From bullock carts to luxury buses, Sutlej Motors has come a long way revolutionizing the bus making business. Founded in 1935 as a small carpentry shop building wooden bullock carts, Sutlej Motors Pvt. Ltd. ventured into the bus manufacturing industry in 1965. Sutlej Motors is a family-owned enterprise dedicated towards manufacturing high-tech Deluxe coaches, Sleeper buses, Airport/ Tarmac coaches, SPV (Special purpose vehicles) and Integral vehicles for different applications as per the highest quality standards.

The spirit of professionalism, craftsmanship and high precision has helped establish the company as one of India’s leading bus and coach manufacturers. The Directors of the company are an example of first-generation entrepreneurs with burning ambition to set high standards, having more than 40+ years of experience in the coach building industry to their credit. They are backed by a dedicated team of employees that have helped deliver products to exceed customer expectations. The continuous research and development undertaken by the company is reflected in the evolving concepts of product design, comfort and technology.

Over the years, Sutlej has built long-term mutually advantageous relationships with its customers by providing high-quality products that enhance passenger safety. Furthermore, the company’s products reflect premium workmanship which remains a benchmark in the market.

Timeline

Bullock cart makers

1935

1958

Started manufacturing wooden truck bodies

Started manufacturing wooden bus bodies with rolled angle structure and aluminium panelling.

1965

1970

Introduced front curve glass for more elegant look.

Introduced first air-conditioned coach in state of Punjab in a record time of 38 days including design, manufacturing and testing.

1976

1982

Started working towards manufacturing luxury coaches with metal structure.

Entered into a cooperation agreement with Swaraj Mazda Limited to develop and mass produce low cost high volume buses on Swaraj Mazda chassis.

1986

1989

Manufactured ambulance on Swaraj Mazda Chassis.

Introduced advance luxury coach bodies in India with tubular structure stretched panels .Welding and bonding techniques were introduced.

1992

2000

Introduced Lexia – an integral luxury coach in the Indian market with rear engine air suspension and front independent axle.

Introduced integral 3 axle Double-Decker luxury coach.

2000

2000

Introduced Low floor integral city bus.

Introduced Airport bus with front engine and front wheel drive.

2002

2008

Started manufacturing Mercedes Benz coach bodies in cooperation with german automaker - Daimler AG.

Bullock cart makers

1935

Started manufacturing wooden truck bodies

1958

Started manufacturing wooden bus bodies with rolled angle structure and aluminium panelling.

1965

Introduced front curve glass for more elegant look.

1970

Introduced first air-conditioned coach in state of Punjab in a record time of 38 days including design, manufacturing and testing.

1976

Started working towards manufacturing luxury coaches with metal structure.

1982

Entered into a cooperation agreement with Swaraj Mazda Limited to develop and mass produce low cost high volume buses on Swaraj Mazda chassis.

1986

Manufactured ambulance on Swaraj Mazda Chassis.

1989

Introduced advance luxury coach bodies in India with tubular structure stretched panels .Welding and bonding techniques were introduced.

1992

Introduced Lexia – an integral luxury coach in the Indian market with rear engine air suspension and front independent axle.

2000

Introduced integral 3 axle Double-Decker luxury coach.

2000

Introduced Low floor integral city bus.

2000

Introduced Airport bus with front engine and front wheel drive.

2002

Started manufacturing Mercedes Benz coach bodies in cooperation with german automaker - Daimler AG.

2008

Sutlej Group of Companies