Super Auto Forge Private Limited (SAF) was started in the year 1975, over the past 4 decades it is growing steadily and it is one of the successful component manufacturers in India. Today, SAF is the largest manufacturer of Cold & Warm forged components in India. In the CV Joints components & Aluminum Braking components sector SAF is one among the top 3 Global players. From a modest Sales Turnover of less than Rs.3 crores in early 90’s, SAF has grown 100 folds to cross Rs.550 crores Sales in 2017 with sustain its leadership in the field. SAF, being a strong technology driven Company does not have any collaboration and has its own dedicated in-house R&D, equipped with latest simulation software for process development and also employ highly competent Engineers for Process/Product Development and Tool Innovations. It also has a state of art Tool Room and dedicated Forging Presses for development purposes. Since, 1994 SAF has shown steady expansion in its growth. In the year 2008, during the global Recession, SAF management turned the adversity to an opportunity and restructured the business model and de-risked itself from region and also between Non-Automotive & Automotive. Approximate sales of SAF’s 10% is from Non-Auto business and its sales are distributed between Asia, Europe & USA.
SAF is a single source supplier to most of the globally competing Tier -1 suppliers in the part of family portfolio. SAF has employed approximately 1250 employees across all locations and has excellent industrial relationship with its employees for over 40 years. With TEI (Total Employee Involvement) as the main focus, SAF motivates its employees through Improve Morale, Enhance Employee Motivation, Cultivate Innovations, Increase Productivity, Increase ownership & Commitments, Increases Trust in Organization, Team work.
There arevarious facilities provided for the employers such as Employee Motivation schemes, Monthly Performance Incentives, Suggestion scheme, Higher Education scheme for employees. Apart from the annual get-together with employee families, employee’s children are also provide financial support for their education. The highly motivated employees participate in lot of continuous improvement activities on an ongoing basis, thereby resulting in improvement of processes and lot of value engineering.
Robust and transparent cost control exercise which is monitored by the manufacturing team themselves helps SAF to be globally competitive. SAF has successfully implemented SAP S4 HANA for monitoring entire activities right from RFQ to sales distribution. PLM (Product Life cycle Management) is also integral management of the system.
Forging being a power intensive sector, it has consciously invested in green energy and today SAF utilizes almost 70% of the total power consumption through own Wind & Solar Power Plants .All the Plants of SAF are surrounded with lot of greenery and has water treatment for recycling and used for other purposes such as gardening.
SAF Management is involved in lot of CSR activities to promote education, health and the general society welfare schemes of its neighborhood. Its vision is to become a globally acknowledged manufacturer of Cold & Warm forged parts. In order to meet this vision, SAF has been constantly improving / innovating not only the products but also the processes. With regard to manufacturing processes, SAF has implemented lot of lean initiatives. SAF has been constantly bench-marking the various manufacturing systems with the other global Manufacturers and upgrading the processes. SAF has made long term plans to carry out a lot of forwarding integration of critical finishing operations to become the “Best in class Supplier”.