Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is an Indian manufacturer and exporter of pumps and valves, based in Pune, Maharashtra. Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is the flagship company of the Kirloskar Group. KBL provides fluid management solutions for infrastructure projects in areas such as irrigation, water supply, power plants, oil & gas and marine & defence, as well as domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines.

KBL is India’s first pump manufacturer (and the world’s 9th) to be accredited with the N and NPT certification by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

KBL’s Engineering Capabilities

Research & Development

·         Developed new types of pumps such as horizontal split case, multistage, small end suction, large end suction, mixed flow pumps, etc.

·         Introduced India’s first energy efficient pump as well as solar motor pumps, concrete volute pumps, metallic volute pumps, sodium pumps and magnetic drive pumps.

·         Runs one of Asia’s largest Hydraulic Research Centres (HRC) for testing pumps at duty conditions up to 5000 kW motor and discharge up to 50,000 m3/hr.

·         Possesses closed circuit NPSH testing capabilities

·         Testing capabilities at 50 Hz & 60 Hz frequency, covering all global supply voltages (3.3–13.2 kV).




Water Resource Management

·         Capability to design, supply, test, erect & commission Sewage Pumping Stations (SPS) and Sewage Treatment Plants (STP) based on advanced technologies.

·         Major clients include:

o   Burj Khalifa, Dubai: High Pressure Pumps for Desalination Plant

o   Rand Water, Johannesburg: UPH 500/60 Split Case Pumps (1.5 MW) & UPH 500/80 Split Case Pumps (2.7 MW), Total Head 350m

o    IPCO ASAL JV Malaysia, Malaysia: Vertical Turbine Pumps & Large Split Case Pumps for water supply

o   Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply & Sewerage Board (HMWSSB), Andhra Pradesh: Horizontal Split Case Pumps for clear water pumping stations

Oil & Gas

·         Pumps & valves for downstream processes, firefighting on offshore platforms, etc.

·         Major clients include:

o   ConocoPhillips, Indonesia: 450+ pumps in 70+ offshore oil fields

o   Reliance Refineries, Jamnagar, Gujarat: Vertical Turbine pumps for fire water applications

o   British Petroleum, Caspian Sea: Sea Water Lift pumps

o   Indian Oil Corporation Limited: Gujarat: Large Split Case pumps for cooling water applications


·         The only Indian pump & valve company to provide Primary Heat Transfer Pumps for Nuclear Power plants.

·         One of the 9 global pump manufacturers certified with N & NPT by American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).

·         Major clients include:

o   Coronel PP, Chile: Vertical Turbine Pumps for cooling water applications

o   Bharatiya Nabhikiya Vidyut Nigam Limited (BHAVINI), Tamil Nadu: India’s first Primary Sodium Pump for 500 MW prototype fast breeder nuclear reactor

o   Bechtel, Prairie, USA: Vertical Turbine Pumps for cooling water applications

o   Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (CGPL), Gujarat: Concrete Volute Pumps, world’s largest circulating water system for sea water application


·         Concept to commissioning capabilities in fluid handling systems for irrigation.

·         Offerings include surge analysis, pump model study, project management, design and system engineering, layout finalization, feasibility report, site selection, spares management, operation and management and site erection, commissioning and piping services.

·         Major clients include:

o   Benban, Egypt: Turnkey project with supply of Vertical Turbine Pumps

o   Portugal: Vertical Turbine Pumps

o   Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SSNNL), Gujarat, India: Concrete Volute & Vertical Turbine Pumps for the world’s largest pumping scheme

o   Bheema Stage-1 Pump House, Andhra Pradesh, India: Francis Turbine Pumps installed 60 meters below ground level irrigating 111,000 acres of land

Building & Construction

·         Providing best-in-class pumps to meet space constraints by going higher up.

·         Major clients include:

o    The Shard, London, UK: Fire Fighting Pump Sets

o    Burj Al Arab, Dubai, UAE: FM listed Fire Pumps & HVAC Booster Pumps

o    Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, New Delhi, India: Fire Fighting & HVAC Pumps

o   Gujarat International Finance Tec-City (GIFT City), Gujarat, India: Largest Horizontal Split Case Double Suction Pump for India’s first district cooling HVAC application

Marine & Defence

·         KBL’s pumps and valves are extensively used in Indian Naval ships, dockyards and private shipyards.

