“KBL’s Coimbatore plant assembles pumps in record time”


The all-women Coimbatore plant of Kirloskar Brothers Ltd (KBL) has achieved a milestone of assembling a pump in a rare feat time of 17.25 seconds, making it a National record. Registered in the Limca Book of Records, the feat was accomplished under KBL’s ‘Mahila Mission 20’ project. Sanjay Kirloskar, Chairman and Managing Director of Kirloskar Brothers said: “We have successfully reduced the assembly time from 60 seconds to a record breaking 20 seconds; thereby increasing the plant production to 34,000 pumps per line per month.”

The record is an acknowledgement to the efforts made by KBL’s all women Coimbatore plant that was established in 2011. The plant manufactures different models of domestic pumps and has 65 women between the age group of 19 to 30 employed on the shop floor. KBL is the only engineering company in India which operates with 100 percent female associates at a manufacturing plant.