Our Legacy

It was the year 1888.
A seed was planted.

Our Legacy

It was the year 1888.
A seed was planted.

Our group's scope of operations
span across a vast spectrum of industries.

But it all began with an iron plough. India’s first iron plough, shaped by us. An iron plough that would go on to not only become an instrument of wealth for the entire nation, but to kick-start an industrial revolution. The plough was the first of many engineering innovations in India and the products that followed comprise of India's first centrifugal pump, first diesel engine, first lathe and so on.

Our Journey

It’s been a long and wonderful journey and the main constants have been our integrity, our innovation and our wonderful customers.

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Where it all Began

Shivaji Metal Works was incorporated. The company was subsequently merged into Kirloskar Oil Engines in 2000 and later sold to Kirloskar Ferrous (KFIL), now being the Solapur castings division at KFIL.

Laxmanrao Kirloskar (LKK) manufactured India’s first Iron Plough

First Ad

First factory

LKK incorporated Kirloskar Brothers Limited

Shantanurao Kirloskar (SLK) drew his first engine at 8 years old, and, at age 24, he manufactured India’s first diesel engine

Engines’ company established for the manufacture of diesel engines

Shantanu Kirloskar exported the first consignment of diesel engines to Germany

First engine export to the UK

Kirloskar Pneumatic Incorporated

Kirloskar Cummins Incorporated. Cummins’ entry into India is largely due to Robert Huthsteiner's close ties with S.L. Kirloskar. Robert was the president of Cummins, USA at the time and the partnership allowed Cummins to further their global manufacturing strategy.

SLK was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest Indian civilian awards, for his immense contribution to trade and industry

Kirloskar Proprietary Ltd (KPL) incorporated

Commemorative Stamp released by the Government of India to honor Laxmanrao Kirloskar as an industrialist and social reformer on his 100th birthday

Suman Kirloskar, Shantanu Kirloskar, Yamutai Kirloskar, Xenia Simons Miller, J. Irwin Miller and Chandrakant Kirloskar pictured above, rolling out the 10,000th Kirloskar Cummins Engine.

Kirloskar Industries Incorporated

Kirloskar Centenary postal stamp

Kirloskar Ferrous Incorporated

Kirloskar Chillers, established as a joint venture with American Partners is the first company in India to manufacture Centrifugal Chillers and factory packaged Screw Chillers

Kirloskar Oil Engines largely divests its stake in Kirloskar Cummins.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the then prime minister of India, released a commemorative postage stamp marking SLK’s 100th anniversary

Kirloskar Chillers acquires 100% ownership of joint venture

Kirloskar Integrated Technologies established, venturing into green energy

Kirloskar Energen Incorporated

Kirloskar Solar Technologies Incorporated