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SAN was established in 1969 as a locomotive manufacturing company. Over the years, the company has grown its product portfolio and aligned its offering to changing market requirements. Today, SAN is a multi-product, multi-market enterprise that provides solutions in all segments of industries.

SAN is built on a strong foundation of innovation and technological excellence. Strategic partnerships to strengthen our in-house engineering capabilities and market reach, continuous focus on research and development, and a customer-centric approach have marked the company’s journey in the design and manufacture of locomotives, power packs and gear boxes.


  • 1969 Inception
  • 1971 Launch of the Chain drive loco
  • 1975 First Hydraulic loco fitted with turbo reversing transmission
  • 1976 Recognised as an R&D centre
  • 1977 100th locomotive sold to BHEL
  • 1983 Introduction of the B-B locomotive
  • 1986 Launched the first Electric Loco
  • 1986 Produced the power pack for OHE
  • 1992 Developed the Diesel Electric Crane
  • 1996 500th locomotive sold to ACC
  • 2003 First C-C locomotive
  • 2013 First HSSPART
  • 2013 750th Loco sold to RRVNL
  • 2017 —
    • SAN ventures into Track machines, Work Site Tamper (WST)
    • First Utility Track Vehicle (UTV) designed and delivered
    • DETC (Diesel Electric Tower Car) power packs launched
    • SAN bags order for Diesel Electric Tower Car (DETC)
    • Built Tie inserter
    • Locomotive built and supplied to DFCC
    • SAN ventures into leasing
  • 2018 —
    • Fabrication unit setup
    • SAN picks up order for DA sets to be exported
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Education and Health support to differently abled

The company is supporting the special training, health care and education of visually challenged persons. These specially designed trainings and support programmes assist the persons with disability to become independent, confident and self reliant, thus helping them to integrate into mainstream of society.

Employment enhancing vocational training

We support vocational training of less educated unemployed youth of age group 18 – 25 by associating with ‘Unnati’ of SGBS Trust, an organisation established to provide employment oriented training. Unnati trains both male and female youths in various disciplines like retail sales, marketing, office assistant, guest care, field service, beauticians etc., which enhances the employability of these youths. Apart from giving basic vocational training, Unnati also guides the students with life skills, communication skills, personal and community values which builds self confidence in them and makes them employable. At the end of the training period these students gets assured placements in reputed organizations.

Eradication of Hunger and Support to Primary Education

The company, through its CSR initiative and the voluntary contributions of employees, is supporting the mid-day meal programme of Akshaya Patra Foundation in seven government schools covering over 1,500 school children every day. This program aims at providing a sumptuous & nutritional meal to the school children as a result the children are drawn to the schools, thus have a chance to get educated. The unlimited meals eradicate hunger to a great extent and helps children to focus on the school lessons and learn as much as possible.