An industrial trip to SAN Engineering was organized by ISME on 11th and 12th October, 2010. Students went in two batches. Dr. Khaiser Parvez, AVP of HR department and Mr. Ramesh, Senior Manager Marketing, briefed the students about the operations of the company. The students were accompanied by Prof. Ramesh Puttanna and Prof. Krishnan Iyer.
San Engineering and Locomotive Company Ltd is a 100 crore company established in 1969 ,erstwhile known as Suri and Nayar. It is the only private company that manufactures locomotive mainly used for power, cement and petroleum industries. While manufacturing these locomotives SAN Engineering focuses on load strength rather than speed. SAN Engineering also manufactures automotive and fishnet.
San Engineering has branches in Bangalore, Mysore, and Hyderabad manufacturing locomotives, gear products, Ventra Locomotives respectively. They also have their manufacturing units in Goa where they manufacture “Barges” (small ships used to transport goods), SAN 2 seater Sports Car, and fish net in Gujarat. They also design specialized vehicles for defense.
Students toured the manufacturing unit of locomotive engines that included diesel, electric, hydraulic and flame proof locomotive and special purpose rail vehicles that had the horse power ranging from 1600 HP to 2600 HP. The other section of the manufacturing unit had the materials and spare parts which are used to build these engines.
SAN Engineering’s core competence lies in quality engineering and design. They have an ISO 9001 certification. It is the only Indian private sector manufacturer of diesel, electrical and hydraulic locomotives.
Kamna Bhandari and Garima Sharma