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.
Best & Crompton Engg. Ltd., Pumps Division is an ISO 9001:2008 company and is a leading manufacturer of Centrifugal Pumps for industrial application. B&C Pumps are sold under the brand name BEACON. At B&C Pumps, the quality of the product is an obvious dedicated effort of experienced and trained personnel and well defined and documented procedures. The Company has been serving the Indian Industry for more than 5 decades. It has an in-house foundry in Chennai specialized in both Ferrous and non-ferrous castings.
B&C Pump range is based on the three renowned technologies:
- Worthington Simpson
- Ochsner Gmbh
- Weir Pumps
The company has two manufacturing facilities, one in Chennai which produce the industrial range of centrifugal pumps and the second one in Bangalore which is focused on producing Mono Block pump for the domestic market. The company employs over 250 people in their Factory and has a well-established network of Consultants/Dealers/agents throughout India. B&C manufactures a comprehensive range of Centrifugal Pumps, with wide variety of Material of Constructions such as CI / SS / FB / CD4MCU / CA6NM / NIRESSIST-D2 / WORDHITE / 2-2.5%NICI / NIHARD / ALLOY20 (CN 7 M) / AB 2 to suit varying applications. It has in its portfolio pumps ranging from 10 m3 / hr to 20,000 m3 /hr and head ranging upto 700 m.