Incorporated in 1989, Sathavahana Ispat manufactures pig iron through the mini blast furnace route with an installed capacity of 120,000 tpa. It is spearheaded by Ghulam Ghouse as Chairman and A S Rao as Executive Vice-Chairman. Production from the mini blast furnace is of a high quality and can be assured to contain a minimum iron content of 93.5% and a 4% carbon content. Pig iron is used as raw material in foundries for making cast iron. The company has a technical collaboration with Tata Korf. As a part of diversification and backward integration programme the company is setting up a project for manufacture of Metallurgical Coke with Co-generation of Power. Due to paucity of funds the company has splitted the projects int 3 phases out of which the first phase of modernisation was completed by setting up a furnace 350 SM3.