·         Major clients include:

o    Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. (GRSE), Kolkata, West Bengal, India: Mixed Flow Non-Clog Pumps for Dock Drainage System

o    Mazagon Dockyard Ltd., Mumbai, Maharashtra, India: Mixed Flow Non-Clog Pumps for Impounding Pumping System



·         KBL supplies customized pumps and valves to manufacturing industries worldwide.

·         Major clients include:

o    National Peroxide Limited, Maharashtra, India: LLC pumps for industrial applications

o    Majis Industrial Services Co., Sohar, Oman: Turnkey project for supply of Vertical Turbine Pumps & Butterfly Valves

o    Essar Steel Hazira Plant, Gujarat, India: Horizontal Split Case & Vertical Turbine Pumps


Sustainable Solutions

·         KBL’s pumps are corro-coat coated with least shaft deflection and lower cost of ownership to ensure maximum energy efficiency.

·         Solar Pumping Systems include:

o    Solar Borewell Submersible Pumping System

o    Solar Open Well Submersible Pumping System

o    Solar Surface Pumping System







Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. is listed on the National Stock Exchange of India (NSE) and the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), among others.


Kirloskar Brothers Limited at-a-glance*


·         Employees                                                     6,000+

·         Net Sales (FY 2015-16)                                ~USD 2.5 billion                                                                            (INR 16,562 crores)

·         Manufacturing Facilities                             16

·         Product Line

o    Types of Pumps                            75+

o    Types of Valves                             28+

·         Patents (US)                                                  6

·         Global Service Contact Points                    36

·         Authorized Service Centers                       467




·   ASME: N, NPT & MO Certification

·   QMS ISO 9001-2008

·   QMS ISO 9001-2008: Project Management

·   EMS ISO 14001

·   OSHAS 1SO 18001

·   CE

·   ATEX

·   FM approved / UL Listed Fire Fighting Packages


§  Corporate Presentation

§  Company Website – Kirloskar Brothers Limited

§  Annual Report (2015-16)



Please see Milestones below



ü  1888 – Established

ü  1903 – Manufactures India’s 1st iron plough

ü  1920 – Kirloskar Brothers Ltd. is incorporated

ü  1927 – Manufactures India’s 1st centrifugal pump

ü  1940 – Manufactures India’s 1st electric motor and India’s 1st lathe

ü  1941 – Divests from KBL to form Mysore Kirloskar Ltd.

ü  1946 – Divests from KBL to form:

o   Mysore Kirloskar Ltd.

o   Kirloskar Oil Engines

ü  1958 – Divests from KBL to form Kirloskar Pneumatic Ltd.

ü  1994 – Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited (KFIL) is incorporated

ü  2003 – KBL acquires SPP

ü  2006

o   Forms joint venture with Corrocoat, UK

o   Acquires Aban Constructions Pvt. Ltd.

ü  2007

o   Acquires The Kolhapur Steel Limited

o   Establishes manufacturing facility Kolhapur

o   Incorporates Kirloskar Brothers International BV

ü  2008

o   Incorporates Kirloskar Brothers Thailand Ltd.

ü  2010 – Acquires Braybar Pumps

ü  2011 – Establishes manufacturing facility in Coimbatore


ü  2014-14 – Acquires SyncroFlo Inc & Rodelta Pumps International BV



·         Chairman & Managing Director:                                               Mr. Sanjay C Kirloskar                                   

·         Independent Directors:                                                                        Mr. SN Inamdar

Mr. PS Jawadekar

Mr. Pratap B Shirke

Mrs. Lalita D. Gupte

Mr. Kishor Chaukar


·         Non-Executive Directors:                                                                     Mr. Alok Kirloskar 






Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL)

Udyog Bhavan, Tilak Road

Pune-411002, Maharashtra



Tel:         (020) 24440770

Fax:        (020) 24402083




Survey No. 98 (3-7), Baner

Pune-411045, Maharashtra




Tel:         (020) 27214444

Fax:        (020) 67211136


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