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Kirloskar Brothers Limited, (KBL) incorporated in 1920 is the acknowledged leader in fluid handling and largest manufacturer and exporter of pumps in India. The company's product range includes a wide range of energy efficient centrifugal pumps for agriculture, domestic, industrial, process and general applications and large vertical pumps and concrete volute pumps for power projects, water supply and lift irrigation schemes, ranging from small domestic pumps of 0.375 Kw to large pumps of 12000 Kw.
One of the main strengths of KBL lies in its specially trained engineers capable of offering tailor made solutions to fluid transfer problems typically encountered in large water supply, irrigation and power projects and process industries such as chemical, fertilizers, sugar, steel, petroleum and oil and gas.
KBL is the only pump manufacturing company in India to manufacture canned motor pumps for harsh and toxic chemicals and liquid sodium pumps for special applications and have designed, manufactured and commissioned pumping systems involving concrete volute pumps. KBL's pump designs are created at its Research and Development Centre which is equipped with ultra modern work stations and mechanical as well as fluid analysis software. For special applications, tailor-made software is used.
The company's inherent strength lies in its passionate pursuits of the highest levels of quality. An ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 Company, with manufacturing units located at four locations, its manufacturing infrastructure comprises state of the art machining facilities and foundries. The foundries have the capacity to produce special alloy steel castings for pump components to international standards to handle hostile liquids.
KBL has set up one of the Asia's largest hydraulic research centres with testing facilities for pumps up to 5000 Kw, 11 Kv and discharge up to 50,000 m 3/hr (13,890 litres per second). All these together have conferred on KBL, an unmatched turnkey project engineering capability.
KBL is currently building one of the largest pumping schemes in the world in the state of Gujarat on Narmada Canal, which involves design, engineering, procurement, supply, erection and commissioning of five pumping stations comprising 26 concrete volute pumps and 22 Vertical Turbine Pumps. On completion, it will pump 4,10,000 liters of water per second to provide irrigation and drinking water to millions of people in the draught affected areas of Saurashtra region. KBL has worked in association with renowned consultants and contractors worldwide for pump projects, such as ABB Alsthom, Ansaldo Energia, Bechtel, Binnie and Partner, Daelim, Dalal, DCL, Desein, DSD, Engineers India, Hanjung, Humphreys and Glasgow, Hyundai, Hitachi, Kvaerner, Marubeni, Mitsubishi, Rolls Royce, Siemens, Sumitomo, TCE, Toshiba, Toyo, Uhde India and more.
KBL's global network includes regional offices in all the major cities in India and offices and representatives posted in various countries in Europe, Middle East and South East Asia. Its products and services are exported to over 70 countries across five continents. With its exports growing considerably every year and the recent acquisition of an UK based pump manufacturing company called SPP Pumps Ltd., its international presence is becoming increasingly significant. On both the national and international fronts, KBL has preserved an enviable reputation for products meeting global standards.
As an experienced fluid handling company KBL manufactures in an exclusive plant, a broad range of valves also, which form a vital part of the pumping system. KBL offers solutions to improve the pumping efficiency and prevent corrosion, in pumping systems through its anti-corrosion coating products. KBL has also developed the capability to design and manufacture hydraulic turbines up to 10 Mw single unit and has successfully completed several small hydro-electric projects on turnkey basis. Committed to fluid handling solutions for decades, Kirloskar - the name you can trust for centuries to come.