The name ‘Kirloskar’ is synonymous with quality and dependability in the engineering industry. Pioneering industrial revolution in India, Kirloskar group has contributed immensely in every field of its operation during its 130 year-long journey, thereby holding a place of repute in the industry for its good business values and customer focus.

Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited (KPCL) which was founded in 1958 by Shantanurao Kirloskar, is one of the core Kirloskar Group companies. The company offers a wide range of engineering products and is represented by offices across the globe. KPCL serves major sectors like Oil and Gas, Steel, Cement, Food and Beverage, Railways, Defence and Marine. Their product range includes Air Compressors, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Systems, Process Gas Systems, Vapour Absorption Systems and Industrial Gear Boxes.

To cater to the demands of various industrial sectors both locally and internationally, KPCL has developed various sophisticated and high-tech products in the above categories over the years. Establishing partnerships with leading global companies, KPCL has earned the distinction of developing a host of advanced products to meet customer needs and expectations. A continuous upgradation is maintained to keep up the highest standards of quality and reliability.

Our Corporate Philosophy

A strong corporate philosophy that establishes and guides our pathway towards eminence and stature in the industry.

Our Vision/Mission

  • We will demonstrate an edge to all our stakeholders in our offerings for converting/transmitting energy.
  • We will strive to make our company an employer of choice.


In an ever changing world, one thing that will remain constant is our commitment towards all our stakeholders. Each one of us will be guided by the following values:

  • Customer Focus: Our activities/actions will be focused on enhancing internal/external customer’s satisfaction.
  • Commitment: We commit to achieve our targets/goals. We will be responsible/accountable for our commitment.
  • Continual Improvement: We will consciously work to improve our procedures, processes and systems with an objective to improve our business processes.
  • Ethical Business Practices: We will be fair in our dealings with all our stakeholders. It will be based on integrity, honesty and transparency.


  • 1958

    Kirloskar Pneumatic Company Limited was founded.

  • 1962

    Successfully manufactured the Reciprocating Refrigeration Compressors.

  • 1963

    Technical collaboration with Twin Disc (USA) for developing Hydraulic Torque Converter and Marine Gearbox

  • 1964

    Inception of the Transmission Division.

  • 1966

    Hydraulic Transmission reversing Gearbox and Axle Drives for Indian Railways were developed by the Transmission Division.

  • 1967

    Execution of Turnkey Projects in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration commenced.

  • 1969

    HITACHI- Centrifugal Compressors for Air Conditioning were manufactured and Marine Gearbox with Twin Disc Technology was developed.

  • 1970

    Railway Brake Compressors for Indian Railways under licence with Westinghouse Brake & Signal were successfully developed.

  • 1972

    Manufacturing of Traction Gears and Pinions for Electric Locomotive of Indian Railways was commenced.

  • 1976

    Bus Air Conditioning System with Technical License from SUTRAK (Germany) was launched.

  • 1980

    A lucrative investment in setting up a foundry for Aluminium and Cast Iron Castings was made.

  • 1982

    Technical collaboration with Voith (Germany) for Turbo Reversing Transmissions and Axle Drives was set up.

  • 1984

    Signed a licence agreement with Howden Screw Compressor (UK); and the international airports of Delhi and Mumbai were successfully air conditioned.

  • 1985

    Investment for second manufacturing plant at Saswad.

  • 1991

    Successful development of Wind Turbine Helical Gearbox.

  • 1992

    Collaborated auspiciously with Wabash (USA) for Roadrailer System.

  • 1994

    Acquired KG Khosla Compressor Company.

  • 1995

    Signed a technical licence with Cooper, USA for Turbo compressors and packages.

  • 1997

    Received first order for HC Refrigeration Project Reliance, Jamnagar.

  • 2001

    Gas Systems Division was set up.

  • 2003

    Technical Collaboration with MAAG in developing Marine Gearbox for Navy was set up.

  • 2009

    Collaboration with Ebara for Vapour Absorption Chillers was set up and 1 MW planetary Gearbox for Wind Turbine was approved by the DNV.

  • 2012

    Nasik plant for RoadRailer manufacturing was inaugurated and development of CBM compression in India was pioneered by KPCL.

  • 2013

    First indigenous manufacturing of Vapour Absorption Chiller was initiated.

Awards & Recognition

Supplier of EHS Excellence Award

KPCL received Supplier of EHS Excellence Award which was presented by GE Oil & Gas.

8th CII National HR Excellence Award 2017

KPCL bagged the award for HR Excellence by Confederation of Indian Industry.

National Energy Management Award 2015

KPCL was awarded the National Energy Management Award by Confederation of Indian Industry.

National Convention On Quality Concepts Excellence Award

KPCL bagged the National Convention on Quality Concepts Excellence Award organized by Quality Circle Forum of India.

The Best Circle In Manufacturing Award

KPCL bagged The Best Circle in Manufacturing Award for 2016.

Award Par Excellence

KPCL received the Award Par Excellence for 2011 by the Quality Circle Forum of India.

Award Par Excellence

KPCL received the Award Par Excellence for 2012 by the Quality Circle Forum of India.

Excellence Award

KPCL received the National Convention on Quality Concepts Excellence Award for 2013 by the Quality Circle Forum of India.

Best Circle Presentation In Maintenance Award

KPCL bagged the Best Circle Presentation in Maintenance Award for 2013 by the Quality Circle Forum of India.

The Best Circle In Manufacturing Award

KPCL was awarded gold at the 29th Annual Chapter Convention (CCQC 2014) on Quality Circle & Allied Concepts.

Award Par Excellence

KPCL received the Award Par Excellence for 2014 by the Quality Circle Forum of India.

Certificate Of Appreciation By GCSA

Managing Director of KPCL, Shri Aditya Kowshik received the Certificate of Appreciation for Outstanding Support to GCSA & Entire Cold Storage Fraternity.

Certficate Of Acknowledgement

KPCL received the certificate of acknowledgement by Confederation of Indian Industry for hosting the Study Mission on Safety, Health & Environment (SHE).

Award For Excellence In Energy Conservation And Management

KPCL bagged 6th State Level Award For Excellence in Energy Conservation and Management by the Maharashtra Energy Development Agency.

Best Stall Display Award

KPCL bagged the first prize for the Best Stall Display at India’s Premier Biennial CII Agro Technology and Business Fair.

Global Presence

  • Pune
    (Head Office)


    A Kirloskar Group Company

    Plot No.1,
    Hadapsar Industrial Estate,
    Pune - 411013, State - Maharashtra, India

  • Saswad
    (Manufacturing Office)


    A Kirloskar Group Company

    Saswad Industrial Estate,
    Near Waghire College,
    Taluka - Purandhar District - Pune,
    Saswad - 412301, State - Maharashtra, India

  • Dubai
    (International Office)


    P.O Box 37745, Office 504,
    JBC5, ‘W’ Cluster,
    Jumeirah Lakes Towers,
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    E-mail id: enquiry@kirloskar.ae

  • Johannesburg
    (International Office)


    Unit B1,
    The Stable Business Park,
    The Stable Business Park, Republic of South Africa
    E-mail id:

  • Bangkok
    (International Office)

    Kirloskar South East Asia

    Unit 1008, 10th Floor,
    54 BB Building, Ashok Montri Road,
    Sukhumvit 21 (Asok) Road,
    Bangkok 10110, Thailand
    E-mail id: