negotiation, new product development, Product validation, creating large vendor base & cost effective quality component sourcing. He is a champion in working on cost reduction targets and material Planning.
Akashdeep Singh holds B.Tech degree in Mechanical Engineering and MBA. He is working as Manager – Strategy & Planning of TAPL. He was worked on Strategy & Planning with CEO & ED of Sonalika Group. He has developed, implemented, monitored and reviewed all marketing strategies for the business. He worked with external vendors and partners to align product, pricing and marketing strategies. Tracked market and competitors trends to keep abreast the changing client’s requirements and expectation. Actively participated in all the important aspects of the Merger & acquisitions like search, initial discussions, business plan, internal approval, & financial closures. He has exposure of handling Private Equity stake sale in Sonalika group for Blackstone. He has expertise coordinating, participating in Management councils & Business Operations review meetings.