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Our History

With experience of over seven decades, we have brought to the industry several unique and innovative products and services that solve real problems. Our R&D efforts have resulted in several award winning products that are appreciated by customers.

We deliver from five benchmark manufacturing facilities, including one in the UK. We have also partnered with technology leaders and pioneers in Belgium, Germany and Japan.

  1. 1926

    J N Marshall & Co was set up as a trading company, and started supplying steam accessories to a thriving textile industry in Ahmedabad. This marked the beginning of a legacy.

  2. 1946

    J N Marshall & Co entered into distribution of products for the efficient use of steam for energy and a tie up with Cochran for selling packaged boilers.

  3. 1958

    The first manufacturing unit stood tall in Kasarwadi, Pune.

  4. 1959

    Spirax Marshall incorporated for the manufacture of steam system products.

  5. 1962

    Entered into the control instrumentation business. Strategic alliance with Cambridge Instruments UK and Polymetron, France for the manufacture of water quality analysers.

  6. 1984

    Krohne Marshall incorporated for manufacture of flow and level equipment in joint venture with KROHNE Messtechnik, Germany. Association formed with Shinkawa Electric Co, Japan for vibration monitoring equipment.

  7. 1985

    Launched a range of control valves and desuperheating stations in collaboration with ARCA Regler, Germany.

  8. 1986

    Operations for the control instrumentation business moves to Pimpri, Pune.

  9. 1997

    Introduced consultancy services for layout and detailed engineering of new process plants.

  10. 2006

    Internationally certified Krohne Marshall flowmeter calibration rig, the second largest in Asia, set up.

  11. 2007

    Forbes Marshall CODEL, a joint venture between Forbes Marshall and CODEL International, UK, incorporated for the manufacture of emission monitoring systems.

  12. 2008

    Forbes Marshall makes its first overseas investment in CODEL International, UK.

  13. 2009

    The Forbes Marshall and VYNCKE NV, Belgium joint venture Forbes Vyncke incorporated for manufacture of biomass solid fuel fired boilers.

  14. 2012

    Incorporation of Forbes Solar, in joint venture with Azur Earth GmBH, Germany for manufacture of solar cogeneration combined heat and power systems.

  15. 2013

    Boiler manufacturing begins at the Forbes Marshall campus under the Mega Project Scheme of the Government of Maharashtra at Chakan, Pune.
    This manufacturing facility is certified by the prestigious American Society Of Mechanical Engineer's "ASME 'U' Designator & Certificate" for manufacturing. NBIL has also certified the facility.

  16. 2015

    Forbes Marshall acquired the entire foreign share holding of its JV partner in the steam systems business

Vision and Values

Our core values of Family Spirit, Integrity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship and Delivering Value not only to our customers, but also to our members and society make Forbes Marshall a place that puts people first: members, customers, suppliers, associates and the community.

We believe that a company is only as good as its people, and take great pride in our family of 1500+ members. We have several times ranked as one of the best workplaces in India, and also as one of the best workplaces in Asia, and the highest ranked true engineering company.

Family Spirit


Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Value Delivery

Awards and Recognition