Tata Motors has said it will expand its businesses in the continent, including starting of assembly operations of Semi-Knock Down (SKD) pick-up trucks in Senegal and similar activities for buses in Congo.

The company is also considering taking its Nano to Africa in the future.

"We have a long history in Africa and our buses and vehicles are plying in the continent for many decades. We want to take part in the development and growth of Africa," Tata Motors Managing Director Ravi Kant told reporters on the sidelines of an Indo-Africa summit here, according to the Press Trust of India.

"One opportunity could be to take part in personal transportation, in which Nano can play a role," he said, however, adding "right now this is in the thought process".

The company, which has supplied Complete Knock Down (CKD) form of buses in Senegal, is now planing to start SKD operations for pick-up trucks from this year at the Senbus facility, he said.

The company is also conducting a feasibility study to start SKD Assembly operations for buses in Congo. It has already supplied 228 buses to the Congolese government for urban transportation.

"We will also start selling passenger cars from this financial year in Congo," Kant said.

The company is also planning to strengthen its CKD assembly operations in Kenya and investments have been made to establish more robust after-sales and service facilities in Ghana, he said.

Tata Motors has also acquired Nissan's Pretoria-based manufacturing plant for an undisclosed amount.