The Kirloskar Group is India's largest Engineering and Construction Conglomerate with sales exceeding $3.5 billion. The group today exports to over 70 countries and has a brand name to reckon with, especially within India and over most of Africa, South East Asia and Eastern Europe. The flagship & holding company, Kirloskar Brothers Limited established in 1888, is India's largest maker of Pumps and Valves and also undertakes construction projects through its subsidiary Aban Construction. It is headed by Mr. Sanjay Kirloskar.
The Kirloskar group of companies was one of the earliest industrial groups which made a mark in the engineering industry in India. The group produces pumps, engines, compressors, lathes and electrical equipments like motors, transformers and generators (it is the worlds largest genset manufacturer). While Laxmanrao Kirloskar established the group, his son S. L. Kirloskar played a major role in its rapid growth. He created an empire that enjoyed one of the highest growth rates in Indian history, a staggering 32,401% growth of assets from 1950-1991.[citation (source) needed]