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 and established SPP INC, Atlanta, 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 in Thailand, were incorporated. In 2008, KBL incorporated Kirloskar Brothers
Europe B.V. (Kirloskar Pompen B.V. since June 2014), a joint venture between Kirloskar
International B.V. and Industrial Pump Group, The Netherlands. 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
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, United
Kingdom and United States of America. 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, ISO 14000 Environment Standard
certified. They apply Total Quality Management 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).