About 150 years ago, illustrious Karwa family started its business activities in Assam (Eastern India) in the name of SaligramRaiChunnilalBahadur& Co. in Banking and Petrol Pumps. It then gradually entered in Tea estates, Motor vehicles dealership etc. The group had the widest and biggest service network, nearly 110 Petrol Pumps of Burmashell (now IOC) in Northeast India.

It was in early 80s the New Generation visualized to expand its business boundaries beyond North Eastern India (Assam) and landed in the country's capital (New Delhi). The young team started new Business Avenues and within a short span of time entered in the field of Paints, Mechanical Engineering and Chemicals besides dealing in Petroleum products.

SANAUTO's principals "Orient General Industries Ltd., a Birla Group Co." (One of the Largest Business House in India) provided the necessary technical know-how during the early stages. Sanauto had original collaboration with "Joseph Lucas, England" from 1956 till 1966 for auto electrical equipments, which they were manufacturing till 1988, until they transferred it to us.

Thus, under the leadership and vision of the Managing Director, Mr. Rajkumar Karwa,Sanauto Engineers (India) Pvt. Ltd. was established in the year 1988 for manufacturing of auto electrical equipments and precision machined components.