Best & Co. was founded in 1879 as a partnership firm in Madras by Andrew Vans Dunlop Best and was incorporated as a Private Company in 1911. After a series of amalgamation and acquisitions the name of the company was changed to Best & Crompton Engg. Ltd., with effect from 27th June, 1975.
Best & Crompton Engg. Limited (BCEL) is a public limited company listed in the Bombay Stock Exchange (Scrip id: BSTCR, Scrip code: 50046). BCEL is engaged in the field of manufacture and sale of industrial pumps and castings for industrial and automobile applications.
The company has embarked on a diversification plan with foray into new businesses such as manufacture of apparels, precast building slabs, precast building accessories, implementing precast buildings, multi-purpose machinery, machine tools, drivers and motors.