An Indian Soul with a global footprint


We began by making a plough for an Indian farmer.

Over the years, we’ve pioneered the production of timely engineering marvels – from those supporting India’s farm labour like the iron plough and pump sets, to those forwarding Indian industry like the electric motor and diesel engine. Our vision, through the last many decades, has been to spread the Indian footprint across the globe, as a result of which we have vigorously promoted exports of the products we manufacture in India.

Our efforts have regularly been supported by foreign corporations and businesses who have partnered with us either in the form of technological collaborations or business partnerships. Cummins Engines, F H Schule GmbH, SEMT Pielstick, Klöckner Humboldt Deutz AG (KHD), Alsthom Atlantique and Bendix Automation Co., McQuay Air Conditioning are a few of the major multinational conglomerates our group has been proudly associated with in the past.

Following our first engine export to Newcastle, England in the mid-1950s, we transitioned from a national to global wealth producer. From then on, we extended our global reach and established a substantial presence across Europe, the USA, South America, Middle East, Africa and South East Asia.


Our presence in Africa goes back to 1977 when Kirloskar Kenya was established in Nairobi. The company’s aim was to seize the growing markets in Kenya, on leveraging the close cooperation between India and East African countries.

Middle East, Asia and North Africa (MENA)

Kirloskar Middle East FZE was incorporated in Ajman, UAE in November 1996 to establish a direct channel to improve response toward our customer requirements.

South East Asia

Our group has focused its efforts on the power generation segment, especially in Vietnam and Myanmar, intending to use this as a platform to build further.


We established Kirloskar Americas Corporation, a 100% subsidiary of Kirloskar Oil Engines in the United States in March 2015 to cater to the USA, Canada and Latin American regions.


In Europe, our presence has been maintained via exported products supplied by Kirloskar Oil Engines, Kirloskar Chillers and Kirloskar Ferrous.