Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) is the leading steel-making company in India. It is a fully integrated iron and steel maker, producing both basic and special steels for domestic construction, engineering, power, railway, automotive and defence industries and for sale in export markets. SAIL is also among the seven Maharatnas of the country's Central Public Sector Enterprises.
SAIL manufactures and sells a broad range of steel products, including hot and cold rolled sheets and coils, galvanised sheets, electrical sheets, structurals, railway products, plates, bars and rods, stainless steel and other alloy steels. SAIL produces iron and steel at five integrated plants and three special steel plants, located principally in the eastern and central regions of India and situated close to domestic sources of raw materials, including the Company's iron ore, limestone and dolomite mines. The company has the distinction of being India’s second largest producer of iron ore and of having the country’s second largest mines network. This gives SAIL a competitive edge in terms of captive availability of iron ore, limestone, and dolomite which are inputs for steel making.
SAIL's wide range of long and flat steel products are much in demand in the domestic as well as the international market. This vital responsibility is carried out by SAIL's own Central Marketing Organisation (CMO) that transacts business through its network of 37 Branch Sales Offices spread across the four regions, 25 Departmental Warehouses, 42 Consignment Agents and 27 Customer Contact Offices. CMO’s domestic marketing effort is supplemented by its ever widening network of rural dealers who meet the demands of the smallest customers in the remotest corners of the country. With the total number of dealers over 2000 , SAIL's wide marketing spread ensures availability of quality steel in virtually all the districts of the country.
SAIL's International Trade Division ( ITD), in New Delhi- an ISO 9001:2000 accredited unit of CMO, undertakes exports of Mild Steel products and Pig Iron from SAIL’s five integrated steel plants.
With technical and managerial expertise and know-how in steel making gained over four decades, SAIL's Consultancy Division (SAILCON) at New Delhi offers services and consultancy to clients world-wide.
SAIL has a well-equipped Research and Development Centre for Iron and Steel (RDCIS) at Ranchi which helps to produce quality steel and develop new technologies for the steel industry. Besides, SAIL has its own in-house Centre for Engineering and Technology (CET), Management Training Institute (MTI) and Safety Organisation at Ranchi. Our captive mines are under the control of the Raw Materials Division in Kolkata. The Environment Management Division and Growth Division of SAIL operate from their headquarters in Kolkata. Almost all our plants and major units are ISO Certified.
NTPC SAIL Power Company Pvt. Limited (NSPCL): A 50:50 joint venture between Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) and National Thermal Power Corporation Ltd (NTPC Ltd); manages SAIL’s captive power plants at Rourkela, Durgapur and Bhilai with a combined capacity of 814 megawatts (MW).
Bokaro Power Supply Company Pvt. Limited (BPSCL): This 50:50 joint venture between SAIL and the Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) is managing the 302-MW power generating station and 660 tonnes per hour steam generation facilities at Bokaro Steel Plant.
Mjunction Services Limited: A 50:50 joint venture between SAIL and Tata Steel; promotes e-commerce activities in steel and related areas. Its newly added services include e-assets sales, events & conferences, coal sales & logistics, publications, etc.
SAIL-Bansal Service Centre Limited: A joint venture with BMW Industries Ltd. on 40:60 basis for a service centre at Bokaro with the objective of adding value to steel.
Bokaro JP Cement Limited: Another joint venture company with Jaiprakash Associates Ltd on 26:74 basis to set up a 2.1 MT slag-based cement plant at Bokaro.
SAIL & MOIL Ferro Alloys (Pvt.) Limited : A joint venture company with Manganese Ore (India) Ltd on 50:50 basis to produce ferro-manganese and silico-manganese required in production of steel.
S & T Mining Company Pvt. Limited: A 50:50 joint venture company with Tata Steel for joint acquisition & development of mineral deposits; carrying out mining of minerals including exploration, development, mining and beneficiation of identified coking coal blocks.
International Coal Ventures Private Limited:A joint venture company/SPV promoted by five central PSUs, viz. SAIL, CIL, RINL, NMDC and NTPC (with respectively 28.7%, 28.7%, 14.3%, 14.3% and 14.3% shareholding) aiming to acquire stake in coal mines/blocks/companies overseas for securing coking and thermal coal supplies.
SAIL SCI Shipping Pvt. Limited: A 50:50 joint venture with Shipping Corporation of India for provision of various shipping and related services to SAIL for importing of coking coal and other bulk materials and other shipping-related business.
SAIL RITES Bengal Wagon Industry Pvt. Limited: A 50:50 joint venture with RITES to manufacture, sell, market, distribute and export railway wagons, including high-end specialised wagons, wagon prototypes, fabricated components/parts of railway vehicles, rehabilitation of industrial locomotives, etc., for the domestic market.
SAIL SCL Limited: A 50:50 JV with Government of Kerala where SAIL has management control to revive the existing facilities at Steel Complex Ltd, Calicut and also to set up, develop and manage a TMT rolling mill of 65,000 MT capacity along with balancing facilities and auxilliaries.
Ownership and Management The Government of India owns about 75% of SAIL's equity and retains voting control of the Company. However, SAIL, by virtue of its ‘Maharatna’ status, enjoys significant operational and financial autonomy