Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is a world class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacture of systems for fluid management. Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is the flagship company of the $ 2.1 billion Kirloskar Group. KBL, a market leader, provides complete fluid management solutions for large infrastructure projects in the areas of water supply, power plants, irrigation, oil & gas and marine & defence. We engineer and manufacture industrial, agriculture and domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines.
In 2003, KBL acquired SPP Pumps, United Kingdom (UK) and established SPP INC, Atlanta, United States of America (USA), as a wholly owned subsidiary of SPP, UK to expand its international presence.
In 2007, Kirloskar Brothers International B.V., The Netherlands and Kirloskar Brothers (Thailand) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of KBL in Thailand, were incorporated. Kirloskar Pompen B.V. (KPBV), a subsidiary of Kirloskar Brothers International B.V., was incorporated in 2008 with its head-office based in Velsen-Noord. KPBV operates throughout Europe, along with its selected service partners in the region. In 2010, KBL further consolidated its global position by acquiring Braybar Pumps, South Africa. SPP MENA was established in Egypt in 2012. In 2014, KBL acquired SyncroFlo Inc., the largest independent fabricator of commercial and municipal domestic water booster pumps.
To further strengthen its global position, in 2015, Kirloskar Pompen B.V. acquired Rodelta Pumps International, The Netherlands.
KBL has joint venture cooperation with Ebara, Japan since 1988 for the manufacture of API 610 standard pumps. Kirloskar Corrocoat Private Limited is a joint venture cooperation with Corrocoat, UK since 2006. KBL acquired The Kolhapur Steel Limited in 2007 and Hematic Motors in 2010.
KBL has eight manufacturing facilities in India at Kirloskarvadi, Dewas, Kondhapuri, Shirwal, Sanand, Kaniyur, Kolhapur and Karad. In addition, KBL has global manufacturing and packaging facilities in Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, UK and USA. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by best-in-class network of authorised centres and Authorised refurbishment centres across the country.
All plants of KBL are ISO 9001 & ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and ISO 14000 Environment Standard certified. These plants apply Total Quality Management (TQM) tools using European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. The Kirloskarvadi plant of KBL is a state-of-the-art integrated manufacturing facility having Asia's largest hydraulic research centre with testing facility up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr.
KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India and ninth in the world to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).