Incorporated in Aug.'85 as a private limited company, Sai Service Station (SSSL) became a public limited company w.e.f. Jan.'94. Promoted by Sridhar Kalmadi, the company is an authorised dealer for Maruti Udyog and Bajaj Auto vehicles. Besides showrooms, it has full-fledged service stations in Pune, Bombay, Goa and Kolhapur. In 1988-89, SSSL initiated steps to diversify into new areas and broad-base its activities. It also initiated steps to set up a Rent-a-Car service in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa as a sub-licensee of Budget-Rent-A-Car International, US, in India, Nepal and Bhutan, through the master licensee, Sapna Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd, New Delhi.
Maruti Udyog allowed the company to open a co-dealership in Goa. Meanwhile, there was an overwhelming response to the company's rental scheme introduced by Budget, Rent-a-Car in 1988-89. The company formed a finance division to undertake leasing and hire purchase in 1993.
In 1995-96, the company has successfully completed and opened newultra modern showroom at Cantonment area in Pune. Company has set-up a Joint Venture Non Banking Finance Company at Pune with Sumitomo Corporation of Japan under the name of Saitomo Financial Services Pvt. Ltd.
During 1998-99, the company entered into the business of Tourism to capture the market arising due to infrastructural developments in the country and particularly in Maharashtra. The Company feels that its entry into Tourism will provide captive market for the buses manufactured by its Autorola Division.
The company has bagged the following awards in the year 1999-2000;* First in Platinum Award for Sales Service and Spares Performance on All India basis.* Second highest spares counter sales award in Category `A'.* Star Award for overall performance in spares on All India basis.With addition of Kerala dealership which was awarded by Maruti Udyog Ltd for the excellent performance over the last two years. Also during the year the company has introduced 12 premium buses made by their own Autorola Bus Division.