I S T O R Y
COMPANY (PRIVATE) LIMITED was established
in the year 1962 by its founder and Managing Director for providing services and materials mainly to
the oil and gas sectors of Pakistan and the Textile business
for the export market. SAI® has its head office in Karachi
and branch offices in Islamabad and Lahore. Currently SAI®
is very actively involved in the oil and gas business along
with other diversified ventures.
From April 1993, Director and eldest son of the founder formally
entered the business full time after completing his B.S and
MBA from Southeastern University, Washington D.C and now fully
responsible for SAI business in all areas of its activities.
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History - SAI
SAI Company started its textile business
in the year 1966 when it set up 50 weaving looms at Shershah
and made cotton shirting and silk cloth. The printing of design
on shirting cloth was done at Rauf Textile Mills, SITE and
finishing of cloth was carried out by Jan Finishing Mills.
SAI Company had also set
up a garment manufacturing factory in 1967 and had 125 sewing
machines, cutting machines, stitching machines, ironing, packing
etc., a complete unit of a garment factory.
The shirts made by SAI Company were exported
to Sweden, Denmark, Norway, England, and other countries.
SAI Company closed this division in the
Oil & Gas Business
The first account, which SAI® got
in early sixties, was a British company called “Corrosion
and Welding Engineering Lt. (CWE).” Redhill, Surrey,
England. Later several well-known manufacturing companies
such as “Newman Hender” Woodchester, England manufactures
of Newman’s plug valve, Stroud Gloucestershire, England,
Plug valves, Cooperheat, England, F. A Hughes & Co Ltd.,
Cathodic Protection Company, England, Winn & Cole Denso
Ltd., UK F.A. Hughes & Co. Ltd Cooperheat, England and
several other companies signed exclusive sales agreement with
In the year 1967 world’s
largest manufacturers of welding machines and equipment and
inventors of welding electrodes M/s. ESAB Goteborg, Sweden
assigned exclusive sales rights for all their products to
SAI®, which included variety of automatic, semi-automatic,
sophisticated machines and welding plants, which were sold
by SAI® in Pakistan, particularly to Karachi Shipyard
and Engineering Works Ltd., KSEW purchased complete set of
Column and Boom Welding Machines, Welding transformers CO2
Welding machines and other hi-tech welding equipment for making
Aluminum boats and tank manufacturing from ESAB through SAI®.
Similarly Fauji Metals Ltd. purchased complete plant for manufacturing
of LPG bottles and Indus Steel Pipes Ltd. purchased plants
for manufacturing spiral welded steel pipes from ESAB through
In the year 1967 SAI®
also became the first and the last exclusive sales representative
in Pakistan for M/s. National Supply Company Houston, Texas,
which was a subsidiary of M/s. Armco Steel Corporation the
second largest steel mill in USA at that time. National Supply
Company was the world’s largest manufacturer and supplier
of complete drilling rigs and drilling equipment, production
equipment to the oil and gas industry worldwide.
In the year 1976 for the
very first time Oil and Gas Development Corporation (OGDC)
now Oil and Gas Development Company Ltd. (OGDCL) purchased
American rigs and order for new most modern American rigs
and drilling equipment were placed with National Supply Company
through the efforts of SAI®.
SAI® exclusively represented
all the group companies of National Supply Company for 20
years till its merger and becoming National-Oilwell.
SAI® also represented
a well-known manufacturer named Chapman Engineers Inc. Houston,
Texas, from the year 1972 and sold one complete gas dehydration
plant to OGDC, which was installed at Sari / Hundi Gas field
in Sindh Province in the year 1976.
SAI® also represented
for a number of years “Thermotool Corporation”
Stamford, CT, USA manufacturers of High Frequency welding
equipment and sold several pipe welding plants to the then
company named Karachi Pipe Mills and Other such pipe manufacturers.
SAI® has also exclusively
represented following well-known manufacturers and service
companies from 1975 to 1990’s. These accounts were lost
due to mergers, acquisitions / sell out and change of management.
Dowell Schulumberger, Paris–Houston.Helped
Dowell Schulumberger in establishing their base in Pakistan
and got first ever service contract for them from OGDCL
and Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL)
Milchem International Ltd. Houston,
Texas, later became MilPark Drilling Fluids. Represented
Milchem and Milpark for about 20 years and sold lot of
their mud chemicals to oil and gas companies in Pakistan.
Joy Petroleum Inc. Houston, Texas.
The group comprised several companies such as Baash Ross
Demco Inc. Oklahoma City, OK. Manufacturers
of Gate Valves, Mud handling equipment etc.
American Coldset Corporation, Texas.
Manufacturers of Diamond Drilling Bits, which were sold
to OGDCL and other oil and gas companies in Pakistan.
Reed Tool Company. Houston, Texas.
Represented all their product lines such as core bits,
pump parts, tool joints and sold products to oil and gas
companies in Pakistan.
Mines Safety Appliance (MSA). Pittsburg,
PA. Sold lot of MSA Safety equipment to various industries
Ruska International Corporation. Houston,
Texas. Sold laboratory-testing equipment to various oil
and gas companies.
OTIS Engineering Corporation. Dallas
Texas. Exclusively represented for more than 10 years,
sold all Otis Products such as Production Packers, Wireline
Tools, Safety Equipment to various oil and gas companies
in Pakistan till merger of Otis with its parent company
Applied Engineering Company. Orangeburg,
SC. Manufacturers of LPG and LNG plants, oil treatment
plants, gas purification plants, etc and sold several
LPG plants to the then Indus Gas Company Ltd., Hyderabad,
Ross Hill Controls. Houston, Texas.
Exclusively represented from 1976 through 1998 and sold
several SCR systems to OGDC, installed on their drilling
Norwalk Turbo. Letham, NY. Represented
for many years and sold their gas turbine compressor unit
to Pakistan Oilfields Limited (POL) installed on their
McAlpine Kershaw. England. Got the
PARCO 18”, 864 Km Long pipeline cleaning job finalized
successfully in the year 1996-97.
IRD Mechanalysis (UK) Ltd. Manufacturers
of Vibration Monitoring and Dynamic Balancing Machines
and sold IRD equipment to more than 20 different organizations
Exportadora Inc. USA. Worldwide exporting
agents for E.H. Wachs Co. manufacturers of cold cutting
Shaffer Valve Co., USA Manufacturers
AZ International, Houston, Texas.
Manufacturers of Reamers, Stabilizers, Tool Joints and
Dresser Oil Tools. Texas, Manufacturers
of Guiberson Production Packers, Wireline Tools, Downhole
equipment, Safety Equipment, Gas Lift equipment, etc.
Axelson actuators, PSV’s, SSV’s, etc. Represented
till their acquisition and merger with Halliburton.
General Valve, manufacturers of Double Block and Bleed Valves, Twinseal Values Plug Valve represented till its acquisition by Cameron Valve & Measurement.
Hydril Company LP (1967-2008) manufacturers of BOPs, Tubulars (Casing/Tubing), Plusation Dampeners, etc. SAI has been Hydril's first and last representative till their acquisition by Tenaris and GE.
Beside above companies SAI®
has represented several other well-known manufacturers.
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