Machine Sazi Arak

Also Known As: 

Mashin Sazi Arak
Machine Sazi Arak Co.
Arak Machine Making Co.
Machine Sazi Arak Company PJSC
Machine Sazi Arak Co., LTD.

Weapon Program: 

  • Military


- Tehran Road Km 4, Arak
- 1 North Karegar Ave, Tehran 14136
- 4th Km Tehran Road, Arak, Iran (Factory)
- No.1, North Karegar Ave., Tehran, Iran 14136 (Main Office)
- P.O. Box 148, Tehran, Iran
- P.O. Box 148, Arak, Iran (Factory)
- No. 1, Opp. Economy Faculty, North Kargar Ave., Tehran 14136, Iran
- P.O. Box 17445-396
- No. 1, Opposite Economic University, North Karegar Ave., Tehran, Iran


21-802-0343, 802-0965, 802-1695, 98-861-30031, 98-861-30031-9 (Factory), 98-861-35201-9 (Factory), 98-21-802-0343 (Main Office), 98-21-802-0965 (Main Office), 98-21-802-1695 (Main Office), 98-21-800-8317 (Export Dept.), 98-21-802-1386 (Export Dept.), 800-5710, 98-0-861-2174, 98-861-2172830, 98-21-8802-0965, 0861-3135201-9


21-802-0240, 98-861-36103 (Factory), 98-21-802-1738 (Export Dept.), 98-21-8020240 (Main Office), 98-0-861-336103, 98-861-3133368, 98-21-802040, 98-21-8802-0240, 0861-217230-1; Telex 212674 RAK IR (Export Dept.), 216601 MSAR IR (Factory), 216615 MSAR IR (Factory)


Entity Web Site:

Pressure vessel manufactured by Machine Sazi Arak

Provides manufacturing support to Iran's nuclear program; affiliated with Industrial Development and Renovation Organization of Iran (IDRO).

Was involved in the construction of the heavy-water reactor at Arak Heavy Water Complex; Mashine Sazi Arak Engineering & Construction Co. (MSAEC Co.) is a subsidiary; owns a training center for applied sciences; reportedly owns West Sun Trade GmbH, an import/export business based in Hamburg, Germany that primarily exports to Iran.

Consists of six groups:

  • Metallurgy Group: produces equipment for oil, gas, petrochemical, and pipeline industries, industrial rings, and casting products
  • Machining and Assembly Group: produces carbon, alloy, and stainless steel, wellhead equipment, and valves used in the oil, gas, and petrochemical industries
  • Steam Boilers Group: produces steam and hot water boilers
  • Bridge and Steel Structures Group: produces wide-span bridges and other steel structures
  • Equipment Fabrication Group: produces pressure vessels, LPG storage tanks, petrochemical distillation towers, and heat exchangers
  • Engineering, Procurement, and Construction (EPC) Projects Group

Products also include steel flanges, crushing hammers, air coolers, furnaces, railroad steel wheels, drums, container cranes, refinery equipment, scrubbers, drilling hammers, gate valves, and spherical tanks; reportedly purchased and received eight vertical turning and boring machines and five computer numerical controlled drilling machines.

Contracts have included the production of 50 gas tankers for the United Arab Emirates (UAE), a bridge in Al-Sulaymaniyah Province of Iraq, dehumidifier reactors for the South Pars Gas Field, phases 9 and 10, an oil drilling rig for National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC), and well-heads for the Pars Oil and Gas Company (POGC); exports to over 20 countries, including Pakistan, Syria, Libya, Yemen, and the UAE; has cooperated with Iran's Farab Co.

Company officials have included Ahmad Sarikhani, Mohammad Ali Ravanji, Mohsen Saleh Fard, Samad Beyrami, Ramin Rashidi, and Massoud Soudaie; manager is reportedly Eng. Naser Pour Mirza; established in 1968.


As part of the re-imposition of U.S. sanctions on Iran, added on November 5, 2018 to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list maintained by the U.S. Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), freezing its assets under U.S. jurisdiction and prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties, pursuant to Executive Order 13599, which targets entities controlled by the Government of Iran and Iranian financial institutions; foreign parties facilitating transactions for the entity or otherwise assisting the entity are subject to U.S. sanctions.

Previously added to the SDN list on August 3, 2010, pursuant to the Iranian Transactions Regulations, which target entities controlled by the Government of Iran; removed from the SDN list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, but identified as a part of the Government of Iran, prohibiting transactions with U.S. parties.

Listed by the European Union on July 26, 2010 as an entity linked to Iran's proliferation-sensitive nuclear activities or Iran's development of nuclear weapon delivery systems; removed from the E.U. list in January 2016 as part of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.

Formerly sanctioned by the government of Canada; Canadian sanctions removed in February 2016. 

Listed by the British government in 2015 as an entity of potential concern for WMD-related procurement, but removed in 2017 after the U.K. withdrew its Iran list.

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Date Entered: 

January 26, 2004

Date Last Modified: 

December 10, 2018