The Success Story Of Kirloskar Group.
Laxmanrao Kashinath Kirloskar (1869-1956) was an Indian businessman. He was the founder of the Kirloskar Group.In 1888, he set up his first venture – a small bicycle repair shop at Belgaum. Strongly believing that agricultural implements must fit the milieu they are used in, he manufactured iron ploughs, the first Kirloskar products.
Laxmanrao Kashinath Kirloskar was started his business with lots of difficulty. When the Municipality of Belgaum ordered Kirloskar to vacate their place, Laxmanrao Kirloskar could not find a suitable place for his workshop. But thanks to the timely help of the Ruler of Aundh who offered him a place arranging loan of ten thousand rupees, he started his factory in an arid waste land by the side of a renowned railway station, named Kundal Road. The factory later blossomed into famous Kirloskar Industries and the station came to be called Kirloskarvadi.
Shantanurao Kirloskar, the eldest son of the Laxmanrao Kashinath Kirloskar travelled to Pune to initiate a new aspect of the group’s activities – diesel engines. His experience of trying to secure the land for his factory in Pune was quite different from his father’s in Kirloskarvadi. There was no benevolent ruler here to bestow acres gratis. Shantanurao had to face the tangle of red tape and public resistance to acquisition of land for industrial purposes.
Finally, after arguing that factories have a longer life than human beings Shantanurao Kirloskar won a place for Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL), twelve months after signing an agreement of collaboration with Associated British Oil Engines Export Ltd. of UK.
Kirloskar Brothers set up their business with years of hard-work and coordination.
The Kirloskar Group is headquartered in Pune,Maharashtra,India.The company exports to over 70 countries over most of Africa, Southeast Asia and Europe.
- Kirloskar Brothers Ltd
Kirloskar Brothers Ltd established in 1888, is India’s largest pumps and valves makers. And also undertakes construction projects through its secondary Kirloskar Construction And Engineers Ltd. is India’s largest pump manufacturer.
- Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited
Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited Incorporated in 1946, KOEL is the flagship company of the Kirloskar group. We have four state-of-the-art manufacturing units in India that offer world-class service. The company has a sizable presence in international markets, with offices in Dubai, South Africa, and Kenya, and representatives in Indonesia and Nigeria. KOEL also has a strong distribution network throughout the Middle East and Africa.
- Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited
Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (KPCL) is one of the core Kirloskar Group companies and was founded in 1958 by Shantanurao Laxmanrao Kirloskar. KPCL has four strategic business units, Air Compressor Division , Air Conditioning and Refrigeration division, Process Gas Systems division and Transmission division.
- Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited
Kirloskar Ferrous Industries Limited was incorporated in 1991, a flagship Company of Kirloskar Group, promoted by Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited and Shivaji Works Limited. Shivaji Works Limited was subsequently merged with Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited. The erstwhile Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited now changed its name and is known as Kirloskar Industries Limited.
- Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited
Kirloskar Chillers Private Limited is a Private incorporated on 29 December 1995. It is classified as Non-govt company and is registered at Registrar of Companies, Pune. Its authorized share capital is Rs. 30,000,000 and its paid up capital is Rs. 11,400,000.It is involved in Manufacture of general purpose machinery.
- Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd incorporated on 6 October 1997.The company Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (TKMPL) according to its mission statement aims to play a major role in the development of the automotive industry and the creation of employment opportunities, not only through its dealer network, but also through ancillary industries with a business philosophy of “Putting Customer First”.
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