Steel Authority of India Ltd (SAIL) is one of India’s largest steelmakers and among the top Government owned companies conferred with the prestigious ‘Maharatna’ status.
SAIL owns and operates 5 integrated steel plants at Bhilai, Bokaro, Burnpur, Durgapur and Rourkela, 3 special steel plants at Durgapur, Salem and Bhadravati and ferro-alloy manufacturing unit at Chandrapur. The Central Marketing Organization (CMO) of SAIL has one of the largest steel marketing set ups with a pan-India distribution network of 37 Branch Sales offices, 10 customer contact offices and 49 warehouses & yards supplemented by an extensive distributor/dealer network.
SAIL is also the second largest producer of iron ore in India and meets 100% of its requirement from its captive mines. SAIL offers the widest array of steel products amongst all Indian manufacturers, including products in mild, special and alloy steel categories in around 50 products, 500 grades and 5000 dimensions.
SAIL has recently augmented its saleable steel production capacity to around 21 million tonnes per annum. Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi has dedicated SAIL’s modernized and expanded units in Rourkela Steel Plant (RSP), IISCO Steel Plant (ISP) and Bhilai Steel Plant (BSP) to the nation. Post expansion, SAIL is also adding a number of new products to its basket, which will cater to the needs of India’s growing infrastructure and manufacturing sector. SAIL’s strategic growth plan, besides targeting higher production, also addresses the need for cost competitiveness by eliminating technological obsolescence, adopting state-of-the art technologies, achieving energy savings, enriching product mix, reducing pollution, developing mines and collieries, introducing customer-centric processes and developing matching infrastructure facilities.
SAIL is continually partnering with the Government of India in their major flagship programmes like Make in India. It has been supplying steel for India’s prestigious national infrastructure projects and strengthening defence indigenization, India’s foray into space research, railways, power and all major sectors of economy. SAIL’s steel, owing to its quality, strength, variety, value and performance finds wide application across different important segments. SAIL’s products, namely SAIL TMT and SAIL JYOTI Galvanized products are widely used by the common man throughout the country. SAIL is the first to launch the NPB – 750 sections in the country, which are valued by architects in builders for their strength and cost efficiency.
SAIL places emphasis on environment along with production and profitability in all its industrial activities. SAIL Plants are bringing in new clean and green technologies to reduce long term impact on the environment with reduction in pollution and energy use as well as increase in waste utilization.
With the underlying philosophy and a credo to ‘make a meaningful difference in people’s lives’, SAIL has been structuring and implementing CSR initiatives right from its inception. The company is aware of the need for bringing about holistic development in rural areas and recognizes the pivotal role of enablers like education, skill development, health, sanitation, income generation and women empowerment in sustainable development.
The tagline of the company – There’s a little bit of SAIL in everybody’s life – symbolizes the fact that in the last five decades it has grown from strength to strength and the SAIL brand has become well entrenched in peoples’ minds. The company’s business philosophy encompasses a triple bottom line approach covering the economic, environmental and social dimensions, reflecting SAIL’s commitment to build natural, human and social capital and contribute its might in adding strength to India’s development and progress.