Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is among the pioneers of industrial revolution in India. From developing the country’s first plough to being India’s first manufacturer of centrifugal pumps, KBL, with its rich legacy extending over a span of 130 years, has many “firsts” to its credit. Be it India’s first diesel engine, electric motor, lathe or the specialised Concrete Volute Pump (CVP), KBL’s long list of revolutionary achievements and contribution to the Indian industry is impeccable.

The foundation of Kirloskar Brothers was laid by our founder, Shri Laxmanrao Kirloskar and his brothers, Shri. Ramuanna Kirloskar, in the form of a small bicycle shop in 1896, which later went on to pioneer an industrial revolution in India with the establishment of Kirloskar Brothers Limited. If Shri Laxmanrao sowed the seeds of industrialisation in the country with the establishment of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, his son, Shri Shantanurao Kirloskar, who joined his father’s business in 1936, ensured its growth and expansion under his leadership. From selling bicycles in 1888, the company, under the leadership of Shri Shantanurao, later divested into a conglomerate group of companies. This included the establishment of Mysore Kirloskar Ltd. and Kirloskar Electric Company, founded by Shri Rajaram Kirloskar and Shri Ravi Kirloskar in 1941 and 1946, respectively.

From a humble beginning in a tiny factory-shed in Kirloskarvadi in 1910, we have taken giant steps towards becoming one of India’s top multinational conglomerates over the last century. KBL’s transformation from being the country’s leading pump manufacturer to one of the market leaders in the global pumping industry is remarkable.

With a very noble and a humble beginning in a small factory-shed in Kirloskarvadi, to a multinational conglomerate comprising of 16 manufacturing facilities spread virtually across all the continents of the world, KBL’s transformation from being the country’s leading pump manufacturer to one of the market leaders in the global pumping industry is simply remarkable.

OUR JOURNEY

INNOVATION OVER THE YEARS

1901

Fodder Cutter

1903

Iron Plough

1926

Centrifugal Pump

1927

Diesel Engine

1940

Electric Motor

1941

Lathe

1954

Reciprocating Compressors

1955

Sluice Valve

1979

Electric Monobloc
Pump

1982

Butterfly Valve

1985

Canned Motor
Pumps

1995

Concrete Volute
Pump

2000

Magnetic Drive
Pump

2008

Metallic Volute
Pumps

2009

LLCTM  Pump Series

2010

Tamper Proof Air
Release Valve

2010

IoT Pump

2012

Primary Heat Transfer
Pump

2013

API Drive Turbine

2015

KirloSmart

2017

Boiler Feed Water Pump for Combined Cycle Power Plant

2018

KOS-i

2019

KVM, KU6

2020

PICO

HERITAGE IMAGE GALLERY

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