Mr. Ajeet R. Kulkarni, a graduate in Mechanical Engineering, presently serving as the Director of SPP Pumps International Pty Limited, South Africa. Ajeet has had the rare opportunity within Kirloskar Brothers Limited, the parent company, to work on their International Marketing as also Domestic Marketing activities. Over the years, his responsibilities included coordinating export businesses for the African Continent and also the Indian Sub-Continent region.
Ajeet spent over 21 years in South Africa with Kirloskar’s offices in Johannesburg and was instrumental in establishing the business for the core companies from the Kirloskar Group. During his long service tenure with Kirloskar Brothers Limited, he also had the opportunities in heading Corporate International Business Support (CIBS) and marketing activities for one of the key business segments of KBL – Irrigation Sector including coordinating the G2G Institutional Businesses under Lines of Credit and Buyers Credit funding.
Ajeet also serves on the boards of SA Companies SPP Pumps SA Pty Limited, Braybar Pumps Pty Limited & Micawber 784 Limited.
SPP Pumps International Pty Limited is a 100% owned subsidiary company of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, India.
The parent company, Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) is a world class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacture of systems for fluid management. Established in 1888 and incorporated in 1920, KBL is the flagship company of the US $ 2.10 Billion Kirloskar Group. As the market leader in fluid management, KBL provides complete fluid management solutions for larger infrastructure projects in the areas of Water Supply, Power Plants, Irrigation, Oil & Gas and Marine & Defense. We engineer and manufacture industrial, agriculture and domestic pumps, valves and hydro turbines.
In 2003, KBL acquired SPP Pumps, United Kingdom and established SPP Inc., Atlanta, USA, as a wholly owned subsidiary of SPP, UK and expanded its international presence. In 2007, Kirloskar Brothers International B.V., The Netherlands and Kirloskar Brothers (Thailand) Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary in Thailand were incorporated. In 2008, KBL incorporated Kirloskar Brothers Europe BV (Kirloskar Pompen BV since June 2014), a joint venture between Kirloskar Brothers International BV and Industrial Pump Group, The Netherlands. In 2010, KBL further consolidated its global position by acquiring Braybar Pumps, South Africa. SPP MEENA was established in Egypt in 2012. KBL has a joint venture company with Ebara Corporation, Japan since 1988 for the manufacture of API 610 standard pumps. Kirloskar Corrocoat Private Limited is a joint venture cooperation with Corrocoat Ltd., UK since 2006. KBL acquired The Kolhapur Steel Limited in 2007 and Hematic Motors in 2010. In 2014, KBL acquired SyncroFlo Inc., the largest independent fabricator of commercial and municipal domestic water.
KBL has eight manufacturing facilities in India at Kirloskarvadi, Dewas, Kondhapuri, Shirval, Sanand, Kaniyur, Kolhapur & Karad. In addition, KBL has seven manufacturing and packaging facilities in Egypt, South Africa, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom and United States of America. KBL has 12,700 channel partners in India and 80 overseas and is supported by best in class network of Authorized Centres and Authorized Refurbishment Centres across country.
All plants of KBL are ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards certified. They apply Total Quality Management tools using European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) model. The Kirloskavadi plant of KBL is a state of art integrated manufacturing facility having one of Asia’s largest hydraulic research centre with testing facility up to 5000 kW and 50,000 m3/hr.