In 1955, a small Auto-Engine repairing workshop was set up on a busy street, Brandreth road, in Lahore. The workshop consisted of basic machines and hand tools. Among other precision machines, Crankshaft Grinding Machine, was desperately needed as a major repairing tool used in all engine-overhauling workshops.
Mr. Rashid Ahmed, the very young and ambitious founder of this workshop, built Pakistan’s first Crankshaft Grinding Machine with limited resources and much of manual work. Due to the precision of this machine and, of course, the fine workmanship offered by the workshop, it became a rapid success. Many outstation jobs started to pour in, as it became more popular through out the country.
Mr. Rashid Ahmed
Since the mastermind, Rashid Ahmed, behind this whole operation was much progressive, an additional manufacturing facility Bright Eng. Co. was founded by him in the industrial area. This company, for the next three decades produced almost all kinds of quality machine tools including Lathes, Millings, Shapers, Drills and of course, the Crankshaft Grinders. This company also produced a complete Gasoline-Engines for CJ-5 Jeep for the Pakistan Army. In appreciation of this project, the President of Pakistan awarded Tamgha-e-Khidmat,(Civil Award) to him.
In 1989, Neway Automobile Industries was formed by sons of the founder, Rashid Ahmed. After commencing, the very first priority was to improve the manufacturing facilities. Foreign qualified engineers and managers were incorporated to double the output of the factory within a year. A network of vendors was set up to increment the in-house production of many components and parts. Computerized designing helped to improve the R&D facility. Inventory and invoicing was also computerized to streamline the daily business.
Neway has become renowned in its local and foreign circles due to the workmanship and services provided by the company. Neway is the only firm in Pakistan producing the highest numbers of Auto-Engine-Repairing as well as general machine tools. Ever since its beginning, Neway added at least one new model of machine in its production line every year to offer a complete solution for engine overhauling.
In order to take full advantage of its production facility and know-how, Neway offers special engineering services, which include consultancy, precision component fabrication and system designing/manufacturing. Our new venture, Neway Foundry offers castings of many special alloys of different metals. Neway is currently serving local market including Fertilizers, Synthetic Fibers and Chemical industries by developing precision components and other supplies, locally. In this manner, Neway helps to reduce the dependence on imports and save the country’s foreign exchange. Neway is also a pioneer in Hard Chrome Plating as well as in other processes of rebuilding worn out component through different coatings.
The production includes Crankshaft Grinder, Surface Grinder, Honing Machine, Hydraulic Presses, Line Boring, Cylinder Boring and many other machines to meet the needs of auto repairing workshops of all sizes for local and foreign market. These machines are also exported to the South America, Fiji Island, Middle East, Africa, South & South East Asia such as U.A.E., Turkey, Iran, Korea, Saudi Arabia and England.
Neway was nominated for International Trophy for Technology and Quality, Geneva and “Europe Award For Quality” Paris, several times in the last decade. Neway is the only ISO-9001 : 2015 certified company in Pakistan in its field, with CE Mark for its Products.