More than 70 Years of Innovation

The Journey

It all began in 1926, when J N Marshall & Co, a forerunner of Forbes Marshall, started supplying accessories to a thriving textile industry in Ahmedabad. This marked the beginning of a legacy in steam engineering and instrumentation that will be carried on for years to come.

In 1946 Forbes Marshall's shifted its focus to Energy Conservation by entering into the distribution of products for the effective and efficient use of steam.

By 1958, the first manufacturing unit stood tall in Kasarwadi, Pune. Today, Forbes Marshall has manufacturing facilities in four locations across India, the newest one in Chakan, Pune, under the Mega Project Scheme of the Government of Maharashtra.

In the same year, Forbes Marshall entered in a tie up with Cochran boilers for selling packaged boilers.

1959 saw the creation of Spirax Marshall, a joint venture with Spirax, UK. Together, we began manufacturing steam engineering products.

In 1961, building on the expertise gained through studying hundreds of process plants and giving recommendations for improvements, Forbes Marshall entered into the field of control instrumentation. A range of world class pH analyzers was introduced in a joint venture with Cambridge Instruments, UK. Forbes Marshall also entered into venture with Polymetron, France, to manufacture a complete range of water quality analysers.

1984 saw Forbes Marshall join forces with Shinkawa, Japan to introduce vibration monitoring systems to provide complete early warning systems for potential problems in turbines and other rotating equipment.

The same year Krohne Marshall, a Joint Venture with KROHNE of Germany, was incorporated for the production high precision flow and level measurement

The following year in 1985, we introduced a range of control valves and desuperheating stations in collaboration with Arca Regler, Germany.  These control valves, when used with Forbes Marshall actuators, set a new standard in accuracy and reliability.   

In 1997, backed by specialised experience in energy conservation and process efficiency, gained over the decades, we introduced Consultancy services for layout and detailed engineering of new process plants.

Effimax, the first boiler efficiency monitoring system was developed in 1998.
In 2000, we established a global presence with setting up of Forbes Marshall Inc. in the United States. Since then, we have established sales, manufacturing and customer support facilities worldwide.

An internationally certified flow meter calibration test rig, the second largest in Asia, was set up by Krohne Marshall in Pune in 2003.

Forbes Marshall and Codel International UK together in 2007, collaborated under Forbes Marshall Codel, for manufacturing of continuous emission monitoring systems for industrial emissions and emission monitoring for road, rail and river tunnels.

Forbes Vyncke, a joint venture with VYNCKE, Belgium established in 2009, began manufacturing boilers, in the range 5 TPH to 30 TPH, for green energy.

In 2012, Forbes Solar was incorporated in a joint venture with Azure Earth GmBH, Germany to manufacture a revolutionary solar cogeneration combined heat and power system.

In 2014 Codel became a part of the Forbes Marshall group. We make Continuous Emission Monitoring Systems, dust monitors, gas analyzers, stack emission monitors and insitu oxygen analysers which are invaluable in monitoring the combustion process and the level of pollution.

2015, Forbes Marshall acquired the entire shareholding of its JV partner Spirax, in the steam system business.