Techniques d'Avant Garde

TAG Group (Holdings) SA is a private holding company based in Luxembourg City, in southern Luxembourg. At the head is Mansour Ojjeh son of the founder of the TAG Group Akram Ojjeh, who was a wealthy Saudi entrepreneur. TAG is an acronym of Techniques d'Avant Garde.

History

TAG was formed in 1975.

TAG Heuer was formed as a subsidiary in 1985 when TAG bought Heuer, a renowned watchmaker specializing in racing chronographs. Together they modernised the product line and became one of the biggest names in Swiss watches. TAG Heuer was separated from the group in the 1990s and was acquired by LVMH in 1999 for $740 million USD. [1]

Activities

Aviation

TAG Aeronautics is distributor of Bombardier aircraft for the Middle East.

Based in Geneva, Switzerland, TAG Aviation is a provider of business aviation services, aircraft management, aircraft charter, maintenance, sales and acquisitions. TAG Aviation USA, Inc is a U.S. aviation management company located in San Francisco. TAG is a broker for and part owner of the AMI Jet Charter company in San Francisco that holds the FAA air carrier certificate to operate in the U.S.

TAG Farnborough Airport Ltd. is a subsidiary of TAG Aviation which holds a 99 year lease on Farnborough Airport from the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence.

Motorsport

TAG sponsored WilliamsF1 in the early 1980s and funded the construction of turbocharged Porsche engines for McLaren International in the mid 1980s. The McLaren relationship continues to this day, with the TAG Group holding 15% of the McLaren Group (DaimlerChrysler and Ron Dennis own 40% and 15% shares respectively).

Other

Other areas of business include advanced technology, real estate and consumer products.

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Motto
"Mir wëlle bleiwe wat mir sinn"   (Luxembourgish)
"We want to remain what we are"
Anthem
Ons Hémécht
"Our Homeland"
Royal anthem
De Wilhelmus  1
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Mansour Ojjeh is a Saudi Arabia-born entrepreneur who owns part of TAG, a Luxembourg-based holding company with interests worldwide. Ojjeh owns 15% of the McLaren Group, the most important assets of which is the McLaren Formula One team.
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Akram Ojjeh (1923-1991) was a Syrian born Saudi businessman. Ojjeh founded Techniques d'Avant Garde, an investment company focused on advanced technologies.[1] Ojjeh was an intermediary in deals between Saudi Arabia and France, particularly arms sales.
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TAG Heuer SA

Member of the LVMH group
Founded 1860 by Edouard Heuer
Headquarters La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

Key people Jean-Christophe Babin, President & CEO Jack W.
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LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy S.A.

Société Anonyme (S.A.)
Founded 1987
Headquarters Paris, France

Key people Bernard Arnault (Chairman & CEO)
Industry Luxury goods
Revenue $16.
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Bombardier Inc.

Public: (TSX:  BBD.B TSX:  BBD.A )
Founded Valcourt, Quebec (1942)
Headquarters Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Key people Joseph-Armand Bombardier, founder
Industry Aerospace / Railways
Products Aircraft, trains, trams
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Farnborough Airport or TAG London Farnborough Airport (IATA: FAB, ICAO: EGLF) (previously called RAE Farnborough) is an airport situated in Farnborough, Hampshire, England.
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Ministry of Defence (MOD) is the United Kingdom government department responsible for implementation of government defence policy and is the headquarters of the British Armed Forces.
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WilliamsF1, the trading name of Williams Grand Prix Engineering Ltd., is a Formula One (F1) motor racing team and constructor. The team won nine Constructor's titles between 1980 and 1997.
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Dr Ing. h.c. F. Porsche AG

Public
(Xetra: POR3 )
(FWB: POR3 )
Founded 1931 by Ferdinand Porsche and Ferry Porsche
Headquarters Zuffenhausen, Germany

Key people Dr.
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McLaren, founded in 1963 by New Zealander Bruce McLaren (1937–1970), is a Formula 1 team based in Woking, Surrey, UK. McLaren is best known as a Formula One constructor but has also competed in the Indianapolis 500-Mile Race, Canadian-American Challenge Cup and 24
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McLaren Group Limited

Private
Founded 1985
Headquarters Woking, United Kingdom

Key people Ron Dennis (Chairman & CEO)
Industry Motorsport
Revenue GB£241 million (2005)
Operating income GB£14.3 million (2005)
Net income GB£12.
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Daimler AG

Public (FWB: DAI , NYSE:  DAI , TYO: 7663 )
Founded 1998
Headquarters Stuttgart, Germany

Key people Dr. Dieter Zetsche, Chairman
Industry Auto & Truck Manufacturers
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Ron Dennis CBE (born June 1, 1947) is the chairman, CEO and 15% owner of the McLaren Group. He is also the team principal of the McLaren Formula One team.

Since the early 1980s Dennis has been the principal of the McLaren Formula One team attending races and supervising the
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