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Kirloskar Brothers (KBL), established in 1888, is engaged in manufacturing pumps. KBL was incorporated in the year 1920 it is part of $2.2 billion Kirloskar group. It is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of pumps and valves. KBL Sales in 2010-2011 exceeded US $ 590 Million with a market capitalization of more than US $ 350 million. The core business of KBL is manufacturing of project and engineered pumps, industrial pumps, agriculture and domestic pumps, valves, hydro turbines, power generation and anti corrosion products.
The company is one of the three manufacturers in the world to manufacture and install 200 KW canned motor pumps for nuclear application. KBL is India’s largest manufacturer and exporter of pumps and also the largest infrastructure pumping project contractor in Asia. To its credit KBL has created the world’s largest pumping scheme which will irrigate more than two million hectares of land and supply water to 4620 towns and villages in the state of Gujarat in India. The scheme was known as Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Scheme.
KBL’s subsidiary in England, SPP Pumps which was acquired in 2003 is the undisputed leader in the Fire-fighting and Water Supply segments in Europe and the Middle East. Together KBL and SPP represent the world’s largest fire fighting pump business for onshore and offshore applications. KBL is one of the three manufacturers in the world who have manufactured and installed 200 kW Canned motor pumps for nuclear application. KBL is the first company to introduce Concrete Volute Pumps in India.
In April 2010, Kirloskar Brothers through its wholly owned subsidiary - Kirloskar Brothers International B. V., Netherlands, had acquired 90% shares in Braybar, based in South Africa.
In December 2010, Kirloskar Brothers disposed off its 100% shares of the wholly owned subsidiaries -- Pressmatic Electro Stampings and Quadromatic Engineering -- to its wholly owned subsidiary -- Hematic Motors -- at its acquisition cost, at an aggregate price of about Rs 30 crore.
During March 2011, the company had manufactured the largest horizontal split-case pump for the Indian market. The pumps of the same size have already been supplied by KBL in the export markets which are operational in Portugal and Sudan.
In June 2011, Kirloskar Brothers had opened a new plant at Coimbatore for manufacturing small pumps.
Awards & Milestones
Kirloskar Systech Ltd. has been incorporated as a Wholly Owned Subsidiary of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd.
KBL launches innovative design Tamper Proof Kinetic Air Valve
KBL Launches Mobile Pump Controller
Kirloskar Brothers Limited wins prestigious SAP ACE Award 2011
KBL honoured with the Golden Peacock Award 2010 (CSR)
KBL wins National Energy Management Award 2009
Mr. Srivastava, Director, Kirloskar Brothers honoured with the "Power Persona of the Year Award"
KBL Launches web based troubleshooting guide for pumps.
Kirloskar Brothers Limited inauguratesits first Authorised Refurbishment Centre (ARC) at Vadodara
KBL gets trademark registration for JALVERTER.